The venerable RAC may have shocked a few members by unveiling a radical new identity by North and a strategy which repositions it as a mobility organisation. It has even started calling for better funding for public transport and has launched its own bicycle. The group says this response is in recognition of modern lifestyles: “People aren’t just sitting in their cars having breakdowns,” says a spokesman. Surely the road rage epidemic suggests that that’s exactly what they are doing, plus more?
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.