Astonish your friends with a chair upholstered in Lumpfish skin (top). `It’s very tactile, feels just like leather, it’s not slimy or slippery like you’d think,’ says sales director Jim Francis. But electric eels may prefer the two electric chairs kept after New York abolished capital punishment. At Ãº166 000 a piece, they executed 700 people. Seconds of comfort guaranteed.
As part of our series looking at up-and-coming creatives, we speak with freelance illustrator Kristyna Baczynski about how her Ukrainian heritage inspired her to make a graphic novel, why she
This year, the showcase of up-and-coming designers’ work challenges everything from ‘manspreading’ and loneliness in older people, to sustainability and smart phone addiction.
Norway’s capital has been rebranded by design consultancy Creuna, which aims to strengthen links between the municipality and its citizens.
Illustrators and designers including Quentin Blake, Frith Kerr and Antony Gormley have interpreted the number 30 for the museum’s birthday.