German product designers Ingo Heyn and Sven Wuttig have won the BraunPrize with a concept for an ultrasonic washing machine. Clothes are cleaned at low temperatures by microwaves passing through the tilted drum, that also doubles as a laundry basket. The washing cycle, taking only a few minutes, uses water but very little detergent. This gentle process means white and coloured clothing, plus a selection of different fabrics, can all be washed together. The duo, who graduated from the University of Darmstadt this year, took the 10 000 Euro cash prize rather than accept a six-month placement with local electronic appliance manufacturer Braun.
The Mayor of London will install 20 water fountains across the capital and make tap water more freely available, in a social design project that aims to discourage the public
The new identity has been designed by Prophet, while the electric motorsport series has been brought to life on-screen by DixonBaxi.
WPP has merged together five of its design consultancies under the name Superunion, ditching individual brands in a bid to “create more opportunities” for clients and employees.
The £1.4 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize has announced its second round of winners, which includes five, recyclable or biodegradable packaging materials.