13 February 1997

Brief

‘If you could make anything I have said sound intelligent, I would be very grateful’ – Giant partner Neil Smith trying to comment on the consultancy’s work after a heavy

119 projects bid for grants

The Millennium Commission has named 119 applications for funding, totalling 517m, which have been “long listed” for more detailed investigation. Those chosen will be included in the third round of

A model design job which really pays off

The design industry’s loss could be the fashion industry’s gain. Sarah Thomas, a 16-year- old A-level student of, among other things, design technology, has apparently quit her studies for life

YSL comes to Covent Garden

Virgile & Stone has been appointed by menswear retail group Moss Bros to design the UK’s first branded Yves Saint Laurent store, due to open in London’s Covent Garden during

Door-to-door contact

Not one for fans of Larry Grayson with his call to ‘shut that door’, James could still be a useful friend if you’re after a gift for someone who has

Body Shop reviews store format

Design consultancy Blast confirmed this week that it is working on a packaging project for The Body Shop, having been brought in by creative head Jon Turner. Blast declined to

Shortlist for ethnography collection

The Horniman Museum in south London has shortlisted three design groups, as yet unidentified, to design a pair of permanent exhibitions to display its ethnography collection. The museum has also

Briefs

Orientation around the new British Library building on London’s Euston Road will be aided by a series of colour-coded wall plans created by Information Design Unit. The drawings define which

On the Banham wagon

Reyner Banham was a self-proclaimed academic with pseudo-eccentric dress sense, thought Hugh Pearman. Until he read a collection of his essays, that is…

Emporio Vittorio

From farmer to Habitat buying director to Selfridges MD last year, Vittorio Radice’s record shows him to be an astute champion of design, says Matthew Valentine

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