Alessi has introduced a new range of contemporary, opaque metallic finishes in three contrasting colours: frosted blue, cool metal and pale matt gold for a selection of household items such as kettles, jugs and assorted containers. According to Alessi, the new reflective surfaces will enable consumers to create mix-and-match combinations of different finishes on products throughout the home, ranging from kitchen utensils to household furniture. Designers involved in the project include Joanna Lyle and Michael Graves.
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.