20 November 1997

Imperial War Museum is known for innovation

I was disappointed to find the Imperial War Museum identified as a less worthy cause for Government support than “other facilities bent on stimulating change in perception about the future” (Comment, DW 7 November). By all means lump some heritage venues in this category, but not the Imperial War Museum. Despite our non-pc title, the […]

Wolff Olins brands BA cut-price airline

Wolff Olins is working on the branding of British Airways’ cut-price airline, to launch next year. – Developed under the project name Operation Blue Sky, the airline will operate out of Stansted Airport as a separate business and will initially fly to Fra


The implementation of British Airway’s infamous new identity doesn’t seem to be getting through at grass roots level. And it is the youngest BA travellers who are suffering the consequences. Toy jumbos on sale at Heathrow still bear the old livery, Union flag intact, so respected by design gurus Baroness Thatcher and Marcello Minale. Design […]

Whatever you do, don’t mention Dyson

A “Dyson Free” edition of Design Week has been requested by Graham Barton of Benchmark Industrial Modelmaking. “We all love him,” says Barton, but he evidently fears that too much exposure to Dyson could lead to a Spice-like overload. Barton’s tactics have failed, however. Try as we might, there is just no way to respond […]

DW changes number

Design Week’s telephone number is now 0171-970 4000. The fax number remains 0171-734 1770 until further notice.

Virgin hits the Internet

Virgin Megastore will be the first part of the Virgin empire to go fully on-line in January, when its entire catalogue of music, books and videos will become available for purchase on the Internet. Websites for the service will be developed in-house by Virgin Net. Chairman Richard Branson this week revealed plans for all Virgin […]

Objective view

Jane Lewis investigates what clients want from product designers and discovers that they are not as highly thought of overseas as they like to imagine. Personality and economy are also major concerns.

Doing the right thing

As the discussion over branding Britain continues, Janice Kirkpatrick says we must get involved and forget profit margins if anything positive is to come out of it. As the discussion over branding Britain continues, Janice Kirkpatrick says we must get inv

Case study – Boots mirrors

Lyons Associates, formerly Lyons Ames, has been capitalising on the growth in the cosmetics and toiletries sector, providing structural packaging and product design for projects ranging from Boots’ new brand Kyusu to the new-born Virgin Vie. According to Lyons Associates director Kerrin Lyons, product designers are in a prime position to meet the rise in […]

Fickle hand of fate hinders the Italian job

Even the best laid plans can be upset by outside factors, as Italian chair manufacturer Segis discovered last weekend. – A visit to the company’s factory in Tuscany by a host of international guests was planned with military precision.

New 3D design course for Cornish college

Falmouth College of Arts is planning to introduce a three-year BA (Hons) course in 3D Design, starting next September. – Its structure will be broadly based with the emphasis on innovation and issues rather than on niches such as crafts or products, says

Reuters report by CGI comes out top in survey

Reuters has come top of an annual report survey, achieving the highest points for design and layout. Its Internet-style report (pictured) was designed by CGI, and is the consultancy’s ninth consecutive report for Reuters. The Company Report report, issued by Peter Prowse Associates, surveyed those annual reports of the Continent’s top 100 companies which had […]

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