A new menswear department was the final touch for Ireland’s newly refurbished luxury department store, Brown Thomas, in Cork. ‘Sophisticated, warm, textural and playful’ were key words in the updated brand identity of the store, whose extensive year-long facelift was masterminded by Gregor Jackson, managing director of GP Studio. ‘The previous store identity was confusing to the customer, so we wanted to strip everything back, rediscover the original architecture and fit it out in line with the traditional Brown Thomas brand,’ says Jackson.
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.