The flow of liquid metal inspired Nottingham furniture and product designer Philip Watts in the creation of the Mercury bar stool. Cast in aluminium, the stool features a re-cast antique tractor seat, which has been given a mirror-finish polish. Watts, a member of New Designers in Business, has donated a Mercury bar stool to an auction at the New Designers in Business exhibition being held at London’s Royal Festival Hall from 9 to 17 November. Money raised through the auction will go to The Design Trust.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has found that the mental health and experiences of those receiving intrusive examinations, surgery, chemotherapy and emergency care are improved when visual art is installed.
The suitcase aimed at space tourists weighs just 900g and can stick itself to walls in zero gravity.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.