Nick Paterson’s polypropylene and aluminium creation The Better Umbrella won the £5000 first prize in the Muji Design Awards. Joint-second prize winners were Karl Ridier Kristiansen for the Kampolite folding table, and Sosuke Nakaboo for Legs for a stool, a vacuum-formed ‘pack’ with aluminium legs that becomes an easy-to-assemble stool. Both were awarded £2000. See the pull-out in this issue for details of all the projects.
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.