Gone are the days when joggers could be spotted pounding the streets clutching a chunky personal stereo in their sweaty palms. The Micro FM radio is less than 50mm long and weighs in at a mere 25 grams complete with headphones and battery. British-born designer Stuart Harvey Lee at New York consultancy Able Design was commissioned by One World Enterprises in Hong Kong to create the miniature piece. The Micro FM is currently going into US shops.
Having recently opened the doors of his new Plus X innovation space, the former Design Council chief design officer talks to Design Week about confidence, regional development and why he
Well-established fashion houses are turning their attention to digital clothing – we talk to the founders of three platforms to find out how digital design is paving the way.
Among a new crop of environmentally-focused material projects is a “freshwater-free fabric” and a bio-iridescent sequin made of wood cellulose.
Lumi is designed to help people learn the piano and individual songs through light-up key technology and a corresponding app.