Royal College of Art student Marta Lago Arenas last week scooped the coveted D&AD Student of the Year award for a stackable set of cutlery (above), which can be carried as a single item. The range was designed in response to a D&AD Nesta Product Design & Innovation award brief to create tableware that can be used across different cultures and cooking. Blackpool & The Fylde College student David Threlfall also won for his images of rural scenery (right), imposed on suburban architecture and landmarks. It was the first time in the award’s 26-year history that two students have been selected to receive the accolade.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.