Danish electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen next month sidesteps ‘traditional box-shaped units of yesteryear’ with the launch of its futuristic, oval BeoCenter 2 music system, designed by Bang & Olufsen chief designer David Lewis. The system, which offers radio, CD, DVD and MP3 playback, features wing-shaped, polished aluminium doors that close after programming to conceal the CD or DVD. The intensity of the BeoCenter 2’s display is programmed to adjust to its environment, avoiding ‘completely illuminating a dark living room’.
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