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Furniture agent and manufacturer HNB has been bought from administrative receivership for an undisclosed sum by Samas Roneo. HNB managing director Roger Osbourne will retain his position.

The Czech Republic’s leading detergent brand Lanza has had its six packs redesigned by Minale Tattersfield’s Czech arm, Minale Tattersfield The Design Connection Prague.

Saatchi & Saatchi Design has won a paid creative pitch against Pauffley and MPL to design the annual report for Royal Sun Alliance.

Alan Williams, a former managing director at Holmes and Marchant, has joined Harrow group D4B Creative Communications as group account director.

Stephen Archer has been made a director of Harper Mackay a year after he joined the London architectural firm.

The Team has designed an identity for a new management award run by People Management magazine and the Institute of Personnel and Development.

Textiles group Coats Viyella is opening a website designed by one-year-old London consultancy October Design.

Dublin consultancy McCabe O’Farrell Design has created a new restaurant in the city’s Shelbourne hotel. The group named the restaurant The Side Door, for literal reasons. Creative director Barry McCabe says the space was transformed to the tune of 170 000, including a new kitchen. The three lights on the left were designed by Leo Scarff, a past student of McCabe’s at the College of Marketing and Design. Another graduate, Colm Brady, painted the backdrop for the matre d’s position and the restaurant’s identity.

Tableau Design & Marketing has created the identity for Café Van Hage, a new restaurant for The Van Hage Garden Company garden centre in Hertfordshire. Interiors are by Antony Charnley Associates.

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