10 December 1998


Increased corporate donations is the target response for the latest annual report, created by Edit, from charity River House. The charity provides care services for those with the HIV virus, and has traditionally kept a low profile. It is starting a new fundraising drive as it reaches its tenth anniversary, to help it cope with […]


Contemporary furniture designer Aero opens its second retail outlet on London’s King’s Road. The shop features goods for the home and office, all products from the Aero range (furniture) and the Aeronecessities range (accessories), as well as classic pieces from the Fritz Hansen and B+B Italia ranges. Venue: Aero, 347-349 King’s Road, London SW3.

Industry bodies prove it’s good to talk

The Chartered Society of Designers has featured often in Design Week of late. The last two presidents have resigned, both seemingly disillusioned by the CSD’s bureaucratic nature, and its failure to embrace unity with the other industry groups. True to form, the message that the most recent ex-president, Adrianne LeMan, had resigned took a while […]


Tom McGhee exhibits mono-toned prints of work taken at Kew Gardens and also abstracts of Antonio Gaudi’s architecture taken during a recent trip to Barcelona. The work will be on display until 1 January 1999. Venue: American Coffee Traders, 25 Upper Street, London N1. A multimedia exhibition When it suits me is based on the […]

Identica and Tango merge

The Identica Partnership has merged with Tango Design as part of a deal with Tango’s ad agency parent Bartle Bogle Hegarty. The deal, which was due to be signed as Design Week went to press, creates a combined through-the-line design business, earning 10m in turnover and with more than 90 staff. Under the deal, retail […]


Davison Williams designed the winning tender document for Compass Group for the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Each section of the document was themed with rugby-related images and quotes about Wales, and the Welsh. Pres.co, formerly The Presentation Company, has created the first website for Knickerbox at www.knickerbox.co.uk Express Dairies has launched a website and a new […]

Yet more designers get on their bikes

Although they are generally thought to be ahead of the times, many in the design community are still heeding the advice of Tory politician Norman Tebbit, given at the height of the Thatcher era, to get on their bikes. The latest designers to return from a charity fund-raising bicycle trip to an exotic place are […]

Glasgow public space initiative

A 2.8m project initiated by Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design has been launched to create millennium spaces for five local communities. Each derelict site will be transformed by an architect in conjunction with an artist. Architect Chris Platt is creating a small-scale Millennium Hut as part of the Gateway to Govanhill public […]

National Trust unveils industrial arm logo

The National Trust last week launched The Industrial Trust, with an identity by freelance designer Vernon Barber. – The Industrial Trust will act as an umbrella organisation, bringing together other industrial bodies for a range of projects.

Future Dates

The Paris international furniture exhibition Salon du Meuble de Paris will take place from 14-18 January 1999. All types of furniture and accessories are represented by around 1000 exhibitors from 38 countries. Contact: e-mail to info.meuble @salondumeuble.com or call the Overseas Trade Show Agencies on 0171-886 3106. The international content market for interactive media Milia […]

Quick off the draw with Christmas japes

London design and marketing group Pistol managed to persuade its clients to indulge in outrageous and slightly premature Christmas exhortations last week. Taking the form of a Seventies-style game show hosted by Barry Cheese – better known as creative director Sean Parkin – the group’s party saw representatives from clients Tesco, Roche, Nissan, Dixons and […]

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