9 September 2004

Introduction

It was hard to envisage ten years ago that the embryonic 100% Design – staged in a tent beside London’s Chelsea Barracks – would grow into the international attraction it has become. Who’d have guessed the event, rooted at the outset firmly in craft, would become a premier showcase for contemporary design, spawn an architectural […]

Sparks fly in battersea

Parkview International is charging up Battersea Power Station for a new lease of life, with the aid of a consortium of top creative talent, says Anne Konopelski

Out of character

Designers are increasingly turning to quirky, handwritten design work in response to sterile and anonymous typography, says Jim Davies

442 Design warms up Prestwick Airport

Glasgow consultancy 442 Design has been appointed to revamp interiors and graphics at the city’s Prestwick Airport. The group, which was appointed without a pitch, will update interiors in both land- and air-side areas, including a comprehensive revamp of the airport’s retail offer. Branding, signage and communications material will also be refreshed. According to 442 […]

Kurzeja moves to Redwood

Contract publisher Redwood has appointed Paul Kurzeja as design director. Kurzeja, who joins this month, will be responsible for brands such as Marks & Spencer and Boots the Chemists across Redwood’s stable of 23 titles.

Room Glasgow on the menu for APA

APA has created interiors for Room Glasgow, the bar and restaurant that will replace Gordon Ramsey’s now defunct Amaryllis as the flagship restaurant at Glasgow’s boutique hotel One Devonshire Gardens. It is the second in the Room chain – a Leeds venture opened last year – and up to ten launches are planned. According to […]

Conference

The 29th International Design Management Conference entitled Leadership by Design is taking place from 24-27 October in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US. Info: www.dmi.org Contact: Design Management Institute, 29 Temple Place, 2nd Floor, Boston Massachusetts 02111-1350, US. Tel: +1 617 338 6380.

Exhibitions

Selected works by Kathleen Mann, who taught at the Glasgow School of Art between 1930-33, are on display from 13 September until 29 October. Venue: Glasgow School of Art, Studio 42, Mackintosh Building, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ. A retrospective of industrial designer Christopher Dresser is on show from 9 September until 5 December. […]

Redhouse Lane has…

Redhouse Lane has created a series of film-focused posters to inform workers in the Department of Health of their rights, as the department prepares for the Freedom of Information Act, which comes into force in January 2005. A pastiche of popular film posters, the work has been created to stand out in an environment known […]

Cosmo appoints Company art director

Cosmopolitan magazine has appointed former Company magazine art director Andy Greenhouse to oversee a redesign of the magazine. Greenhouse will be recruiting a team to work around him.

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