Tip of the Tongue light: Engineered beautiful

Graphic and sculptural, this Tip of the Tongue lamp is constructed from mouth-blown opaline and polished brass with a black silk braided flex.

Anastassiades’’ philosophy is to produce exceptionally designed objects of permanent value. All pieces are fabricated in carefully sourced small family-run workshops selected for their unique manufacturing skills and tradition in the use of materials.

Engineered beautiful competition

Our Pinterest competition gives you the chance to create your own #design inspired board. Submit your entry and you could win an elegant Tip of the Tongue light. Remember that your board needs to take ‘Engineered Beautiful’ as its starting point and should include two pins from our board. Click here to read the full details of how to enter and see our Engineered Beautiful board: http://bit.ly/AudiPinterestCompetition
Spun chair: Engineered beautiful
Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun chair was created using the process of metal spinning. Traditionally used to make circular objects such as drums and gas cylinders, it got Heatherwick thinking that it might be useful in the production of more unfamiliar items.
Heatherwick then resolved to create a completely symmetrical chair. The finished item is both ergonomic and rotational - not to mention striking and humorous. It makes a welcome addition to any living space.
Engineered beautiful - Pinterest competition 
Our celebration of beautiful design continues this week with the launch of our Pinterest competition.

We’d like to know what you’d select as your future design classics, so once you’ve chosen your favourite items, simply create a board and start pinning! 
Follow this link to find out more and enter our competition: http://bit.ly/AudiPinterestCompetition
Audi Urban Future Awards
With increasing populations and a struggling transport infrastructure, urban mobility poses one of the greatest challenges of city life.

With this in mind, the 2012 Audi Urban Future Awards invited architects to come up with design solutions. Take a look at what they proposed with this album of images: http://on.fb.me/191TZE4

As Steve Jobs once said,

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” 

It’s exactly the philosophy we’ll feature in our 8-page sponsored supplement in The Guardian next weekend. For now, we introduce our celebration of functional art with a preview - the design highlights of the coveted Audi SQ5.
 Take a look for yourself…