1 November 2001

Sitting pretty

Seats to rest your weary feet when you’re out and about are often taken for granted, but Sara Manuelli gets behind the priorities in public seating that inform most furniture designers

British Council promotes ReDesign

A series of touring exhibitions promoting British design in the Far East and Africa will kick off next month, indicating that the design sector remains buoyant despite the global economic slowdown. The move follows news last week that British product designers are hoping to gain greater recognition in German markets with a touring exhibition, Designed […]

A marriage of convenience

Hannah Booth considers the motivation behind the Springpoint/ Luxon Carrà merger – is this the right economic time to be thinking about global expansion?

Future date

The eighth International Corporate Identity Symposium takes place on 23 November. It is open to managers, consultants, academics and students and provides a forum to hear presentations and papers on corporate identity and branding, including keynote speeches by BP chief executive officer Lord Browne and British Airways chairman Lord Marshall. Contact: Pam Greenwood on 01274 […]

Cochrane advises on the way forward for business

The call for bolder moves (Comment, DW 18 October) may appear strange to many who are experiencing or facing a period of falling revenues at the moment. For those in the fray, retrenchment may seem a more natural strategy than advancement. My own experience is that now really is the time to be bold and […]

New designers need to make a difference to a group

In reply to Robin Arnold’s letter ‘Why should finding junior design jobs be this hard?’ (DW 18 October), I sympathise and support anyone in this situation. I know first hand how hard it can be to crack the design industry. Unfortunately, the industry has many problems: too many designers, not enough design consultancies, tight deadlines […]

Bear moves downstream and we admire the catch

We at Design Week would like to say thanks for the dead fish that was sent to our office last week. We puzzled over why someone would want to send in a 2kg salmon on our press day. It transpired that it was a change of address card from Bear Design, which is moving ‘a […]

Peacock Design reveals The Very Best Of

Peacock Design has designed the album sleeve for aging rocker Chris Rea’s latest release, The Very Best Of, using an x-ray of the musician’s 1962 Fender Stratocaster guitar. The consultancy was asked by Rea’s manager John Knowles to use the instrument without pandering to well-worn rock cliches. ‘We had the idea of having his guitar […]

TfL to arrive at a new identity

Transport for London is set to appoint a group to revamp its identity by the end of this month. The authority has had an interim identity since September last year, which was designed by Identica (DW 22 September 2000). A TfL committee will be reviewing submissions from consultancies in response to advertisements in the Official […]

Marsteller adds energy to Shell Renewables brand

Marsteller has developed brand guidelines for Shell Renewables’ above and below-the-line activities worldwide, which launched last week, for a fee of over £100 000. The consultancy will implement the guidelines across all communications. The first manifestation will be the design of two brochures and an ad campaign for the company, which develops and delivers solar […]

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