Milan 2018: Installations & Experiences

Milan is a huge and at times overwhelming event. It’s perhaps no surprise therefore that – in an effort to be recognised above the noise – many brands commission attention grabbing installations in venues throughout the city. However, these works are far more than publicity stunts – they often allow designers the brief (and the budget) to flex those creative …

A new online platform is helping grads and interns to navigate the creative industries

Launching today (April 16 2018), the Green Light List is a resource for emerging talent in the creative industries as they embark on their careers that aims to address the unfair treatment of juniors. The platform was created by design educator Jenny Theolin, in collaboration with creative technology company rehab, after her LinkedIn post calling out the poor treatment of …

Milan 2018: British interest

Come April and all eyes turn to Milan where the city’s design festival, centred around the huge interiors expo Salone del Mobile, sets the creative agenda. Although Tom Dixon is taking a break from the festival in 2018, there is an impressive roster of British designers and businesses showing at the exhibitions and fairs around the city. Layer Benjamin Hubert’s …

The Design Museum welcomes millionth visitor since Kensington move

The Design Museum‘s director Alice Black was applauded into the building this morning as the institution celebrated welcoming its one millionth visitor since opening in its new home on Kensington High Street in November 2016. This milestone comes quickly off-the-back of a record breaking opening year for the museum as it surpassed its target of 650,000 to attract 780,000 visitors …

Exhibitors announced for Handmade Oxford

Renowned contemporary craft and design event organiser, Handmade in Britain, is launching a new three-day fair to take place at Oxford Town Hall this spring. Running from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 May, Handmade Oxford is a fabulous opportunity to meet, commission and shop directly from over 90 highly-skilled designer- makers showcasing their innovative and contemporary designs across a wide …

Get packing: new exhibition explores sustainable options

Whether it’s Michael Gove dishing out re-usable coffee cups to his cabinet colleagues, M&S coming under fire over plastic-wrapped cauliflower ‘steaks’, or the Dutch supermarket that has introduced a ‘plastic free’ aisle, the news is full of stories about packaging. Specifically the concern that the over use of plastic has troubling connotations for the environment. Great timing then for London’s …

3D printer in a pizza box wins Cheshire student title of UK Young Engineer of the Year

Congratulations Josh Mitchell. The 18-year-old student from Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School in Cheshire has been awarded the UK Young Engineer of the Year title at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition for his ground-breaking project addressing the development of an affordable 3D printer prototype: ‘The Plybot’. Through his project, Josh aimed to prove that it was possible …

frog leaps to iF Awards success

Re-imagining the smartphone for one of China’s leading technology brands has seen the global design and strategy company frog pick up an iF Award for product design. The Meizu PRO 7 – which was announced by the iF judging panel as the winner for Product Design in the Smart Phone category – offers a differentiated user experience, including the world’s …

Precipice Design recognised by iF Awards panel

The work of London strategic consultancy Precipice Design has been honoured at the 2018 iF Design Awards. An international panel of judges heralded the innovative packaging design of Mundipharma ’s k-haler device. The design is intended to help patients use their inhalers more effectively. Impressing a 63-strong jury of design experts, the k-haler secured an iF Design Award for packaging design in the …

Solidworks World 2018, Los Angeles | Day Two: Editor’s blog “Something for Everybody”

“What’s the most immersive experience possible? Real life.” So said Brent Bushnell, keynote speaker on day two of Solidworks World 2018. Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, an ‘experiential entertainment’ company that specialises in the use of cutting-edge technology to design micro-amusement parks and interactive games. A PT Barnum for the millennial age perhaps. His words struck a …