While best known for creating the geodesic dome, American visionary Richard Buckminster Fuller was also a pioneering theorist

Published in Architects

Designed just after World War II, in a bombed out aeroplane factory in Italy, the Vespa has been a classic since the day it launched

Published in Icon of the Month

Professor Ruth Dalton looks at how we can make cities more pedestrian-friendly by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Published in Comment

Architect Marc Mimram reimagines the train station as a link between landscape and urbanism

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00

Hawaiian Airlines

Seattle-based designer Paul Wylde has designed the new first-class cabins for Hawaiian Airlines. He talks about the importance of branding and its close ties with cabin design

Published in News
Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

Transported by Design

At a dinner last month, luminaries from the worlds of design, engineering and architecture explored how design can best contribute to London’s transport environment. John Jervis reports

Published in Comment
Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00


Navigating unknown streets is a challenge, but this intuitive device aims to help out the enterprising cyclist, and to look good too ...

Published in News
Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

The Netherlands: Nation of stations

UNStudio’s Arnhem Centraal is the latest in a series of landmark stations across the Dutch network. But the high-speed lines they are meant to serve are far from on track, reveals David Keuning

Published in Comment
Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00

New issue – Icon 154: Travel special

In our latest issue we look at the past, present and future of travel, making the journey from London to outer space, via China

Published in Comment
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Copenhagen airport

Denmark’s biggest airport maintains its reputation for stylish, rational design with its new expansion by Schmidt Hammer Lassen, writes Andrew Ayers

Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Hawaiian Airlines

Seattle-based designer Paul Wylde talks about the importance of branding and its close ties with cabin design

Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Leixões Ferry Terminal, Portugal

Luís Pedro Silva unfurls a shimmering ribbon of glazed white tiles to bring the glamour of long-distance travel to an industrial port in northern Portugal

Published in News

We spoke to the Design Museum curator ahead of an exhibition, opening today, that looks at the lifestyles, motives and attitudes of cyclists in Britain

Published in News

Keller Easterling's provocative study of infrastructure, the operating system governing everyday life, impresses Jay Owens

Published in Review
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:17

Gogoro Smartscooter

An affordable electric scooter that will rely on a network of battery charging stations could revolutionise transport infrastructure in densely populated cities. David Phelan was at the product's launch last week in Las Vegas

Published in News
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:24

Zeev Aram

The Aram Designs founder on the new Routemaster, an Eames chair and the humble paperclip

Published in Five Most Wanted

Designer Sean Perkins talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video
Friday, 16 May 2014 11:48

DM25: Javier Mariscal on the Vespa

Designer Javier Mariscal talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:08

Virgin Trains

Passengers sensitive to the mindless abuse of Madchester-era colour schemes may wish to seek alternative means of transport

Published in Crimes Against Design

Using the European standard shapes for warnings, Calvert designed the pictorial instructions for road users, referencing what was familiar to her – a cow for livestock crossing, modelled after Patience, her favourite heifer on the family farm; children crossing the road, inspired by her upbringing and including a subtle self-portrait.When Calvert began her career, graphic design didn’t exist as a profession. Six decades later, her work is all around us – from the signs on Britain’s roads to the website for the UK government

Published in Features
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