Design Frontiers will run alongside London Design Festival, and will see collaborative installations from designers and brands including Jaguar and Tord Boontje with Swarovski.
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Ferrari: Under the Skin will explore the company’s design history by showcasing early design models, memorabilia and some of its famous cars.
Plywood: Material of the Modern World will detail 167 years of the “ubiquitous” material’s use and manufacture, from World War Two aeroplanes to the first ever surfboards.
Designit CEO and founder Mikal Hallstrup looks at how the banking industry is being shaken up from within and by new competitors as banks look to satisfy the appetite of young consumer’s for simple digital baking solutions that suit their lifestyle.
The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects will set up a fictitious world where ordinary objects are given intriguing stories by a host of artists and designers.
Winning projects from this year’s graduates include a prosthetic “third thumb” and a manual wheelchair with an upper-body controlled steering system.
The annual tradeshow – which forms part of London Design Festival – will see a guest country pavilion from the US, and a craft pavilion hosting Britain-based designers and makers.
The new exhibition looks at the Dutch designer’s research into the endless possibilities of colour, and aims to open visitors’ eyes to the world around them.
The initiative, founded by ex-Design Council CEO John Mathers and Damon Bonser, has reached its fundraising target and aims to help British product design start-ups.
We visit the East London-based start-up to find out about its latest crowdfunding campaign, and the importance of learning creativity, technology and science from a young age.
The Design Week Awards winners were revealed, NatWest launched its own digital studio and designers responded to the general election result – the news from the last seven days.
The pod-shaped car, which first did a test-run in 2015, will now be retired to museums and replaced with a minivan that has better vision and can reach higher speed.
London-based industrial design studio Layer has created Offset, a shaving brush sytem for male grooming accessories start-up Follicle & Limb. Offset is comprised of three parts – a badger hair shaving brush, and a case which transforms into a stand for drying the brush and a dish to hold the razor. The brush handle and […]
Dutch illustrator Bodil Jane has created a new range of phone cases and other accessories that looks to embody the modern day woman. The collection features illustrations of eight women of different races, body types and fashion styles, along with accessories such as perfumes, pencils and plants. Jane studied illustration at Willem de Kooning Academy […]
Watchmaker Rado and London Design Festival tradeshow Designjunction have announced the shortlisted designs for the inaugural edition of the Rado Star Prize UK. Young designers from all over the country were asked to submit a range of projects spanning interior, industrial and technology design. All of the projects respond to the theme of “Design Meets […]
To mark this year’s London Pride, Wieden+Kennedy has teamed up with artist Fredrik Andersson to create handmade, bum-shaped ceramic vases to raise money for HIV charity Positive East. The Arse Vases come in pink, tan or brown variations, and also smooth or hairy options. The vases cost £40 each, and are available in a limited […]
A group of Central Saint Martins (CSM) students have reimagined the future of plastics for their graduate design projects. Briefed by Studio Into and recycling charity the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the students were asked to explore potential new materials, products, services and education programmes related to the future of plastics. Featured projects include coffee cups […]
Maxxi museum in Rome, Italy has opened a new exhibition to mark the one-year anniversary of architect Zaha Hadid’s death. Made in Italy has been curated by the museum in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design, Zaha Hadid Architects and the Zaha Hadid Foundation, and explores the architect’s long-lasting relationship with the country. It features conceptual […]
London-based studio Technology Will Save Us has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new interactive learning kit for kids made out of conductive play dough. The product is comprised of three individual kits that aim to help children learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) principles, and the “fundamentals of electricity through light, […]
Creative block is a common plight for designers, who will often resort to word maps and image moodboards to spark new ideas. A graphic design tutor at Falmouth University has decided to make this process a little more tangible. Andy Neal has designed a set of dice that aim to inspire young designers to think […]
When we think of dartboards, connotations of music-less, ale-filled, old-fashioned pubs and splintered, ancient wooden boards arise. But now, designers including Base Design and Karim Rashid have reimagined the dartboard as part of charity project Dart x Design, organised by consultancy Frog. Interpretations include a colourful, 3D-printed board from Alex Trochut, a mathematical, geometric board […]
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to reproduce the original “galactic greeting card”; a communicative plaque that was sent into space in 1972 aboard NASA’s Pioneer 10 spaceship. The Pioneer Plaque was intended as a means of communication, should any extra-terrestrial life come across the spacecraft. Over 40 years later, crowdfunding company Vann Alexandra and […]
Last week the Museum of Failure opened in Sweden, which is archiving global design and innovation failures including the Segway and a frozen beef lasagne from Colgate. We ask designers about their most memorable work-related disasters.
We reveal all of the winners from last night’s Design Week Awards across every category, plus Best in Show, Hall of Fame and Rising Star.
If you’re planning to head to any graduate design shows this summer, here is our comprehensive guide to all of this year’s exhibitions.
Last week, a new exhibition on science fiction opened at the Barbican featuring masks, costumes and other designs from classic sci-fi films and TV series. We ask designers about their most memorable prop designs.