The YoYo table is one of a number of furniture designs by architect Michael Kavanagh of Zebra Design. After attending a number of trade shows, Kavanagh set himself a brief to design a table that fulfilled every one of his set criteria – criteria that he felt current products on the market did not meet. The height-adjustable table can be adjusted with ease and speed, giving ample leg room in the raised position; it is stable and rigid at any setting because the four points of contact with the floor remain fixed during adjustment. YoYo is lightweight, portable and functional. As the table surface remains horizontal at all times there is no need to clear the surface before any adjustment. YoYo is currently at the prototype stage.
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