Ah, the View-Master – the 1970s’ answer to virtual reality goggles. Yes, it’s nostalgia time again, as Leeds-based Watt Design has dreamt up a little slide-show of its wares featuring such retro icons as the Monster Munch creature and the Smash robot. ‘We’ve found the View-Masters are such great ice breakers that we have to stop ourselves from showing them off before presenting the pitch work,’ says Watt ‘strategic samurai’ (groan) Tim Orrell. They’re sharper than the average pencil.
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.