5 January 2006

Review

INTERNATIONAL FAIRS:Internationale Möbel Messe is Cologne’s international furniture fair, from 16 to 21 January. Details: www.imm-cologne.com.Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the Milan international furniture fair, from 5 to 10 April.

The Cox Review revisited

Sir George Cox’s recommendations, and their feasibility in practice, are considered by influential figures from the design world Wally Olins Chairman of Saffron Brand Consultants Sir George Cox is trying

Observer gets Berliner treatment

The Observer will become the first full-colour Sunday newspaper this weekend, relaunching in the Berliner format under a redesign by Garcia Media founder Mario Garcia.Working alongside Observer art director Carolyn

Thresher to rebrand 200 Unwins stores

The 200 stores acquired by Thresher Group from collapsed off-licence chain Unwins last month will be rebranded with Thresher Group brand names – Threshers, The Local or Wine Rack. A

Ive honoured by New Year award

Jonathan Ive has been awarded a CBE for services to the design industry in this year’s New Year Honours list. Vivienne Westwood was awarded a DBE, while sculptor Rachel Whiteread

Inspired

My zeal has faded a bit, but I still believe the choice of typeface can make a big difference. The importance of this is underestimated by many designers. One SAS

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