And finally, as an example of what might be called a more direct influence, in the early days of the Concorde refurbishment project and working together with Terence Conran, we felt that such small aircraft seating had to look more to the boardroom than the first-class end of an aeroplane, so for inspiration the classic Eames Aluminium chair had everything: style, comfort quality and visibly expert engineering – what more could we want in a supersonic seat?
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.