Is the design industry magic chair doing the rounds? After a spate of births at Landor, a highly fertile piece of furniture is being blamed for the recent growth in birth rates at Event Communications. Following a particularly barren stretch, no fewer than seven bouncing babies have been born to employees – all of whom sit on or around an ‘interactive’ chair – in just over a year. According to Mum number one Kate Bailey, the seat ‘has given staff a new depth of understanding of the emotional and physical potential of interactives’.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledges more support for the self-employed, introduces a new loan scheme and promises more money for culture.
To mark this year’s World Book Day – which celebrates reading for pleasure among schoolkids – we asked designers to pick their favourite children’s books.
Changes to the tax legislation for freelancers and employers will come into effect from 6 April 2021 so designers and design businesses will need to be ready.
Some of our favourite projects from the month included a cinematic identity for the Glasgow film festival and an interactive literary journal.