The lava lamp looks set to make yet another comeback. British lighting firm, Mathmos, has been producing this most kitsch of retro classics since 1963. Creative director, Cressida Granger, commissioned product designer Ross Lovegrove to create an updated version for the 21st century. The result, the Fluidium, was given its launch on-line on Tuesday, at its own Mathmos website, www.mathmos-fluidium.com.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has found that the mental health and experiences of those receiving intrusive examinations, surgery, chemotherapy and emergency care are improved when visual art is installed.
The suitcase aimed at space tourists weighs just 900g and can stick itself to walls in zero gravity.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.