28 October 2004

Retail therapy

Tokyo’s decadent flagship stores are stimulating the city’s retail scene, producing an infectious energy that is an example to the West, says Howard Saunders

Stephane Dupoux conceives Cocoon interiors

US designer Stephane Dupoux has conceived the interiors for Cocoon, an Asian cuisine restaurant set to open in London’s Regent Street in December. Cocoon is owned by Ignite Group and is the first London project for Dupoux, who also designed the restaurant’s logo.

Oyster Partners appoints Paul Thurlow

Oyster Partners has appointed Paul Thurlow as design director. He moves from Redhouse Lane, where he was head of user experience. At Oyster he will work alongside creative partner David Warner.

Heatherwick in medical sphere with installation

Thomas Heatherwick Studio has created a structure comprising 150 000 glass spheres suspended on fine stainless steel wire for the new London headquarters of bio-medical research charity the Wellcome Trust, which opened last week. Scaling a 30m-high vertical void in the Hopkins Architects-designed building in Euston Road, the installation will ‘glow with constantly shifting colours’. […]

FutureBrand appointed for OnAir venture

FutureBrand has been appointed by a consortium of airline companies to create the identity for start-up venture OnAir. The service will allow passengers to text, call or use the Internet during flights.

Marsteller timeline for Churchill Museum brand

The Churchill Museum has unveiled a visual identity designed by branding and marketing consultancy Marsteller. The identity will be used to help build international awareness of the museum’s launch at London’s Cabinet War Rooms in February 2005. Marsteller, which is now creating signage for the space, won the work following a presentation pitch in March. […]

Michael Johnson – Johnson Banks

I spent an inordinate amount of time when learning how to be a designer with my head inside books on graphic design, hoping that flashes of inspiration would miraculously emerge from the pages of ancient annuals. I developed a sort of ‘when stuck, read book’ modus operandi. No surprise then that, for a while, I […]

Guardian Newspapers to publish careers guides

Guardian Newspapers will publish two guides to careers in journalism and broadcasting next month, entitled In Print and On Air respectively. David Eldridge, director at Chiswick design consultancy Two Associates, created the cover designs for the books. Both guides are published on 8 November, each priced £12.

Inflate furnishes seaside town

London design consultancy Inflate has created a range of first concepts for an innovative range of street lighting and street furniture for the seaside town of Poole in Dorset. Operating as part of the Small Global consortium, which for this project consists of Ide Architects, Jam Design, landscape architect BandB UK, Klein Dyson and Inflate, […]

Experience necessary

Manufacturers that think their products do not have sufficient high street exposure are now opening their own retail outlets.

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