The Ikea Safer Homes app gives users safety tips and to-do lists to better prepare their homes for children.
New store concepts, shop designs and in-store technological innovations for everything from restaurant chains to homeware retailers.
The recipient of the Design Week Rising Star Award 2019 talks about her home roots, finding inspiration everywhere and why people using chairs to dry clothes is a good thing.
Reinterpretations of Robin Day chairs, a handy primer on Northern city names and a digital identity for a Rwandan girls empowerment magazine are some of our favourite design projects this
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
Apple’s chief design officer is leaving after more than two decades to form his own design company. We speak to designers about Ive’s legacy at the technology giant, his
From seaweed shoes to synthetic spider silk, the fashion industry is finding inventive solutions to its sustainability crisis.
A London-based group of artists, designers and architects hosts workshops in King’s Cross every month that look to engage the young, local community, teach them new skills and help them
The annual, global awards scheme, which famously rewards its winners with black, yellow, graphite and wood pencils, has announced its 720 winners for this year.
Design Week research reveals equal pay discrepancies between men and women in the same role, a gender pay gap of more than 20% and that three quarters of the designers
Lego bricks designed to help blind children learn, a smartphone concept that gets people away from their screen and a fun campaign encouraging nurses to wash their hands are some
Reimagined Baby on Board badges, a musical Google Doodle people can compose themselves, and a virtual reality kit for kids are some of our favourite projects this month.
As the technology company moves away from hardware and towards subscriptions, we pick out some of its most interesting new products and services for 2019.
Experts on branding (Jack Renwick), social design (Sophie Thomas), exhibition design (Lucienne Roberts) are joined by Ustwo design director Helen Fuchs, The Guardian’s digital director Ben Longden and many more.
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To coincide with Disabled Access Day 2019, Ikea has launched its ThisAbles range of add-on products that aim to make daily life easier for disabled people, including bumpers for bookshelves,
As part of our series looking at alternative jobs in design studios, we speak to Mike Beauchamp, associate creative director of 3D and experiential design at Pearlfisher, about how
The new collection, which has seen African designers collaborate with Ikea designers, is set for a global roll-out in May.
As we celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus, we ask designers how the school, its teachings and approaches have influenced their design style or career.
The retail giant has filed a patent for a new platform that would show people what combinations of different clothes look like without the need to physically wear them or
The furniture store will include a range of green energy features, such as solar panels and rainwater collection systems, and will have a roof garden open for use by the
A highlight of the retail concept is a “trial space” resembling a basketball court, which features the brand’s manifesto in Arabic.
Amid a tough retail climate and increasing competition from online stores, we look at how bricks-and-mortar shops are finding new ways to entice customers.
Ann Crabtree, Alice Rawsthorn, David Droga and John Pawson are among the international speakers at this year’s Design Indaba festival, which takes place next month in South Africa.