20 February 1997

Hatley gets an Olivier

Tim Hatley has won the best set design category of the Laurence Olivier Awards for his design for Stanley at London’s National Theatre. See Review, page 36.

Browns of York has a facelift

Landmark department store Browns of York has appointed John Herbert Partnership to redesign its corporate identity and interiors. There was no pitch as the consultancy was already in mind after its previous work had been seen, says the store’s managing director Nicholas Brown. Brown hopes to start work on- site in April and to have […]

Swiss take away Thai

Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux in Switzerland is believed to be redesigning the identity for Thai Airways. The consultancy was unable to comment.

Online Magic Tragedy

OnLine Magic is mourning the loss of creative director Michael Martin, who died of a suspected heart attack on 9 February while attending the Milia multimedia show in Cannes. ‘His loss is too great to comprehend at the moment,’ says OnLine Magic president Andy Hobsbawm.

Spice Girls reeelly wanna see ‘grand pricks’

What a crazy world Formula One racing is. At last week’s launch of the West McLaren Mercedes car’s new livery, designed by Fitch, the 4500 guests in London’s Ally Pally were treated to a surreal evening. West is a German cigarette brand, so the car was, naturally, unveiled by roller-skating youths. And Grandstand’s Steve Rider […]


A new boutique stocking Byblos, Armani and Moschino has opened in Montreal, Quebec. The interiors of François Côté Collection have been created by Jaime Bouzaglo, the Spanish-born interior, graphic and product designer, who was also responsible for the lo

Hook up at Tayburn

Bryan Hook has joined Tayburn McIlroy Coates in Edinburgh as senior design director. He was formerly with London consultancy The Partners.


Taking place on the 27th February is the latest of the Towards Sustainable Product Design lecture series, which covers environmental issues in packaging design. Speakers include Dorothy MacKenzie of Dragon International, Steve Barber from The Body Shop and Peter James from the Sustainable Business Centre. Details: Martin Charter on 01252 732229. Also starting on the […]

London duo in tandem for bike exhibition

Assorted Images is designing the graphics and Casson Mann is designing the exhibition for a show about bicycles to be held at the Design Museum in London from October. Both London consultancies were appointed by the museum after credentials pitches against undisclosed rivals. The exhibition is scheduled to run from 30 October for five months. […]

RCA seeks ‘active practitioner’

The staff committee of the Royal College of Art will today consider the resignation of furniture professor Floris van den Broecke, who leaves at the end of the academic year after 12 years. RCA rector Professor Christopher Frayling says: “We are definitely going for a replacement of van den Broecke (as head of the furniture […]

DIA identity draws up roof restoration

Design in Action has created a new visual identity for Redland Roofing Systems to coincide with its name change from Redland Rooftiles. The identity went live last weekend, and will now be applied to all brochures, literature and stationery. Design in Action has been working for the Redland group for several years, and has spent […]


Pop into the RIBA Architecture Centre to see Picking Winners – first exhibition of Lottery funded projects. It features 24 schemes ranging from Gollifer Associates’ National Glass Centre in Sunderland to the National Centre for popular music in Sheffield and Michael Hopkins & Partners’ Hampshire County Cricket ground (pictured). Until 8 March. Venue: RIBA Architecture […]

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