6 January 2011

Conran likes to start each day with a cigar

Designers’ breakfasts

This morning’s papers were full of designers. But instead of talking about their usual topics, the stars of this morning’s appearances were waxing about altogether more foodie fare. In The Guardian, Sir Terence Conran joined seven other celebrities, including Helena Bonham Carter and architect Lord Richard Rogers, to share what he eats for breakfast for […]

Callum Lumsden

Callum Lumsden sets up on his own after leaving Small Back Room

Retail designer Callum Lumsden has set up the new consultancy Lumsden after leaving Small Back Room. Lumsden (pictured) says, ’I decided I wanted to set up on my own because I wanted to focus on opportunities for retail design and I felt better placed to do this independently.’ He joined Small Back Room in 2007, […]

Amanda Merron

Industry experts predict steady recovery for 2011

This year will see a steady economic recovery, although there is to be a public-sector dip and training will be key to retaining staff, industry experts say. Amanda Merron, partner at accountant Kingston Smith W1, says a ’continued steady recovery’ is likely through 2011, ’picking up towards the end of the year’. Merron pinpoints Hong […]


Ab Rogers and Praline work on Scape student housing

Ab Rogers Design and Praline are working on a new design-focused student accommodation project, Scape, which is due to open in London’s Mile End in 2012. Praline was appointed to create the name and brand and Ab Rogers Design to design the interiors for Scape in September 2009. The architect for the build is Ernesto […]

100% Design London

Peter & Paul to create 100% Design campaigns

Peter & Paul has been appointed to create new marketing materials for the 100% Design show for the next three years. The consultancy has been briefed to create a recognisable and ’ambitious’ marketing concept that will build up the brand ahead of its 20th birthday in 2014. The 100% Design identity (pictured) was created by […]

Met Studio

Met Studio develops China science galleries

Met Studio has been commissioned to design three major galleries for the new Ningbo Science Exploration Centre in China. Met Studio was appointed to work on three of the centre’s six galleries following a global competition in summer 2009. The consultancy’s London and Hong Kong offices will work together on the project. The three other […]

A&B Studio unveils Ravensbourne 3D conference graphics

A&B Studio has created the identity, wayfinding and an app for Ravensbourne’s 3D Storytelling conference, which begins tomorrow. 3DS is part of the university’s Commercialising Digital Technology programme and aims to help participants create stereoscopic content. A&B Studio was appointed to create the original CDT identity in 2009, and was then approached to create a […]

On the cusp

For a brief moment, 2011 is still a blank canvas – but not for long. Design Week asks a range of experts what they think will happen in their sector this year and hears some exciting predictions


Seditious stirrings

At this time of cuts and upheaval, design needs to be at the forefront of emerging radical thinking. Adrian Shaughnessy is encouraged by the social focus he finds among students

Max Hattler

Profile: Max Hattler

The cinematic work of this stage visuals designer, animator and promo director can be sampled at the upcoming London Short Film Festival. Garrick Webster speaks to him about the carefully orchestrated ’optical madness’ of his dark world

Kult 3D

Singapore rising

With its robust economy, benign government support for education and design, and strong cultural links within the UK and the US, Singapore is all set to steal a slice of the consultancy services sector from China and India – and the West. Jo Kotas reports

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