B&Q this week launches the first of a range of power tools designed specifically for the retailer by Matthew White, as part of a placement run by the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre. Developed in collaboration with Big Idea and the B&Q commercial team, the two launch products are Sandbug (pictured), an electric sander, and Gofer, a compact rechargeable screwdriver. The project was originally conceived by Paul King, then chairman of M&K Design, who brought HHRC and B&Q together. The packaging was designed by Big Idea creative director Bill Wallsgrove and structural packaging designer Chris Dumont.
As Bauhaus celebrates its centenary, we look at how its endurance can be explained by some simple yet powerful principles.
Plaything, created by Will Anderson and Niall Tessier-Lavigne, will let gamers take on the role of both “designer and player” by creating their own characters.
As part of our series looking at alternative jobs in design studios, we speak to Sam Pollen, head of digital writing at Reed Words, about how he got to where
New Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki gives us an insight into his highly experimental work ahead of a talk he will give at Design Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, later