Ever wondered what happens when you get artists in to stimulate your creativity? Gateshead-based The Solution Group had to create a piece of art their pet would – or, alternatively, use the pet in the piece. Let’s hope artist-in-residence Steve Palmer didn’t encounter any budding Damien Hirsts then. More prosaic results – like this little number (pictured) – are exhibited at Northern Print in North Shields (‘on the Fish Quay’) on 24 June.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.