25 October 2001


Ward Robinson has been commissioned to refurbish a Cotswold hotel. It was appointed on the strength of previous interiors work at hotel Seaham Hall.

Guzzini create C-Dream

Angeletti and Ruzza, of Italian household product manufacturer Fratelli Guzzini, have designed a cube-shaped CD case, C-Dream. Designed to hold up to nine CDs, the case can be stacked vertically with four others, and stacks can be combined with other blocks to create larger holders. Each case rotates independently, incorporates a device to align each […]

Japanese jewellery showcase

An exhibition of contemporary Japanese jewellery, including rings made from cigarette lighters and necklaces made from antique love letters, opens at the Crafts Council Gallery in London on 15 November. Designed by Strickland Coombe Architects with graphics by Cartlidge Levene, the event will run until 13 January and showcases the work of 50 artists. The […]

Mystery Design goes country

Mystery Design has created marketing material for country music festival Beyond Nashville, staged at London’s Barbican Centre from 26 October to 12 November. The artwork reflects the ‘dark, twisted nature of country music,’ says Mystery senior designer Ben Aquilina.

Identity update for Oxford Brookes

Oxford Brookes University is considering revamping its ‘problematic’ identity as it moves towards a two-semester instead of a three-term year in 2003. The university has briefed ‘around five’ predominantly local Oxfordshire consultancies to create identities, as well as look at the university’s brand proposition. The problem with the existing logo is that it is ‘virtually […]

Identity by Blue Goose is loyal to the NDCS cause

Blue Goose has created the brand identity for The National Deaf Children’s Society, which relaunches this week. The consultancy has ‘refreshed’ the charity’s logo and created brand guidelines and design templates to ensure consistency across all communications, from stationery to literature. The charity wants to differentiate itself from other charities for deaf people, many of […]


Lawrence Cheung has designed the British Tourist Authority annual report, which is due to be published on 2 November.

Design in business

The Design Council’s annual Design in Business Week runs from 26 October until 2 November. A national programme of events to inspire people to put design and innovation at the heart of their business can be found on the DIBW website, www.dibw.org.uk

German-speaking markets targeted by UK showcase

British product designers are hoping to gain greater recognition in ‘valuable’ German markets, with a touring exhibition in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Organised by the Design Council, The British Council, Government and industry body Design Partners and Government trade support service Trade Partners UK, the exhibition, Designed for Use, opens on 13 November in Zurich. […]


Interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has designed interiors for Sofitel hotel based in London’s St James, which is due to open in spring 2002.


Basten Greenhill Andrews has promoted former designer Shaughn McGurk to director of design.

Vox Pop

Following news last week of Thomas Heatherwick’s proposals for Milton Keynes town centre, what city or town would you revamp and why? ‘You could easily open a discussion for most of Europe’s major towns or cities. I think Scunthorpe could benefit from a refresh to move itself away from the Thatcherite graffiti association it had, […]

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