Hewlett-Packard has joined forces with the British design industry in a new exhibition entitled E-magination, which aims to demonstrate the importance of information technology in pushing the boundaries of design.
Nine of the country’s leading designers from the worlds of interiors, art, industrial and architectural design have been commissioned to design a single installation showing how technology has “inspired their inventive thinking”.
These include multidisciplinary designer Thomas Heatherwick, who has created an all-glass pedestrian footbridge, and a new dynamo created by Trevor Baylis that produces enough electricity to power a computer or television. In addition, Loughborough University’s multimedia textile course has developed a range of new ceramic and copper materials, and former Financial Times design director David Case will be demonstrating the importance of computers to his design work.
E-magination opens at London’s Barbican Centre on 29 November, as part of its Artfutures show, and runs for a week.