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Electric Works – Sheffield’s forthcoming digital creative campus – has appointed the designer behind the Tate Modern slide, Josef Wiegand, to create a similar, permanent installation for use by campus workers and visitors.

1. Electric Works – Sheffield’s forthcoming digital creative campus – has appointed the designer behind the Tate Modern slide, Josef Wiegand, to create a similar, permanent installation for use by campus workers and visitors. The 30m-long slide is expected to be installed this summer, and will transport people from the atrium to the ground floor in seven seconds.


2. James Johnson and David Keech are set to launch their Kumu chair, made from just five components with no fixings or screws. It is cut from a single sheet of 18mm-thick plywood. Kumu is a Japanese word meaning to join together or assemble.


3. Airside’s credits for the opening and closing of BBC One drama The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency previewed yesterday (18 March). They will be screened nationwide on Monday (24 March).


4. Fiat opened its retro-styled showroom in London’s Marylebone last week, designed by Alessandro Borgni.


5. Design Bridge has created an identity and marketing campaign advocating the environmental benefits of school buses run by The Green Transport Company. Its mission is to lower the number of unnecessary and polluting school journeys through its bespoke bus service. 6 Construct has created the identity and branding for new restaurant The Gallery in London’s Mayfair.


7. Squeeze Me Blendies, a range of sachet-packaged, ‘ready to blend’ smoothies, has been redesigned by consultancy Live & Breathe.

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