Jurgen Bey, part of the Amsterdam-based Droog Design collective, has created Day-tripper, a garish pink, silk-screened polyurethane foam bench. The structure is 7m long by 1.25m wide by 1.65m high and emblazoned with a flower pattern. Its shape was inspired by ‘the different positions people assume on the street’ and the ‘shapes of old furniture’, says Bey. The bench will be on show in the 11ha Roppongi Hills Cultural Centre in Tokyo from this month.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledges more support for the self-employed, introduces a new loan scheme and promises more money for culture.
To mark this year’s World Book Day – which celebrates reading for pleasure among schoolkids – we asked designers to pick their favourite children’s books.
Changes to the tax legislation for freelancers and employers will come into effect from 6 April 2021 so designers and design businesses will need to be ready.
Some of our favourite projects from the month included a cinematic identity for the Glasgow film festival and an interactive literary journal.