Thomas Heatherwick’s Conran Foundation Collection at the Design Museum is a £30 000 smorgasbord of collectibles accrued in supermarkets, websites, catalogues and flea markets. The collection’s abundance of ‘anonymously designed’ consumer products, such as its papier mÃ¢chÃ© coffin and technicolour ketchup, pays homage to the British taste for the eclectic and the absurd. The show runs until 21 March at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1.
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 is 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.