The Solo flatpack clock begins life as a thin sheet of polypropylene and finishes up as a neatly folded box, which includes the quartz clock mechanism and a battery. The material used by design consultancy Arkitype resembles thin card but the casing won’t rip or corrode over time. The Glasgow Collection will exhibit the millennium edition of the clock, which will be finished in silver. The clock is already available in Japan, France, Argentina and Spain, priced at under £20. Many companies see it as a quirky alternative to the usual corporate gifts.
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