Toy robots can bring out the little kid in everyone and fashion designer Paul Smith is no exception. Vintage examples – including a gigantic motorised rubber Godzilla and a plastic Smash martian, which was given away free in a 1970s promotion – are to be displayed in the Collector’s Cabinet at the Design Museum. Loaned from Smith’s personal collection and amassed through numerous visits to flea markets and junk shops, the installation offers an insight into both the toys’ design style and Smith’s own sensibility. Paul Smith’s Robots are on show from 10 May to 11 August in the Design Museum’s Contemporary Design Gallery.
This week, the contentious announcement came that Brexiteer James Dyson is planning to move his company headquarters from Wiltshire to Singapore to “future-proof” the company, while Sony is also relocating
We speak to New York-based Pentagram partner Bierut about creating a more “consistent” identity for collaborative working tool Slack, retaining the “playfulness” of its beloved hashtag, and why the
Scanners that could eliminate the need to remove coats or shoes and machines that could mean we leave liquids in our bags were just some of the designs on display
As part of our series on design in 2019, Sebastian Conran, founder of his self-named studio, looks at what will happen in product design over the next 12 months.