Furniture designer Gary von Broekhoven has created a range of products for the Christmas at the Midland Grand fair, taking place in London’s St Pancras Chambers from 5-7 December. The exhibition is von Broekhoven’s first in the capital and, he says, aims to ‘illustrate the harmony between aesthetics and ergonomics’. He cites My Chair (pictured), which tilts forward so users sit upright more comfortably, as an example. ‘Lots of modern pieces look nice, but ultimately are not ergonomic. My work bears this in mind,’ he adds.
The studio’s work for the Australian brand includes a recyclable packaging solution, with “a little bit of theatre built in”.
The Design Council will work with the Mayor’s office to seek out and develop “innovation teams” to help the city bounce back from Covid.
Special Projects has designed the Moving Buttons concept, which could allow 50 people to use a screen every hour without touching the same spot.
Shift Agency will allow past and present students of the Shift education programme to work on client briefs and add to their portfolio.