April 2008 Online

Coca-Cola appoints EU creative director

Coca-Cola has appointed a new director of creative develop – ment for Europe, a move that is expected to kickstart the review process for its delayed design and branding roster overhaul.Coley Porter Bell client services director Guy Duncan will take up the mantle for the European region from 8 June. Coca-Cola has made an unprecedented […]

Gordon Ramsay’s first hotel interiors

Gordon Ramsay Holdings has revealed the design details of its first foray into the boutique hotel market exclusively to Design Week.The interiors of the £4m York & Albany development, based at London’s Reg ents Park, are being designed by Russell Sage Studio.The Grade II-listed building, which was originally intended as part of GRH’s pub stable, […]

Behind the V&A Cold War exhibition

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has unveiled the first details of its £750 000 Cold War Modern design show later this year. It will be crea ted by Universal Design Studio.

Skills Alliance brand up for grabs

A design consultancy is shortly to be appointed to create the name and branding for the Design Council-backed design skills initiative.This week saw the first prac – tical step towards develop ing the UK Design Skills Alliance. The Design Council and Creative & Cultural Skills announced its establishment from the Design Skills Advisory Panel in […]

Fornarina global retail expansion

Fornarina, the women’s casualwear brand owned by Italybased Fornari, is understood to be on the verge of a major global expansion bid which will see it diverge radically from its current interior design concept.It has appointed Londonbased consultancy Camouflage to create its new-look stores, which will begin opening in September. The design group is also […]

HMV Get Closer

LBI creates HMV social site

HMV is remaining tight-lipped about its forthcoming social networking site Get Closer, which is being designed by digital media consultancy LBI.

Nick Hough to help Goosebumps expand

Former Lambie-Nairn chief executive Nick Hough is joining forces with ex-Interbrand strategist Simon Cotterrell to oversee the expansion of a newly beefed-up brand development consultancy. Formerly called Goosebumps, the original consultancy had been Cotterrell’s personal project for 18 months working on projects including The Carbon Trust, Boxfresh and Wealth management service The Route. The new-look […]

MPs host South West creativity event

MPs including Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, South West minister Ben Bradshaw and schools minister Jim Knight will be meeting representatives from the creative industries later today in London, at an event designed to highlight the creative and economic value of the South West of England. The reception will be held at the House of Commons, […]

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Tributes for Peta Levi

Tributes are flooding in for Peta Levi, founder of Design-Nation and The Design Trust, who died at the end of last week, aged 69.Levi was renowned in the industry for her fierce and unwavering support for new talent. She was instrumental in launching the careers of several well-known British designers and helped more than 700 […]

Start buys up events agency

Start has acquired a controlling stake in London events agency Anymedia in a bid to broaden its range of services.The contract was signed last Friday and brings the Start group up to four consultancies, including multi-platform design consultancy Start Creative, branding design consultancy Judge Gill and illustration consultancy Breed.Anymedia will keep its name but will […]

Lloyd Northover begins Ravensbourne rebranding

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication has appointed Lloyd Northover to lead the first phase of a strategic rebranding programme, ahead of the opening of the college’s new £50m campus on London’s Greenwich peninsula in 2010.Lloyd Northover will conduct a brand audit and perception study among students, alumni, current and past governors and business partners […]

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