21 October 1999

Merging law firms search for identity

Merging international law companies Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte are set to appoint a consultancy to create a corporate identity for the combined group. The merger will give birth to Denton Wilde Sapte and is intended to be completed by February 2000. With almost 800 legal staff around the world, the new business is set […]

Enterprise IG leaves senior role unfilled

Enterprise IG is not intending to replace former managing director Charles Trevail, opting instead for a “shared leadership” system. Enterprise IG, Europe, chief executive Dave Allen says: “We’ve been working with this concept to get us through the short term and it’s working very well.” Key roles are Patrick Smith as Enterprise IG director for […]

Stonehenge Rolls up Again

Din Associates and architectural group Michael Hopkins & Partners are believed to be among shortlisted consortia to design a new £65m visitors centre for Stonehenge.

On-line wedding service says ‘I do’ to CPB brand

Coley Porter Bell has completed its first on-line branding project with a revamp of wedding and gift service Internet site Confetti.co.uk. The new look launched on Monday. The redesign aims to cope with new content and increasing levels of interest, with 5000 couples currently registered with the site. New stationery and promotional literature have also […]

Top designers embrace Fabric

London nightclub Fabric launches this week in Smithfield’s. Interiors are by Forward Architecture and bar design group Alchemist of Ché and The Met Bar fame.

Hildebrand new mag

Smith & Nephew is launching a global quarterly magazine, designed by London design group Hildebrand Design.

DTI recognises smart designers

Design groups stand to benefit from extensions to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Smart scheme, which aims to help small companies bring new products to market. Following cash injections announced by minister for science and innovation Lord Sainsbury, three additions which could benefit designers have been made to the scheme. The new areas for […]

United behind new hotel interiors

United Designers is creating interiors for the new 139-room Four Seasons Hotel, due to open in London’s Canary Wharf at the beginning of December. Situated to serve Canary Wharf’s growing business community, the Four Seasons will be equipped with 125 bedrooms and 14 suites. United Designers, which was appointed for the job in June 1998, […]


Fitch parent group Lighthouse Holdings has appointed Jon Schneider as vice-president of Fantastic Sports Merchandise, part of Lighthouse Sports and Entertainment Group.

Bamber Forsyth design new Diageo report

Diageo, the group formed by the merger between GrandMet and Guinness last year, is publishing its second annual report created by Bamber Forsyth. The group wanted to produce a contemporary and relaxed design, building on the existing brand guidelines devised by Wolff Olins, says Bamber Forsyth creative director Lee Hoddy.

Shelton Fleming rides with BMW

BMW has appointed exhibition design specialist Shelton Fleming to create its stand at next month’s International Motorcycle Show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. The consultancy won a three- way pitch to produce the 435m2 stand, which will house a full range of BMW motorcycles, plus clothing and accessories.

Aussie rules

Bridget Stott asks how designers for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games created a theme that could be effectively applied across all elements of the games

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