Vitra Design Museum opens Berlin branch

The Vitra Design Museum is opening a Berlin branch on 1 July. Its first branch, the Frank Gehry-designed museum in Weil am Rhein, was opened in 1989. Vitra’s second museum branch is located in architect Hans Heinrich Muller’s Humboldt, a disused transformer plant in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. The museum will open with […]

Design House in the fast lane

Motoring group Toyota GB is attempting to introduce some spice to its showrooms with new interiors and graphics by Design House. The new look is launched today at Pioneer Park, Bristol, one of 217 UK dealers. The format is moving away from the current style of showrooms, which consumers have perceived as dull. Revised versions […]

People in new Purple Circle identity for ISPO

Nottingham design consultancy Purple Circle has created the corporate identity for the International Student Placement Office, a new London-based organisation set up to match European students to UK companies. ISPO, which is due to launch on 17 July, will enable students to work for periods of between three to 12 months. It is planned that […]

Jago sets up ITN News Channel

Set design specialist Jago Design has been appointed by the ITN News Channel, the broadcaster’s 24-hour service which launches this summer. Consultancy head Simon Jago has been briefed to create a “light, airy, funky and modern” set design for the news channel, which will compete with the BBC’s free News 24 service and Sky News, […]


A study by business consultant Retail Intelligence says that Tesco and Asda have the most admired retail brands in Britain. Consumers rate the groups highly for shopping, while the City is impressed with senior management, says the report, Which Retailers Are Really Liked? House of Fraser and Littlewoods were among the worst performing brands. They […]

Photochoice gets a new face for booths

Tozier Marshall Design Consultants has created a new corporate identity for Photochoice, the supplier of digital photo booths throughout London Underground. The London design group was commissioned to develop an identity that would clearly differentiate Photochoice from its competitors and reinforce the company’s business. Tozier Marshall has taken the letters “oto” of the company title […]

SCG London serves up The Hub

The image of school dinners is set to be changed forever, with the introduction of a new café brand, to be rolled out to secondary schools across the country.

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