First there was Bluebird, now comes La Belle Epoque. Situated on the site previously occupied by Harrods in London’s Draycott Avenue, it will have three restaurants, catering for up to 700 diners, a bar and a food emporium. Pocknell Studio designed all visual material, from the corporate identity through to signage, menus and food packaging. ‘La Belle Epoque was a period in French history devoted to good living and innovation in the arts. The identities are in keeping with the typographic style of the era,’ says Pocknell Studio partner Jonathan Alport. Interiors were handled internally in conjunction with architectural practice Jonathan Dunn. The whole complex, which is owned by the operator of French restaurant Le Palais du Jardin, is due to open on 14 August.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
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.