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.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.