Canon Audio hails change

Canon Audio is launching a new corporate identity designed by Quadraphic Design. – Part of the global Canon group, Canon Audio designs and manufactures hi-fi speakers in the UK for international markets.

Design ‘should copy RIBA lead’

The design industry should take its lead from the Royal Institute of British Architects and carry out in-depth research into its own future, claim members of the design industry. RIBA’s four-year Strategic Study of the Profession exploring the future role of architects presented its findings this week. It covers issues such as public image, the […]

Aukett’s profit plunge continues

Aukett Associates has attributed plummeting pre-tax profits to a continuing squeeze on fees and a difficult trading climate. Figures for the six months to the end of March show a 65 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to 45 000 from 131 000 in the same period last year. Turnover remained static at around 3.45m, […]

Big names at seminar for new designers

Rasshied Din, Janet Fitch, Alasdair Scott of AMX Digital and TKO founder Andy Davey will be among the speakers at this year’s New Designers seminars, to be held next month at the Business Design Centre in London. The seminars, sponsored by Design Week and chaired by DW editor Lynda Relph-Knight, will be held on 14 […]

Council joins in RSA Forum

The Design Council will get involved in the Royal Society for the Arts’ Forum planned to develop new ways investors can judge the future success of businesses, says chief executive Andrew Summers. The forum is a result of the RSA’s inquiry, Tomorrow’s Company: The Role of Business in a Changing World, and will include chief […]

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‘The grooviest clients you could hope for’ is how Ben Kelly describes independent film production company Produktion. The consultancy has designed interiors for the company’s new offices in the West End. ‘Brian Griffin, who heads Produktion, told us what the company wanted in terms of space and the number of enclosed offices it needed – […]

Grant offered for eco-labels

The identity is being applied to all printed items, branded merchandise and signage. – The IKEA Foundation has awarded the International Federation of Interior Architects and Interior Designers (IFI) a 10 000 grant to research eco-labelling.

Designers ought to follow the RIBA’s path

There’s much to be said for the design community taking a leaf out of the architects’ book and considering its future prospects (see feature, page 12). As an industry we’ve tended towards the short-term view for some time, largely because of the immediate need for survival, and many now believe it’s time to take stock […]

Report predicts cordless office

Offices of the future will be cordless, claims a new report into communications technology which predicts the death of the workplace as we know it today. The Cordless Office Report, by office planning and fitting-out specialist Morgan Lovell, suggests interior design groups face huge changes in how they design offices and other interiors, such as […]

Showing little foresight

The Government’s Technology Foresight programme is trying to make scientific advances and new technology accessible to UK industry, so why do so few people know about it? Michael Evamy reports

New Europe-wide design award planned

NEWS – A European Designer of the Year award will be given by the organisers of European Designer 96, the Continent’s first trade fair for graphic and industrial designers.

Swatch watch

Traditionally safe and dull, the colours used to upholster contract furniture are following fashion and brightening up fast. José Manser investigates the current trends

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