Enlightened designer Mike Cotts is hoping to revolutionise the funeral industry with his New Era coffins, fashioned from plastic in an ‘organic shape’ and designed to be personalised to suit the deceased. Anything from floral designs, water effects or your team colours can be applied to the coffin. And the plastic biodegrades after six months. ‘I want to make funerals a more uplifting experience,’ says Cotts. ‘The wooden, gothic coffin is too depressing.’ But wouldn’t cremation be more ‘uplifting’?
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.