New chairman for Northcross

It’s easy, apparently, to muddle up the Greek words chiropractic and chiropody. But that’s set to change with the launch of a new identity for the British Chiropractic Association, created by Zulver & Co.


New products from Italian furniture manufacturer, Kartell are on display at Towards 2000 with Kartell: Plastics, technology and the designers. The company works closely with designers such as Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio and Ron Arad. Until 13 April. Contact: Irving Kinnersley at Artworks on 0171-359 4778. Venue: Artworks, 21-22 Upper Street, London N1. By studying […]


Sculptured, stained glass pieces from the John Patsalides studio are on show at Glass Odyssey. Until 5 May. – Venue: Hotbath Gallery, Hotbath Street/Beau Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

New chairman for Northcross

Acquisitive Edinburgh group Northcross has appointed the founder of Direct Line as non-executive chairman. Peter Wood will be “actively involved” in the consultancy, says Northcross managing director John Slater. Slater has worked with Wood over many years and is advising on a project in the US. “Our turnover and profit was such that we had […]

Porsche founder dies

Ferdinand Porsche, family head of the sports car group and joint designer, with his father, of the original Volkswagen Beetle, has died aged 88. A retrospective of his works opens at London’s Design Museum on 9 April and runs until 31 August.

Wallpaper fit for its purpose? No comment

While many of us are aghast at the cost of the refurbishment of the Lord Chancellor’s residence, few of us have bothered to put pen to paper. However our efforts would have been scant rewarded, judging by the missive one Design Week employee’s mother got in response to her letter of concern. On asking for […]

A whirlwind romance for Worthington

Conran Design Group managing director David Worthington leads an intense, but rewarding life. While most people just have the big three high street problems to contend with in their lives – death, divorce and moving house – David has a fourth. Failing in a pitch. Worthington describes the process as like falling in love, having […]


Lighting, fashion, ceramics, furniture and glass will be exhibited at the Sainsbury Scholarships Exhibition. The scholarship scheme was established to promote excellence in contemporary applied art and design to a wider audience. From 3-13 April. Venue: Oxo Tower, Bargehouse Street, London SE1. Powerhouse:UK displays UK creativity within a temporary structure by architect Branson Coates, consisting […]

Saraff joins Conran

Sebastian Conran Associates has appointed Matt Saraff as associate director, graphic design. Saraff, who has worked for McCann Erickson and Conran Design Group, joined the consultancy last week.

Interactive multimedia heroes are applauded

The best in interactive multimedia was feted at the British Interactive Multimedia Association’s awards this week. – Disney Interactive picked up two awards for the Early Learning and Home Learning categories – the only group to win more than one award.

Reader’s Digest is relaunched

The world’s most widely read magazine has been redesigned by US graphics guru Roger Black. Reader’s Digest, which has more than 100 million readers, will feature the same cover on all its 48 monthly editions for the first time. The revamped magazine hits the shelves on 20 April. The magazine was text-conscious, but not image-conscious, […]

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