Soho is an ‘affordable, contemporary’ ceramic homewares range launching this week by Portmeirion. Designed by Queensberry Hunt, Soho is the manufacturer’s first full collection of tableware to be created in the past five years. Conceived in plain white, the collection is available in two colour patterns: the blue and red, Morse Code-inspired M-Code, and Nightline, a black line signature pattern. The collaboration is the result of the Design Council’s 2002 Design Led Business 24/7 project, which puts designers in the board room.
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.