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.
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.