30 March 1995

Hitech change

SILVERTOWN HITECH Lighting changes its name to Hitech Architectural Lighting on 1 June, with identity and literature by London consultancy Fusion. This coincides with Hitech using consultancies with its in-house product design team. “Although we have a lot of talent in-house you cannot do everything”, says Martin Darwood, corporate account director. * Italian company Reggiani […]

Designers must improve offer

DESIGNERS should present them- selves better to avoid the creative pitch scenario, according to client-based research carried out by the European Design Register. “When clients can’t tell the difference between consultancies, they ask for a sample of design work. This is why creative pitching exists,” says EDR founding director Rune Gustafson. “Seen from the client’s […]

Pleasing cheeses

Berni Design in New York has scooped two awards for its repackaging of Kraft’s Velveeta Shells & Cheese pasta dishes.

Landmarks under attack in Chicago

Chicago’s architectural and design heritage is under threat from a new wave of redevelopment, as pre-war buildings are poised for demolition to make way for modern structures. The city’s administration plans to replace four buildings on North Michigan Avenue, one with 1950s interiors by Mies van der Rohe, with a shopping mall. “The destruction of […]

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Celebration, excitement, freedom and liberation were the heady themes given to illustrator Brian Grimwood by Carter Wong & Partners, for a project for national charity Whizzkids.

Carbone for Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s confirms it has appointed New York consultancy Carbone Smolen to redesign its global corporate identity. It will be the first change for more than ten years. The US consultancy beat three competitors, believed to be The Jenkins Group, Pentagram’s London office and an unnamed US consultancy.

Power To Change

An exhibition examining architecture for a new age of waste and decommissioning. Tackling this issue are four teams of architects, engineers, artists and composers. Until 29 April. Venue: The RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, London W1. Details: 0171-403 6933.

Tired of being wired?

Digital knowledge and communication have become the holy grail for many designers, but the constant changes and mutations in this vast field make it so hard to keep up that Peter Hall wonders whether designers shouldn’t simply disconnect and stick to one

Releasing the tension with taught courses

Having read the reports of the National Furniture Forum and Jane Phillips’ letter (DW 10 March), I would like to explain how higher education could help reduce the tension between the “non-designer” people of the design industry and the “designers”. The Education and Training Group of the Chartered Society of Designers (of which I am […]

North America: been there, seen it, doing it

The support of the Department of Trade and Industry in further developing exports to North America is appreciated and the pro-active attitude and enthusiasm of Export Promoter Alex Pratt is to be welcomed and encouraged. Without diluting that effort, it must be pointed out that UK product design groups have for many years, and with […]

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For the first time the international industrial design body ICSID will hold its biennial congress in Taiwan, the world’s 14th largest trading nation. The theme for ICSID ’95 Taipei is `Design for a changing world – toward Century 21′ and will feature the ICSID design congress, the international young designers’ workshop and the Taipei international […]

Visa V finding work in North America

As a delegate at the Department of Trade and Industry seminar on North America, may I raise the question that was glossed over by the panel – that of visas. First, there seems to be a presumption that by North America we all mean the US but my experience has been in Canada. The DTI […]

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