Future Systems partner Amanda Levete describes the building design for the new Selfridges store in Birmingham as ‘organic, curvilinear, fluid… and sculptural’. Unveiled this week, the consultancy’s design takes advantage of the site’s steep slope, with entry points on four different levels. ‘We started to see the envelope of the building as a skin,’ says Levete. Inspired by scales, chainmail and sequins, it is comprised of loose discs. The vast atrium at the top will allow natural light deep into the store, which is due to open in autumn 2003. Interior designers are yet to be announced.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.