London furniture showroom B&B Italia has commissioned designers as wide-ranging as Wells Mackereth Architects, Graphic Thought Facility and 100% Design newcomer Junilda Ross, to design Christmas trees. The trees will form an exhibition at B&B Italia throughout December and will be auctioned off to raise money for homeless charity Shelter. GTF has designed an image of a tree house; Wells Mackereth’s tree consists of shafts of clear perspex rods whose ends will glow; and Ross’s tree (pictured) comprises a stack of standard toilet seats.
Applications are open for the Digital Collaboration Fund, which will seek to support international projects between creatives in the UK and other countries.
Controlled by an app, RGKit Play is a modular kit of Meccano-like motors that aim to take designers beyond “linear motion” for their content.
As the American election reaches its final stages, designers dissect both campaigns’ use of graphics, branding and digital strategy.
Some of this month’s most inspiring projects offer escapism, while others are a reaction to the everchanging political landscape we find ourselves in.