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Lipson Laport Glass Associates in the US has designed the graphics for Perrier’s new limited edition range of sparkling water, the Jazz Bottle.

This boat interior may look like it’s floating down the Grand Union, but it’s actually a large scale toy designed by JJA associate Tim Pyne. It is one of two boats floating in a giant bath in a huge bathroom designed by JJA and built by Carlton Beck. The bathroom is the central feature at this year’s Ideal Home exhibition at Earls Court Exhibition Centre which opens today and ends on 8 April. Pyne says: ‘People will either hate or love the boats. But at least it will get people talking about design.’

Alan South has joined product consultancy IDEO to head up its engineering section. South joins from Cambridge Consultants where he worked for 11 years.

As part of Tesco’s initiative to introduce musicians into the classroom, Quorum Graphic Design in Glasgow has created a music pack for primary schools.

Lambie-Nairn has created the latest in a series of dragon-themed on-screen identities for Welsh language channel S4C. The identity marks the launch of wide-screen transmission.

Smosarski & Partners is designing a new corporate identity for specialist plastics manufacturer Victrex, a 1993 management buyout from ICI, following a five-way paid creative pitch against rivals including Lloyd Northover Citigate.

The interior of Cybersmith, an Internet café in White Plains, New York, was designed by Fitch. Client company Marshall Smith, founder of US chains Paperback Booksmith and Videosmith, appointed Fitch’s Boston office to pioneer what is in essence the retailing of information and time as products. Fitch claims Cybersmith is a departure from other cybercafés because it sells a ‘total experience’ rather than just coffee and computer access. Fitch’s designs include a Cybersmith membership card, which activates the computers, the retail environment and café, and on-screen work. Another Cybersmith is expected to open in Boston this summer.

Glasgow’s 999 Design Group has designed exhibition stands and a corporate brochure to launch Pentranic Europe, a company which sells television monitor units.

Creative Impression has designed a new branding scheme Lace With Lycra for fibre manufacturer Du Pont.

The David Chipperfield-designed 8m Welsh Art Gallery at Powis Castle, Welshpool, has got the go-ahead from planners at Montgomeryshire District Council.

Event Exhibition and Design in Marlborough designed the Meat & Livestock Commission’s 126m2 stand for the Salon International de l’Agriculture in Paris.

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