25th June 2009

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Brian Webb designs David Mellor: Design book

Brian Webb has designed 96-page book David Mellor: Design, which celebrates the life of the Sheffield-born industrial designer, who died in May. The book, which will be published in October by the Antique Collectors’ Club, is written by Teleri Lloyd-Jones and features a foreward by Sir Terence Conran.

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Lord Carter’s long-awaited Digital Britain report has been published. What one policy change do you think would encourage digital creativity in the UK, and why?

Kenzo Maison

News in Pictures

Kenzo Maison is set to launch a sheepskin pouffe, inspired by nomadic ewes and featuring oversized cowbells. The product is new Kenzo Maison creativedirector Antonio Marras’ first project for the homeware brand.

Jaime Hayón

News in Pictures

Jaime Hayón and artist Nienke Klunder are collaborating on an exhibition of furniture and art pieces inspired by 17th-century European crafts. The show, American Chateau Room One, will run from 11 September to 22 October at Spring Projects Gallery, 10 Spring Place, London NW5.

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Tender grace of thread

Textile art has come a long way, and is today a challenging and vibrant sector of the visual arts. The 62 Group, an artist-led initiative, has played an enormous part for more than 40 years in raising the profile of textile art, and a new exhibition at the Hub in Lincolnshire pays tribute to this […]

Together Design

Guiding touch

Flashy design is rarely appropriate for wayfinding schemes in public cultural buildings such as museums and libraries. Keeping them deceptively simple is usually the best approach, finds Anna Richardson

Thomas Smith

Course power

Petrolhead appeal is taking a backseat as environmental and social issues increasingly drive development in automotive design. As the Royal College of Art’s specialist course reaches its 40th birthday, John Stones talks to some of those involved

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It’s the 21st century – where did all the female directors go?

As a creative industry that thrives on styling an ever-changing society, it deeply saddens me that we are neglecting the very thing that sets us apart – our vast and varied heritage. Why? Because of a serious imbalance that seems to be emerging between the number of men and the number of women entering into […]

Let Weymouth Beach Group boost the resort

The regeneration of Weymouth’s seafront (News Analysis, DW 18 June) has been dealt a vicious blow by the South West Regional Development Agency reneging on funding agreed in principle to the tune of £6.6m – but all is not lost if the private sector is allowed to come to the rescue. Local traders working under […]

Tim Molloy

Tim Molloy: dealer in abstractions, man of science… angel?

I read your piece on Tim Molloy (Profile, DW 11 June), and the reference to his generosity as a design client. How true. Tim commissioned us about four weeks into starting The One Off, when we had no portfolio and only one job to our name. It brought us some paper, lunch and confidence – […]

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