Black and Decker is to launch a new heat gun for paint-scraping. Newcastle consultancy The Product Group worked with Black and Decker’s in-house team to take the design from concept to tooling in just four months. The brief to The Product Group envisaged one unit to combine the two swing-handle and pistol-style products in the existing range. All modelmaking from concept to working model was done at The Product Group in an impressive three weeks.
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.