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Microlino by Micro

Microlino is an electric city bubble car fit for the 21st century

Swiss micro mobility innovator Micro has reinvented the classic 1940s and 50s bubble car for the 21st century as the Microlino electric urban commuter

Head of Maserati design Klaus Busse and the MC20

Insight: World’s leading car designers on future, sustainable design

The world’s leading car designers from BMW, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Maserati, Volvo and Polestar discuss the possibilities of design in the electric age

‘Teeter-Totter Wall’, designed by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello

Playful seesaw installation at Trump wall wins 2020 Beazley Designs award

Design Museum awards temporary interactive ‘Teeter-Totter Wall’ installation at the Mexican/US border wall by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello as Beazley Design of the Year 2020

Stephen Lawrence Centre, London, UK, 2004-7, entrance foyer with projection of Chris Ofili window © Lyndon Douglas

Explore the work of architect David Adjaye in new book

‘David Adjaye – Works 1995-2007’ by Thames & Hudson explores the work of the acclaimed British-Ghanaian architect

No One is an Island' by Random International, Superblue, Studio Wayne McGregor and BMW i and dancers Jacob O’Connell and Rebecca Bassett- Graham (company Wayne McGregor). Photo Ravi Deepres © BMW AG

2020 in review: A year in design and rethinking the future

2020 in review, a year of critical thinking and navigating design and transport in the future

The August Shiva Carbonell Reynes taxi lights up London's grey cityscape

How ideas from RCA students for a megacity taxi in 2040 can impact on our future

Discussions on smart cities tend to miss the cultural side, which is why these designs by Royal College of Art Intelligent Mobility students – asked to imagine a taxi in a speculative megacity of 2040 – are worth looking into.

See Balenciaga’s first virtual show, a video game set in 2031 with avatars driving Polestars

‘Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow’ is an AR video game set in an imaginary 2031 with Balenciaga’s avatars wearing clothes made of upcycled materials, created sustainably and driving Polestar’s visionary concepts

No One is an Island' by Random International, Superblue, Studio Wayne McGregor and BMW i and dancers Jacob O’Connell and Rebecca Bassett- Graham (company Wayne McGregor). Photo Ravi Deepres © BMW AG

Studio Wayne McGregor investigates the human/machine relation in the information age

Contemporary dance company Wayne McGregor has teamed up with experimental art studios Random International and Superblue to explore the human relation to machine and technology

MINI 2020 Vision Urbanaut

MINI Vision Urbanaut is a shape-shifting EV that rethinks personal transport’s form and function

MINI’s 2020 Vision Urbanaut is a shape-shifting electric vehicle that rethinks personal transport’s form and function

© Do Make by James Otter is published by Do Books. Photographs by Mat Arney

From wabi-sabi to crafting sustainable surfboards, why we should all take up making

In Do/Make published by Do Books, sustainable surfboard designer James Otter argues a compelling case for creating by hand and the health benefits of the art of making

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Microlino by Micro

Microlino is an electric city bubble car fit for the 21st century

Swiss micro mobility innovator Micro has reinvented the classic 1940s and 50s bubble car for the 21st century as the Microlino electric urban commuter

Head of Maserati design Klaus Busse and the MC20

Insight: World’s leading car designers on future, sustainable design

The world’s leading car designers from BMW, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Maserati, Volvo and Polestar discuss the possibilities of design in the electric age

‘Teeter-Totter Wall’, designed by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello

Playful seesaw installation at Trump wall wins 2020 Beazley Designs award

Design Museum awards temporary interactive ‘Teeter-Totter Wall’ installation at the Mexican/US border wall by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello as Beazley Design of the Year 2020

Stephen Lawrence Centre, London, UK, 2004-7, entrance foyer with projection of Chris Ofili window © Lyndon Douglas

Explore the work of architect David Adjaye in new book

‘David Adjaye – Works 1995-2007’ by Thames & Hudson explores the work of the acclaimed British-Ghanaian architect

No One is an Island' by Random International, Superblue, Studio Wayne McGregor and BMW i and dancers Jacob O’Connell and Rebecca Bassett- Graham (company Wayne McGregor). Photo Ravi Deepres © BMW AG

2020 in review: A year in design and rethinking the future

2020 in review, a year of critical thinking and navigating design and transport in the future

The August Shiva Carbonell Reynes taxi lights up London's grey cityscape

How ideas from RCA students for a megacity taxi in 2040 can impact on our future

Discussions on smart cities tend to miss the cultural side, which is why these designs by Royal College of Art Intelligent Mobility students – asked to imagine a taxi in a speculative megacity of 2040 – are worth looking into.