Debenhams plans expansion

Debenhams is to open Café Venues in all its new premises, as part of a plan to increase the number of stores by 10 per cent over the next five

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Halfords is producing a Lumbar range of back support products for motorists. The supports were designed after consultation with the National Back Pain Association and back specialist The McKenzie Institute

Size Matters

The world is getting smaller, we keep being told, and yet design consultancies feel they must grow in order to get their teeth into the big multinational clients. Fitch is

Mather at South Bank

Rick Mather Architects has been appointed as the lead consultant for the South Bank Centre development project in London. ‘What impressed us most was his [Rick Mather’s] superb intellect, his

Fitch de-listing to go ahead

The acquisition of Fitch by US fund Lighthouse has been approved by the holders of 97 per cent of Fitch shares, meaning that the deal has in effect been completed

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Warm and vibrant colours and images are used in titles and stings for K Club, a new interactive programme for children. Shortly to be screened on education and learning channel

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The Hulton Getty Picture Collection is about to launch the third catalogue in the archive’s series of portrait photography. The black and white Well Connected book links famous faces, such

Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh consultancy Redpath has completed the identity and implementation guidelines for the new Scottish Parliament. The identity will be carried across all communications material. Redpath pitched against five groups in

Fern Green gets its teeth into Boots

Boots Dentalcare has unveiled its first high street outlet, in Milton Keynes, with interiors created by Fern Green Partnership. A chain of five further outlets is planned this year, representing

Books

Published by the Design Museum, Modern Britain is edited by James Peto and Donna Loveday and retails at 21.95. The book looks at the work of modernist architects, artists and

Alliance against celluloid

There is something out there even bigger than the Star Wars prequel. It will also be credited to Hollywood giant George Lucas. Digital film is set to end the era

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First look at London Design Festival 2018

This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.