UK body Design For Transformation has restructured the Slovak Design Centre to operate better as the newly independent country faces issues such as privatisation.
“The SDC could play a crucial role in helping to develop products and services to international standards,” says Chris Spencer at DFT.
Gerrard & Medd director David Gerrard, who undertook the project with Spencer, adds: “There is scope for the SDC to become a catalyst for development through design”.
Zdenka Burianov continues as director of the 13-strong centre and contact with the UK will be strengthened.
“The SDC is looking to the UK as a new source of expertise,” says Gerrard.