Upmarket jewellery chain Fish Brothers is relaunching as Charles Fish in February 2006 with a brand identity by Large Smith Walford and a flagship store design by architect Branson Coates. The design of the shop is loosely based around a water theme: windows are meant to look like oyster shells, jewels are displayed on seaweed-like fronds and fish tanks are scattered throughout the store. The intention is to bring more glamour and an ‘edge’ to the jewellery shopping experience. The boutique will open in London’s Canary Wharf, with more sites set to launch in the future.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.