10 August 1995

Lodge promotes airport seats

The Eglin Concourse range of airport seating is being promoted via a marketing campaign designed by London consultancy Lodge Design. Already in use at Gatwick, Heathrow and other UK airports, the Concourse range was commissioned by airport operator BAA in 1992. Robert Heritage designed the seat which is being marketed to airports across the world. […]

Champion the cause abroad – but take care

Time was when British designers had it made. They were world champions and that was that, with the corporate identity and packaging big boys in particular trumpeting their prowess to anyone who was prepared to listen. We’re talking about the late Eighties, when size was king and expansionist moves took the likes of Fitch and […]


Orange is not the only colour, certainly when it comes to the packaging for carbonated orange drinks. Tango painted it black. And now Sunkist is turning blue. Designer Bruce Duckworth says that the history of blue being used to package real oranges on their way to market stalls, allied with blue being orange’s complementary colour […]

Designers tune in to Cable TV

On-screen identity work is on the up as cable TV channels proliferate, reflecting the growing number of cable customers. Cable penetration into UK homes reached one million this summer. “Serious media operations are taking cable more seriously, and for a programmer the increasing number of viewers means that cable is now a viable option,” says […]

Interaction takes off at Barrow museum

Attractability is designing an interactive exhibit for Barrow-in-Furness’s Dock Museum. The 200 000 contract was awarded to the Leeds consultancy by Barrow Borough Council. The new exhibit will join the existing exhibition, designed for the museum’s opening in May 1994 by Robin Wade & Partners, and will illustrate the economic, social and political history of […]

Hong Kong job for Met Studio

NEWS – Met Studio will pick up design fees of more than 200 000 for designing interiors and exhibitions for a 3.75m health education project in Hong Kong.


Self Evident – Saturday 12 August – Exhibition focusing on early African portraits, featuring the work of Mama Casset and Seydou Keita.

Breweries aim to cash in on gay bar market

Breweries keen to take advantage of lucrative niche markets are investing in opening and refurbishing gay-friendly bars and pubs. Pub managing company Ansells, part of Allied Domecq, opens its first gay-friendly bar tomorrow (Friday) with interiors and identity by London group Langford & Williams. Jo Joes in Birmingham is aimed at the alternative market and […]

MetaDesign appointed by VW and Audi

Berlin’s MetaDesign has been appointed as the design consultancy for VW and Audi worldwide. – German car group VW has contracted MetaDesign for three years to “realign” the VW and Audi identities and control global implementation, from dealerships through

The Green(er) machine

Product designers are struggling to include an environmental aspect to their work, but industry interest is noticeably lacking. Gaynor Williams laments the slow response to Green innovation in the UK compared to other countries and urges manufacturers to

Fame at last for Rowland-Hill

Things must be tough down in Bedford Square. It seems that Design Business Association chief executive Ian Rowland-Hill is reduced to begging for cash. The good news is that he has the full backing of Royal Mail, which is launching the Rowland Hill Fund. It’s even printing stamp books highlighting “a variety of his achievements”. […]

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