We look at the black and yellow pencil winners from the design categories at this year’s Design and Art Direction awards.
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The retailer plans to expand its Social Entrepreneurs initiative to the country, which will see Syrian refugees and local Jordanian women produce textiles and rugs to be sold in Ikea stores in the Middle East.
World Earth Day takes place this weekend, with a view to celebrating and educating people about environmental issues. We ask designers about their favourite examples of designs which have helped the environment.
From a book exploring the life and work of Paula Scher through to our poll launched in light of the General Election 2017 – the important design from the last seven days.
The tech firm will be trialling its autonomous vehicle technology after being granted a permit to test it on roads across California in the US.
To celebrate the launch of Ikea’s PS collection, Ikea and Design Week are teaming up to discuss designing for modern urban living conditions. We’re also hosting a special event and you can be part of it.
We visited Somerset House’s new exhibition Game Changers: Another Way to Play and spoke to design studio Matheson Marcault about the inspiration behind it.
We visited the annual Salone del Mobile design week in Milan, which saw exhibitions, product launches and installations from the likes of Tom Dixon, Ikea and Airbnb.
We headed to Milan Design Week for the Lexus Design Awards, an annual initiative that gives young designers a platform to develop their concepts into prototypes.
A report by Dame Margaret Hodge MP has found that “Value for money for the taxpayer has not been secured.”
The important design news from the last seven days, including our report on ageism in the design industry and a tender to redesign the UK passport following Brexit.
From Ikea’s Let’s Make Room for Life festival, which reimagines modern day, urban living, to Alessi’s window display installation paying tribute to the late Zaha Hadid, we round up the best bits to check out at Salone del Mobile Milano this year.
This singular concept is for Jigsaw’s Cobham, Surrey store. Each new store has its own look and feel and this is the second one that Barber has worked on for the client. Each store is designed to be sympathetic to its surroundings and the architecture of the building it is situated in. Jigsaw has 82 stores […]
TfL has collaborated with Craft Central to create Underground inspired brooches for Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place 23-25 May. Designers have taken their inspiration from the visual language of the London Underground. They include: People Will Always Need Plates; Sally Weatherill; Eliza Kesuma; Julie Nicaisse; Rhi Frankton; Myia Bonner; Raul Garcia; Sarah Kelly; Sally […]
Istanbul-based architect Eser Güngör has designed a range of home accessories made from materials collected from industrial sites. All of the products within the Elemental collection are made from brass sheets and black marble, which have been left over from mass production factories and other manufacturing sites. Featured products include the Istanbul napkin holder, which […]
Heal’s Modern Craft Market, which takes place in central London, is set to showcase a selection of craft goods made by The Blackhorse Workshop. Based in London district Walthamstow and set up by architectural group Assemble, The Blackhorse Workshop provides workshop space to over 40 furniture and product designers. The annual craft market’s theme for […]
Japanese illustrator Yuko Higuchi has released a new colouring book called Yuko Higuchi’s Magical Colouring Museum. The book follows a brother and sister on their trip through Yuko Higuchi’s museum, where they are transformed into the various creatures and plants that they encounter along the way, including mushrooms, molluscs and reptiles. The book will be […]
Graphic designer Alessandro Rinaudi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to compile a book of Otl Aicher’s designs for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Rinaudi has collected more than 400 designs from the Olympics over the last 15 years which feature in the book, including posters; booklets; backstage passes; posters and uniforms, alongside the original visual […]
Moleskine has worked with street artist Bradley Theodore to reimagine its Classic Backpack, with a new design based on different cities. The new backpack was launched at Milan Design Week this month, and adds colourful designs inspired by the likes of Paris, Tokyo, London and New York to the otherwise blank bag. The collaboration is […]
Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design Week. Each piece has been reimagined in new materials and finishes. The limited edition pieces were accompanied by a handcrafted Carrara marble grandfather clock. The collection […]
Designer Tom Crawshaw has created a series of six brightly coloured notebooks, called The Colour of Things. The notebooks feature foiled typographic covers, each with a collection of seemingly unconnected things that all share one common element: colour. The notebooks are printed and bound in the UK by Ambrose Press.
Illy Caffè has launched its latest Illy Art Collection of coffee cups, created by architect and designer Ron Arad. The cup collection features six abstract designs by Arad, inspired by draped silk fabric. The Ron Arad Illy Art Collection was unveiled at Milan Design Week 2017.
Last week, we wrote about a new book which spotlights 500 notable graphic designs dating back to the 15th century and makes connections between projects that have influenced others. Now we ask designers which figures have had the greatest influence on their own work?
Virtual Explorer has been conceived and created by AllofUs, allowing audiences to experience areas where the charity is campaigning such as the Amazon and Arctic.
The company’s founder Sir James Dyson has suggested that the UK’s success will lie largely in fast-growing markets outside of Europe such as Asia.
Find out who we’ve selected to be part of our panel of expert judges and remember you have until 29 March to enter the Design Week Awards.