This is one for all the peaceful souls who took a job at the local Audi factory and weren’t told by their careers councillor they would have to endure to the sound of engines revving. Hothouse has designed an earplug dispenser which has been installed in the Ferrari, Nissan and, of course, Audi factories. It’s billed as ‘aesthetically stunning’, but we think that it’s more Nissan lines than Ferrari curves. The main benefit, other than keeping your hearing, of course? No wrappers, so no more factory floors rustling with empty cellophane capsules. Vorsprung durch technik indeed.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.