2 September 2004

Orlando Hamilton hopes Household identity blooms

Household is to create a brand identity for Orlando Hamilton, in advance of the floral designer’s launch into supermarket retailing with a range of cut flowers and planted arrangements for Sainsbury’s. The consultancy is developing a visual identity, which will be taken through all of Hamilton’s business interests, potentially including the ‘by’ range at Sainsbury’s. […]

Architects brew Alessi collection

Alessi is launching an exhibition of tea and coffee sets designed by 20 contemporary architects. The collection will be shown at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in September. The architects involved, including Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Denton Corker Marshall (work pictured right) and Will Alsop, have ventured into new ground, designing domestic objects using materials […]

Sears Davies completes Uskmouth Power Station branding

London design group Sears Davies has completed the branding for Uskmouth Power Station in Newport, Wales. According to Sears Davies managing director Julian Davies, the consultancy has redesigned the marque, signage, bespoke flags and workwear, and is now embarking on the design of its literature and website.

Astound and DSP rejuvenate York hotel

Astound and DSP Architects have collaborated for the £500 000 redesign of York’s prestigious Dean Court Hotel, which is near completion. While keeping period details, the interior design reflects ‘a timeless feel of modern elegance’, which hotel manager David Brooks says he was keen to portray. Astound director Steve Royle says the hotel was looking […]


The Living Room is a mixed-media exhibition that surveys furniture, textiles, wallpaper and objects revealing the cultural richness and diversity of current styles. It runs from 8 September-17 October. Venue: Gallery, Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DS. On 3 September the Toni Heath Gallery opens its doors with its inaugural exhibition featuring paintings by […]

New branding recipe for Organix

Children’s organic food manufacturer Organix has appointed The Forster Company to review its branding, as it moves to clarify its offering for consumers. The Forster Company will initially look at the positioning of the Organix brand before revamping its corporate identity, marketing materials, product packaging and a yet to be determined website. The work is […]

Arad powers look of Battersea hotel

Ron Arad Associates has designed a radical luxury hotel concept to be housed at Battersea Power Station in London. The plans for the Upperworld Hotel will be officially revealed at the IX Biennale di Architettura in Venice later this month. The hotel will be positioned on the roof of the iconic former power station, which […]

Tide-Frater joins team at Harrods

Former head of creative direction at Selfridges Susanne Tide-Frater takes up a post at Harrods this week. Tide-Frater is joining the retailer as creative director, a position that has been newly created for her. Reporting directly to Harrods chief executive Richard Simonin, Tide-Frater will oversee the development of new concepts and innovations at Harrods. She […]

Young blood

It’s heartening when a client organisation turns to young blood for ideas. So news that credit card company Visa is collaborating with Royal College of Art students sent a warm glow through Diary’s ivory tower. Students have been asked to create a new credit card design – it can be any shape or size, the […]

One-Day Course

On 14 September a fast-track course on Green legislation for electronics companies entitled Making Electronics Green is taking place at the Centre for Sustainable Design at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design. The course is designed to prepare com

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