22 January 2004


Club Culture by Eleanor Curtis seeks to reveal just how finely pitched successful club design has become. Published by Wiley this month, the book costs £22.50.

CLN identity for hi-tech coalition

Citigate Lloyd Northover has created an identity and website for the Central Technology Belt, a coalition of councils, universities, businesses and regional development agencies promoting the West Midlands’ hi-tech industries. The CTB represents the corridor linking Birmingham with Worcestershire. CTB director of operations Geoff Palmer says the organisation aims to ‘harness the intellectual capacity of […]

Jason Knight joins Amaze

Jason Knight joins Amaze as creative director this week. He joins from Eunite, where he founded and headed the design department.

Alnwick Garden blooms with Hopkins Architects

Hopkins Architects has been appointed to create a pavilion and visitor centre at The Alnwick Garden, as the North East tourist attraction seeks to meet the requirements of higher than expected visitor numbers. Planning permission has been granted and construction on the project, worth £11.4m, is due to start this month. The work incorporates space […]

Fitch London appointed by Asian Games

Fitch London has been appointed to brand the 15th Asian Games, to be held in Doha, Qatar in December 2006. Working for the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee, Fitch London will aim to underline the progressiveness of the State of Qatar as a nation.

Portmeirion launches Soho

Soho is an ‘affordable, contemporary’ ceramic homewares range launching this week by Portmeirion. Designed by Queensberry Hunt, Soho is the manufacturer’s first full collection of tableware to be created in the past five years. Conceived in plain white, the collection is available in two colour patterns: the blue and red, Morse Code-inspired M-Code, and Nightline, […]

Boots to pull plug on in-house design

Boots the Chemists is in the throes of a far-reaching restructure of its design capability, which will see its in-house Design Services Unit close and puts an emphasis on the outsourcing of design work. While the outsourcing of the in-house team’s work is still being finalised, it is likely to provide opportunities for collaborations with […]

Policy change has to reach the decision-makers

Regarding your story on the Department of Trade and Industry giving a boost to Government design buying (DW 15 January), my comments may be misinterpreted as a criticism of Government design buyers. My point was about the message from the higher echelons reaching the people that commission designers. Government has come a long way in […]

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