Ah, Gitanes, the very word has a sub-text of dreamy design and sensual Frenchness. Even hardened non-smokers will be tempted by a pack. Japanese designer Shin Matsunaga has won a competition for Gitanes Blondes’ new pack design (top) against 20 designers worldwide. All the concepts will be exhibited at the Pompidou Centre in Paris from 7 to 19 February. Other entries were by Pentagram founder Alan Fletcher (bottom), French design doyenne AndrÃ©e Putman and Guardian designer David Hillman.
During the London Design Festival, the design studio Wik & Walsøe is presenting an exhibition exploring traditions and how they develop, at Superbrands, London Design Fair.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has commissioned the UK-based consultancy to design the exterior and interiors of the transport system’s passenger pods.
The London Design Festival 2017 exhibition taking place this week contains 30 diverse projects exploring the designer’s role in everything from protecting the environment to creating straight-up beautiful work.