A total of ten young designer-makers from Liverpool and Manchester are showcasing their work at the Designersblock show in London next month, as part of an I Love the NW stand supported by the Liverpool & Manchester Design Initiative. Lighting design features heavily among the ten, including Jason Bottomley’s lights, created using everyday objects such as Perrier bottles, storage pods and children’s stools, and Joanne Byrne’s delicate glass lily sculptured light (pictured). Polly Hitchen will be showing a droplet chandelier.
We talk to the creators of the new BBC series, which brings viewers stories from Bauhaus, a revealing hour with Dieter Rams and Vic Reeves in silver spandex.
The updated visual identity, including a logo and campaign, looks to “reposition the educational charity verbally and put it back on the map visually”.
This year’s results follows a downward trend in popularity for creative subjects both at schools and universities.
The latest announcements also include a “multi-sensory” exhibition inspired by the sea at Oxo Tower Wharf.