12 March 2009

Prize-winning carafe goes to market

The winner of the London on Tap carafe design competition is set to go into mass production in late April.An initial run of 10 000 Top Tap carafes by designer Neil Barron will be manufactured in time for the summer rush.Barron, of Gusto Design, was crowned winner of the competition in December last year for […]

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BASCA relaunches with Studio Dempsey look

The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters is this week relaunching under an identity created by Studio Dempsey.Studio Dempsey founder and former CDT Design director Mike Dempsey explains that a ‘subtle’ name change prompted the need for a new identity.‘The current name doesn’t trip off the tongue as an acronym, so it has been changed […]

Peter Madden, chief executive of Forum for the Future,
speaking at a seminar at the Design Council in London

Ideo public-sector pilot heads for roll-out

Global design consultancy Ideo and sustainable development charity Forum for the Future is working to secure Government funding ahead of national roll-out of their I-team scheme, aimed at driving innovation in the public sector.The design group, and its sustainable development partner, are this week refining their public-sector innovation process and embarking on a Government funding […]

Thing director Martyn Pick has created a blend of
animation and live-action footage showing the effects of climate change in docudrama The Age of Stupid, which premieres in London’s Leicester Square on 15 March.

News in Pictures

Thing director Martyn Pick has created a blend of animation and live-action footage showing the effects of climate change in docudrama The Age of Stupid, which premieres in London’s Leicester Square on 15 March.

The cover of New Order’s Blue Monday single on Factory Records, designed by Saville

David Adjaye and Peter Saville collaborate for Kvadrat

Appointing top creatives from different disciplines to work on a one-off, high-profile project is a risky strategy, but it has paid off handsomely for Kvadrat with its new London showroom, a colourful fusion of the two- and three-dimensional, says Trish L

Digital image of luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent’s first physical outlet, in London’s Harrods store, designed by GP Studio

Package ideals

Travel agents with a retail presence are being hit by the recession like other high street brands, but some sectors are bucking the trend. Clare Dowdy checks
out four specialists investing in store refits to better serve their customers

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Pencilling in a little flattery draws out the best in people

Following my recent Inspired piece in your magazine (DW 8 January), a new box of pencil crayons landed on my desk, from student Chris Haydon. I know they were from him because his name and details were engraved on the lid. Even more impressive (if a little unnerving) is that my name is in shiny […]

Universities are key to training for global design challenges

Your magazine’s Professional Development supplement (DW 26 February) raised some very interesting points. When conditions are tough, most of us hardly notice cuts in training budgets – we question the return on investment and see time away from fee- generation as too costly. But then we risk losing the chance to build competitiveness in areas […]

BDI and Design Council share the same goals

Regarding the recent discussions between British Design Innovation and the Design Council, referred to in your article (News, DW 26 February), I’d like to make the following comments: I was present at the BDI/Design Council meeting on 11 February. It was highly constructive and focused on key issues. There has been no pressure from my […]

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