Design Bridge pares down Otima20 bottle

Design Bridge has extended Warre’s Otima port brand into a ‘more luxurious area’, with packaging design for the new 20-year-old Otima20 product. The clear glass bottle and minimal labelling concept of the ten-year-old Otima brand, introduced by Design Bridge in 1999, is retained for the Otima20 bottle. The product is being rolled out to wine […]

Call for entries

Entries for the 2004 European Hotel Design Awards should be submitted by 30 July. Contact: jonathan.worsley@

Glasgow School of Art sets an example for academia

One of the more interesting documents to pass across my desk this week was the Directory of Experts, subtitled A guide to expert opinion at The Glasgow School of Art. Constituting a list of academic staff, listed alphabetically, the slim volume simply states their areas of expertise, the media they are available for comment to […]

RSA Summer School

The RSA’s Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry four-day residential Summer School will take place from 9 to 12 September. The closing date for the 30 places at Dartington Hall, Devon is Friday 2 July 2004. Contact

Therefore designs sat nav for Tom Tom

London product design consultancy Therefore has designed an in-car satellite navigation system for travel products group Tom Tom, called the Tom Tom Go. Encompassing a 3.5-inch touch-screen 3D display with illuminated maps and a stereo voice-guidance system, the product uses Global Positioning System technology to pinpoint the driver’s location. Users punch in their destination to […]

Roundel uplifts National Gardens scheme

Roundel is redesigning the identity for the National Gardens Scheme, the charity launched in 1927 to promote the opening of private gardens to the general public. ‘The sheer size of the organisation and the number of participants means that visual communications need to be more effectively co-ordinated,’ says Roundel director John Bateson. Roundel is working […]

Fun and games

Héctor Serrano’s down-to-earth, pragmatic approach to design is refreshing, but it is his humour and inventive energy that attracts people to his products, says Hannah Booth

Factory Design creates Remington hairdryers

Factory Design has created four hairdryers for Remington as part of the grooming company’s new 2x Protection range. Scheduled for launch across Europe and Australia next week, the dryers fit into four categories – ‘neogrunge’, ‘classic’, ‘sporty’ and ‘sophisticated’. ‘The intention is to try to build a Remington house style,’ according to Factory creative partner […]

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