We speak to Daniel Herrmann, curator at the new Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, about what visitors can expect to see at the show.
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A patent suggests that Dyson could be moving further into beauty electronics with a heated hairbrush that would complement the company’s existing Supersonic hairdryer.
The winning entry is designed by a group of Year 10 students from Harrogate Grammar School, and comprises a simple hook device that can be used to attach a water bottle to a bag.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Nick Mason have been brought together with the designers who helped define the visual language of the band ahead of a V&A show, which is set to be on the same scale as the museum’s David Bowie exhibition.
The tech company has patented a magnetic winding charger that is similar in appearance to the winding mechanism seen in traditional watch designs.
Last week, Pentagram’s Angus Hyland revealed his interpretation of Battleships and Rock, Paper, Scissors for Laurence King. We ask designers which classic games they would like to see reimagined.
Sadiq Khan has drawn up a proposal detailing that “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries” should be developed along the Thames Estuary.
Opening a Technology Centre in Singapore will give Dyson the capability to create a “24-hour research and development cycle”.
A competition has been launched to find a multidisciplinary design team to redesign The Ross Pavilion Gardens, which overlook Edinburgh Castle and will include a number of new public buildings and spaces.
Last week, Morag Myerscough transformed the interiors of Sheffield Children Hospital’s new wing with colourful designs to alleviate patients’ anxiety. Now, we ask designers about the work that most helps their state of mind.
Owner of the company James Dyson has said the company is “reinventing” itself “all of the time in each of [its] product areas”.
We speak to co-creator and executive producer Dave O’Connor about Netflix’s new series Abstract: The Art of Design, which features designers ranging from Pentagram’s Paula Scher to architect Bjarke Ingels.
Bompas & Parr has created a series of meat bouquets for Valentine’s Day, featuring a selection of hung grouse, pheasant and quail dressed alongside botanicals. Each meat bouquet comes with an alcoholic love potion, which includes a distilled spirit and a “mysterious aphrodisiac”, says Bompas & Parr. The meat bouquet is inspired by Victorian chef […]
Pentagram’s Angus Hyland has designed two games for Laurence King publishing – Dazzleship Battleships and Rock Paper Scissors Bomb. Dazzleship Battleships is, as you might imagine, a twist on the boardgame classic battleships, only involving dazzleships – which featured unique camouflage patterns and were deployed during World War One by allied naval forces. The patterns […]
Noma Bar has joined other graphic artists and designers in designing tray tables for Delta, which will be fitted to its 767 aircraft. The project, which is in partnership with Coca Cola has set out to create “art galleries in the sky”. Delta destination cities have provided inspiration for the artists who have turned to […]
Musicon has designed an eponymous musical instrument which looks to promote psychophysical and cognitive development in children. Musicon is made up of three main instruments – a mill, drum and xylophone – which are held magnetically on an acoustic frame. The user is able to see the process of how each of the instruments makes […]
Tech company Brilliant has announced its new Brilliant Control smart lighting device. By replacing an existing light switch with the tablet-like device, users are able to control lighting and temperature throughout their home. Brilliant Control responds to both touch and voice command, and comes with an in-built camera, microphone and Amazon Alexa. Brilliant Control will […]
Technology Will Save Us, which designs tech-based learning kits for kids, has come up with a new way of using its speaker kit. Now you can place the speaker under a liquid to learn about the states of non-Newtonian fluids. Isaac Newton once observed that most liquids – such as water – exhibit a constant […]
Alessi has revealed its last product designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid, for its spring/summer 2017 collection. Forma is a mirror-polished stainless steel grater inspired by “natural forms that have been smoothed over time by water and wind”, says Alessi. Featuring a sculptural black base, the grater has been designed to fit comfortably in […]
A book on the influence of Scandinavian design on Canadian craft has been published by Black Dog Publishing. True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada examines how the era has made an impact on Canadian craft, design and industrial production since 1920. Authors include George Baird, Rachel Gotlieb, Mark Kingwell and Michael Prokopow, and […]
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 […]
Lomography has released a new compact instant camera, the Lomo’instant Murano Edition. The bright blue, red, green and yellow camera uses Fuji Instax film, and includes features such as a double exposure button, colour gels and three different lenses. The camera and lenses together retail at £105.
The latest figures from UCAS show 17,000 fewer students have chosen to take creative subjects this year compared to 2016. Designers and academics tell us why this has happened.
We catch up with Kia’s president of design Peter Schreyer to talk about the car manufacturer’s journey from reliable to sporty and find out about the “many challenges”, which will prevent driverless cars from appearing over night.
Google Lunar XPrize is asking five international teams to launch their rovers into space, successfully land them on the moon, enable them to travel 500 metres and send images back to earth.
A flat-packed refugee shelter designed by a team including the Ikea Foundation and UNHCR was crowned as the overall winner, while Jonathan Barnbrook scooped the graphics prize for his work on David Bowie’s Blackstar album artwork.