Stephen Bayley isn’t hanging around. Following his appointment as creative director to Millennium Central, he is implementing a full review of all the design work done so far. And, in a bid to find out the views of the man on the Canary Wharf omnibus, he has even discussed the possibility of a radio phone-in with the producers of Radio Four arts show Kaleidoscope. Genuine punters would be able to suggest features they would like to see in the Millennium Dome at Greenwich to Lord Rogers of Riverside and himself, says Bayley. One problem: “I haven’t mentioned it to Richard yet. But I will,” admits Bayley.
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.