Windsor consultancy Hunter Design has created the format for the first retail outlet of confectionery store Hotel Chocolat. The shop in the Harlequin Centre in Watford will act as a pilot for a proposed chain of stores, as the luxury chocolate company seeks to develop from a mail order business. The interior design of the 74m2 shop is based on an entrance to a contemporary international hotel. Hunter Design has handled the branding and design for the store’s predecessor, ChocExpress, for eight years.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.
As the production designer works on last-minute preparations for the Brits, we speak to her about creating sets for the likes of Coldplay and One Direction, mastering the skill of