27 November 1997

Is the Design Show fulfilling its function?

The second year of the Design Show has been and gone. It may now be a good time to look at what the show is for and ask whether it works for the design industry as a whole, let alone the exhibitors themselves. Is it a market where buyers can view the work of agencies […]

DW flags up Britain debate

The Union flag should be retained and Britain adopted as the official name for the UK, according to key players in the global design industry. Some 25 top names took part in a straw poll conducted by Design Week to bring the design community into the debate about Britain’s identity. Opinions are now being trawled […]

Works of art

The average office is hardly a joy to work in. Emma O Kelly looks at one of the ways to banish the greys.

Stagecraft

Nick Smurthwaite talks to John Napier, the man behind the scenes of Peter Pan at the National Theatre.

Briefs

To The Point has created a new identity for Netlink, the UK’s biggest Web hosting company. – – Scottish Courage has relaunched Molson with a new identity and bottle livery.

Council houses

With interiors projects across the globe, The British Council is tackling the topical issue of international branding.

US shoe giant steps up presence in the UK

US shoe retailing giant Nine West Group is revamping the concession interiors of its subsidiary operation The Shoe Studio and sister brand Bertie, as part of a drive into the UK shoe market. The US-style interiors of Nine West’s forthcoming stand-alone stores are also being adapted to suit the UK market. The new designs are […]

Bonanza year at Aukett Associates as profits soar

Aukett Associates, the public “one-stop shop” consultancy which carries out architectural, graphic and interior design work, has doubled its annual operating profit and increased its pre-tax profit tenfold. The group’s preliminary results for the year to 30 September show income increased from 5.8m in 1996 to 6.6m. From this, operating profit has grown from 236 […]

Personnel effects

You can tell a lot about someone by the state of their work area. Nicky Churchill looks at ways to brighten up your worktop and avoid stress and strain

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