8 February 2001

Exhibitions

Pyramids of Mars; Direction 2001; Alexis Deacon; Art & Design; Tell Me a Picture; Game Boy Color Photographic Awards

Midas touch

To give an area the mood and style you originally had in mind, find a lighting designer. Katy Greaves talks to Arnold Chan about his high-profile projects and finds out what four other groups are up to. see “DW200102090055”, “DW200102090056”, “DW200102090057”, “DW200102090058” and “DW200102090059”

Procter and Stevenson start the year a month late

It seems creatives have designs on re-inventing the Gregorian calendar. Taking a leaf from Trickett & Webb’s book, Proctor and Stevenson has issued its 2001 calendar running from February to February, to avoid Christmas printing delays.

Obituary: Frederick Scott

Last week we lost a valuable friend and an industrial designer of great significance, whose professional life runs like a biography of the British furniture industry. Frederick Scott was an apprentice at the G-plan factory before he went to the Royal College of Art and a career in furniture design, most significantly at Hille, with […]

Poor show from consultancies

Consultancies offer poor quality, unprofessional account management and are not pro-active enough, according to a survey of senior marketers. The Signpost Survey of 500 clients by multidisciplinary consultancy 2Influence yielded a litany of complaints, such as poor creativity, attention to detail and understanding of clients’ business culture or market sector, being over-bearing, not listening and […]

Digest

Benjamin Rowntree Design has created the identity for national rail body The Strategic Rail Authority, which builds on the previous Shadow Rail Authority and which BRD also designed.

COI invites pitches for roster

Central Office of Information Communications is assembling a creative roster and inviting consultancies to submit credentials for consideration. Design groups will be judged against “a full set of professional criteria”, including proven ability, specialist skills, creativity and pricing, according to director of COI publications and digital media Michael Reid. It will pay particular attention to […]

Designers need more commitment and professionalism

After months of advertising, we received just a tiny handful of applicants for two posts of experienced designer. Of these, two were on extended overseas excursions from their homes in South Africa and the States, and all but one were well below the level of experience or creative ability required. We did of course receive […]

Client: IBM

Illustrator Paul Davis became involved in IBM’s international Black Box campaign after a chance meeting with the late Tony Arafin.

New site for conservation

Lime Marketing and Alma Internet are designing a website, citydesigner.com, which aims to promote awareness of conservation within urban design. The site, which launches on Monday, has been set up by architect the Richard Coleman Consultancy and Coleman Eldridge Research, which provides historical information to architects, developers and planners. Alma Marketing business development manager Claire […]

Nowicka Stern creates identity of new Gate restaurant

Nowicka Stern has designed the interiors for a second Gate vegetarian restaurant, which opens this month in London’s Belsize Village. The restaurant aims to evoke a sense of ‘agricultural utilitarianism’ to reflect the natural health-food menu, says Nowicka partner Oded Stern-Meiraz. The designs include exposed brick work, rusty pipes, exposed light bulbs and a double-height […]

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