May 2007 Online

Young Design Centre opens

The Sorrell Foundation Young Design Centre opens at Somerset House in London today.The centre is designed to highlight the wants and needs of young people from the designers of their schools. It will also encourage local authorities to engage with the foundation’s body of work established over the past seven years, including its Joinedupdesignforschools programme.Backed […]

RCA student show at Yard

An exhibition exploring the ‘realities of contemporary life that architects and designers usually ignore’ opens at the Architecture Foundation’s Yard Gallery in London tomorrow.Don’t Panic will present a range of films, products, architectural projects and installations by recent graduates of the Royal College of Art, focusing on such themes as fear, danger and the ‘fragility […]

Dew Gibbons boosts its design team

Dew Gibbons has expanded its creative team with the addition of Nick Vaus, a former freelance designer, to the position of design director.Prior to freelancing for the past three years, Vaus was employed at Smith and Milton as a senior designer. Additionally, the consultancy has appointed Paul Watson, formerly senior designer at PI Global and […]

The Surface

The Surface

The Surface, a coffee table-mounted touchscreen PC for retail and leisure customers, has been launched today by Microsoft. The wireless-enabled computer, which runs Microsoft Vista and has a 30-inch display screen that can respond to multiple touches simultaneously, was conceived by Stevie Bathiche of Microsoft Hardware and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research. It goes on […]

Royal College of Art

£5.8m RCA and Imperial centre

The Royal College of Art and Imperial College London have finally unveiled their plans to create a £5.8m joint interdisciplinary innovation centre called Design London.In what is being hailed as the first-ever major partnership between a UK design school and a traditional top-ten university, the institutions hope to pioneer a national shift in entrepreneurship and […]

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark blaze to become part of show

The fire at the Cutty Sark could be designed into the history of the ship in the form of interactive installations added to its planned permanent exhibition space in London’s Greenwich.According to Designmap’s Daniel Sutton, who has been carrying out the graphics work for the exhibition space since before last week’s blaze, there could be […]

Fees up 10% in latest Top 100 survey

Optimism has returned to design with fees up and prospects looking good for consultancies ranked in Design Week’s 2007 Top 100.Imagination continues to hold top slot with collective fees of £32.28m, up 7 per cent on 2005. But a third of groups listed this year are new to the charts, reflecting the changing profile of […]

Northwest RDA puts out tender for design panel

The North West of England is to receive a creative boost following a decision by the Northwest Regional Development Agency to form a design panel. This panel will aim to provide the agency with design services to promote the region.Up to eight consultancies will be appointed by the NWDA, which will then be able to […]

Aaron Rutledge and Tom Ajello

US potential leads Poke to set up NY studio

Interactive design group Poke is embarking on an ambitious foray into the US digital market with the appointment of two partners to run its new studio in New York.Poke New York will be managed by Tom Ajello and Aaron Rutledge, two former directors of in the US. Ajello was previously director of creative services […]


Science Museum plans £64m site

The Science Museum is readying plans to turn a series of former aircraft hangars full of archived objects into a £64m national museum called Inspired that will open in 2010. It has revealed a brand identity created by Leeds consultancy Thompson for the venue, along with digital design by Ico Design Consultancy.Based on a former […]


Ravensbourne College plans move to Greenwich

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication has unveiled plans to relocate to a purpose-built environment designed by Foreign Office Architects in the £5bn Greenwich Peninsula development in south-east London.Planning application for the building has been filed and construction is expected to be complete by 2009. The new college will be housed in Peninsula Square, which […]

Lippincott Mercer appoints three new partners

Lippincott Mercer has added to its management team in London again with the appointment of Tom Farrand, former director and global head of innovation at Added Value, to the position of partner in the strategy practice.

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