A touring showcase of modern glass design, awarded by Ann Jones, will appear at the National Centre in Sunderland from next week. The Bombay Sapphire BlueGlass Room aims to highlight the versatility of glass design in categories ranging from art to architecture. The work exhibited was nominated by glass experts and world class designers including Marc Newson, Ron Arad and Tom Dixon. Prominent exhibits include solar panels by Solar Century, the British Museum Great Court Roof by Foster & Partners and a deer’s head sculpture by William Morris (the contemporary American artist, not the 19th century designer) valued at £175 000. The exhibition runs until 23 June before moving to Cube at Manchester from 1 July.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.