One criticism often levelled at the design industry is that it is such a small world. You can’t do anything without word getting round. But Design Week has just got wind of the exception that proves the rule. Word has it, that at a recent meeting between industry big-wigs, Identica Partnership’s Michael Peters sat with Design Business Association chairman Colin Porter. ‘Who is the director of the DBA these days, Colin?’ asked Peters. Observers swear there wasn’t a hint of irony.
A shrinking national economy is now a likely backdrop for the design industry – which despite having a proven track record for growth – has been neglected in this budget.
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Partner Marina Willer has created the branding, exhibition space and two films for the new show, which delves into the history of the Italian car brand.
The development is the first commercial project from the car brand’s Mini Living offshoot, and will include apartments, workspaces and services such as car-sharing.