St James’s Park in London played host to a special commemorative exhibition to remember life in Britain during World War II last week. The Living Museum, a temporary exhibition space running the length of The Mall between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, was the visual focus of London’s anniversary celebrations, taking place during National Commemoration […]
The National Trust has commissioned Newcastle-based Infinite Design to create a permanent exhibition at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, worth a six-figure fee to the consultancy. Entitled Threads of Time, the exhibition will showcase the various collections that are scattered throughout the Elizabethan hall, such as 16th century textiles, furniture and portraits. Infinite was appointed to […]
Sheffield group Truth Studio has designed the 2005 annual review for First Light, a Lottery-funded and Film Council-backed organisation that encourages five-to-18-year-olds to create short digital films. The publication is available on-line at www. firstlightmovies.com.
London product design group Hothouse has created a Kenyan-style barbecue-cum-pizza smoker called the Barbecue Chef, which retails from £299. The design team was led by Hothouse partner Richard Thom.
Restaurant group Yo! Sushi has drafted in Philip Watts Design and Priestman Goode to create interiors for a raft of up to 11 new UK-based restaurants. Meanwhile, Yotel is poised to announce details of its first sites by Priestman Goode at Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Landor Associates has poached Cheryl Giovannoni, current chief executive at Coley Porter Bell, to replace Charlie Wrench as managing director, following a managerial shake-up at the WPP company.
Goldsmiths College product design student Mary Rose Cook has been named as a Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year at this year’s New Designers student showcase in London. She takes home £2000, along with public relations, accountancy and legal advice after winning one of the two main prizes of the New Designers show. […]
Gini Coates has won Part Two of New Designers’ One Year On, for her surface pattern designs. She receives £1000-worth of legal advice from Briffa.
David Bernstein thinks the distinction between designer and strategist blurs when creatives are asked to think laterally to solve a brief.
Preparations for London 2012 can now begin in earnest after the IOC’s announcement last week. Scott Billings observes the plans take shape
Virgin Group has held presentations with a number of design groups as it considers the launch of a ferry or cruise travel service, Design Week can exclusively reveal. Four groups are understood to have made presentations to the company within the past week. It is thought that Virgin’s holiday division is looking for ideas on […]
Enterprise IG managing creative partner Shane Greeves has been poached to fill the top creative job at FutureBrand. He will be replaced by Nick Payne, who becomes managing creative director for corporate branding. Greeves will become executive creative partner at the rival group, which he is set to join in October, and rejoins FutureBrand chief […]