4 January 1996

Take Off set to fly with Giant

Giant has created the design work for British Council initiative Take Off – the first exhibition designed to promote the UK aerospace industry. Giant spent six months project-managing Take Off

Car giants spotlight designers

United Utilities, the UK’s first multi-utility formed out of the acquisition of Norweb by North West Water, has unveiled an identity created by Wolff Olins. The logo, launched on 1

New site for Wagamama

Japanese noodle bar Wagamama has opened a second site in London’s Soho. Interiors are by David Chipperfield Architects. The Soho restaurant, which opened on Tuesday, is on two levels and

John Grey heads north

John Grey is leaving Halpin Grey Vermeir to live in Scotland. Formerly the consultancy’s design management director, Grey was unavailable to comment on his plans. ‘There is no acrimony’ in

Design Council plans for 1996

Design Council chairman John Sorrell says the council’s 1996 programme will help UK industry to compete both at home and abroad. The 1996 programme includes the formation of a partnership


‘I want to see more ideas. 1995 didn’t produce any stunning new-wave ones. There was far too much blandness accepted’ Andrew Hunter of Tayburn McIlroy Coates ‘Single representation to Government

DTI lobbied over US trip

Government export promoter Alex Pratt is lobbying the Department of Trade and Industry to open up more places for designers at a US technology conference in March. “I’m trying hard

Siebert Head lays off juniors

Siebert Head has laid off two junior designers as part of plans to return to its ‘core business’, according to consultancy managing director John Parsons. The group has ‘invested heavily

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