The Design Business Association has appointed its first five regional heads of development, to promote the design industry outside London. Elmwood’s Nick Ramshaw and Jayne Barrett will handle Scotland and the North East respectively, Onbrand’s Rebecca Battman takes on the West Midlands, Reach’s Caroline Hagen picks up the South West and The Chase’s Simon Farrell represents the North West.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.