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.
The Nottinghamshire forest best known for its association with make-believe rogue and hero Robin Hood has had a revamp, with a new visitor centre, branding and wayfinding centred around environment
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.