German industrial design graduate Ulrike Jurklies has created six pared-down and functional objects for the home – which started life as stainless steel off-cuts and can be assembled by consumers from an initial flat-pack form. Called Mo Man Tai, after the Cantonese phrase ‘no problem’, the range comprises key rack (far left), serviette ring, egg cup, candle rack, towel rail and CD holder (left). Beginning as two-dimensional items to simplify packaging and mailing, the products ‘gain character and functionality’ through the addition of ‘pre-determined’ creases, says Jurklies. For more information see www.momantai-design.com.
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