General Motors has announced that it will centre its restructured European operations from a new European Design Centre at its Russelsheim base in Germany. The centre is due to open next January. The move follows the appointment of former Opel head of design Bryan Nesbit to oversee its Vauxhall, Opel and Saab brands. GM Europe is also planning to set up a global Saab design team that will be based in a new Saab Brand Centre in Sweden.
A highlight of the retail concept is a “trial space” resembling a basketball court, which features the brand’s manifesto in Arabic.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design leader at Ikea UK and Ireland, looks at what will happen in interior design over the next
Amid a tough retail climate and increasing competition from online stores, we look at how bricks-and-mortar shops are finding new ways to entice customers.
Ann Crabtree, Alice Rawsthorn, David Droga and John Pawson are among the international speakers at this year’s Design Indaba festival, which takes place next month in South Africa.