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.
The official organisation for Girl Guides in the UK has overhauled its range of activities, including new skills such as coding, human rights and inventing, and has commissioned studio Red
Sam Jacob Studio has been commissioned to design the exhibition spaces and interiors of the new Cartoon Museum, and will work with graphic design studio Fraser Muggeridge to create a
Kin Design has created interactive installations for the Eden Project’s new permanent show Invisible Worlds, which delves into the fascinating stories of miniscule micro-organisms, and the impact humans have made
Research shows that over half of designers have been to university, compared to a third of the UK workforce on a whole. We chat to Hilary Chittenden, senior foundation manager