Look into the future with the mystic designers

Long and exhaustive research has resulted in a new crystal ball service for Design Week readers. – In what may become an occasional series, design community members have contributed their predictions for the industry in 1998.

Long and exhaustive research has resulted in a new crystal ball service for Design Week readers.

In what may become an occasional series, design community members have contributed their predictions for the industry in 1998. Callum Lumsden of Lumsden Design Partnership confidently predicts the return of the pelmet as a design icon, and says astral charts suggest Light & Coley director Laurie Light may buy a round of drinks during the summer.

Staff at Roundel are predicting a Lottery syndicate win. “The Partners had one. Why can’t we have one?” a source has been heard to ask. Anonymous predictions include one that Michael Portillo will be appointed a non-executive director of Imagination, and that Newell and Sorrell will consolidate its various divisions and change its name “to something silly, like Diageo”.

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