Usually it’s the technology that lets you down, but for British Design and Art Direction’s DVD launch at London’s Ministry of Sound the problem was more structural. The sculptural installation by D&AD Gold winner Thomas Heatherwick seemed destined to remain a concept, until a call to seasoned interiors man Ben Kelly on the morning of the event saved the day. ‘I just brought in a couple of shopfitters,’ says Kelly, calmly. Of course. The ravers in the main room were too lost in music to appreciate the back-stage bother.
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.