19 October 1995

Sit 95

Tuesday 28 November – A conference and exhibition looking at commercial seating for the office, public/reception areas, hotel/ restaurant and conference/entertainment sectors.

Kid’s stuff

Designers investing in 3D graphics software could learn a lot from games arcades, says Sutherland Lyall

Financial interaction at ICL

Computer company ICL’s sales reps are starting to use an interactive CD-ROM to improve their knowledge of ICL’s financing packages. The CD-ROM has been created by Nucleus Design. The brief was to present the financial information in a user-friendly and memorable format both for use in classroom environments and in the field. Voice-overs, video footage […]

The Identica Partnership launches ICO

Ico, a new telecommunications company providing a global hand-held mobile telephone service, has been launched with its name and corporate identity created by The Identica Partnership. Led by satellite communications giant Inmarsat, Ico aims to have its satellite-linked service running by the year 2000. Brought in last year to devise a name and then design […]

Council ready and focused

The Design Council will outline its research findings on design and education and announce the future focus of its education and training policy next week. Moira Fraser Steele, the council’s education and training director, will highlight the new aims at an education and training conference on Monday. The six new priorities include promoting the integration […]


‘The difficulty is in deciding what is best in the show – for one man’s caviar is another man’s nausea’ – Tony Cox, creative director of BNP DDB Needham, chairing last week’s Scottish Advertising Awards – – ‘I’d murder for one of those’ – Design Business

Hulton weaves on the Web

The Hulton Deutsch collection now has a Web site at http://www.u-net.com/hulton. It has 70 representative images of the 15 million in the collection and details of the CDs, print ordering and so on.

Coming Up

The Changing Workplace – Wednesday 1 November – One-day seminar on the impact of changing work patterns on the workplace and design and – technology in the future.

DW at Apple Expo 95

Design Week is sponsoring next month’s Apple Expo 95 MacUniversity and a seminar program. People such as typographer Dave Farey, Agfa’s Liz Harding, Macromedia’s Sue Thexton and Xchange’s Simon Mercer will be speaking – as will a bunch of experts in such apps as Photoshop, Director and so on. Booking fees for seminars are a […]

Increase in buy-outs creates opportunities

Management buy-outs, which often involve new corporate design work, are rising in number, according to recent research from management consultancy KPMG. KPMG reveals that management buy-outs are on the increase. 1995 is set to be the most active year this decade for MBOs, with 4.5bn-plus worth of UK deals. “If you buy out an existing […]

Key starts on BBC foyers

New BBC corporate head of design Tony Key says he is tackling the corporation’s reception areas as a priority. – Key, who joined from BT at the start of August, says he is working with several interior designers on improving a few “shoddy foyers”.

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