27 February 2003

Coverage for Forte’s Coco de Mer drawers

Talking of positions, what kind of gymnastic exertion do you think is required to model for erotic drawing? It’s a question we’d like to ask design PR and Forte Communication’s Giovanna Forte, who let slip this week that she’s doing some sexy sketching at

Astronaut feasts on Indian interiors

Astronaut, the fledgling design group launched by Bennett Interior Design, has completed interior and graphics concepts for contemporary Indian restaurant Anakana. Anakana founders Neil Gill and Maruk Miah are close to signing on a large site in the City of London this week. The restaurant will be modelled on the communal canteen dining of London […]


The Arts and Humanities Research Board are offering artists and scientists the chance to collaborate on projects spanning the creative arts, science and engineering with funding up to £35 000. Contact: www.ahrb.ac.uk, Alison Henry by e-mail at a.henry@ahrb. ac.uk or telephone 0117 987 6664 for further details.

Model behaviour

Andy Davey looks at how rapid prototyping technologies are driving the product design process Imagine a future where a printer can produce virtually any object you desire – from cutlery, ceramics or jewellery, to even electronics and gadgets – in three dimensions, in any material you desire, as quickly and effectively as your current 2D […]

Czech ceramic designers created pieces for Applied Art Agency exhibition

Czech ceramic designers Daniel Pirsc and Maxim Velcovsky have created a collection of white porcelain pieces for Applied Arts Agency exhibition Czech Mania, which opens on 21 March. The collection, entitled The Unbearable Whiteness of Being, after Czech novelist Milan Kundera’s novel, features vases and a carriage clock (both exhibits pictured by Velcovsky) among others. […]


Ah, lookie-likies. The comedy fallback position for many a hard-pressed ‘humorist’. Who can forget David Seaman and Mr Pringle Packaging? Or Emmanuel Petit and My Little Pony? Well now we can give you Royal College of Art rector and Design Council chairman Professor Sir Christopher Frayling and a French waiter (pictured). Thanks to our spies […]

Duo gets Misha Black awards

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling and Professor Adrian Forty will both be recognised in the Sir Misha Black Memorial awards next week. Frayling receives the Memorial Medal for Distinguished Services to Design Education and Forty receives the Innovation in Design Education award.

Output designs EP sleeves

Output has designed EP sleeves for drum ‘n’ bass artists Futuretech and Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith. The Drumsound cover (pictured) takes inspiration from mapping conventions and geographical influences, says Output managing director Dan Moore, who d

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