Some three years ago a perceptive furniture dealer said to me: “Keep an eye on this one. He’s one of the best around.” That “one” was Jasper Morrison, an unlikely hero given his public reticence, but an undoubted talent. His talent has been recognised (see Profile, page 12), but, with very few exceptions, his patrons […]
China Airlines has a new floral corporate logo designed by Addison in Singapore to bridge the gap between old and new. It’s the airline’s first identity change for 35 years. The airline selected Addison from a pitch list of about seven other consultancies. Following two years of research the group targeted the qualities of Chinese […]
Building specialist Redland has approved the management buyout of its graphic design arm, headed up by design manager Chris Hamilton. Four of the existing 13-strong design arm put together the buyout scheme after Redland announced plans to disband its in-house team. The new group, Summerly Communications, includes Hamilton and designer Andrew Burr and started operating […]
Debi Ani Design Associates has created identities for two new small businesses – an optician and a chauffeur service. – The optician, Whitby & Co, is opening in a Grade II listed former bank building on London’s Fleet Street.
Can a sofa designer create a tram? Tableware? A corporate identity? Jasper Morrison thinks so and, as if to prove it, he’s currently working on all these projects. The next few years will be decisive in a career which up until now has been firmly focused on furniture design. His simple designs, sought after throughout […]
Four Sumatran Villages and a Student – Exhibition of drawings and photographs by Tim Bradley, a recent graduate of Manchester University, from his trip to Sumatra.
Edinburgh’s plans to create a 10m Architecture and Design Centre for the city are shaping up. Last week a Norwegian architect won a competition for the centre’s design. Edinburgh City Council must now await the outcome of a bid for 6.7m of National Lottery funding from the Millennium Commission. Council leader Lesley Hinds says the […]
Doors of Perception Monday 6 November – Conference looking at issues relating to design and information technology and their relationship to improving the environment, focusing on the material changes needed for a sustainable future.
CPB research backs packsShoppers are unaware that packaging design is a marketing tool being deployed at them, suggests new research by Coley Porter Bell. Consumers in the study say they are not aware of being affected by packaging, but further questioning reveals a significant degree of influence on purchasing decisions. See News Analysis, page 7.
The Government’s failed Consultancy Brokerage Service has been condemned as a huge waste of money after the Department of Trade and Industry revealed it cost nearly 3m to set up. The CBS was developed by the DTI as a national directory from which Business Link advisers could source design and other services. But a response […]
The owner of the Guinness World of Records Exhibition is planning a new 4m replacement exhibition following its decision to close the current museum at London’s Trocadero Centre. Ripley Entertainment, which claims to be the world’s largest operator of museum attractions, says one Canadian and two US designers are already working on initial concepts. But […]
Germany’s Hanover transport authority stra is gearing up for the city’s Expo 2000 with plans to boost its fleet of trams. Jasper Morrison is working on designs for new additions to the fleet which are due on track in 1997. Morrison’s Office for Design was appointed after a proposals pitch against a German office already […]