Samsung postpones launch of Galaxy Fold over screen breakages

Samsung has pushed back the launch of its highly anticipated folding smartphone after multiple reviewers reported the screens broke within days. The Galaxy Fold was set to hit the market in the... Read more »

RCA postgraduates create open navigation system inspired by insect eyes

A team of student designers and engineers from the RCA and Imperial College have designed an open-source alternative to GPS, called Aweigh, that does not rely on satellites. Instead, the device calculates... Read more »

Lynk & Co will “change the industry” with Netflix-style service for cars says Alain Visser

Chinese automotive brand Lynk & Co is set to launch a subscription service in Europe in 2020, which will disrupt the car industry like “Uber has changed the taxi industry”, according to company CEO Alain Visser.... Read more »

Thermobimetal shutters by Doris Sung self-regulate the temperature of buildings

Buildings could be cooled with zero energy using the Invert shading system, made from a smart material called thermobimetal that changes shape in response to heat. The invention of architect Doris Sung,... Read more »

Foster + Partners and LG reveal partnership behind roll-up television

Foster + Partners has been revealed as a collaborator on LG’s Signature OLED TV R, the world’s first television that rolls out of sight. The two companies announced their partnership at Milan... Read more »

Bioplastics could be “just as bad if not worse” for the planet than fossil-fuel plastics

Bioplastics could potentially be worse for the environment than conventional plastics, according to recycling expert Arthur Huang. Switching to plastic made from plants instead of fossil fuels would require vast amounts of... Read more »

Antony Gormley’s Lunatick invites Londoners to moon walk

Artist Antony Gormley has teamed up with astrophysicist Priya Natarajan on a virtual-reality experience that allows users to walk on a digital version of the moon created using data from NASA. The... Read more »

Vitra and Panasonic collaborate to create glass cabinet that is actually a TV

Vitra, Panasonic and designer Daniel Rybakken have joined forces to create the concealed Vitrine television, on show at Milan design week. The prototype TV is made of a simple wood frame holding... Read more »

Note Design Studio champions closed-loop sustainability with Formations installation

Note Design Studio has installed geometric totem poles inside a historic Milanese building to showcase the potential of Tarkett’s IQ Surface, a new material that can be continuously recycled. Located in Circolo Filologico... Read more »

Watch our talk with Arthur Mamou-Mani about his bioplastic COS installation

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs spoke to architect Arthur Mamou-Mani about the design of Conifera, his 3D-printed bioplastic installation for COS, in this talk filmed by Dezeen during Milan design week.  On show for... Read more »