Michael Marriott, El Ultimo Grito and Robin Platt are among the designers showcased in Making It, the inaugural exhibition at Furniture Works, a resource centre for students and design businesses in and around London Metropolitan University. All exhibitors are former graduates of the college, which now comprises London Guildhall University. Remedy ceramic bathroom system (pictured) by Matthew George and Phidias Leonida is among the work on show. Centre manager John Miller says Furniture Works aims to serve local designers’ development and craft needs. It also houses the Frederick Parker Collection of historic furniture. Making It runs from 31 January to 20 February at Furniture Works, 41 Commercial Road, London E1.
Creative director Jenny Theolin has launched a new platform that will name studios which treat their junior employees well based on “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list” that shames companies.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.