In packaging and multimedia design, the colour of the year could be used to bring “a vintage vibe” to a project, according to Pantone.
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From Twitter’s rebrand to X, to the collaborative process of designing the UK’s first gallery of South Asian culture, here are our top long reads of 2023.
The prestigious Royal Designers for Industry accolades announced as its head calls for designers to “accept the blame” for climate crisis
The annual global competition for projects designed to help people and planet reveals its shortlist with categories reflecting the COP28 agenda.
The new trophy design should be “distinctive” and reflect “the new modernised King’s Awards” while using sustainable materials and retaining the traditional crystal element.
Pearlfisher materials and sustainability lead Suzy Shelley speaks on “the power of marginal gains” and how designers can encourage clients to make small but effective changes.
Reconfigured internal components and labelled panels aim to make repairs easier for engineers, while a “stripped back, simplified” app and thermostat look to facilitate a smooth user experience.
The system involves “up and over sliding doors” in a staggered layout that aim to maximise space inside the capsule and allow for simultaneous loading and unloading.
Designed to reduce the amount of office furniture waste in UK landfill, the Koru furniture system aims to position sustainability as “a strategic advantage rather than a corporate responsibility”.
Ian Surra, director of Cannondale industrial design talks through a day in the R&D office in Freiberg, Germany.
Winning design-led projects include an Aston Martin initiative, which is looking to reduce the weight of EV batteries, and a start-up’s plan to design and develop safer electric scooters.
With right to repair rising on the agenda we spoke to the Restart Project, designers and the Design Council about barriers from understanding and skills to legislation.
Looking to put the skateboard on the same level “as a Dieter Rams clock” Jonathan Olivares – and other skateboarders – piece together its design history for the Design Museum.
Speaking at Design for Planet festival, Fairphone founder Bas van Abel reflects on the origin story of Fairphone and how it is working to tackle e-waste and inequalities in the
The designs feature a mix of endangered species and conservation success stories and are set for general circulation.
The initial design has been completely overhauled with a new safety valve, bypass option and better use of materials.
At London Design Festival’s Global Design Forum Shellworks co-founder Insiya Jafferjee and Atelier Luma designer Henna Burney discuss why new biomaterials are struggling to cross into widespread use.
A water filtration system for solid-fuel stoves and a physical toolkit to help disabled students navigate design education are among this year’s Helen Hamlyn Design Award Winners.
Practical examples of bio materials and reuse are everywhere this year as the trade show looks to inspire an optimistic future.
With the help of 3form Design, Béa Fertility refined the number of components in the device which helps to keep costs low and make it more robust.
Discussions will take place around how innovative materials can enter mainstream supply chains and how we can broaden the pipeline into the industry for young talent.
The smart device was initially designed to give patients more autonomy to treat lung conditions at home but could also help alleviate pressure on healthcare providers.
Design Council chief design officer Cat Drew explains the themes and topics in this year’s Design for Planet festival.
Following the launch of its initial concept in 2022, Morrama has updated the design and use of materials to “maximises the accessibility” of the solution.