13 December 2001

Conran Design Group domesticates Hygena stores

Conran Design Group has redesigned the logo and interiors for domestic furniture store chain, Hygena, which is the European sister of British store, MFI. The new look will be unveiled in France on 21 December at a new-build store in Colmar near the Swiss/ German border. Nine new stores are scheduled to open next year […]


Redpath Design is one of four consultancies to have bought itself out of the Faulds Group. Faulds Advertising, Navigator Response Advertising, The Glasgow Agency and Redpath are now independent groups. Redpath creative directors Andrew Hunter and Iain Lauder have joined managing director Richard Irvine on the board as a result of the buyout.

Glass-House website gets Tonic

Tonic is creating the website for the Glass-House, a recently established service that aims to raise the role of design in regeneration projects. The consultancy has just had initial designs agreed and is presenting detailed plans this week to the Glass-House Trust, which has been set up by the Architecture Foundation. The website is scheduled […]


Habitat has unveiled concepts for its flagship store in Hamburg, designed by Gerard Taylor. It is scheduled to open in January. The store features white concrete floors and ‘blood red and caramel’ stairs.

Rufus Leonard attempts to give QinetiQ energy

Rufus Leonard will present creative concepts next week for a website to support the world record balloon altitude attempt. The attempt, which could see a manned balloon attempt to hit 132 000ft (40 233m), is sponsored by QinetiQ, the commercial arm of what used to be the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. Concepts will be […]

Alloy Total Product Design

Working closely with a range of users, Alloy Total Product Design went back to first principles to design a kettle to make the act of boiling water safer, more convenient, and available to all. Called KettleSense, the product is innovative, but simple: pour cold water into a jug, put the jug in place, allow the […]


The Department of Health this week launched the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report, designed by CDT Design. It features colour photography to make it more accessible. Issues covered in the report include liver cirrhosis striking at younger ages, high blood pressure and health inequalities between the north and south of the country.

New wave of identities for estate agents as Thirteen creates Ocean’s

Thirteen has created a corporate identity for the Ocean group of estate agents that it hopes will make estate agents around the UK look twice at their logos. It appears that one of society’s least loved trades does not boast brand identities as sharp as its employees’ suits, according to research by Thirteen, which showed […]


Identica has designed a range of premium own-brand products, called Sapori e Mintorni (Flavours and their Origins), for Italian supermarket Conad. It launches in Italy in January.

BamberForsyth Fitch screens Magnetic job

BamberForsyth Fitch has designed a website, brochure and channel identity for digital entertainment network Translucis. The website and brochure launch this week to advertisers, ad agencies and on-trade licensees. The name and identity for the network’s channel will launch next January. Translucis has delivered a mix of commissioned programmes and advertising via satellite to plasma […]

Call for entrieS

The New York Festivals, the international print and radio advertising awards, has put out its call for entries. Categories include magazine, newspaper, websites, packaging and poster design. The deadline for entries 15 March 2002. Contact: www.nyfests.com for further details about the awards. The Altran Foundation’s international competition Technological Innovation for Developing Countries, launched by Trevor […]


Cole Creative Communications has created a promotional brochure and CD-ROM for British Airways world cargo centre Ascentis. Both the brochure and the CD-ROM, which incorporates a virtual tour of the £250m fully automated facility, have been produced in six languages.

Latest articles