12 November 1998

Lecture

The Royal College of Art’s architecture/interiors lecture series You-topias begins with Denis Santachiara. Santachiara began his career as a car designer and locates his work somewhere between art, design and architecture. The lecture takes place on 17 November at 7pm. Contact: 0171-590 4273 for a free ticket. Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, RCA, Kensington Gore, London […]

Designers quit ad agency

Three founding members of Manchester ad agency BDH TBWA’s design division have left to form their own consultancy. – Simon Carroll, Andy Moulton and Steve Fletcher have set up identity and brand packaging group Into in Manchester.

High flyers from MGA

Look, Mum, no hands! Andrew Marten and his team at London group MGA helped raise 32 000 for Kingsmill Children’s Hospital in Mansfield with their daredevil stunts. The four of them had 150 hours to learn to tight-rope walk on a 3.5m-high wire the width of a pencil. The gala night under the Big Top […]

Stewart joins Tayburn Group

The Tayburn Group is boosting its interiors offer with the appointment of an interior design director. – Russell Stewart has joined the Exdinburgh consultancy from Rodney Fitch where he was associate director.

Books

Published by Carlton Books, 20th Century Architecture – the structures that shaped the century by Jonathan Glancey is released today. The book is about breaking barriers, exploding myths and creating discovery zones for anyone interested in understanding architecture. The book retails at 29.95. Published earlier this year and designed by David Hillman, a book of […]

Brief

Usually it’s the technology that lets you down, but for British Design and Art Direction’s DVD launch at London’s Ministry of Sound the problem was more structural. The sculptural installation by D&AD Gold winner Thomas Heatherwick seemed destined to remain a concept, until a call to seasoned interiors man Ben Kelly on the morning of […]

Briefs

Loss adjuster Cunningham UK has merged with Ellis & Buckle, creating the country’s biggest claims and incident management business for the insurance industry.

Developers must learn to capitalise on design

This summer we provoked a debate about estate agents in these pages. We identified a market crying out for consistent branding and the use of design to differentiate between firms (DW 3 July). And you responded with a vengeance, though the impact has still to be seen on the high street. It’s ironic that estate […]

ITV digital ident by E&P

ITV has unveiled the identity for its digital channel ITV2, created by English & Pockett. The channel goes live on 7 December and is aimed at a younger, alternative audience to the existing ITV channel.

Sporting the factory style

As a concept invented to sell excess stock at cut prices, factory stores are characterised by rapidly changing and unpredictable product ranges. Adidas’ first standalone store, which opens today in the BAA McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village factory complex near York, is no exception. The 586m2 store will sell Adidas footwear, clothing and accessories. Corsie […]

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