9 August 2001

Government committee will give copyright advice

Designers could benefit from in-depth advice on copyright, trademark, patent and intellectual property issues from a specially appointed Government committee that has just been set up. It is the first time a dedicated committee has been set up to advise the Government on IP and copyright issues, claims a Department of Trade and Industry spokeswoman. […]

Deepend to cut costs as the market dives

Deepend has confirmed it is cutting costs in the face of worsening conditions in the IT sector, but it has moved to quash rumours of widespread redundancies. ‘It’s been the toughest six months in our history,’ says Deep Group chief executive Gary Lockton. Lockton confirms Deep Group made three people redundant about three months ago […]


Experience Design has completed interiors for Easy International Brands’ sales headquarters in central London’s Berners Street. The office opened last week.

Compass shops around for cafés

Compass Group UK, the world’s second largest food service company, is to create a UK chain of ‘mall cafés’ and will appoint at least one group to the job by the end of August, industry sources say.

Pagan shakes stick at punk during Village Fete bash

An angry dispute between a Morris dancer and DJ supremo Michael Marriott, also known as Barry developed at the recent V&A Village Fete. The red-faced pagan pulled the plug on Marriott’s Sex Pistol’s track, complaining the volume was too high to allow visitors to enjoy his team’s frenzied jiggering. The roar of disapproval from the […]

Future dates

Interior design meets fashion and homeware next month as the biannual show Maison & Objet gets under way in Paris from 7-11 September.

Adera cuts hit London arm

Adera Nucleus announced this week that it has made redundant 11 of its UK staff as part of a restructuring programme that will lead to a reduction in staff numbers across Europe of 188. The redundancies are in response to increasingly tough economic conditions according to Peter Matthews, managing director of Adera Nucleus.

Adjustable seating could take off inside aeroplanes

Regarding last week’s Vox Pop about British Airways using design to enhance the experience of Concorde customers and what design element would improve air travel generally, it would have to be adjustable seating. I am of above average height and seating comfort is very poor. As a product/ furniture designer I cannot accept that the […]

Hellz Kitchen

A group of amoral and lawless vegetables living in a mouse hole in a kitchen have been created and animated by Kerb for www..bravo.co.uk.

Smith becomes chief executive

Enterprise IG London managing director Patrick Smith is stepping up to become chief executive of WPP Group-owned Enterprise IG UK. The previous incumbent, Dave Allen, will be concentrating on his roles as joint chief executive officer of Enterprise IG and The Brand Union chief executive officer.

Survey finds mergers market still buoyant

The global mergers and acquisitions market is still vibrant, contrary to widespread pessimism about the economy, according to a survey by Enterprise IG. Corporation name changes have increased globally by 7 per cent in the first six months of 2001, with a total of 1993 new names compared with 1854 over the same six months […]

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