August 2007 Online

Alvar Aalto seminar kicks off

The fifth Alvar Aalto design seminar opens today in Jväskylä, Finland, with a host of design luminaries, including Hella Jongerius, as key speakers.Organised by the Alvar Aalto Academy in conjunction with the Alvar Aalto Museum, this year’s event will be based on the concept ‘It’s a beautiful day’. The seminar aims to bring together a […]

Jeffrey to join AIG from Enterprise

Director of wayfinding at Enterprise IG’s UK office, Colette Jeffrey, is to leave the consultancy after six years to join Applied Information Group. Her departure from Enterprise comes as a result of the current staffing review within the London office.‘It was a mutual decision to leave Enterprise. The difficult part of that role was to […]

Era Studios

New Era for Wilmslow

NE6 Design is creating a high street retail brand for photographic lab Leach Colour. The first Era photographic studio opens in Wilmslow near Manchester on 18 September. Leach hopes to develop the brand into a UK-wide chain, for which the Wilmslow store will provide the blueprint.Since NE6’s appointment in April following a three-way creative unpaid […]

Crafts gallery

Gallery space for crafts group

A new crafts gallery and shop is set to open next week in London, displaying work by members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. The society is approaching its 120th anniversary, making it the oldest crafts organisation in the UK.The space, which measures 30m2, is located in Shoreditch. It will be run by SDC members […]


Bateel opens Dubai café

Confectionery brand Bateel today makes its first foray into the premium café market, with the launch of The Bateel Café, devised by Kinnersley Kent Design.The venue, in Burj Dubai, will be the first of 30 cafés planned for the Middle East region by the end of 2008. The luxury date and patisserie brand already has […]

CIA show in Covent Garden

Consequences, the large-scale installation from the Central Illustration Agency opens tonight in Covent Garden, London.It will feature 30m of artwork by 63 illustrators, connected by a common skyline and horizon.Illustrators who have taken part include Sir Peter Blake, Adrian Johnson, Chris Kasch, Von and McFaul. The show is designed to bring illustrators out of a […]

Simon Waterfall closeup

Waterfall sets agenda for D&AD presidency

Simon Waterfall will take the theme of ‘sharing’ during his year as D&AD president, making the work that forms part of the organisation’s 45-year heritage accessible to a wider audience.

Lippa creates medal for fifth LDF birthday

The London Design Festival is to award a medal, designed by Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa, to an outstanding member of the design community.The London Design Medal has been launched this year to mark the fifth LDF and aims to acknowledge the depth of design talent in the UK. John Sorrell, chair of judges for the […]


JHP to put luxury spin on Hyundai’s flagship store

Hyundai’s luxury department store in Seoul is to undergo a lavish redesign and rebrand by UK consultancy JHP.The Korean motor and retail giant appointed the consultancy in March, following a five-way paid competition in which it beat two US design groups, a Japanese and an Italian consultancy. JHP is mid-way through the planning stage of […]

Oxford Brookes University

Hat Trick overhauls Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is to undergo a major redevelopment of its estate, a £150m project that will involve a radical new approach to its external communications and branding. The development by branding consultancy Hat Trick, which started earlier this month, is expected to take up to ten years to complete and will improve the infrastructure […]

John Lewis website...

John Lewis to relaunch website

John Lewis is to relaunch its website tomorrow with a refresh created by its in-house design team.The department store group’s homepage will sport a more ‘aspirational’ look, with a redesigned front area and category pages, according to John Lewis head of Web selling David Walmsley, who has headed the project, working with John Lewis design […]

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