10 February 2000

Huge changes for Irish retail

Retail consultancy Verdict Research is predicting “seismic shifts” in Irish retailing, creating a number of opportunities for retail design groups. An imminent review of current planning restrictions on large stores

Candle store to roll out a new format

Specialist candle retailer Wax Lyrical is planning to roll out a store format, created by independent designer Rob Davis-Desmond, which it has been trialling in two sites since last September.

Milestone puts K’nex together

UK-based toy giant Hasbro has re-launched the recently acquired K’nex construction toys, using packaging designed by small Beaconsfield consultancy Milestone. The brightly coloured range of K’nex Konstructors, packaged in kit

Oven proofs

The younger generation wants to cook, but they don’t want a boring step-by-step guide. Sara Manuelli looks at a new breed of funky titles that are spicing up Delia Smith’s

Ups and downs of Dome design

Following a report this week in the Financial Times which claims that some, unnamed, design groups have not yet been fully paid for their work on projects in the Millennium

Trendsetter wakes up with MBB branding

Manchester design consultancy Montage Bridgewater Barron is developing a new identity for Oldham bedding manufacturer Trendsetter Home Furnishings. Trendsetter, traditionally a supplier of own-brand duvets and pillows to retailers such

Hilton moves on to Habitat team

Habitat design head Tom Dixon has recruited furniture designer Matthew Hilton and fashion designer Georgina Godley to join the retailer’s design team. Hilton, who is currently working part-time with the

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