Royal College of Art rector Christopher Frayling has been knighted in the New Year Honours list, along with industrial design group Renishaw’s chief executive David McMurtry. Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers receives a CMG, Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, for the promotion of UK design abroad.
A podcast series on designing for impact and a networking event for designers are among this month’s highlights.
Nesta U-Shisha has been positioned as a safer alternative to traditional pipes, potentially cutting down cancer risks and carbon emissions.
The capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.