Is the design industry magic chair doing the rounds? After a spate of births at Landor, a highly fertile piece of furniture is being blamed for the recent growth in birth rates at Event Communications. Following a particularly barren stretch, no fewer than seven bouncing babies have been born to employees – all of whom sit on or around an ‘interactive’ chair – in just over a year. According to Mum number one Kate Bailey, the seat ‘has given staff a new depth of understanding of the emotional and physical potential of interactives’.
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