Sony has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first organic light-emitting-diode television, the XEL-1. The OLED television is based on electroluminescent organic materials, with a structure that enables ‘unprecedented’ levels of thinness and lightweight design. The technology has been more than ten years in development. Sony claims the product has ‘limited environmental impact’ and is planning to expand the OLED market over the coming years. Launching at the beginning of December in Japan, the XEL-1 will be positioned alongside Sony’s Bravia range.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.