21 October 2004

NWD in good health with Clinic deal

AIM-listed marketing services group, NWD, has snapped up design consultancy Clinic, in a £2.4m deal. Clinic, which includes design groups Small Japanese Soldier, I-clinic and Two Hats, says the acquisition will bolster its growth plans and provide opportunities to work across NWD’s group, including six other communication companies. Clinic works with clients Virgin, BSkyB, Superdrug, […]

Pearlfisher pack treatment for Umi range

London design group Pearlfisher has put the finishing touches to a range of ‘super premium’ toiletries for Waitrose and John Lewis. Called Umi, the premium quality range will be launched later this month. Umi products will span the well-being segment, and they will include treatments for bath, body, face and hair. According to Pearlfisher director […]

Restaurant designers aren’t makeover artists

In response to Sally Mackereth of Wells Mackereth’s reference to Conran restaurants (Interiors feature, DW 30 September), having rejoined Conran & Partners I’m struck by my colleagues’ intellectual rigour and commitment to projects. And they have a deft l

Sign language

Transport signage has to help us go from A to B with minimum fuss, while battling a modern-day landscape of visual noise. Clare Dowdy gets straight to the point

Exhibitions

Zest For Life has travelled from London to South Yorkshire and showcases Brazilian designer brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana’s furniture from 22 October until 18 December. Venue: The Design Centre, 11 Shambles Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2SQ. Venezuelan-born artist Renata Fernandez makes paintings and sculptures from materials such as wood, metal and wool and […]

Design intervention can work wonders for schools

Congratulations to Foster and Partners for its success in the prestigious Riba Stirling Prize with London’s 40 St Mary Axe – better known to locals as the Gherkin. As well as being a magnificent feat of architecture and engineering, the building also ticks the boxes for design, the ‘product’ content alone of its highly mechanised […]

Conran relaunches Mezzo as Meza

Terence Conran has relaunched his Soho restaurant Mezzo as a Spanish eatery and bar, renaming it Meza. The space, in London’s Wardour Street, has been adapted to house Cuban cocktail bar Floridita London on the ground level, while Meza occupies the first floor. Next door is Casa del Habano, a luxury cigar boutique and lounge. […]

Cancer Research youth strategy

Cancer Research UK is launching a scheme called Today, targeting 18- to 25-year-olds, with visual identity and naming by Love. The Manchester consultancy won the work in a seven-way credentials pitch, followed by a two-way creative pitch in March. Unveiled nationally in January 2005, after a trial in Manchester this year, Today will engage a […]

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