Jasper Morrison has designed a range of furniture for Vitra. The series includes the Advanced Table Module (pictured), conference and meeting tables, storage shelves and wall screens. The company commissioned Morrison to develop the desk system to cater for a mobile workforce, says a Vitra spokeswoman, who describes the ATM as ‘a simple, intuitive workspace that people can dress up as much as they like’. Apart from the storage shelves, which will launch in January, the series is available from Vitra dealers and the London showroom this week.
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.