The Victoria & Albert Museum switches on Brilliant, its first contemporary lighting exhibition, on 12 February. Nine installations by the likes of Tord Boontje, Ron Arad and Berjan Pot (pictured) will dominate half the show, while the other half will feature a room ‘completely covered’ with domestic lights, says a museum spokeswoman. V&A Publications will launch Brilliant: Lights and Lighting by Jane Pavitt on 9 February to coincide with the exhibition.
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.