Routemasters on London’s 38 and 73 bus routes may not be the most prestigious of venues for Friends of the Earth to hold its 25th anniversary exhibition. But the buses are extremely apt as mobile galleries. FoE is specifically targeting traffic congestion in our cities as this year’s prime campaign. So the exhibition, titled Going […]


These ‘Nine Separate Small Tables’ won 22-year-old Andrew Cathery joint first prize last week in the first Elle Decoration Design Competition, sponsored by Heal’s and The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. Judges, including Robin Day, Tom Dixon, Romeo Gigli and Sir Terence Conran, chose the work of the Leeds Metropolitan University furniture design student alongside […]

McLaren to cash in on Polish ‘cult’ status

Malcolm McLaren is to open Poland’s first design-focused chain of stores – a project with international potential which will involve young British and Polish designers. The first store is planned to open within 12 months. At least ten designers of all disciplines will be appointed and the project will be funded by McLaren, the Polish […]


Saint is a new London restaurant and bar designed by Paul Daly Design Studio, which created concepts for fashion outlet Ozwald Boateng and bars Elbow Room and R Bar. Daly deliberately took an anti theme-bar stance. ‘The last 18 months have seen an influx of overtly themed bars using bold colours,’ he says. This trend […]

Supermarket secrets

Secret concepts for a revolutionary chain of supermarkets selling only top brand leaders in each product category are being designed by Caulder Moore. A consultancy spokeswoman refuses to reveal either project or client details. Work is also thought to involve the design of a new type of shopping trolley.

Team planning for parenthood

London group The Team has designed a new identity for the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s European Network. The IPPF European Network is dedicated to raising government awareness as to the reproductive rights of Europe’s 800 million women. It is now represented by an identity which declares the body’s campaign for health, choice and rights. The […]

Pushing boundaries

Using multimedia as part of an exhibition may seem a dynamic and attractive option, but Jeremy Myerson warns of the pitfalls


Interviews are scheduled for the next two weeks to select the new chief executive of Scottish Design, the post vacated by Frank Binnie (DW 12 April). Blue Marlin has redesigned packaging for Sara Lee’s bath brand Radox Salts. A new Roman Britain gallery will be designed in-house by the British Museum, which has just received […]

Rank multiplies Odeon cinemas

The Rank Organisation is to open 20 new multiplex cinemas over the next five years, all with new architecture and interiors concepts by Dry Butlin Bicknell. The Richmond consultancy has been given “a wonderfully open brief – to give Odeon the advantage over its competitors”, according to director George Butlin. There was no pitch, as […]

David Coates gets a ticking off from locals

Having read with interest of David Coates’ plans to establish NE6 in Newcastle as an offshoot of Edinburgh’s EH6 consultancy (DW l0 May), we were disappointed to learn that in stating his aim to establish Newcastle’s first pure design consultancy, he appears not to have done his homework. The only comparison he cited as also […]

IBH Europe parades a new troupe for Kia Ora

Orange squash brand Kia Ora is being relaunched in new packaging designed by IBH Europe, with structural design input from Planet Design. The second largest brand by volume for its owner CCSB, Kia Ora is largely a UK brand but also sells in what IBH Europe deputy managing director David Myerson terms “niche” markets abroad, […]

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