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The Grand Design in Croydon has been appointed to create the annual report for The Alzheimer’s Disease Society, which funds research and care services for people suffering from dementia.

Leeds consultancy State of the Art has developed packaging for the first range of home furnishings to bear the Burberry’s brand name. The range has been developed by Crown Wall Coverings.

John Herbert Partnership has created a corporate identity for Free Duty, the outlet run by recently formed chain Sky Connection at Chep Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong.

Fashion retailer GAP will open between ten and 20 stores this year and next. The store interiors will be designed by the chain’s in-house team.

Industrial group GKN has appointed design group Torch to create two publications for release next month. Torch will develop an environmental report and GKN People, a visual assessment of the client’s activities over the last year with its plans for the future.>

The spring brochure for Canary Wharf Arts & Events was created by Sightlines in London. The body promotes contemporary work from local and international artists.

The Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has a new logo created by London group Needhams Design.

The Partners has appointed Claire Robinson, previously head of marketing at CDT Design, as business development director.

Designed to be ergonomic, Flymo’s new hedge-trimmer has a steering wheel-style handle

positioned to make the machine feel lighter. Easi-Trim is the work of in-house industrial designer

Rick Keyton. Flymo’s previous hedge-trimmer was bought in, rather than designed in-house, and had to be recalled because of electronic failings, says Keyton. ‘We had to get into the market with something completely innovative,’ he adds. The Easi-Trim is now going into shops.

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