Virgin on verge of appointment

Virgin Rail is on the verge of appointing consultancies to design train interiors for its Cross Country and West Coast Main Lines. It currently has a shortlist of six, from

New DW publication

Design Week is compiling a listing of design consultancies working in retail for inclusion in a new annual publication. If you have not received a survey form or have not

FUTURE DATES

NeoCon ’98 world trade fair for commercial and residential interior design and facilities management will take place from 8-10 June at the Merchandise Mart at the Chicago World Trade Centre.

RPA launches new scholarship

Retail Planning Associates has launched the RPA Scholarship Foundation, which will provide an annual award of 6500 and a work placement to one UK or US design student every year.

D&AD go in at Deep End

Deep End Design has been appointed to revamp British Design and Art Direction’s website. The consultancy won the job after a pitch against a combined team from MetaDesign and AMX

Allfinanz logo by The Identity Business

Dublin group The Identity Business has created the marque for Allfinanz, a new suite of on-line financial products created by local software company FMS. The life assurance and pensions software

Theatre

Justin Bere has designed the glass set for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza. The production will be lit by Hugh Vanstone and designed by Mark

RIBA seeks new head

The Royal Institute of British Architects is looking for a new director of the RIBA Architecture Centre at London’s Portland Place, following the resignation of incumbent Victoria Thornton. Thornton, who

Real Time adds AMX to its stable

Multimedia group AMX Digital, which went into voluntary liquidation last week, has been bought by Real Time Studio for an undisclosed sum. AMX will trade under the name AMX Studios.

Wolff quits INS for new venture

Michael Wolff has resigned as non-executive director of Interbrand Newell and Sorrell to become a founding partner in a new venture, The Fourth Room. The Fourth Room was set up

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