The Royal College of Arts hosts its summer exhibition

The Royal College of Art hosts its summer exhibition, Like Nowhere Else, comprising four shows of contemporary work by postgraduate artists and designers. Animation, product design, industrial design engineering, interaction and vehicle design will feature in the show. It runs from 26 May to 3 July. (Pictured, Split68 by Florian Ortkrass and Caroline Noordijk.)


EXHIBITIONS Photographs of Trees and Snow is the first UK photography display by Iranian artist and film-maker Abbas Kiarostami and continues until 19 June. Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7. Controlled, from 14 May until 25 June, explores the degree of control exercised by artists to determine the outcome of their work. […]

RCA appoints new head of interaction

The Royal College of Art has appointed Tony Dunne as Professor and head of department of interaction design. He replaces Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, who is now a business fellow at InnovationRCA (DW 21 April). Dunne’s background in examining the interaction between users and designs includes exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and […]

Mail order retail in decline as Internet shopping booms

Last year Internet shopping overtook mail order catalogues as the most popular form of home shopping for the first time ever. The days of the catalogue ‘big book’ may be numbered as consumers shun the old- fashioned format to embrace a more immediate form of home shopping. This gloomy prediction, outlined in a recent report […]

Sitting pretty

Furniture with exuberant pattern stood out on a few stands at this year’s Milan fair. John Stones rounds up new work that dares to be pretty

Thorne Creative designs annual review for mental health charity

Thorne Creative has designed the 2004-5 annual review for mental health charity Revolving Doors Agency. The body claims to be the only UK charity dedicated to helping people who are trapped in a ‘damaging cycle of crisis, crime and mental illness’. The brief was to communicate RDA’s strategic direction to clients, fundraisers and trustees, says […]

Lambie-Nairn tweak for Sainsbury’s

Lambie-Nairn has refreshed Sainsbury’s brand communications, replacing the primary Living Orange colour with a softer shade of orange, alongside a broader palette. The consultancy was appointed to the task last year. The refresh applies to all internal and external communications. The Sainsbury’s marque will remain unchanged.

Design team remodels Mary Rose as interactive museum

A collaborative design team consisting of Land Design Studio, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon has been appointed to produce a permanent museum on-board the 16th century relic battleship the Mary Rose. The Mary Rose Trust selected the team from a list of seven proposals, followed by a shortlist of four. The three consultancies were […]

Value your work in this competitive global economy

A debate at the Design Council last week revisited the idea of new business models for design. The event, called Value your Work, sought to bring together consultancies that have succeeded in doing things differently, largely, on the face of it, by adding new revenue streams to their business. There is nothing wrong in that, […]

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