French designer Matali Crasset revealed a threeroom, walk-in installation for fittings manufacturer Dornbracht at last week’s Passagen, the satellite event which runs parallel to the Cologne Furniture Fair. The work is a re-interpretation of the bathroom as a room conceived for refreshment and regeneration. The Green Sofa room features pots of plants and an atomiser producing calming air.
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.