9 January 1997


Cunard’s QE2 is now on its first world cruise since a 12m refit at the end of last year. Many of the restaurants and bars on board have undergone secondary refurbishment, including the Yacht Club (pictured), while major work has been carried out in the Mauretania Restaurant and the Princess Grill. The design masterplan was […]


Currently on show at the RIBA Architecture Centre in London is an exhibition for the Poole Harbour Bridge competition. The brief set by the Highways Agency was to generate exciting designs and an engineering solution for the construction of a new road crossing for Poole Harbour in Dorset. Models and designs of the three shortlisted […]

Burrows leaves Design House

Design House has lost its head of client services, Lou Burrows, who resigned and left the London consultancy at Christmas. Design House chairman Tim May says Burrows, who was at the consultancy for eight years, “wanted a break and to move into something different”. She is believed to be looking for a position outside the […]

Contemporary designs profit from busy hotels

High occupancy levels at London’s top hotels are helping fuel a boom in design-led new hotels and hotel refurbishment. – An analysis published by accountant Arthur Andersen last week shows a continuing boost in the profits of five-star hotels in London, a

FM Design puts Virgin on track

Richard Branson’s Virgin group took control of the Cross Country rail franchise yesterday, running its first train from Edinburgh to Penzance. The initial livery for the train was developed by FM Design and its subsidiary Design Clinic. FM is currently evaluating the interiors of the existing rolling stock, with a view to refurbishment. A condition […]

Loewy brands Cyprus power

Loewy International is nearing the completion of a corporate identity redesign for the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, the semi-governmental organisation which generates and distributes the island’s power. Before winning the project Loewy brought in past-collaborator Caulder Moore to look at interiors and office furniture. Of the six groups which submitted detailed proposals, Loewy International and […]

BBB looks to grow with new non-exec chairman

BBB Design is planning major growth following the appointment of a new non-executive chairman next month. The current chairman and chief executive Philip O’Donnell confirms that either a rights issue or, if necessary, borrowing will fund the growth. The start of February will see the appointment of Neville Buch, formerly chairman of exhibition group Blenheim, […]

Design Week changes

The new year brings extra colour to Design Week’s news pages and a new-look reviews section on the back page. – Each week we will review an event, book or cultural trend or highlight a personality from the arts world.

The sad case of the lost Design Council

You could be excused for wondering just what 10 000 buys these days. Especially if you were involved with the Design Business Association’s annual Directory of Members for 1996/7. Surely the Design Council has been doing just that. The council paid 10 000 to the DBA as part of a sponsorship deal last year. In […]


‘He’s a good guy’ – A Seigel & Gale spokesman on Peter Rawlins, appointed managing director in August and out of the door by Christmas

Show turn for Hush Puppies

Checkland Kindleysides has been appointed as designer for shoe brand Hush Puppies. – The consultancy is developing a showroom for the brand, which will be used at trade events such as the 40 exhibition before being moved back to the company’s Leicester he

Novocom’s Czech in

Czech Republic television channel Premiera TV has been relaunched this week as Prima Televize, with a new identity and graphics package designed by Novocom. In what is Novocom’s first project in the Czech Republic, the consultancy’s London office led the project and used the Internet to conduct a large portion of discussions with the client. […]

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