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.
The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.
The car manufacturer’s I.D Buzz Microbus bears a striking resemblance to is original camper van made popular during the 1960s Hippie era, but is now all-electric.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.