Isokon Plus launches the Home Bench, designed by Barber Osgerby and manufactured by Windmill Furniture, in late spring. The bench, which will be available in oak and maple and in a selection of sizes, is based on a concept originally conceived by the group for Portsmouth Cathedral choir benches. Barber Osgerby and Windmill Furniture have collaborated on products in the past – notably the Loop Coffee table which is now in the Victoria & Albert and Metropolitan museum’s furniture collections. The bench will retail for £750.
Speaking at this year’s D&AD Festival in London, the graphic designer talks about the weird and wonderful world of Wes, brutal 8am starts and why her job felt like “playing
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.