Sony Ericsson’s first retail store opened last night on Kensington High Street in London. The 360m2 store, designed by Checkland Kindleysides, includes plasma screen window displays with a changing facia. It also features an ‘infinity’ bar – a sculpted bar running the length of the store – and a lounge area, with a curved black wall made from veneered panelling and hidden ceiling lighting. Around the store, large graphics show close-ups of products.
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.
As the production designer works on last-minute preparations for the Brits, we speak to her about creating sets for the likes of Coldplay and One Direction, mastering the skill of
New research has found that while 30,000 students graduated from design courses between 2012-2013 and 2015-2016, only a quarter ended up going into “highly skilled” design jobs.
We Launch has redesigned the branding to “change the stigma” associated with the sports, which have now been brought together under one organisation.