9 November 1995

DY Davies figures

Architecture group DY Davies has turned in mixed figures for the year to end-April 1995 – described as an ‘extremely difficult’ year by chairman David Davies. Although there was a

A world apart

What makes the ideal hotel? More important than the elements of service, luxury and location is the creation of a self-contained world which is nothing like home, believe Carlos Virgile

Man who reads like a computer

System Error Occurred. – It’s bad enough when you see it on screen, but what about on someone’s shoulder? – Manchester graphic designer Andy Bainbridge’s head fell to pieces at

Fitch carves niche in Nordic furniture store

Asko, Finland’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled new interiors for its Helsinki flagship store with design by Fitch. The 3716m2 flagship revamp is part of a repositioning strategy

Athens opts for a cleaner act

Cobbold Knox is working on concepts for an 18m environmental centre now under construction in Athens, Greece. – The London consultancy is designing a 2000m2 exhibition, a gallery, a restaurant,

Cheese chalks up new look

Claessens in The Netherlands has redesigned the packaging and strengthened the identity for Westland’s niche market cheese Old Amsterdam. The cheese, which is sold in The Netherlands and Germany, has

A room with a view

Anyone would assume that hotels such as Philippe Starck’s New York Royalton, Jean Nouvel’s Le Saint James, or Aldo Rossi’s Il Palazzo Fukuoka, all of which have been splashed across

Seagram job win – another free-pitch?

Seagram, new tenant of London landmark building The Ark, has appointed Marshall Cummings Marsh to work on interiors after what is believed to be a free-pitch. The office design specialist

Coming Up

Apple Expo 1995 – Wednesday 8 November – Europe’s largest Macintosh event allows new and experienced users to view exhibits, including hardware and software, through to training for the Macintosh

Council to ditch logo

The Design Council is to drop its identity less than a year after it was designed by The Partners. – It is now talking to design groups about replacing the

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