UK groups wrap up US awards

London design consultancies dominated the Clio Awards’ packaging design categories in San Francisco last week, scooping more than ten prizes and the Grand Clio. There is also success for the

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Friday 10 May It is your last chance to see Tony Martin’s bronze, aluminium, glass and Perspex sculptures at the Raw gallery.

Design firm links to new group

Gregory Marcel is linking up with New Century, a new public relations, publishing and political services group. Gregory Marcel last week relocated its 13 staff from offices in Reigate, Surrey,

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Jonathan Wright’s Proppy chair is designed to be comfortable, lightweight and stable on any surface. ‘I was keen for its appeal to be generated from its use. Its visual appearance

Lodge expansion underway

Lodge Design has two new senior staff, and plans to employ up to five more designers over the next six months. David Shalam, deputy design director at London group Business

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David Gamble photographs writers and artists. His exhibition The Creative Hand at London’s Groucho Club features subjects including Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Blake, Robert Rauschenberg and Courtney Pine. But will they

DBA calls for views on vetting members

I was interested to read your comments on the issue of vetting design consultants for membership to organisations such as ours (DW Comment 19 April). We are currently reviewing our

Frayling to head RCA from July

Professor Christopher Frayling’s appointment as the new rector of the Royal College of Art was confirmed last week by the RCA’s council, following a unanimous recommendation by the college senate.

Button launches new attractions at Granada

Leisure and telecommunications giant Granada is planning to commission exhibition designers for projects at its Manchester studios, following the unveiling of a new 2m attraction designed by the Button Communications

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Upcoming design books to look out for

Spotlighting marginalised women designers, “heads on” design solutions to environmental issues and more – these are the anticipated design books we think you should read.