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.
The co-founder and creative director at Territory Projects discusses why designers should be using technology to bring brands to life, from movement and interactive touchscreens to virtual and augmented reality.
John Scarrott, trainer and coach to design professionals, spoke with three creative directors who have taken this journey to find out how they adapted to life at the top.
As part of our series looking at jobs in design studios, we speak to Jorijn Harms, group account director at Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), about how she went from product
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund a new board game, which aims to educate young people and make them feel “more comfortable” talking about menstrual cycles.