16 December 1999

Existing logo for new Harvey Nichols brand

Department store group Harvey Nichols will not be introducing a new logo to accompany its new international own-label fashion brand. The retail group’s own-label range is currently restricted to 400 product lines, most of which are foodstuffs. At the moment, the Harvey Nichols brand accounts for 1 per cent of the group’s retail turnover. A […]


Philippe Le Roi, the first global superstar of design. Black jeans, leather jacket, designer stubble and a complete set of Harley Davidson motorcycles parked in every world design city for his use, all started by the same key.

Advent of the year

With Christmas approaching, the competition to come up with the most original advent calendar is in full flow. And with digital media playing an integral part in our lives, it was inevitable that a design group would create a virtual calendar, just as Flag has done. The 24 images reflect Yuletide themes, as well as […]

10 LORD FOSTER b1935

Leading British hi-tech architect whose power and influence at the millennium is unparalleled. Landmark building design is complemented to a high degree by intense activity in the development of interior products.

The London arm

The London arm of German consultancy E-fact has produced a book to go with the third annual London Photographic Awards. The 1999 brief was to interpret the poem Last Things by Hugo Williams. Competitors drawn from 12 countries produced 35 finalists. Volume 1 was a finalist at the 1998 New York Festival of Design and […]


Belgian World War One museum In Flanders Fields, designed by Event, has won the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

Searching high and low for the feminine touch

While we found the item Women are “more design aware” (DW 3 December) rather confusing, it does point to the issue of female product designers. Where are they? With such a significant influence on purchase (according to Gloria Moss), surely we all in product design must hope for greater numbers of female designers. Factory has […]

Crime and punishment

Plans to change the name of the Probation Service, to the Community Punishment and Rehabilition Service, are under fire.


Scandinavian architect and designer who came to represent the very best of Danish design. An outstanding all-rounder responsible for popularising functionalism by giving it a more sculptural, refined and elegant image.

Future Dates

International trade fair Domotex at Deutsche Messe, Messegelände, D-30521 Hanover, Germany.

MEI has a Cabvision of the future

Multimedia design group MEI has designed and installed an interactive entertainment and information service for passengers in some of London’s black cabs. Cabvision is the first system of its kind. It will allow taxi passengers to view a selection of programmes on four channels on a 10-inch flat screen monitor. The consultancy has developed the […]

Giving awards just for the sake of it should not be on the agenda

As Helen Charman points out (Letters, DW 19 November) British Design and Art Direction’s all-male awards jury shows how out of touch it is with design for the Internet. Like almost all other awards, D&AD’s Call for Entries doesn’t indicate the criteria by which a submission will be judged. Other areas where most awards fall […]

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