The British Design Council and designer Tom Dixon have selected three furniture and production design students from Nottingham Trent University to take part in an exhibition at next month’s Milan Furniture Fair. Students Alice Walker, Valerie von Bechtolsheim and Jo Roper have all designed interactive low voltage lights, billed as ‘combining contemporary design with multi-function use’. Roper’s Globe table lamp (left, closed and then open) is constructed from a series of plywood shutter discs on a glass base. Walker’s illuminated design (right) is a table lamp made of clear and coloured Perspex and von Bechtolshiem’s Zero 65 uses four adjustable and rotating light panels on a cast aluminium stand. All three will on show at the British Council, Via Manzoni, Milan, from 9-14 April.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.