The Tussauds Group Studios in London is designing the interiors, graphics and high-tech show featuring waxwork figures for the new Madame Tussaud’s in New York. The new building is scheduled to open on New York’s 42nd Street (DW 21 July). Costing almost 19m, Pearson’s latest venture will provide 5600m2 of exhibition space on five floors. The site, which is due to open in 1998, is ex- pected to attract two million visitors a year.
The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.
The car manufacturer’s I.D Buzz Microbus bears a striking resemblance to is original camper van made popular during the 1960s Hippie era, but is now all-electric.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.