The Design Centre in Barnsley is playing host to the British Council Childsply furniture design exhibition this summer, from 2 August to 11 September. Briefed to design a piece of furniture from a single sheet of plywood for a child aged between one and six years old, 12 designers responded with a selection of miniature creations. The work includes a see-saw seat by Inflate, a light and jigsaw by Andrew Stafford, a toy box by Jam, a workbench by the Azumis, a customisable locker by Sebastian Bergne, a chair and steps by Michael Marriott and even a Robin Day curved seat. The exhibition arrives in the UK after touring Berlin, Madrid, Taipei and Taichung City.
The visual system created by SomeOne is based on movement patterns of birds gliding on thermal columns, which allow them to travel long distances with ease.
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Etienne Bardelli has created the graphics for a Chevrolet Impala and Volkswagen camper van, which move around the vast country collecting local people’s experiences to be shared online.
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