An 18m, laser-cut stainless steel cityscape is the brainchild of product designer Sam Buxton and UK skateboard champion Pete King. Under car manufacturer Vauxhall’s scheme to encourage ‘innovative style and design’ (DW 22 April 2004), the pair has collaborated to produce VX Skate City, a warehouse obstacle course of ramps and jumps for skateboarders. ‘We were given some cash by Vauxhall and a warehouse and left to see how design could meet pro skating,’ says Buxton.
The founder at creative networking platform and jobs site The Dots talks about why art and design skills should not be reserved for the middle class, and
Design studio Lippincott was commissioned to create a new visual identity for the toy store chain, which was fully completed – just before the company filed for bankruptcy earlier this
The annual design fair and exhibition, which takes place during London Design Festival, is moving from King’s Cross to South Bank this year, and has announced a host of exhibitors
Visitors will speak to a lion sculpture, which will remember the words it has heard before “roaring” them back in the form of projection mapped poetry.