Kracka has revisited its interiors work at Virgin Hotel’s London nightclub and restaurant venue, Kensington Roof Gardens. The group’s original design in 2001 involved adding a glass pavilion to the Grade II-listed site. The new brief was to make the space adaptable for other uses, such as conferencing. The ‘interplay’ with the roof gardens has been enhanced and screens introduced to create various ‘mini-areas’. The furniture emphasises ‘lounging’, with Love Bucket loungers, Hunter chaises longues and richly tactile wall claddings.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.
We look at some of the most exciting product design stories from this year, including a reincarnated version of the Nokia 3310 handset, a touchscreen projector from Sony and a smart
The West Midlands city has been awarded £3 million, and will host a year-long series of events that will encompass art, design, theatre and more.