12 December 2002


Simon Manchipp argues for simplicity in the design industry and how it can benefit the client

On-line banks must invest in structure and content

In response to your piece High street banking still wins over on-line offers (DW 21 November), the ICM research is too simplistic in its portrayal of consumer attitudes. Consumers don’t select their bank on trust alone. For many products they are primarily motivated by getting a great product deal. This is particularly the case with […]

Furniture retailers fail to deliver on design quality

Poor product design and uninspiring store environments means furniture retailers in the UK are lagging behind other retail sectors, according to a Verdict report released this week. The report says retailers are failing to capitalise on the housing and interiors boom. It forecasts growth for the sector in the region of 5 per cent over […]

New position for JHP co-founder

JHP co-founder John Herbert has stepped down after 23 years as managing director to take up a non-executive role with the consultancy. Strategic director Steve Collis and creative director Raj Wilkinson will take over as joint managing directors. A spokeswoman for the group says there are no immediate plans to replace Collis or Wilkinson’s former […]

Alsop takes on Liverpool job

The Alsop Consortium has won a competition run by Liverpool Vision commission to design the Fourth Grace building on Liverpool’s waterfront. Three structures, linked by pedestrian walkways and combining retail, residential and exhibition spaces, are planned. A spokeswoman for the consortium says the project ‘will create opportunities for a broad range’ of design disciplines, including […]

Elle makes a Mynt with store design

Fashion brand Elle, the clothing arm of the glossy magazine, is trialling a new store concept designed to increase associations with the publication, prior to an ‘aggressive’ roll out next year. Leicester-based Mynt has created the new look, which opened last week in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre. It is Elle’s ninth UK standalone store. ‘We […]

Hot off the press

In true ‘Have I Got News For You’ style, this week we are mostly reading EPS News – the paper of record for all your expanded polystyrene issues. Top of the pile in the current edition is a call to ‘recycle your used fish boxes’. Fish and ice previously contaminated EPS packaging, so the story […]

Toffeeapple appoints Paul Bishop

Digital group Toffeeapple has appointed Paul Bishop as advisory creative director. Bishop, who was previously as creative director Icon Medialab and Saatchi & Saatchi, joins from Atos KPMG Consulting.

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