25 August 2005

Mothercare chic from Lewis Moberly

Mothercare has launched a range of fashion-led maternity wear called Moda, with an identity designed by Lewis Moberly. Moda items go into stock in ten key stores from this month, including the group’s Marble Arch flagship, with a full national roll out anticipated by the end of the year. The range will be sold in […]

Obvious is beautiful

At the risk of ignominy, creative teams tend to over-complicate campaigns to be different or challenging. David Bernstein warns not to ignore the obvious.

Nevis Design unveils Gleneagles water bottle

Edinburgh consultancy Nevis Design has produced a limited edition bottle design for Gleneagles Natural Mineral Water, launching in Harrods next month as part of the retailer’s Truly British promotion. The bottles will be displayed in a unit designed by Cubit.

Review

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL Design UK Selection Max Fraser is staging a showcase of leading-edge contemporary design to include furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics and tableware from 22-25 September. Venue/ 19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1. For details visit/ www.londondesignfestival.com London Remade presents Inspired Recycling from 15-30 September. Venue: Magma Bookshop, 117-119 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1. Events […]

Ross Lovegrove launches SystemX lighting

Product designer Ross Lovegrove will launch his SystemX lighting design for Yamawiga at the 100 per cent Design show, at Earls Court in London from 22-25 September. Lovegrove says SystemX is a ‘structural and flexible’ way to enhance interiors.

Rosters still rule as McCain chips away at convention

We know that it’s the exception that proves the rule. There’s always one that goes it alone, bucking a trend that has become established practice.In this case, the exception is frozen food manufacturer McCain, shunning the idea of buying design via a roster (see News, page 3). While most fmcg companies have taken the roster […]

Turquoise rebrands Middle East pay-TV platform

London design and branding consultancy Turquoise has rebranded the film and sports channels of Middle East pay-TV platform Art. The work forms part of a comprehensive rebrand of the Art identity being undertaken by Turquoise.

CBI report says red tape is stifling small business

Small to medium-sized enterprises are failing to grow due to a lack of Government support and advice, ‘stifling red tape’ and rising legislation. This is according to the latest report by the Confederation of British Industry, which claims that the Government has failed to meet the majority of its targets to stimulate and encourage the […]

Gatecrasher plots superclub empire

The first of the venues will be Discotheque, a £3m club development, set to open in Leeds’ Northern Quarter next month. The venue is part of Gatecrasher’s five-year £15m Boutique Blueprint plans to work with designers on new venues to shift the style and focus of its nightclubs. The launch of the Discotheque ’boutique club’ […]

Dualit’s industrial designers toast Milton Bayer identity

I read with interest your article on the redesign of the Dualit logo (DW 28 July). Product Innovation Partners has been working with Dualit since 1987 and the consultancy is responsible for the industrial design of the company’s toaster range (exclusive of the Lite Range) the blender range, the coffee maker range, (exclusive of the […]

Lippa Pearce modernises Heal’s retail brand identity

Heal’s is to reveal its new identity next month, launching it at the same time as a sub-brand called Heal’s House, in a bid to broaden its appeal and compete with rivals such as Habitat. Created by Lippa Pearce, the identity is the first revamp of the furniture retailer’s marque in 20 years. It will […]

Hugo Boss moves into men’s grooming

Hugo Boss this week launches Boss Skin, a men’s skincare range, with packaging and identity by Webb Scarlett deVlam. The consultancy was appointed to the work following a paid, competitive pitch against an undisclosed number of competitors. The range includes face wash and scrub, aftershave balm, moisturiser and eye gel, tapping into a growing trend […]

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