5 October 1995

Saving the rhino through design

Architect and interior designer David Walker grew up on the south island of New Zealand, in peaceful harmony with nature and wildlife. His business partner, Stuart Martin, grew up in

Second Office for Forth Group

Edinburgh consultancy Forth Product Design is expanding to Glasgow, with help from the Glasgow Development Agency. – The GDA has supported the move with a loan, and a Regional Selective


Will Carter and Gutenberg’s Legacy – Wednesday 18 October – This retrospective lecture starts with a look at the legacy of the inventor of printing.

Design Schools support a basic standards plan

Design colleges have welcomed proposals from the Higher Education Quality Council that suggest basic common standards for university degrees. The HEQC’s interim report recommends that all students should reach national

Locked into the Tower of babble

Members of the design community found themselves incarcerated in the Tower of London last week as multimedia mogul Malcolm Garrett and the Cyberia Café babes whisked them through the Net.

Hoover cleans up in Scottish awards

Hoover’s Alpina High Filtration Vacuum Cleaner was overall winner in the 1995 Scottish Design Awards last week. – It was designed in-house and described as “truly world class” by jury

CDP cooks up Blanc and Conran Shop

Raymond Blanc has commissioned Sir Terence Conran’s consultancy CD Partnership to design his new restaurant in Oxford. – The 279m2 Blanc restaurant, called Le Petit Blanc, will seat 150 people


My Word – Exhibition by the Paul Martin design company challenging individual designers to illustrate a chosen word. Until 13 October.

BEMA awards shortlist three

Simplicity and clarity of design were major factors in choosing the shortlist for the Design Week Graphic Design Award in this year’s British Environment & Media Awards.

US manufacturers can teach a few lessons

“A new survey by Business Week and the Industrial Designers Society of America of 53 design departments in America’s largest companies reveals that decentralisation is in, budgets are up, staffing

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