House music and its electronic near neighbour techno are behind lighting designer and entrepreneur Shiu-Kay Kan’s new ‘musical approach’ to design of lighting and furniture. This light, Techno Mantis, is designed by Shiu-Kay Kan and is being launched at next month’s 100% Design show in London. Perched on adjustable legs, the lamp’s head can be turned in any direction. An opaque rubber ball diffuses and colours the light when required.
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Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.