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 Group.
FutureVision: This is Tomorrow opened last week, focusing on technology. Its design budget was 1m, according to John Csaky, principal of Button/Csaky, the interiors and architecture division of Button.
“This has been so successful that we want to do more work with design consultants, probably over the next two years,” says a spokesman from Granada Entertainments and Hotels.
“Working with designers has been a new departure for us, and we would definitely like to do it again,” he adds.
Other attractions at the studios are Russell Grant’s Astrology World and Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright.
FutureVision’s graphics are designed by Jill Robinson, designer at Button division Atoll. The exhibition has seven themed areas spanning 900m2. Sections include Onto The Web – an Internet area – and The Home of the Future, which includes a “plasma” television screen.