Merger discussions

Any merger between book chains Dillons and Waterstone’s could generate large design contracts, says a Waterstone’s spokeswoman.

Music group EMI, which owns Dillons, is in discussion with WH Smith to buy Waterstone’s.

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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.