March Design news: ceramics, UK LGBT+ retirement homes and Stan Smiths forever

Why designer Faye Toogood is so good, designs from divided Germany and Together, a graphic novel about lockdown

Good design is not only testament to human technical and creative ability, but also to what we want to achieve as a community. In this month’s Design news, you can admire the interplay between design, creativity and socio-political factors in a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum on German design during the Cold War years. The show looks at shared ideas as well as the ideological differences and is a fascinating insight into what shapes creativity. For other examples of putting people at the heart of design, there are the stories on the first LGBT+ retirement community in London and how a classic Adidas shoe has been madeover using recycled materials.

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