Marc Newson, the Australian ‘superstar’ designer now based in Paris, has created an interiors concept for Australian airline Qantas, which includes a state-of-the-art sleeper seat called Skybed. A cocoon-like design, almost 2m long and 60cm wide when fully reclined to eight degrees, the seat combines high-tech features such as in-flight text messaging and a 26cm multi-channel screen with touch-of-a-button comfort controls. Curtains, carpets, pillows and blankets are embraced by Newson’s overall cabin design. The work will be applied to the international business class sections of Qantas’ fleet of 747-400s between now and the end of 2004.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.
Rethinking Urban Mobility has been conducted by companies including Arup and the London Transport Museum, and looks at the impact of developments in transport such as self-driving cars on cities
Last week, we wrote about a series of long-lost Suffragette posters used to fight for women’s right to vote and work in the early 20th century. Now, we ask designers
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.