Branding and e-business group Rufus Leonard has been appointed as digital consultancy for DaimlerChrysler’s Smart car brand. Although it has been available through importers for some time, the Smart range will not be officially launched in the UK until October. Rufus Leonard was appointed to the position following a four-way pitch against rivals including Zinc and Icon Medialab.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.