Dalziel & Pow is the designer of Swatch’s first independent UK outlet, a 20m2 concession in Spirit, the young fashion department at London’s Selfridges store. Dalziel & Pow was approached by Swatch while working for Signet company H Samuel. The existing Swatch shop in London, created by Italian designer Senr Savetta, is owned by Signet. ‘This is the first time Swatch has run its own show. It’s an experiment and could lead to expansion,’ says director David Dalziel.
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.