A New York afternoon

Hugh Pearman observed the ‘best of US design’ at Manhattan’s Cooper-Hewitt museum and was impressed by much of the practical, unfanciful work on display You can get sick of European design, can’t you? It’s like European fashion – the best, the most audacious, also sometimes the most ridiculous, the least practical. But that, you have […]

It’s nice to…

It’s nice to see ex-Interbrand international creative director Marksteen Adamson’s first solo project, the Parish of St Kea branding (tissue box pictured), up for a British Design & Art Direction Award.

Period Georgian interiors…

Period Georgian interiors meet contemporary fittings in Stella McCartney’s first London store, designed by Universal Design Studio, which opens tomorrow on Bruton Street. The Grade II listed building, formerly the Lefevre Gallery, develops the ‘nature abstracted’ theme of the New York store, also by Universal. It comprises McCartney’s UK headquarters as well as a retail […]

Kohler approaches designers to create bathroom interiors

Designers Matthew Hilton, Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and Oliver Heath have been approached by bathroom design company Kohler to create a series of bathroom interiors, which are unveiled this week. The Hemingways’ Fun Family Room features timber panels from sustainable forests and ‘shapes from everyday life’ as a recurring theme. Hilton has designed an indoor […]

Parker Williams packs fruit snacks

Cirio Del Monte’s Fruitini range of ‘snacking desserts’ has been redesigned by Parker Williams, as the brand aims to reposition itself in the highly competitive children’s lunchbox market. Products go on shelf in the first week of June in branches of Asda, Safeway, Tesco and Waitrose. Cirio Del Monte is hoping to make a splash […]

Crescent Lodge creates packaging design for landmark stamps

Crescent Lodge has created packaging and information design for a series of limited edition, collectible solid silver ingots in the shape of landmark stamps of the Victorian period. The first of these, unveiled by Royal Mail this month, is the famous Penny Black (1840). This will be followed by the Embossed Shilling (1847) in June; […]

Rose look for Middle Temple

Legal Inn Middle Temple, located in London’s historic Lincoln’s Inn, has appointed Rose Design to evolve its 600-year-old identity as the practice looks to consolidate its brand and attract young law graduates. The group was appointed to the project, which is worth a five-figure fee, after a four-way credentials pitch against unnamed rivals. According to […]

Yoghurt range updates its look

Bristol-based Reach has rebranded independent West Country dairy Yeo Valley’s main yoghurt range as Ubley, after a village near the company’s Mendips headquarters, to boost its appeal against big-name competitors. Ubley is expected to complete its distribution to supermarkets this week and, in the absence of ‘heavyweight advertising’, stand-out on shelf is key to its […]

Design Council fills in the gap

Richard Eisermann joins the Design Council on 23 June as director of design and innovation. Eisermann, currently design director at Whirlpool Europe, was previously design group director at Ideo Boston and also worked with Ettore Sottsass as senior design

Pre-school show finds True North

True North is gearing up for phase two of a high profile design brief for media group Entertainment Rights’ latest big hope for the ‘congested’ pre-school children’s TV space, Little Red Tractor. The 3D model animation series about the adventures of a ‘small, but optimistic’ tractor, makes its screen debut in autumn 2004 on BBC’s […]

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