The architect behind the London Eye, Marks Barfield, has announced plans to design an observation mast on the site of Brighton’s West Pier. The aerodynamic viewing pod, called i360, will soar 150m above sea level, carrying up to 100 visitors at any one time. It will have a slender and unobtrusive form. The i360 is expected to be built by 2008, if planning permission is obtained.
The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.
The car manufacturer’s I.D Buzz Microbus bears a striking resemblance to is original camper van made popular during the 1960s Hippie era, but is now all-electric.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.