Alias Hotels, which describes itself as a ‘funkier than average, mid-market’ hotel group, opens its flagship Manchester venue this month. Alias Hotel Rosetti was designed by the group’s founder, Nigel Chapman, who adopted a ‘machine for living’ theme. ‘The hotel is spun from a previously hardworking industrial building that was a powerful landmark on the Manchester scene and I wanted some of the scars of the past to remain,’ Chapman explains. The hotel’s loft-style rooms have exposed original features, including steel beams and ironwork columns, and there are ‘Airstream’-style diners on each floor. Penthouse suites feature original paintings by Miles Davis.
The app, which allows users to write notes on a smartphone or computer in many different forms, has been given a refined visual identity focused on an updated elephant symbol,
Figures show that 103,655 students took maths this year, while 51,900 took art, design and technology subjects.
Visit an interactive installation inspired by the Windrush Generation at Somerset House, head to Stockholm for a design festival and more this month.
The founder at creative networking platform and jobs site The Dots talks about why art and design skills should not be reserved for the middle class, and