Mathmos has designed Tumbler, a portable and rechargeable brick-shaped light that changes colour when tilted or flipped. Tumbler, which will be launched at September’s 100% Design Show, comes in three versions. It is easily charged up, has a splash-proof seal and can be used indoors or outdoors. The lamp incorporates pipe light technology and LEDs and can be set either to pulse or remain static in one colour choice. Priced at £39.95, Tumbler aims to exploit the fashion for colour lighting so far seen in hotels and retail.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.