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.
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As the designer publishes his latest book, Drama, we talk to him about his childhood in the theatre, storytelling and the power of being “an outsider”.
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Universities and the Design Council condemn the proposals as “short-sighted” and uninformed by real statistics.