4 October 2001

Is Government ready to take up the challenge too?

I for one was disappointed by Chris Smith’s remarks about the future of design [at a recent industry gathering in London organised by Design Week]. We all agree that intellectual property rights need addressing, that creativity needs to be nurtured within secondary schools and higher education, and we want more support both in exporting design […]

Digest

Precedent has designed a website for London law firm Lewis Silkin, www.lewissilken.com, which went live late last week.

Identica reviews overall staffing

The Identica Partnership has embarked on a review of its staffing levels in response to the downturn in the media and marketing sector in the wake of the 11 September attacks on the US. The objective is to reduce staffing levels to reflect the anticipated needs of current and future clients, says a statement issued […]

The Gates to creativity all hinge on Branson

What does it say about the state of the national psyche when Richard Branson and Bill Gates vie for pole position in a survey of business creativity? Branson beat Gates to be the person most associated with creativity in the study of business managers, carried out by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. But Microsoft […]

Pure by Design styles Lee Stafford

Pure by Design is launching hairdresser Lee Stafford’s first haircare range, which will be available in Boots The Chemists stores nationwide and Stafford’s salon in London’s Soho. The consultancy won the £30 000 project after an unpaid creative pitch against unnamed consultancies. The pitch list was drawn up by Lee Stafford brand owner Quantum Beauty. […]

Books

Designers of city developments over the past 10 years are profiled in Landscape London, published by Ellipsis London, priced £10. Modern Furniture Classics Post-war to Post-modernism by Charlotte and Peter Fiell, is published by Thames & Hudson, priced £19.95.

Sieberthead in anti-aging bid

Dead Sea Laboratories’ first anti-aging products make their UK debut this week, with naming, branding and packaging by Sieberthead. The consultancy has also created the structural design of the jars for the Timeline brand. Sieberthead was briefed to create designs that are simple and communicate ‘purity and efficacy’. ‘[Dead Sea Laboratories] asked us to put […]

Photography

Photographer and critic Jason Oddy explores architectural space, and the way it manages and orders our lives, at Shroud, from 2-27 October. His images of airport chapels, mortuaries, the UN headquarters and ad agency lobbies are drained of colour to emphasise purity and contemplation. Venue: The Photographer’s Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, London WC2. Nadav […]

International Furniture Fair of Valencia

Perobell exhibited the Ginger range, designed by Jorge Pensi, at the International Furniture Fair of Valencia last week. Ginger is a collection of upholstered armchairs, sofas and beds, sustained by a stainless steel frame. Pensi resumes his collaboration with Perobell after an absence of 13 years. Other products launched by the Spanish manufacturer include the […]

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