The Central Ergonomic Cooker took first prize in a competition for design students at the University of Central England. The brief for second-year students was to rethink the design concept of gas cookers using the findings of a survey on consumers’ needs now and in the future. Mark Teucher, Peter Anderson, Ayse Mustafa and Rajesh Grewal created the winning cooker, which `fully anticipates the changes in market trends highlighted by the survey’, according to a spokesman for Parkinson Cowan, the gas cooker manufacturer which held the competition.
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