25 April 1996

Fast food on Cranks menu

Piper Trust, owner of Vegetarian food chain Cranks, is developing a new fast food concept in London called Cranks Express. Interiors, menu design and signage are by Design Solution, which

Space stations

Technology suppliers have long exploited the market of the homeworker, so why are other suppliers shy of servicing six million people who, for the most part, work at trestle tables

Government’s buying strategy under attack

The Government is failing to recognise the effective role of design in its buying strategy and is hampered by design-illiterate procurement staff, a political think-tank claims. Government design buyers, charged

Range rovers

Products of Desire 2 at the Royal Institute of British Architects shows how architects cross boundaries between disciplines with more success than most, argues José Manser

Douglas joins Conran

Ewan Douglas, former director of European operations at Muji, has joined the Conran Shop as project manager within a new five-strong design team. Douglas, who was sacked from Muji last

Industry ‘must use’ designers

Poor industrial performers will continue to fall behind their rivals if they do not exploit outside suppliers such as design consultancies, according to a new report. Made in Europe 2,


Egan Melia has created the identity and literature for a new London hotel which opened on Monday. – 20/20 is designing interiors for Software City, a new chain of computer

DTI considers identity

The Department of Trade and Industry is believed to be discussing the pros and cons of a new identity and may call in Coley Porter Bell chairman Colin Porter for

Pyott resorts to Portuguese job

Pyott Design continues to mine a rich vein of work in Portugal. The consultancy has been appointed to create an identity and graphics for a planned self-contained resort village called

Charge of the light brigade

Energy-saving lighting that allows individuals more control over creating their ambience is now de rigeur, as Jill Entwistle witnesses at this year’s Hanover show

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