13 September 2007

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Process to product

The crafting of creative ideas, rather than things, is the subject of an exhibition at the London Design Festival. Kate Kilalea describes an innovative approach to an often overlooked part of design work

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All change

Likened to 3D printing, rapid manufacturing and rapid prototyping technologies are changing the way designers make things. It’s a paradigm shift that will alter almost everything we know about the creative process, reports Scott Billings

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Shocking truths

When CDT Design put its services at the disposal of a charity dealing with victims of torture and trafficking, it found that simplicity and directness was the best way to raise awareness, says Liz Farrelly


Loewy plans more takeovers with extra £4m

Loewy has secured £4m of additional venture capital to fund further acquisitions. The funding announcement comes just days after Loewy’s acquisition of product design consultancy Seymour Powell (DW 13 September). The extra investment, from private equity group Abry Partners, comes as part of a restructuring of Loewy’s financing. Abry will take over an additional £4m […]

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BBC global news division to create separate digital roster

The BBC’s global news division has announced plans to create a new roster of digital marketing consultancies for its international digital communications. The division, led by director Richard Sambrooke, incorporates the BBC World Service radio, BBC Monitoring, BBC World television and the BBC’s international on-line news services.It operates independently of the ‘corporate’ BBC, according to […]


Design to reap 2012 ‘culture fest’ dividend

The first details have emerged about what opportunities the Cultural Olympiad – a four-year cultural festival that will accompany the 2012 London Olympics – will offer the design industry.The festival will start at the end of the Beijing Olympic Games next summer and continue over the period of the London Games in 2012. It will […]


Tezenis opens up UK front with London store

Italian lingerie chain Tezenis is to open its first UK store, at London’s Oxford Circus, tomorrow (Friday), with interiors by its in-house design team.The 350m2 store, which will open at the old Shelly’s shoe shop site, will cover two floors – the ground floor and basement.It will follow the chain’s usual concept, and feature furnishings […]

Recycled business cards send all of us a Green message

During a visit to Switzerland, I ended up in an extraordinary exhibition in Zurich, entitled ‘A glimpse of the works of the Shagal’. I’ve seen many exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the US, but this one was really out of the ordinary – an artful, sustainable creation designed to reduce waste. The designers made […]


Leading lights

The Anglepoise lamp, like Hoover, has entered the common lexicon as a descriptor. It’s a word that immediately evokes a mental image – with its angular frame and cranium-like shade it conjures up visions of a creaky bird, overlooking you as you work. An iconic design that has served as inspiration for countless designers, it […]

The one-stop creative shop

If your group boasts a variety of disciplines there needs to be synergy between them to give clients an integrated solution, says Sara Wilkins

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Scenic artist Hilary Vernon-Smith has just won a Young Vic Award for her work at the National Theatre. Nick Smurthwaite asks her about painting stage-wide canvases and encouraging a younger generation of practitioners

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