Lighting designer Sophie Chandler’s sculpture stands in the reception area of the British Gas headquarters in Staines. The piece, which is called Future, is constructed from gas pipes, cables and light bulbs and was commissioned to celebrate the company’s entry into the electricity market last month. Chandler, who founded Alternative Light studio in south London, works in recycled materials.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.