3 February 2005

Demand for office space fuels workplace design

The demand for office space in England and Wales is rising at its fastest rate in four and a half years, according to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The figures, published last week, show that while the market in London remains sluggish, the remainder of northern and southern England showed ‘firm’ […]

Queen to unveil Casson Mann’s Churchill project

Casson Mann’s designs for the Churchill Museum will be unveiled next week, when the museum is officially opened in central London by HRH the Queen. As a £6m extension to the Cabinet War Rooms it is the world’s first major museum dedicated to the life and achievements of the writer, soldier, painter and politician Sir […]

Greenroom Digital designs Magic Roundabout website

Greenroom Digital has designed a website to promote forthcoming animated movie The Magic Roundabout. Individuals can play games, access video downloads, enter competitions and ‘talk’ in chat rooms when they visit www.the-magic-roundabout.com. Managing director of Greenroom, Jon Hamm, says the key objective was ‘to create a digital world for the film and characters to exist […]


Composer Craig Vear presents Antarctica: a sonic image of a frozen continent, during the En Route RCA Students’ Union Lecture on Monday 7 February, at 6.30pm. Contact: please e-mail vanessa.rolf@rca.ac.uk or call 020 7590 4211 Venue: Royal College of Art, Lecture Theatre One, Kensington Gore, London SW7. On Tuesday 8 February at 6.30pm Atelier Tekuto […]

Misha Black win for Kelley

Ideo co-founder Professor David Kelley of Stanford University has been named winner of the 2005 Sir Misha Black Medal for distinguished services to design education. Kelley recently founded Stanford’s ‘d-school’ which will have a multidisciplinary curriculum and will combine design thinking from diverse fields such as computer science, social science, business and engineering. Kelley receives […]

Will you be in the Top 100?

Forms for the Design Week 2005 Top 100 survey will be published next week in the issue of 10 February. The closing date for entry to the trawl is 24 February. To be considered for the charts and for inclusion in our analysis, entrants must complete the form and submit an auditors’ statement verifying financial […]

Former Blue Marlin directors establish Echo

A trio of former Blue Marlin Brand Design directors has formed a breakaway consultancy called Echo Brand Design, which will operate across graphic and three-dimensional branding. Echo founders Nick Dormon, David Bicknell and Andrew Capper were managing director, creative director and associate creative director respectively at Blue Marlin’s London office. Dormon is managing director at […]

National Gallery launches Art Start

The National Gallery launches its £500 000 Art Start multimedia centre and interactive kiosk system today. Architect Wright and Wright has designed the centre as a lounge space on the first floor of the gallery’s Sainsbury Wing. The centre will feature a dozen terminals running the gallery’s touch-screen kiosk system, designed by The National Gallery’s […]

Getfrank merges with Cognitive Applications

Digital design and interactive consultancy Getfrank has merged with interactive design and technology group Cognitive Applications. The combined business is located in Cognitive Applications’ existing Brighton office.

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Design Week views the winning entries in the Society of Artists Agents Illustration Awards

Superhotel design gets green light

Silken Group, the hotel business behind the extravagant 275m (£52m) Puerta America Hotel in Madrid, has received planning permission to construct a luxury hotel and apartment complex in London, due to open mid-2007. Foster and Partners is designing the development and will be creating ‘all of the interiors’ but has not ruled out working with […]

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