English and Pockett has scooped ten accolades at the Broadcast Design Association’s awards in Chicago. The London company picked up a gold and two silvers for its Carlton Food Network designs, silver for the print/on air category, and a gold for its work for Tele-TV, a US video-on-demand service. A further three silvers and three bronzes followed. Other UK winners included BBC News Resources, which won a gold, two silvers and two bronzes, and Ortmans Young International and Lambie-Nairn which each received two bronzes.
Virgin Atlantic has introduced new tableware for its economy class flights intended to be more domestic than the usual utilitarian on-board look. The range of crockery and stainless steel cutlery has been created by Frazer Designers. The consultancy ‘integrated a soft and simple feel’ using modern glass and ceramic design, says a Frazer Designers spokeswoman. The range includes three different sizes of disposable clear plastic trays and a re-useable coffee mug, which has a ceramic look and feel but is actually plastic.