Bang & Olufsen is launching the Beovision Avant system in the near future. Billed as the first integrated widescreen TV and video system, Avant is designed by British-born freelance David Lewis. Lewis, who has worked for Bang & Olufsen for several years, says the Avant gives the illusion of having a screen suspended on a `wall’. This wall `puts a break between what the viewers want to see – the picture – and what disturbs them – the rear part of the TV set’. Also concealed by the wall design is the video recorder, which can only be detected by the tape slot below the screen.
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.