These ‘Nine Separate Small Tables’ won 22-year-old Andrew Cathery joint first prize last week in the first Elle Decoration Design Competition, sponsored by Heal’s and The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. Judges, including Robin Day, Tom Dixon, Romeo Gigli and Sir Terence Conran, chose the work of the Leeds Metropolitan University furniture design student alongside that of furniture designer Charley Quinn. The brief was to design a table for the end of the century. Cathery’s design, say the judges, is ‘an honest re- appraisal of the way people eat, live, work and watch TV in the home’. Edinburgh’s Clementine Hope was runner-up. The competition is to become an annual event.
Sweden-based studio Snask has created the identity for Axfood’s #Mat2030 campaign, which features a series of fresh food items arranged into different words.
Last week, publisher Oxford University Press Education was given a new look by Baxter and Bailey. Now, designers share some of their favourite examples of educational design.
F1’s logo, designed by Wieden + Kennedy last year, could face a copyright dispute because of its similarity to that of a compression tights brand owned by manufacturing giant 3M.
The games company’s Labo kit features flat-pack cardboard sheets that can be transformed into pianos, motorbikes and fishing rods when combined with the Nintendo Switch console.