Microsoft launches a Philippe Starck-designed mouse this week, in what is to be the first of several design-led offerings from the computer giant. Starck, who has been working with the company for two years, says he set out to ‘transform the mouse into a badge item that makes a statement about taste and personality’. The company is also launching four coloured mice, designed in-house, in what it bills as a move to say ‘bye bye to beige’. Further products are scheduled for launch later this year.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.
From colour charting the Beach Boys to a characterful pet food rebrand, these were some of our favourite projects from the past month.
Nine designers have been recognised with the accolade, which is awarded each year by the RSA and has previously included James Dyson and Vivienne Westwood.