For the 101st Tour de France, which began last weekend, Nate Demarest, global director of innovation at Nike’s Advanced Innovation Team, has led the design of an aerodynamic body suit for Lance Armstrong’s US Postal team. Devised chiefly for the one- day mountain time trial up L’Alpe D’Huez, an individual 15km stage taking place on 21 July, the creative team needed a design that was ‘fast, lightweight and cool’, explains Demarest. ‘We designed a new suit that is 39 seconds faster over 55km. The most crucial element is the wind tunnel testing, a science still in its infancy,’ he adds.
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.
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up as people approach a road and disappear when nobody needs them.
As the retailer marks its 30th birthday in the UK, we visit its immersive house party in London and speak to interior design leader Clotilde Passalacqua.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.