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.
Drew, who is director of policy and place at FutureGov, previously worked as a civil servant for 12 years, helping Government departments streamline policy-making through design and digital.
A light-up smart keyboard, vagina-themed illustrations and a new exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Design Museum are some of our favourite projects from the last two months.
A full run-down of all last night’s winners category by category, plus best-of-show and our new Rising Star and Hall of Fame inductees