Designers have been on their bikes again, this time raising money for Mencap. Katie Phillipson of Habitat, freelance Louise Yates and Thomas Hewitt of Liverpool multimedia company Amaze put in 500km along the Nile last month. While the scenery comprised mostly sand, the trio have picked up a few design ideas from their travels. Hewitt for one says he has ‘a head full of hieroglyphics’.
Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito are among the 16 designers and architects to have produced work for an exhibition that explores the “relationship between dogs and their people”.
The branding for Critics’ Club – which places students from underrepresented backgrounds on art criticism courses – looks to appeal to this younger audience.
The pandemic has forced fashion off catwalks and out of stores – this is how designers are helping move something famously tactile into the virtual world.
Plastic Free July aims to draw awareness to the plastic crisis and one studio project focuses on a hard-to-swallow element of the problem.