Alessi has introduced a new range of contemporary, opaque metallic finishes in three contrasting colours: frosted blue, cool metal and pale matt gold for a selection of household items such as kettles, jugs and assorted containers. According to Alessi, the new reflective surfaces will enable consumers to create mix-and-match combinations of different finishes on products throughout the home, ranging from kitchen utensils to household furniture. Designers involved in the project include Joanna Lyle and Michael Graves.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
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.