Thomas Heatherwick’s competition-winning sculpture B of the Bang is unveiled in Manchester this week. Standing at 56 metres high, it is the tallest sculpture in the UK. It is made of steel specifically designed to weather to varying degrees over the surface of the sculpture. Inclined at an angle of 30 degrees from the vertical – a tilt that is ten times greater than the Leaning Tower of Pisa – it presented an enormous design and engineering challenge. Its radiating spikes are hollow, while the five supporting legs are made from thick, heavy steel.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.
Kempinski, which was founded in Berlin in 1897, is Europe’s oldest five-star hotel group, and has been given a new visual identity by Paris-based studio Work in Progress.
Founded in 1907, the Scouts was set up as an organisation to help young people develop life skills and now, it has a UK membership of 450,000 children and 115,000