5 September 1996

Muji plans fourth London store

Japanese retailer Mujirushi Ryohin is planning a fourth London store to open in the King’s Road in late October. Design work for the fast-track project will be by McDaniel Woolf partner Richard Woolf, who designed all four of Muji’s UK stores to date whil

PC behaviour can save seals

This seal may not look like Carter Wong’s Philip Carter, but his initials are PC, after a paper called PC100 from ISTD Fine Paper. You could get to meet him and return him back to the wild if you think of a groovy name bearing the initials PC. ISTD is working in conjunction with British […]

Budgens interiors to see overhaul

Gown- and wig-maker Ede & Ravenscroft has a new corporate brochure by Edward Briscoe Design. John Herbert Partnership has designed a new interiors concept and updated logo for 105-strong supermarket chain Budgens – less than three years after its last ide

Drawing in the audience at CSD

Chartered Society of Designers president Nick Jenkins was the focus of attention at the society’s annual dinner for its Midlands region. He “excelled himself” with an after dinner talk on “nepotism and mistakes”, according to Frank Peters, the region’s chairman. But Andy Davey can’t have listened to a word. He concentrated on Jenkins’ features, and […]

Concerns over profit still loom

Designers are still concerned about gaining extra profit despite increased activity and higher turnover per employee, according to the Design Business Association’s latest quarterly survey. The 42 subscribing consultancies surveyed by David Jebb & Associates for the DBA are worried whether this extra work will translate into extra profit, or whether they will simply have […]

Igniting Games’ spirit with student bursary

The death of octogenarian Abram Games is a great loss to design, despite his fantastic innings. Frail but sharp, he was a designer to the end and the body of work he created over 60 years has inspired generations. Such was the strength of his designs. While mourning his passing, it’s worth reflecting on what […]

Don’t confuse our stars with design champions

In your editorial of 2 August, you write that we need our [design] champions more than ever, but ask who those leaders should be. Taking up this question, I assure you that there are design leaders out there in a number of familiar organisations. But it might be an idea first of all to separate […]

CSD researches procurement

The Chartered Society of Designers is commissioning independent research in a bid to change Government policy towards the procuring of design consultants. The initiative is masterminded by CSD president Nick Jenkins. According to Jenkins, the Design Business Association will be closely associated with the project, a step towards Jenkins’ declared ambition for the two bodies […]

Scotland races on with badge

The Scottish Commonwealth Games team will compete in 1998 under a new badge designed by Edinburgh consultancy Tayburn McIlroy Coates. The dark blue and purple identity features an italicised thistle emblem, which evokes the energy of sport, says a consultancy spokeswoman. It will be applied to team uniforms, tracksuits, equipment and merchandising for the games […]


Design Week is carrying out a survey of pay and conditions in the design industry with recruitment agency Major Players and we need your help to compile the data. Please call Amanda Lake on 0171-439 4222 to obtain a form. The results will be published in DW 25 October. The Design Council is launching a […]

Facelift for Body Shop interiors?

The Body Shop has appointed four retail designers for its newly formed in-house interiors team, headed by David Grainger. He will work alongside the retailer’s creative director Jon Turner. The move is believed to be the first step towards implementing a new interiors look for the international chain, working to an initial concept designed by […]

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