The new Bruciapelo range of furniture designed by Brian Watson with Andrew McVittie was launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan last weekend. The armchair (pictured below), two- and three-seater sofas, footstool and side table `contrast the textures of woven rattan and fabric upholstery’, says Watson, an independent consultant within the Amalgam group of freelance designers. The Bruciapelo furniture range has been hand-produced in Italy by Vittorio Bonacina & Co and is the first British-designed range that the manufacturer has worked on.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.