Product Design

How arts and crafts bring the Good Life

Lockdown has prompted a renewed interest in craft skills. Here, Hazel Davis talks to Charlie Gladstone, founder of the crafts and music festival the Good Life Experience, about the importance of creativity and why an interest in crafts should live beyond Covid

Is the future of retail weird?

Shops in the heart of the desert and stores where you make your own bag could point the way forward for retail, which is becoming less about luxury and theatre and more about memorable experiences

Why Japan is the home of good design

A new book from Thames & Hudson explores how the uniquely Japanese take on design produced a wave of post-war design classics – including icons such as the Kikkoman sauce bottle and the butterfly stool

How brands can truly make a difference

As part of a Festival of Marketing panel, director and writer Richard Curtis joined WWF’s Tanya Steele and Reckitt Benckiser’s Fabrice Beaulieu to discuss the part that brands can play in tackling the climate crisis

Remembering Terence Conran

Tributes to the design legend Terence Conran, who died on September 12, have poured in this week from those he influenced and supported. Here, Clive Grinyer, head of design at the RCA, looks back at his impact on British design and culture


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