Koishi pouffe

Ideal home show

This year’s celebration of furniture design in Milan showcases work by famous names as well as rising stars, and looks at how projects from previous exhibitions have fared over the past decade. Here, we take an early look at what’s new and what’s odd

Scott's Restaurant

Profile: Martin Brudnizki

If you’ve eaten in a posh restaurant in London or New York recently, chances are the interiors were by the Swede Martin Brudnizki, but he is largely unknon in many countries

Cuckoo clock

Six Cities festival enlists Sagmeister and flags up events

Stefan Sagmeister has been appointed to create the opening event for Scottish design festival Six Cities, it was announced last week. It will be the first time the designer has worked in Scotland.Six Cities is Scotland’s first national design festival, with events taking place across the country. Developed by Scotland’s national centre for design and […]

City of London Police

2Tempo rolls out fresh identity for City of London Police

The City of London Police steps out with an identity designed by 2tempo this month.Advertising and print material launches this week, followed by stationery and the website, www.cityoflondon.police.uk, later in April. A full revamp of uniforms and vehicle livery is due within the next six months.According to 2tempo creative director Gareth Simpson, the work follows […]


Yamaha/RCA music project to show at Milan

Yamaha Design Studio is to present a series of prototype musical instruments at the Milan furniture fair, in collaboration with students at the Royal College of Art.A team of ten students, led by YDS London manager Yoshihiro Katsumata and RCA tutors.Tomoko Azumi and Jurgen Bey, has developed innovative instruments to address the question, ‘how can […]

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Birmingham set to host merged Plus festival

The Plus International Design Festival, a show focusing on typography and graphics, is set to kick off in Birmingham later this year, having just closed its call for entrants.French architect Alexandre Parré will create the overall design of the festival, organised by exhibition specialists Plus Expo and Typevents. Parré will work on the festival steering […]

Boots interior

Alliance Boots reformats as supermarket threat grows

Health and beauty retailers such as Alliance Boots are facing increasingly stiff competition from supermarket chains, according to a report just published. The findings come as the high street chain embarks on a retail programme designed to position it as ‘a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group’.Alliance Boots’ recent trading statement confirmed it will […]

Open Office

Moving stories

Scotland’s design community is agog with plans for the Six Cities festival, which kicks off officially on 17 May (see News in Depth, page 7). But, the Edinburgh crowd are being treated to a taster in the form of Living in Motion, a travelling show from the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, which opened in […]

Mezzadro stool

Italy’s present is just as inspiring as its design heritage

I’m not sure I agree with much of Sara Manuelli’s Private View on Italy (DW 29 March). I particularly object to the sweeping statement, ‘Most [designers] have a degree in architecture, as no great design courses exist in Italy.’ It would appear that she didn’t do very much research at all. I’m surprised she is […]

Don’t rush to dismiss the museums category

I was dismayed – and frankly astonished – to hear that no award has been made in the Museum, Galleries and Visitor Attractions category of the recent Design Week Awards. We are fortunate in this country in having a mature and highly skilled museum and exhibition design sector that is not only sought after worldwide, […]

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