Liverpool-based Electric Wig has designed seating for The Hub, a national centre for design and craft in Lincolnshire that opened this month. Inspired by people’s activities in gallery environments, such as note-taking or drawing exhibits, the beechwood bench includes a raised surface at each end, on which people can draw or write, and a child’s version features a back for children to scribble on. ‘The seating becomes a tool that works with the exhibits,’ explains Electric Wig partner Johanna Van Daalen.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.