29 April 1999


Manchester consultancy Coleman Design has created new packaging for the traditional confectionery ranges made by Taverners, part of Scandanavian parent company the Toms Group. Cookware company William Levene is to

Local spills beans on KFC revamp

The whole Glasgow 1999 City of Architecture and Design thing is really taking hold of the locals. Design permeates everyday conversations, judging by a recent chat with a taxi driver

Servicepoint takes Arthesia West solution

SERVICEPOINT UK, a solutions provider for businesses, is to open a 24-hour flagship “Megaservice store” in central London later this year. The store will be linked electronically to sister stores

CSD should take a wider view

While applauding any new initiative from the Chartered Society of Designers (News, DW 16 April), I am saddened by the response of Cassie Hershel-Shorland who seeks yet another “division” in

Directing access

WEB design has come a long way since the dark days of 1994. Or has it? The supposed broadband revolution – where every household would be linked via a video-quality


Mansfield consultancy The Design Works has created an industrial-looking mail order catalogue for clothing ranges made by JCB. The client, famous for its ubiquitous earth-moving and construction equipment, is also

Rooms with a view

Location, location, location. The British Council took this maxim to heart for its latest design exhibition. Conventional gallery space was spurned for the Ultravision show in favour of The Central

U-turn from BA on Union Flag tailfins

British Airways has revealed that six aircraft from its subsonic fleet are to have Union Flag tailfins. These will replace the ethnic art designs originally created in 1997 by the

Designer expression

Some of my favourite communicators are designers. Communicators with words. I feel humbled in their presence because they can do what I do and I can’t do what they do.

Jerwood prizes furniture design

THE shortlist for this year’s 15 000 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize has been announced. The prize will this year concentrate on furniture design. “This prize is a recognition of British

Dancing queens sing vodka’s praises

London’s Commonwealth Institute was swarming with Swedes the other night for the launch of Svensk vodka, which was branded by Curious. The event was fairly tame – taller than average

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