Roger Battersbee stands down

Roger Battersbee has stood down as Design Business Association assistant chief executive, it has emerged this week. He plans to work as a ‘consultant to design businesses and clients’.

Rohan finds its way with Marking

Functional outdoor and travel clothing brand Rohan has appointed Marking Design to revamp its flagship store in London’s Covent Garden, as the brand seeks to appeal to a younger, more lifestyle-conscious audience. Concepts created for the flagship will be rolled out across the company’s 22 UK stores. The consultancy starts work this week, following its […]

Acid pressures M&S on code

Anti Copying in Design is putting pressure on Marks & Spencer to agree to its code of conduct on designers’ copyright, after the retailer failed to admit liability in a settlement with dress design firm Lucy Locket.

Casson Mann displays Churchill job

Casson Mann is presenting first concepts this week for the Churchill Museum, which is set to open in January 2005 as an extension to the Cabinet War Rooms in central London. The museum will explore and celebrate every aspect of Churchill’s life and the group is working with client, the Cabinet War Rooms, to develop […]

Landor NY pours over Smirnoff look

Global drinks giant Diageo is to relaunch Smirnoff Vodka in the autumn with a revamped look created by Landor New York, Design Week can exclusively reveal. According to a source close to the project, the new-look product will launch first in the US, followed by a global rollout in time for the key Christmas period. […]

Hot-desking his way into our hearts

Having already drummed himself into Diary, Gyro managing director Graham Dodridge is now hot-desking his way into our hearts. Here he is modelling his consultancy’s new office furniture: an ‘equilateral triangular shaped desk system that fits together in flexible ‘clusters’ to complement Gyro’s working practices’. And its creator? The ‘sticksman’ himself.


The first musical commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern is unveiled on 17 and 18 June. Chroma 2003, by Rebecca Saunders, which marks the launch of Architecture Week (20-29 June), is an event that combines music with architecture and art. Contact: www.architectureweek. for further details. Venue: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1.

The ring road

Mobile phone manufacturer Ericsson’s handsets were losing serious ground to the opposition, until it teamed up with electronics giant Sony. Mike Exon reports The year 2001 made a lot of people wake up. Not only the dawn of a new millennium, it was a low point in a world sick of techno hype. It’s funny […]


The Royal Designers for Industry hold the fourth residential RDI Summer School from 4-7 September at Dartington Hall, Devon. Designers from all disciplines within their first ten years of practice are invited to apply for 30 places. The closing date for places is 16 June. Contact: Joanna Thackray at or 020 7451 6801.

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