22 October 1998

A visible difference between consultants

Clare Fuller makes a number of valid points as to whether or not design consultants should position themselves in the same category as management consultants, and operate a similar fee structure (Letters DW 9 October). Her observations on what each has to offer in terms of skill, research, strategies and service helped to differentiate the […]


Barcelona Centre de Disseny Selection 1997-98 is a directory of Spanish design work. The book shows how the BCD brings together design work produced by service companies and design employed by manufacturers. Contact: Tel: 00 34 3 93 218 2822 or e-mail: bcd@cambrabcn.es Architecture Experience and Thought is a book of projects by Tony Fretton […]

Fresh look for Our Price by DEDB

Diefenbach Elkins Davies Baron has created new interiors and identity for Our Price, to debut in Edinburgh next month. – The concept will roll out to the 229 Our Price stores if successful.

Overhead baggage

Last week’s launch of the Second Triennial for Design in Flanders was noisily interrupted. – The involvement of VIZO – Belgium’s Government-funded design institute – meant the launch was held in the grand debating chamber normally used by regional politic

Office politics

Andrew Rabeneck examines changing trends in the workplace and Nicky Churchill rounds up the hottest new products at Orgatec. Andrew Rabeneck is divisional managing director for Europe at Interior.

Unscientific definitions

Design is suffering from an inferiority complex, says Janice Kirkpatrick. It’s time to drop pseudo-science and learn to speak confidently and in our own language

Wales picks Rogers

Richard Rogers Partnership’s design has beaten five others to be chosen as the new National Assembly for Wales building.

Belgian initiative to boost design

A government-sponsored agency in Belgium has launched an industrial design exhibition in an effort to convince local companies of the value of designers. The crafts and design department of VIZO, the Flemish Institute for small and medium-sized enterprises, receives 50 per cent of its funding from the Flemish regional government. VIZO is using the second […]


London consultancy Ryan Art used this illustration by artist Peter Howson for the Beautiful South’s latest album because the band’s bass player saw the image in an art gallery in Hull and was instantly smitten by it. ‘He really liked it and that was it,’ says Ryan Art founder Simon Ryan. Beautiful South bassist Sean […]

Design Unity takes a step forward

The six design industry bodies constituting Design Unity, formerly the Halifax Initiative, are considering independent recommendations on how to communicate better among themselves and with their various audiences. They are also looking to appoint a designer to create an identity for Design Unity. Representatives from the Design Business Association, Chartered Society of Designers, Design Council, […]


Work by Gustav Metzger, Mitja Tusek exhibits from 25 October until 10 January 1999. Metzger will show an electronically controlled version of his 1960s liquid crystal light projections. Tusek will show canvases incorporating layers of beeswax, tinted with pigments. Venue: The Museum of Modern Art, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP. The Welsh Design Advisory […]

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