A national survey due to be released in the summer by the Office for National Statistics reportedly shows that half the UK’s adult population is illiterate and therefore unable, at least in theory, to cope with life in the modern world. The finding is partly based on a study in which half of the 3800 participants could not read a bus timetable. The result is in no way a reflection of the way bus timetables are designed, and no mention has been made of the sometimes intangible connection between bus timetables and real life in any world.
A highlight of the retail concept is a “trial space” resembling a basketball court, which features the brand’s manifesto in Arabic.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design leader at Ikea UK and Ireland, looks at what will happen in interior design over the next
Amid a tough retail climate and increasing competition from online stores, we look at how bricks-and-mortar shops are finding new ways to entice customers.
Ann Crabtree, Alice Rawsthorn, David Droga and John Pawson are among the international speakers at this year’s Design Indaba festival, which takes place next month in South Africa.