Design competition: Pop-up club

With not long to go before Milan Salone del Mobile our inbox is swamped with news on exhibitors at the coveted yearly show. The latest is an interesting competition by drinks giant Heineken who has challenged a group of young designers to create a collaborative nightclub based on the theme changing perspectives. The 19 designers from Milan, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, chosen from a range of different disciplines, will create a pop-up club... Read More

Student competition: Designing 2020 Ampera

Design students from around Europe are invited to enter Design the 2020 Ampera, an interactive competition created by Opel/Vauxhall and Car Design News. The idea is for students to develop their designs using social media as well as receive guidance from design mentors at the car firm. Launched today, the competition is open to all students studying any discipline at a design school within Europe. The winners will gain paid placements at Opel/Vauxhall’s... Read More

Room divider wins James Dyson Award

A portable, retractable room divider has won the UK leg of the James Dyson Award. Designed by Michael Korn, KwickScreen helps healthcare professionals make the best use of their often limited available space – allowing for more privacy, dignity and protection to patients. The student at London’s Royal College of Art has explored the use bistable materials such as slap on bracelets and tape measures. He developed early prototypes drawing on... Read More