This speaker, created by B&W Loudspeaker’s in-house team with input from freelance designer Alison Risby, is one of 200 products selected in the first round of the Government’s Millennium Products initiative. The initiative was launched last September to showcase UK design in the last five years. The winners will be announced by Prime Minister Tony Blair tonight. All selected products can carry the Millennium Products marque, and will be displayed in the Greenwich Dome and at national and international exhibitions. There will be three more announcements before the end of 1999, bringing the total number of products selected to 2000. The Design Council is now examining entries for the next round of the initiative. The entry deadline is 31 July, with the winners due to be announced in September.
We speak with Christina Koehn about how a team of 2000 designers works effectively and the challenges of designing ubiquitous, mass market products for a wide range of users.
The VMLY&R design team talks us through the tournament identity and its “typeface without borders”, which was crafted with inclusivity in mind.
We take a tour with Ralph Applebaum Associates, which designed the Second World War Gallery and Casson Mann which has designed the Holocaust Gallery.
The solar-powered pods can travel by raised or on-road tracks, carry 16 passengers at once and can be booked via an Uber-style app.