Soho is an ‘affordable, contemporary’ ceramic homewares range launching this week by Portmeirion. Designed by Queensberry Hunt, Soho is the manufacturer’s first full collection of tableware to be created in the past five years. Conceived in plain white, the collection is available in two colour patterns: the blue and red, Morse Code-inspired M-Code, and Nightline, a black line signature pattern. The collaboration is the result of the Design Council’s 2002 Design Led Business 24/7 project, which puts designers in the board room.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.