11 November 1999

Speaking terms

The ability to converse with overseas clients in their own language is a huge advantage, says Pamela Buxton. But good business skills are not built on language alone

Smith to act on taskforce

Culture secretary Chris Smith has promised to ‘rapidly’ start implementing recommendations from the latest report by the Creative Industries Taskforce published last week. But designers have sounded a word of


Design Resolutions; Charlie Thomas; The Baleri ‘Underwear’ exhibition; William Scott


Design group Brown Inc has appointed Ismael Ibnoulouafi as the first creative director of its Paris office. He previously held a similar position at Paris consultancy IG Design.


Richard Rogers – Complete Works Volume 1 features work and collaborative projects by Richard Rogers from 1961-1988. Published by Phaidon Press, the book retails at £59.95.

Verdict on electrical retail sector

A new report by retail research group Verdict says product innovation in the electricals sector, combined with market conditions likely to protect the UK market from foreign entrants, will enable

On-line bubbly

Oddbins is launching a champagne website which has been designed by Razorfish. The site will expand next year to include a full range of more than 1200 products.

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