Audi has moved away from its car designing roots to create a telephone box. Produced as part of a new advertising campaign, the futuristic, concrete booth is fitted with a Web-cam, satellite navigation system and links to e-mail and the Internet. ‘We wanted to make a new information centre, because everyone has mobile phones now,’ explains Audi head designer Romulus Rost.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.