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Mathers will take on the role of director in the company working with entrepreneur Damon Bonser to help product designers get their products to market.
Last week, Tristram Hunt resigned from his role as a Labour Party MP to become the London V&A’s new director. We ask current designers why they decided to switch to design.
As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, Made.com head of design Ruth Wassermann looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12 months.
The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
Organisation Anti-Copying in Design (ACID) has urged Government to create new laws which will better protect designers’ work once the UK loses access to EU laws.
The news that got you talking this year – we look at the 10 most-read stories across Design Week this year.
The yellow-green shade has been chosen to represent “restoration, renewal and hope” in light of a politically turbulent past year.
The A-level subject was set to be scrapped in October, but following a petition which saw more than 8,000 signatures, it will be revived next year – designers share their thoughts on the decision.
Airbnb’s new international headquarters in Dublin is its first office space where the architectural layout has been designed from scratch.
We speak to Lancashire-born Hemingway, one of the designers spearheading the new festival, which is set to launch in May 2017.
eBay Collective enables customers to search for products through image recognition technology.
Jasper Morrison has designed an All Plastic Chair (APC), which translates classic wooden seating style into a “21st century plastic manifestation”. The chair, which won the best chair product at Salone del Mobile in 2016, is made from dyed-through polypropene and features an ergonomic backrest. The APC is available to pre-order from The Conran Shop […]
David Rockwell Group has designed a “pop-up speakeasy” for the not-for-profit Davos World Economic Forum 2017. It has been designed for parties, receptions and meetings. Some 2,500 international businesses, political leaders, academics, NGOs and journalists attend the event.
Consultancy Mynt Design has designed a new retail interior concept for furniture store Hillarys Blinds, with the first store opening in Bristol this month. The design includes white walls, white wooden floors, and spotlight lighting. Hillarys stocks blinds, shutters, curtains, carpets and awnings. The new design will continue to roll out this year.
Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair, her Camber flower vase and her Murmur book ends. Other materials used include birch-plywood, terrazzo, synthetic onyx, and marble. These will be exhibited at Paris-based […]
The Absurd Bird restaurant – known for its branches in London’s Soho and and Spitalfields – has just opened its first site outside of the capital. Situated in Exeter, the restaurant has been inspired by Southern US states and designed by Design LSM. The look and feel has been developed around a story of two […]
Furniture designer Deadgood has launched a new collection, called Future. The collection includes collaborations with British designers Gala Wright and Magnus Long, Vicki Leach and John Tree, alongside a collaboration with British textiles company Bute.
Design consultancy Studio Makgill has partnered with furniture company H Furniture to create a new version of the WW chair. The WW chair draws inspiration from the classic Windsor chair, and was previously only available in natural wood colours. The new limited edition range, which is being previewed at London Design Festival’s Designjunction this week, includes […]
Designer furniture company Vitra has turned a two-storey building in Shoreditch, London, into an office and lounge space, as part of London Design Festival. The space aims to be an area where people can “exchange ideas on how workspaces are evolving into the future”, says Vitra. The ground floor of the pop-up office includes the […]
Philips Lighting has announced a new lighting range, called New Vintage. Drawing on the themes of retro and nostalgia, the range includes the Surrey pendant, featuring black and copper detail and a metallic finish. The range is available this month, with the Surrey pendants priced from £49.
HCWD Studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular coat rack designed to make hanging clothes more efficient. Y-Rack is made from stainless steel and zinc alloy, and can be assembled and reassembled to suit different storage needs. The coat rack’s hanging pattern has branch-like hangers resembling a tree, which spread out in a […]
Design Junction moves to King’s Cross and overhauls format to build show around more divisible spaces and a new emphasis on interaction.
The Victoria and Albert museum is host to exhibitions, talks, installations and design-led products for this year’s LDF – we sum up the things to catch.
The charity has introduced the award in response to Britain’s £3.3bn trade deficit.
Germany’s Vitra Design Museum has opened a new archive and exhibition space called Schaudepot, which brings the gallery’s 7,000 piece collections out of storage and into public view.