16 March 1995

Designers fear `shallow’ Millennium exhibition

Museum and exhibition designers fear that the national exhibition being planned to mark the Millennium may degenerate into a “shallow, glitzy” affair. The Museum & Exhibition Design Group is to challenge the Millennium Commission over fears that quality design will be ignored for the high-profile national exhibition planned for the year 2000. The commission has […]

Chelsea Design Week

Sunday 19 March – 35 exhibitors showing items relating to interior design. The first four days are open to trade only, with the last day open to the public.

Ericsson and Nokia take Caesar awards

The Ericsson GH337 is the winner of the Mobile Phone of the Year in Cellnet’s Awards for Excellence, Service and Reliability (Caesar). Ericsson also won the top award last year. The GH337 also scooped the design award in the digital category, which is dominated by phones directed at the business market. It was acclaimed for […]

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Northwick Park Hospital, near Harrow, is the first to try the new Patientline compact TV and phone system designed by Cambridge Product Design. The wall-mounted unit offers every patient a choice of 17 TV and ten radio channels and a personal answerphone service. Installed at no cost to the NHS, the unit is paid for […]

Design blamed for work misery

Designers are to blame for making people miserable in their working environments, according to a study from the Building Research Establishment. Engineers and designers often overlook the needs of the end user, viewing them as “unwanted interferences”, states the study, titled Comfort, control and energy efficiency in offices. People who are “uncomfortable, but lack the […]

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The industrial design team at Xyratex has created the R9000, a new RAID storage subsystem that’s ideal for designers who want to add large amounts of storage to an existing computer system. The in-house team tried to `make the product transparent to everyday working procedures’, according to designer John Haley. It is the first in […]

Metal Guru

David Mellor’s success has come in one of the most difficult areas: design/manufacture. Jos&#233 Manser reports on the illustrious career of Britain’s foremost metal worker

Effective work by CSD

The Chartered Society of Designers is distributing a new publication, Managing Design to Sharpen Effectiveness, to the Business Link network. Compiled from case studies of the CSD’s Business & Design Programme, the publication is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry.

The Typographic Circle lecture

Wednesday 12 April – Editorial designer Fred Woodward will be showing and discussing his work, including award-winning work on Rolling Stone Magazine.

Tesco shops for new design head

Three top retailers have been hunting for design heads, with two of the companies restructuring their design departments. Supermarket chain Tesco is set to announce a new design manager next week. Fashion retailer Benetton is currently restructuring its design department with the appointments of a head of graphics and possibly a head of design. And […]

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