This is a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the snooty Chelsea Arts Club, which hardly ever allows a member of the press to pass through its portals. Absolut Vodka persuaded the club to allow portrait artist Howard Morgan to paint this scene as part of its promotion, and elitist members needed a lot of persuading, according to an Absolut spokeswoman. Unfortunately, Absolut’s efforts are almost unrewarded – can you see a hint of vodka in this picture? ‘It’s somewhere on the table if you look closely, it’s subtle that’s all,’ says Absolut. Perhaps ‘token’ is the word.
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.