Red Studio has created a stackable barrier system, called Dart, which combines ‘nesting’ pyramids and linking rails that save storage space and offer the potential to carry brand messages on the facia. Made from aluminium sheet with a silver anodise finish, the product will be marketed as an alternative to the ‘post-and-tape’ demarcation devices that are found in supermarkets, banks and airports. Red Studio designer Nigel Mac-Fall says, ‘We wanted to do something different from the standard offer, targeting the retail equipment market with what we believe is a cheaper and more efficient option.’
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.