Go on, just one free-pitch. The silliest idea for a new use for Shell’s defunct Brent Spar oil rig sent to Design Week wins a free drink. Shell is considering schemes suggesting its use as a marine safety training centre or in coastal defence schemes. DW’s creative gurus have other ideas: With the clever use of helium and some red paint, Richard Branson could attempt to fly around the world in it. It would probably fly as well as his balloons, and garner even more cheap publicity. Cutting the top off the rig could form a giant, floating motorcycle wall of death for bored designers to ride their Ducatis and Vespas around. A Conran restaurant for the homeless could be floated off the South Coast; a James Bond villain could live in it, or Peter Stringfellow could open a nightclub in it. He could then continue his habit of living above the shop. Suggestions to the usual address please.
London-based studio Red&White has given the global company a new identity in time for its 50th birthday, to increase awareness of its range of tech services, from cyber-security to digital
Drew, who is director of policy and place at FutureGov, previously worked as a civil servant for 12 years, helping Government departments streamline policy-making through design and digital.
A light-up smart keyboard, vagina-themed illustrations and a new exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Design Museum are some of our favourite projects from the last two months.
A full run-down of all last night’s winners category by category, plus best-of-show and our new Rising Star and Hall of Fame inductees