House music and its electronic near neighbour techno are behind lighting designer and entrepreneur Shiu-Kay Kan’s new ‘musical approach’ to design of lighting and furniture. This light, Techno Mantis, is designed by Shiu-Kay Kan and is being launched at next month’s 100% Design show in London. Perched on adjustable legs, the lamp’s head can be turned in any direction. An opaque rubber ball diffuses and colours the light when required.
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.