January 2009 Online

Swath-drying device wins Glasgow 1999 Design Medal

A device used to dry out bales of cut hay is this year’s winner of the Glasgow 1999 Design Medal.Glasgow School of Art product design engineering graduate Gavin Armstrong’s ‘Swath Inverter’ was last night lauded for its ‘innovative design’ and ‘technical development’ at a ceremony at local design and architecture venue The Lighthouse.Armstrong’s product addresses […]

John Lewis tops retail survey

John Lewis has topped a Which? league table to find Britain’s best shops, winning plaudits for its store environment, staff and products.The survey of 14 000 people finds that John Lewis was consistently given a five-star rating for the ease of finding products, tidiness and other factors affecting the store environment.Stores were rated in nine […]

Jannuzzi Smith brands RCA’s Battersea campus

Jannuzzi Smith is developing the signage and branding for the Royal College of Art’s new campus in London’s Battersea.Having worked on a rebrand for the RCA in 2007, the consultancy has now created a ‘sub-brand’, which has been applied on the newly opened sculpture school in Battersea, designed by architect Wright & Wright.The sub-brand uses […]

Daisy de Villeneuve

Artists and designers in paper plane stunt

Original works by Peter Saville, the Chapman Brothers, Daisy de Villeneuve and Carsten Höller will be folded into paper planes and thrown from the top of The Hospital Club in Covent Garden today.The stunt is an initiative by Green Thing, a not-for-profit group that use the resources of people from creative industries to draw attention […]

Three shortlisted Waterloo Square concepts unveiled

The subways and pedestrian labyrinths around London’s Waterloo station could be eradicated and transformed into a ground-level streetscape, under design concepts to be unveiled later this week.Design Week can reveal that the three shortlisted concepts in the Waterloo City Square competition, which could yield work for graphics, retail, interior and product designers, are by architects […]

Design brought on to agenda at Davos

Debates are being held to bring design on to the agenda at the World Economic Forum annual meeting which starts in Davos, Switzerland, today.The overall theme of this year’s meeting, which runs until 1 February, is ‘shaping the post-crisis world’.Design critic and former Design Museum director Alice Rawsthorn will be curating two debates focused on […]

Digit develops Directgov touchpoints

The Government’s public services website Directgov is looking to develop a raft of digital touchpoints based on emerging technology, and has appointed Digit to a long-term project.

Hat-Trick founder to go it alone

David Kimpton, one of the three founders of Hat-Trick Design, is leaving to set up his own group.Kimpton will leave next month and his new consultancy will start up in March.Hat-Trick co-founders Jim Sutherland and Gareth Howat will continue to run the group, and all parties described Kimpton’s departure as amicable.Kimpton says he is leaving […]

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