LG expands London design team

South Korean electronics giant LG is expanding its London design team, ahead of the launch of its first fully European-designed mobile phone handset.


Head designer Luke Miles, who joined LG earlier this summer from Nokia, is currently recruiting for three new design positions at the Southampton Street Design Centre in Covent Garden, London WC2.


The London studio is expected to design products ranging from mobiles to hi-fis, TVs, and washing machines.


LG is remaining tightlipped about the expansion but it is thought to be one of the aims it set out in June – to house a team of 22 international ‘expert’ designers in London by 2009.


LG’s new London studio replaces Milan as its European Design Centre, one of six international hubs for the manufacturer.

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