Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: BERG

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

Published in Features
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 16:05

Designers take on ritual objects

Attempts to reimagine objects at the centre of rituals have proliferated in recent years, as designers seek to restore meaning to age-old habits and symbolism to significant but fleeting moments. Are such items bridging the gap between tradition and modernity or merely commodifying faith?

Published in Features
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: BERG

Matt Jones of BERG says that in the not-too distant future man's best friend and faithful companion will be his phone

Published in Features
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:15

BERG's smart technology

Design practice BERG has adopted science fiction authors William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and Warren Ellis as its “giant uncles”, but it is less interested in the distant future than in today’s ever smarter technology. The really hard task, they say, is “inventing next year”.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:13

Secular Rosaries by Matt Jones

The shipping forecast has been turned into a rosary by Matt Jones.

Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2011 04:49

The receipt

London design consultancy BERG turns a forgettable scrap of till roll into a personalised, networked paper “app”.

Published in Rethink