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Design Solution has designed the identity and car park signage for Wellington Square, a retail development in Stockton-on-Tees, opening in April. Facilities/ directional signage follows in September.

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Bomb has created an on-line gallery for Channel 4’s Year 1 competition, launched to raise the profile of British photography. Visitors to the site (www.channel 4.com/yr1) can post their photographs

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A robotics concept developed by Staffordshire University professor Mike Topping could give disabled people greater independence. The snake-like device, called Flexibot, can cook dinners, shave a person’s face and vacuum

Martin Dawe’s London Cuppa

Martin Dawe Design has named, branded and packaged tea brand The London Cuppa, which will launch in shops within the M25 next week. Founder Martin Dawe says the packaging has

Death aid

A show displaying funeral artefacts, Dead, attempts to change our grim Victorian attitude to death and celebrate the passing of a life

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Peter Gill & Associates has designed a £250 000 public visitor and education centre for the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay.

Mackintosh well seated for making furniture

Mackintosh, manufacturer of traditional British outerwear, is opening its first standalone store and is expanding into furniture design and manufacture. The company is looking for a site for its flagship

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Montreal-based circus Cirque de Soleil has shortlisted five consultancies for a second-round pitch. No one at Cirque de Soleil was available for comment as Design Week went to press.

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Design Manchester 2017 announces line-up

The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne