When Alliance & Leicester opened its new chain of retail outlets aimed at home improvers, designed by BDG McColl, it invited the great frock-coat-clad home improver himself, the BBC’s Home Front co-host Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, to cut the ribbon. Trying to contain their awe at coming face-to-face with the ‘interiors guru’ himself are, from left to right, BDG’s Sue Weldon, Jonathan Barker, Nicky Young, Simon Tyas, James White and Louise Branch.
The move aims to create a new agency model, according to the marketing group, specifically designed to help brands in a “dynamic media environment”.
Two immersive installations at Amy: Beyond the Stage from set designer Chiara Stephenson seek to show a different side of the troubled singer.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.