Department store Liberty is launching an unusual bespoke furniture collection to boost its 4th floor furniture and lighting department. The range comprises items such as Victorian chaise longues and iconic Egg chairs, which are then covered in Liberty’s library of heritage prints. The consultancy Squint is working in collaboration with Ross Urwin, Liberty’s furniture and lighting buyer, on the design of the collection.
The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.
The car manufacturer’s I.D Buzz Microbus bears a striking resemblance to its original camper van made popular during the 1960s Hippie era, but is now all-electric.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.