The Design Museum is presenting Crystal Palace, a collection of contemporary chandeliers, from 27 September to 5 January. Developed for Swarovski by Ilse Crawford, the collection is intended to encourage young designers to re-invent the chandelier. Crystal Palace features designs commissioned from Hella Jongerius, Tord Boontje and Georg Baldele. London-based product and lighting designer Baldele has created Glitter Box; glass designer Boontje’s creation is called Blossom and is modelled on blossom sprigs with crystal leaves and petals; and Jongerious’ Crystal Frock (pictured) is a replica ball gown made from rose pink crystals.
Organised by file sharing service Loop.gl, London Loop will see work by designers and other creatives displayed in public spaces all over the city.
Bad News is a new research project from the University of Cambridge and Dutch media company Drog, which aims to help the public spot misinformation on their social media feeds
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba, Netherlands-based design graduate Tomo Kihara has created a product that aims to spark conversation between homeless people and passers-by.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.