Screen design needed

Electronic shopping screen design will have to improve if it is to increase its appeal to home shoppers, says Verdict Research in its new report Retail Demand 1999. The report predicts an electronic shopping boom in books, music, videos and cut flowers over the next five years, followed by fashion and foods. However, ‘a lot […]


It might look fairly ordinary, apart from the colour. But the development of the Whashin desk stapler says much about shifts in expanding Far Eastern markets that are creating a demand for Western design in countries such as Korea. The redesign of Korean company Whashin’s existing low-cost stapler by London product design group Priestman Associates […]

Directors buy up BMD

Baillie Marshall Design is being bought from its parent, the Belgray Group, by a management team of two directors from the Belgray board. The buy-out will lead to a name change and new identity when the newly independent Dundee based consultancy is launched on Tuesday.

BDP set to open the gateway on Portugal’s Expo ’98 site

Lisbon’s Expo ’98 is to have a 30 000m2 gateway complex designed by Building Design Partnership. The project will include two 24-storey towers. BDP’s Manchester office won an international competition to design this retail, leisure and residential complex, which will be positioned as a threshold for the Expo site. The client is major Portuguese developer […]

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Ian Swift’s Swifty Typographics is art-directing the Street Art billboard campaign for Foster’s Ice beer in the first two weeks of August. Ten billboards running from Camden to Chalk Farm in North London will carry designs from graphic designers, animators and spray-can artists. With creative co-ordination by Paul Tully & Co, the billboards will carry, […]

Raygun ready for UK launch

US magazine publisher Marvin Scott Jarrett is planning to launch ‘a Raygun product’ very shortly in the UK. – Jarrett, creator of cult titles Raygun, Bikini and huh, says David Carson will “oversee” – the design, but he is looking for ‘three good editors

Systems alert

Every two years, the office furniture market is flooded with new designs, some in prototype and some in finished form. Almost one year on from the last Orgatec – Cologne’s office furniture extravaganza – how many of those new systems are available to the UK specifier? Vitra’s Ad-Hoc office system designed by Antonio Citterio with […]

Office interiors group seeks design director

Office refurbishment specialist Morgan Lovell is searching for a design director as part of its plans to reposition itself as a design consultancy “of the future”. The design director will act as the main client co-ordinator for the new approach, which Morgan Lovell’s marketing director Philip Ross describes “as the key to the future in […]

Labour’s copyright proposals

Labour Party leader Tony Blair has unveiled proposals to extend the copyright law to include digital distribution on multimedia networks, as part of “specific measures to foster enterprise and competitiveness”. Blair’s proposals come at a time when control of the multimedia industry is high on the political agenda. The new design minister Ian Taylor is […]

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Mosaique in Gloucester has redesigned the identity, brochure and stationery for semi-precious metals importer and exporter Philip Cornes. Small design groups are being encouraged to bid for the redevelopment of the Department of the Environment’s Marsham Street site in Westminster. And the Treasury is inviting proposals for the 100m redevelopment of its listed building in […]

Dissolving breast implant breaks mould

A revolutionary new non-silicone breast implant is poised to make major inroads into the European silicone breast market, with packaging by London consultancy Dialog. Trilucent is manufactured by Swiss company LipoMatrix. It is launched in the wake of worldwide criticism of silicone breast implants, known to be harmful if they break after insertion. Trilucent dissolves […]

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Prague’s famous Koruna Palace at Wenceslas Square is to house a three-floor music store. Project management and architecture for the project is by DY Davies, with Jon Wealleans of Davies Design working on interiors and graphics. Client Bonton, the Czech Republic’s largest private company, has 21 stores but the new ‘megastore’, scheduled to open by […]

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