January 2007 Online


Liberty plans global drive with luxury brand boutique chain

Prestigious retailer Liberty is poised to unveil a boutique dedicated to its signature brand Liberty of London, as part of plans to push the company into global markets.Designed by Universal Design Studio and Liberty of London’s creative director Tamara Salman, the zone is nestled in the heart of Liberty’s landmark London store and marks an […]

David Hillman

Pentagram partner to form his own studio

Pentagram founding partner David Hillman has confirmed he is to leave the consultancy after 29 years to launch his own design group, Studio David Hillman.Hillman says his decision allows him to concentrate on a more personal approach to design projects, away from the financial pressures and complexities of a large international company. He will take […]


Design Bridge overhauls Beefeater bottle and label

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and gin arm of Pernod Ricard, is giving Beefeater Gin’s iconic bottle shape and branding an overhaul as part of a global push for the beverage.Design Bridge is responsible for the brand’s new identity and squarer, more modern bottle shape, which still accentuates Beefeater Gin’s historic London roots. The bottle’s […]

Milan fair chiefs slam China

The organisers of the Milan Furniture Fair have hit out at China, describing it as a ‘country without true culture’ that ‘just produces copies’.Speaking at a press conference today at the Design Museum in London, Rosario Messina, president of Cosmit, the company which stages the fair, said, ‘We have a democracy of design [in Italy]. […]


Mildberry builds UK presence

Moscow-based branding group Mildberry has forged a joint venture deal with Loman Street Studio in London to consolidate its interests in the UK.The London consultancy, led by creative partner Stephen Kirk, specialises in communication, art and design, working within client companies to bring out inherent creativity. Under the deal, it will trade as Mildberry, with […]

Venture capital boost for LFH

Design, print and production consultancy LFH Brand Identity – formerly Lloyd Ferguson Hawkins – has secured a £250 000 investment from The Capital Fund, a £50m venture capital scheme that invests in fast-growth companies in Greater London.LFH plans to use the cash to ‘consolidate relationships with its existing clients’ and boost new business by advertising […]

Cada reviews Chop’d brand

Specialist fresh food eatery Chop’d has appointed Cada Design Group to undertake a strategic review of its brand and develop new store designs for an expansion of the business.

Natuzzi relaunch for leather store

The opening of the first Natuzzi flagship store on London’s Finchley Road in April, will be bolstered by ambitious expansion plans, following the rebrand of Kingdom of Leather.

Wave to brand Steps Centre

Graphic design co-operative Wave has been appointed to create the visual identity and website for a new global think-tank called the Steps Centre.

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