24 August 2000

Designers feel at home in new Habitat catalogue

Homewares retailer Habitat has put famous designers at the heart of its new catalogue. As well as products, and ‘real home’ shots showing them in use, the 216-page book highlights ranges created by established design celebrities. Habitat commissioned designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Kevin Gould and Don Nguyen to design products. The creations are pictured […]

Is the design industry magic chair doing the rounds?

Is the design industry magic chair doing the rounds? After a spate of births at Landor, a highly fertile piece of furniture is being blamed for the recent growth in birth rates at Event Communications. Following a particularly barren stretch, no fewer than seven bouncing babies have been born to employees – all of whom […]

BV Group float raises £2.3m

Brand communications consultancy BV Group has exceeded expectations by raising £2.3m from floating on the Alternative Investment Market. The group had estimated that the flotation would raise £2m, but eventually placed 4.6m shares with investors at a price of 50p each. The additional resources will be used to boost the company’s technical capabilities and recruit […]

Cordiant reports profit growth

Cordiant Communications, the acquisitive UK-based worldwide marketing communications group, is in a better position to grow its design and branding business and build a global design brand, following its latest interim results. These report pre-tax profits up by almost 70 per cent from £11.1m to £17.8m. According to chief executive Michael Bungey, Cordiant now intends […]

Creativity is not just a designer-only trait

Franco Bonadio must be hot property right now. Given the ambitious expansion plans of some of the industry’s key players and the increasing globalisation at the top end of the branding market, any creative director putting themself on the market is sure to attract a lot of interest. And, with a track record with global […]

Carte Blanche creates Act Three for Allders

Retail design consultancy Carte Blanche is designing a new women’s and youth fashion floor at the Portsmouth branch of department store Allders, in a bid to create a more contemporary shopping environment and space for a wider selection of young fashion brands. The store’s first floor will be home to Act Three, a youth-oriented department. […]

Comic Relief awareness boost

Still Waters Run Deep has produced an awareness document for Comic Relief to raise the charity’s brand profile among existing and potential supporters at a corporate level. Working for the charity for the first time, the London design consultancy has designed a selection of literature detailing the charity’s past achievements and future objectives, plus a […]


The Business Design Centre has reopened its on-site restaurant with a new name and interiors by DDA Design Consultants. Now called Food, the space provides a contemporary-style eatery.


Interiors specialist Axis Design Europe has been appointed to create the office space for Infosys Technologies’ new three-floor European headquarters in Croydon. The development centre will house 65 software engineers and include a large conference facility, discussion rooms, reception area, café and open-plan workstation cubicles.

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