Twentieth Century Furniture by Fiona and Keith Baker is published by Carlton Books. It charts the diverse furniture designs of the 20th century, from the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Deco, via the early Modernists and Pop Art, to present pieces. The book features the work of Philippe Starck, Henry van der Velde, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Tom Dixon and Ron Arad, and retails at £25.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.