2 February 1995

VIRGIN CRUET SET BY FITCH

From today, passengers flying Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic Airways will be getting a bit more of the star treatment – if only because they won’t have to fiddle with

Boots No7 made up

Workhouse Design Consultants has redesigned Boots No7, the largest cosmetics brand in the UK with sales in excess of ú54m.

Dyson whirls into a cyclone

Who’d be an electrical goods sales assistant, eh? – Designer/manufacturer James Dyson is giving more established vacuum cleaner manufacturers a collective bloody lip with his Dyson Dual Cyclone cleaner.

Union mergers lead to revamps

A host of union mergers is on the cards as more than 250 trades unions bow to industrial logic and economic pressure, says a Trades Union Congress spokesman. New identities

YRM announces interiors closure

Building design group YRM has announced the closure of its interiors division. The move follows the axing of four jobs from the unit late last year (DW 25 November 1994).

Buy-out from Drambuie

A management buy-out has removed Davis Design from the ownership of Drambuie. The 20-year-old Scottish consultancy had been owned by the liqueur company since 1991, and by Caithness Glass before

Lead bodies fail to lead to clients

If, as Lynda Relph-Knight suggests, packaging clients are looking to manufacturers rather than design consultancies for real innovation (Comment, DW 27 January), shouldn’t the official design bodies be doing something

Distinctive canopy for Gant

France’s third largest retailer, Casino, is to open petrol stations at its hypermarket chain Gant. Forecourt and identity design is by Crabtree Hall/Plan Cratif. A typical station will have 15

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You may have heard London Underground described as many things, but chances are never as The Roots of the Empire. But that’s how Orlando Greenwood saw it in 1928. Now

First choice was not the wrong choice

Jonathan Mercer advocates thoroughness in his article headlined Learning the rules of the name game (DW 20 January). As identity advisers to First Choice, the company he uses to illustrate

Products of Desire

Selection of products designed by architects, including work by Nigel Coates and Will Alsop. Until 18 February. – Venue: RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, London W1.

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