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

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.

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

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


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


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

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