23 February 1995

Design Council cash

Bids have this week been lodged for the ú200 000 Government cash to be distributed by the Design Council. – Bidding organisations, including the Design Business Association and the Chartered Society of Designers, must wait to see if requests for grants of

Biotherm retail concept

It’s a complicated exercise redesigning the three-dimensional representation of an already strong brand to be flexible enough to appeal to the different needs of international customers. For L’Oral’s BioTherm range of cosmetics, Virgile & Stone has come up with a kit-of-parts counter which will be assembled in department stores, pharmacies and duty- free areas around […]

`Le Voyage’ of Claire Chamoreau

This French artist’s work is showing in the UK for the first time. Originally trained in ceramics, she now experiments with painting and sculpture in fired clay and oxidised metals. Until 17 March. Venue: Gallery Differentiate, 45 Shad Thames, London SE1. Details: 0171-357 8909.

True version of Dyson shop visit uncovered

Your “anecdotal evidence” is totally untrue (Diary, DW 3 February). I have never broken or attempted to break a competitor’s product in any shop. I presume the story arose when a large department store in Bristol was reported to be “switch selling” Dyson customers to a German machine on the basis that the German machine’s […]

Gearing up for a major assault on the car

What single thing would improve life in London? That’s what Spanish designer Javier Mariscal was asked last week after he delivered his Design and Art Direction President’s Lecture. His answer? To ban the car and improve public transport. Not a new thought, but if it is shared by visitors from abroad shouldn’t we stop the […]

New name for Saatchi

Siegel & Gale has created a new name, Cordiant, for Saatchi & Saatchi. – The name, one of 17 suggestions from Siegel & Gale, will be voted on by shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting on 16 March.

Four vie for Sega project

Games company Sega will choose between one Japanese and three unnamed British group’s to design the interiors of its new 9300m2 indoor virtual reality theme-park in London. A designer for other areas of the site will be chosen by Trocadero-owner Burford Holdings, after Sega `sets the tone’, says Burford director Mark Boyes. Sega’s decision is […]

Adaptability is the name of the game

A new type of design professional (Letter from Naomi Gornick, DW 17 February)? – Good consultancy has always been about thorough research, awareness of client needs, constant project reappraisal, communication and involvement.

SmithKline Beecham rebuilds pack roster

Valuable People – a retraining document designed by Atelier – was launched by Employment Secretary Michael Portillo on Tuesday. The document is the end result of a Government-funded joint initiative between the City & Inner London North Training & Enterprise Council and IMRO, the regulatory body for financial services. The packaging design roster of SmithKline […]

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A timely publication, given last week’s example of English thuggery directed at the Irish, is Ireland A Graphic History. The art of the graphic novel is here put to good use explaining Ireland’s evolution from Celtic roots to The Troubles and beyond to hopes for peace. Drawn by designer and illustrator Eoin Coveney, the book […]

A clean-up operation too far

Print company The Pale Green Press has been cleaned out. – Palmer-Madge Design Associates’ exhibition design for TPGP was successful at the ART 95 show at London’s Business Design Centre.

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