Alloy Total Product Design has designed a kettle for the Design Business Association Design Challenge 2001, which challenges five groups to take five different everyday activities and products and redesign them for a wider society. Alloy’s concept, Kettle-Sense addresses key concerns from a wide range of kettle users, such as safety, filling, water quality, weight and lack of choice. Imagination, BDG McColl, Marketplace and Sieberthead will also compete for the award, which will be presented at London’s Royal College of Art on 6 December.
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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.