Swindon-based Factory Furniture has designed an outdoor seat, Skop, which launches in late February. Manufactured in Britain from FSC-certified cumaru timber slats and a marine-grade stainless steel frame, the seat is designed for heavy outdoor use in public or private spaces. Skop is available with a range of backs – from none at all to as many as four on one bench in any pattern ‘for those tired of symmetry’, according to Factory Furniture managing director Dean Harvey, who designed the seat together with the group’s co-founder Jason Harvey.
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.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask