27 April 1995

Interiors work boosted by restaurant openings

Belgo, the mussels and beer restaurant in London’s Chalk Farm, opens its second outlet today (Thursday). The new Belgo, in Covent Garden, is just one of a clutch of new restaurants that are set to open in the capital, signalling a resurgence in the restaurant business. Designed by Ron Arad and Alison Brooks, the new […]

Self storage

Site-specific project by Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and students from London’s Royal College of Art. Until 7 May. – Venue: Acorn Storage, First Way/South Way, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Middlesex.

Hold the welcome page

For the first time in hundreds of years, technology has thrown up a new medium that could change the very nature of the daily newspaper. Peter Hall asks whether online services can ever be designed well enough to consign the newspaper to the past

Help on building laws

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Department of the Environment have produced an article for lighting designers on the new building regulations which come into force on 1 July (DW 31 March). The article is intended to be user-friendly and attempts `to bridge the gap between the building control surveyor and […]

Co-op goes for more pack info

Aaron Associates, which bought CWS’s in-house design department back in January, has designed the packaging that spearheads the Co-op’s ethical retailing initiative. The initiative by the CWS-owned Co-op, the UK’s fifth largest food retailer, is based on a survey of 30 000 customers and gives an unprecedented amount of on-pack information about the health and […]


Martin Lambie-Nairn has steered Lambie-Nairn & Co to worldwide success with TV identities and a Queen’s Award for Export – so what comes next, asks Lynda Relph-Knight

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Want to check out how the bandy-legged icon Kermit the Frog works, or see the innards of monsters from Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock? Muppets, Monsters and Magic uncovers the magic at London’s Museum of the Moving Image from 4 May to 3 September. The exhibition was designed by Leslee Asch of Henson Associates.

Resisting attacks on electronic copyright

In recent weeks some members of the Chartered Society of Designers have come under increasing pressure from newspapers and other periodicals to assign their copyright, including moral and electronic rights, in return for a one-off flat rate fee with, in most cases, no further payment for subsequent exploitation. The demand to assign copyright and waive […]

Commonwealth Club redesign

The Commonwealth Trust has appointed Morey Smith Associates to design the new Commonwealth Club on London’s Northumberland Avenue. The Trust has sold its building to the French developer Airc, which is redeveloping the site to include a 200-bedroom hotel next to the new club. Architect RHWL has designed Airc’s plans. The new club is due […]

Stools of the trade

After months of bar-hopping research – she did it so that you don’t have to – Nicky Churchill reports back on the most important developments in the world of bar stools

Rufus Leonard puts Shell on CD-ROM

Rufus Leonard Design has put Shell International’s instruction manual on to CD-ROM for use by company staff in more than 100 countries. The new retail outlet design manual shows staff how to design new Shell stations. The CD-ROM incorporates moving images, 40 000 words, 1850 drawings and 230 colour pictures. “The CD-ROM-based manual means that […]

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