Smallfry has redesigned Northern Telecom’s Meridian business telephones for the European market. Originally designed for the US and Canada, the Meridian range now has three new models for Europe. Smallfry managing director Steven May-Russell says: ‘Europeans have come to appreciate products with sophisticated and carefully proportioned forms. Hardware design intended for the North American market tends to be too linear and box-like for European tastes.’
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.