Design Nation launches a catalogue at Decorex International in September, showcasing the work of 130 product designers. Designers featured include architectural glass designer Karen Lawrence (kiln cast glass pictured); ceramicist Claire Seneviratne; furniture designer Rowland Ziervogel and textile graduate Michelle House. Design Nation promotes British design and assists graduates with business training. Decorex International takes place 21-24 September at The Royal Chelsea Hospital in London.
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.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.