In the course of a major revamp and overhaul, the Hampden National Stadium team considered a number of design-led solutions to its location problems – it is in the middle of a built-up residential area and has to coexist with a lot of pedestrian traffic. The team eventually came up with a brief to design an outdoor luminaire. To inspire the stadium’s team, the Glasgow Collection commissioned designs from Graven Images, Gerard Taylor and McKeown Alexander. These concepts were used to brief Philips International Lighting, which designed The Glasgow 99 Outdoor Luminaire on a human scale, without the floodlighting usually found in designs of this type.
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