Peugeot removes lion's body from logo for first time in almost 50 years

French car brand Peugeot has unveiled a redesigned logo, featuring a lion’s head that recalls its 1960s emblem, as part of a rebrand to mark a new era of electric car manufacturing.

The carmaker, which describes itself as the world’s oldest surviving automotive brand, updated its logo for the first time in 10 years. It is the 11th logo update in its history.

As with every version of its logo since 1847, the lion is central to the new design, which was created by Peugeot Design Lab.

However, unlike the previous logo, the design does not include the lion’s body. Instead, it only includes a stylised head and mane placed under the car brand’s name within a shield.

Peugeot logo
Peugeot’s updated logo features a stylised lion’s head

This design appears to be a redesign of the logo used throughout the 1960s, which also featured a lion’s head within a … Read more

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Climbing Roses carpet by Talk Carpet

Dezeen Showroom: New York-based Talk Carpet has created the Climbing Roses carpet to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV and AIDS.

The Climbing Roses carpet is emblazoned with an abstract interpretation of a flower installation that was originally created by florist Jeff Leatham for the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.

Leatham’s installation was set against the building’s travertine tile cladding, which Talk Carpet has visualised as a regular grid, while the roses are transformed into organic swirls.

These red swirls are also a reference to the red ribbon, which is worn to show support for people impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Climbing roses carpet by Talk Carpet

“We translated the walls to the base of our new flooring design by creating a traditional grid carpet pattern,” said the brand.

“This adds a very minimal and elegant element to the overall design. On top of the base grid, we layered organic swirls – … Read more

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This week Foster + Partners revealed a pair of Saudi Arabian hotels

This week on Dezeen, architecture firm Foster + Partners unveiled designs for two new hotels for Saudi Arabia‘s tourism scheme The Red Sea Project.

Set to be built on an island in the Red Sea, Ummahat AlShaykh Hotel 12 will be a ring-shaped hotel with cabins built on stilts out over the water. Foster + Partners head of studio Gerard Evenden said the plan was to have a “light touch, non-damaging approach” to the island project.

For the appropriately named Southern Dunes hotel, the practice has planned a cluster of 40 villas in a remote desert landscape sheltered by overhanging timber and fabric roofs.

The Red Sea Project plans to build tourist attractions on an archipelago of 90 undeveloped islands off the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus student survey desk
Resourceful students “firing pots in barbecues and doing fashion shoots in bedrooms” during lockdown

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Flokk, Offecct and Blå Station showcase products on Dezeen Showroom

Norwegian furniture manufacturer Flokk, Swedish brand Offecct and furniture company Blå Station are among brands showcasing products on Dezeen Showroom this week.

Furniture including seating, desks, flooring and lighting have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers and projects.

Read on to see the latest products:

Giroflex 353 chairs by Paolo Fancelli for Flokk

Giroflex 353 chairs by Paolo Fancelli for Flokk

Giroflex 353 is a family of office chairs designed by Swiss industrial designer Paolo Fancelli for Flokk-owned brand Giroflex.

The range includes three versions: the Conference chair, which has a flexible back designed to optimise back pressure; the Visitor version, which has a cantilever or four-legged base; and the Swivel model, which can be customised with an optional headrest or clothes hanger.

Find out more about Giroflex 353 ›

Font sofa system by Matti Klenell for Offecct

Font sofa system by Matti Klenell for Offecct

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Big Talk lounge chair by Adam Goodrum for Blå Station

Dezeen Showroom: Swedish furniture brand Blå Station has released Big Talk, a modular lounge chair by Adam Goodrum that can be used to form undulating seating constellations.

The Big Talk chair features a cylindrical base topped with a semi-circular backrest and colourful, striped upholstery.

Multiple of the chairs can be combined back to back thanks to their curved silhouette, creating a seamless, snakelike formation reminiscent of a Victorian loveseat.

Front of a lounge chair chair by Blå Station
The chair is constructed from moulded foam

“The upholstery forms a modular tête-à-tête sofa or Victorian loveseat, where two or more seats can be joined together in an undulating arrangement,” said Goodrum.

“Two people can have a quiet conversation – in keeping with Victorian modesty – side-by-side while viewing the back of the other person’s seat and the spectrum of graduated coloured bands.”

Two lounge chairs by Bla Station
Multiple chairs can be combined to form a modular loveseat

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