Habitat’s UK design manager Tom Dixon is believed to have been awarded the retailer’s top design job after the departure of his former boss, group design director Laure de Gaudmaris, who is understood to have left to have a baby.
Meanwhile, Habitat is considering the future of its Anglo-French design operation, after the reported closure of its French design office.
The chain is also in the first stages of reviewing its corporate identity and is currently in talks with Mark Landini, of Sydney group Mark Landini Associates, to help write a brief for the initiative.
Dixon is said to be in charge of this development, which is likely to see groups invited to tender before the end of the year. Although at a conceptual stage, it could result in adaptations to Habitat stores, generating further opportunities for design groups.