Details should never get in the way of a good party. So it’s refreshing to hear that staff at Wolff Olins partied away to celebrate their MBO the other Friday, even though it hadn’t happened yet. The party was optimistically scheduled for 6pm, recounts managing director Charles Wright (as featured above on the company’s stationery). But 6pm came and went and the all important dotted line was still unsigned. Undeterred, the team joined the celebrations, only to leave again two hours later to thrash out the last details. The deal was finally sealed at 11pm allowing the four new managers to rejoin the frolics.
During the London Design Festival, the design studio Wik & Walsøe is presenting an exhibition exploring traditions and how they develop, at Superbrands, London Design Fair.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has commissioned the UK-based consultancy to design the exterior and interiors of the transport system’s passenger pods.
The London Design Festival 2017 exhibition taking place this week contains 30 diverse projects exploring the designer’s role in everything from protecting the environment to creating straight-up beautiful work.