Chinese restaurant Mao Tai is opening its second site in London’s Chelsea, with interiors by Robert and Josyane Young, who designed Mao Tai’s first London site in Parsons Green. The interiors feature ‘sleek’ furniture designs set against contemporary colours to create an ‘informal elegant’ look, says Mao Tai owner Mark Barnett. ‘I wanted to create a Chinese restaurant with a brasserie atmosphere,’ he says. Mao Tai opens in October. Jacqueline Mulvaney has designed the menus and other related graphics.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.