New Labour’s message that high quality design can improve our lives seems to be getting through already. To London’s criminal fraternity, at least. Smash and grab raiders paid a visit to the Vitra Showroom in London’s Grosvenor Street in the early hours of 1 June, making off with a 3000 Eames Lounge Chair. Strangely, the matching sidestool was left behind. If you have been offered a cheap Eames chair in black leather with a cherry wood frame, or would like to sell one, do let us know.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
The design studio has created an abstract logo of a bridge reflected on water to represent the charity, which looks to protect and maintain England and Wales’ waterways.
A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we