SiebertHead’s idea for Looking Good and Feeling Great focuses on basic hygiene issues. Taking hygiene and grooming activities in the bathroom as a starting point, the consultancy identified practices and interactions with products and their packaging that we use to perform the rituals that many of us take for granted – such as squeezing toothpaste tubes, handling soap and unscrewing caps. It then created a series of devices that contain the product, but make it easier to access. They include a shower gel holder combined with an exfoliating glove, a pressure-sensitive soap dispenser and a container for a toothpaste tube which uses a toothbrush as a lever to unscrew the lid.
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.