Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

London is alive with creative energy and it is sometimes hard to keep up with the sheer volume of exhibitions and fairs celebrating visual culture. This week saw Clerkenwell Design Week celebrate its seventh year. The three-day event in May sees international brands, individual designers, and emerging young artists exhibit their latest creations in one of London’s oldest neighbourhoods – creating a striking contrast between the local... Read More

Laurens van den Acker on Renault design

Replacing a long-term design chief is never easy. Patrick le Quement led Renault design for 22 years and the succession, in the period leading up to his retirement in 2009, was one of the most debated topics within the car design world. His eventual successor Laurens van den Acker surprised many observers, not least because he was drafted in from outside the French company, from Mazda where he was design director from 2006. Design Talks met the... Read More

Fabio Filippini on Renault’s interior design

Renault wants to create more intuitive interiors. The French marque would like to progress the interface for easy navigation and control. To achieve this Renault is translating some of the ways we interface with electronic consumer devices, yet retaining some automotive codes for the areas relating to driving, control and safety. #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align:... Read More