December 2008 Online

Patrizio to head Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media has announced that media and broadcasting executive Bill Patrizio is to take the helm as chief executive from January.He replaces Pam Masters, who stepped down from the post in July to become vice-chairman from 2009. Masters oversaw Red Bee Media’s transition from a division of the BBC to an international independent group. […]

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Barclays relaunches flagship

Barclays has opened the doors of its new, high-tech flagship branch on London’s Piccadilly Circus, designed by The One Off and architect Aukett Tytherleigh.The One Off was appointed in July, after winning a pitch against Imagination and Checkland Kindleysides, according to managing partner Adam Devey-Smith.The consultancy has created a suite of interactive tools for the […]

Turn Key rebrands interiors group Eastlake Work

Leeds consultancy Turn Key is to rebrand the Eastlake Work Group, which was created following a merger earlier this year.The £8m merger between workplace interiors and property consultancies Eastlake Group and Work Inc in September formed one of the largest players in the UK sector. Turn Key was one of five consultancies that took part […]

Design Week is off for Christmas

This is the last Design Week news alert of 2008. The final in-depth newsletter will be sent out on 22 December, and the service will then resume on 5 January 2009.Merry Christmas to all our readers.

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Design Centre North plans go before Gateshead Council

Plans for a £13m design facility, Design Centre North, have been submitted to Gateshead Borough Council.One North East, the regional development agency for North East England, says it expects the centre to drive growth in design, innovation and product development for a regional design economy it estimates to be worth £600m. The centre would also […]

Loughborough Uni ranked top for design research

Loughborough University’s design and technology department is producing some of the best academic research in the UK, according to a new Government study.The Research Assessment Exercise, published today, has rated 55 per cent of Loughborough’s design and technology research as ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’.Administered on behalf of the four UK higher […]

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Dick Powell named as group creative director of Loewy

Seymour Powell founder Dick Powell has been named as group creative director of his consultancy’s parent company, Loewy.Powell has been appointed to the newly created role, which will not affect his position at Seymour Powell, on a rolling contract. He will be in the post for a minimum of six months before being replaced by […]

GlaxoSmithKline appoints four to UK healthcare packaging roster

GlaxoSmithKline has appointed four consultancies to its UK consumer healthcare packaging design roster, as part of its first UK design roster review since 2004, Design Week can reveal.GSK’s procurement team, led by Sara Cook, has chosen London consultancies Bloom Design, Haines McGregor, Bulletproof Design and Echo Brand Design from a shortlist of around 12 consultancies, […]

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Seymour Powell updates saddle design for first time in 200 years

Seymour Powell has created a new horse saddle, which has been ten years in development and aims to fundamentally change saddle design for the first time in 200 years.The consultancy developed the Quantum AMS Saddle after being appointed directly to the job in 1999 by the late Andrew Stockford, who at the time was running […]

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