While your idea of a really perfect night might not involve TV hypnotist Paul McKenna, the celebrity is hoping differently. Last week saw the launch of Perfect Night, a hypnosis machine designed to induce sleep by playing messages from McKenna along with mood music. Those who succumb will be woken the next morning by McKenna’s voice. Design group Opius developed the product for manufacturer Rio in eight weeks.
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.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.