Designers Rocky Alvarez, Carl Clerkin, Gitta Gshwendtner, Michael Marriott and Will Warren have created specially made exhibits for the exhibition Cupboard Love. Each designer was asked to create a visual response to the Victorian expression with the result being a collection of cabinets, boxes and buckets. Gschwendtner’s work (pictured) is billed as signifying ‘the way objects change with time and use’, and illustrates a chest of drawers changing over time as the owner stores items between its segments. The exhibition, which also features a window installation by textile designer Lisa Stickley, runs from 7 February to 26 April at the Applied Arts Agency in London.
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.