20 April 2000

Meta staff work too hard at Hardwick St

Although it has plans to find a bigger office, MetaDesign London was proud to show Design Week its additional work space inside basement offices in Hardwick Street, EC1. But, either new owner Icon Medialab has been driving the team too hard, forcing them to sleep in the office, or the task of moving desks and […]

Death of a salesman

Good design isn’t only about conception of ideas, as it must also address the actualities of directing those ideas to the marketplace.

Identity ‘saving’ for Home Office

The Home Office is expecting to make cost savings of at least £160,000 per year with the introduction of a revised corporate identity, created by The Team, along with centralised printing processes.

Cork flagship store for Eircell

Irish mobile phone network Eircell has appointed Corsie Naysmith to design its first retail outlet. A 14m2 flagship store will be opened in Cork in mid-July. The consultancy has been given the task of developing designs for retailing both mobile products and telephone services. The two-floor site, with a prominent glass facade, will house products […]

Consultancies in South West urged to Stand Out

Design consultancies in South West England are being urged to join a new campaign to shake off the region’s “sleepy” commercial image. Called Stand Up Stand Out, the initiative is led by Bristol-based design and communications consultancy Proctor and Stevenson. It is based on research which reveals that only 2 per cent of the UK […]

The Internet can bring the design industry together

We non-Luddites all rattle on about the Internet. We talk to clients about the Net and their business – if you’re not connected, you might as well give up. To practice what we preach, we redesigned our website, prompting us to assess its value. What do we gain from it and why do we want […]

Award for Enterprise for HP:ICM

HP:ICM, the lead designer of the Millennium Dome’s Body Zone, has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise after a series of successful projects around Europe. The award, which is administered by the Department of Trade and Industry, is presented for “outstanding achievement in international trade, resulting in substantial growth in overseas earnings and in […]

Existing designs for Arcadia plan

Fashion retailing group Arcadia has ruled out any store redesigns after announcing plans to close all its Principles for Men and Top Man shops as part of its BrandMAX programme. Under the group restructure, 400 existing stores will be closed as Arcadia places more focus on womenswear, increasing store space from 63 per cent to […]

The tricky art of Star Wars robot mobility

Apart from the visual feast on show at the Art of Star Wars Exhibition, which opened last week at London’s Barbican Centre, visitors will get a glimpse of a little film called Bad Droid Karma. Any Star Wars fans who still needs convincing about the actual reason for director George Lucas moving from models to […]


The Berlin branch of the Vitra Museum is scheduled to open on 1 July, in a building designed by Hans Heinrich Müller. The first exhibition will be a retrospective of the work of the late designer Verner Panton.

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