Jewellery designer Ted Muehling’s first foray into glass is being previewed at 100% Design at London’s Earl’s Court, from 27-30 September. Lotus comprises four separate pieces in green glass which, when stacked, mimic the unfurling of a flower. All pieces are blown and shaped by hand. Lotus, produced by Italian glass company Salviati, will be on sale in London’s Vessel store from 1 October to 10 November.
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.