23 November 2006

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Sony Ericsson opens in London

Sony Ericsson’s first retail store opened last night on Kensington High Street in London. The 360m2 store, designed by Checkland Kindleysides, includes plasma screen window displays with a changing facia. It also features an ‘infinity’ bar – a sculpted bar running the length of the store – and a lounge area, with a curved black […]

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Garrett revisits the Buzzcocks

Malcolm Garrett is reviving and updating his iconic logo for punk band Buzzcocks, creating a logo and visuals for a projection display to be used on the band’s 30th anniversary tour.For the multimedia presentation, Garrett has collated images of designs that have appeared on promotional material, such as record sleeves and song sheets, as well […]

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Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri are an interesting phenomenon – a design duo diaspora with a strong hold on that covetable market, China.Both Hu and Neri worked in architecture in the US for more than 16 years – Neri as director of projects in Asia for Michael Graves and Associates for a decade.After 20 years […]

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Poster boys

Posters have never lost their ability to rouse the emotions and convey single, iconic images. But few brands have fully exploited the opportunities of the medium since the golden age of posters was superseded by the advent of TV.Pears’ Soap used John Millais’ painting Bubbles in a poster campaign that blurred the line between advertising […]

Puma has unveiled the latest fruits of its collaboration with Philippe Starck

Puma has unveiled the latest fruits of its collaboration with Philippe Starck – a range of sports underwear called Naked. The collection continues Starck’s idea of ‘evolution’ and is promoted with the Super Monkey character first seen in 2004 at the launch of the Puma Starck footwear. The Naked range is made from skin-tight Lycra, […]

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Factory Design created…

Factory Design created the galley area of British Airways’ business-class Club World offer, relaunched following a £100m investment last week. The consultancy’s work on the restaurant, which has become self-service, was based on concepts by Winkreative. ‘One of the main challenges was to take a relatively small and impersonal vestibule space and create an area […]

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The third Design Mais

The third Design Mais, an exhibition focusing on Portuguese design, launches in London this week. Greenwich Village at Selfridges, Rabih Hage’s gallery space in King’s Cross, Thorsten Van Elten and Viaduct will showcase a variety of products ranging from ceramics, glass, furniture and lighting during November and December. The Selfridges component has a strong historical […]

Love and 55 join forces to make Honey

London-based Love Branding and 55 Design have merged to form a new group called Honey, it was announced this week. Honey will be headed by former 20/20 colleagues Douglas James and Matt Purkiss-Webb along with Paul Deacon, who previously worked at Elmwood. They are joined by four associate directors, including Alyson Jakes, who was previously […]

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Ethical, natural and Green are the buzz words for 2007

Next year looks set to mark the end of ‘bling’, ushering in an ever-increasing focus on ethical and all-natural products, and heralding the growing importance of technology in packaging, according to a series of trend reports released this week.Reports, by Mintel and US product design consultancy Hirst Pacific, highlight that broader trends – in particular, […]

Gordon wins Glasgow 1999 Medal

This year’s Glasgow 1999 Medal has been won by interior design graduate Stuart Gordon, for his proposals to redevelop the Cardross Seminary building into a children’s hospice. Judges praised his ‘strong and poetic interventions’, saying he ‘created spaces that deal with the site and the social fabric in a sensitive way’. Gordon was one of […]

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Cards on the table

Banking has never been a particularly thrilling sector of design, so the recent Red card from American Express presented an obvious opportunity to liven things up a bit in this conservative world.Given the card’s link to the Bono-led (Red)TM Global Fund initiative, the presumed sole stipulation that the card be red could surely have been […]

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State of play

Spanish design is more than just Jaime Hayon. If you can’t name any other Spanish talent, then Conversational Spanish, which runs at the Aram Gallery this winter, is worth a visit. It showcases the work of established and young designers from the country, with a mix of commercial products and experimental concepts on display. Surprisingly, […]

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