13 March 1997

Philips takes the drain with new batteries

Philips has unveiled a new longer-lasting and more powerful battery for appliances which drain batteries quickly. Packaging for PowerLife has been designed by DJPA. PowerLife product group manager Ruud Jona

Starck plans pension at 50

Philippe Starck says he plans to retire in 1999 when he reaches 50. The leading French designer is meanwhile taking a more ethical stance in his work and has turned


The Design Council’s Design In Education Week starts on 17 March. Its aim is to promote excellence in design and forge links between education and business. Key events include Future

Lever wipes away old look

Light & Coley continues its decade-long working relationship with Scottish cigarette brand Club by designing the 1997/98 gift catalogue and revamping the Club Gift Centre in Glasgow.

London gown and out

Working from home can be a double-edged sword: you get to lie in and watch daytime TV, but open yourself up to all manner of work-related accidents. Such as that

Wolff Olins sets cement identity

The fourth biggest cement manufacturer in the world, The Italcementi Group, has a new corporate identity to promote itself in an industry formerly dominated by family-owned businesses. Design is by


Brand development and design group Haines McGregor has created packaging for a new range of fruit infusions from Tetley GB, which are currently being launched. MetaDesign has appointed Frances Jackson

Hit the rewind button

Once you’ve bought something these days, it’s almost obsolete, remarks Hugh Pearman. But stalwarts are here to ensure certain products never go out of fashion

Flights of fancy for Britannia

Britannia Airways, the UK’s biggest charter airline, began talks with Luxon Carr nearly three years ago, initially with regard to exterior aircraft livery. After extensive research showed that the overall

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