Thomas Heatherwick’s Glass Bridge, due to be installed next year in London’s Paddington Basin redevelopment, has won the inaugural £15 000 Bombay Sapphire Prize for Glass Design. The deck of the 7m-span, illuminated bridge contains pieces of water-cut glass, set on edge and laminated together to form the arch. Tom Dixon, one of the judges, says, ‘This is simply an outstanding example of design innovation. It’s rare in public art for something as daring as this to be commissioned.’ The work, along with art and design category winners Chiho Hitomi and Tord Boontje and the rest of the shortlist, is on view at The Vinopolis Gallery, London, SE1 until 5 January 2003.
National Rail raised eyebrows this week with a green revamp of its logo – we spoke to designers including Astrid Stavro and Matt Baxter about the change.
ThoughtMatter has rebranded the New York music and cultural space with details inspired by the local area’s arched windows.
The illustrator talks to Design Week ahead of a new exhibition about breaking into the industry and why it’s more fun to draw haute couture than “wearable clothes”.
Plan set out to engage designers with key climate change issues as part of two day festival, which looks to forge better links between designers and leaders in sustainability.