May 2008 Online

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Lighting up Savile Row

Savile Row, the London street famous for its traditional men’s bespoke tailoring, is to be fitted with old-fashioned street lamps in an attempt to enhance its historic character.Designed in 1951 by architect George Grey Wornum, and known as ‘large grey Wornums’, the lanterns are unique to Westminster City Council.Installing the lamps is part of an […]

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Lewis Moberly distils identity for new Spanish wine

Lewis Moberly has created the identity for a new premium Spanish wine brand.Launching in the UK this month, the Señorío de Arinzano wine labels have been designed to reflect the drink’s connection to the Chivite family’s 16th century estate in Spain, where it is made.The consultancy has also created the first-ever identity for the estate, […]

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Heatherwick café owners to open chippy

A fish and chips offshoot of Thomas Heatherwick’s East Beach Café is opening next month in west Sussex’s Littlehampton.Some of the design features within the 45m2 West Beach Café include a façade that opens the venue to the beach bringing the ‘outside within the interior’, and furniture designed specifically for the café made by local […]

Design Conspiracy create Trinny and Susannah roadshow

The Design Conspiracy is behind the creation of an Obama-and-Hillary-style roadshow for TV fashion advisors Trinny and Susannah.The London-based consultancy has created the designs for banners, posters and rosettes for the fashion duo’s ‘Brighten Up Britain Campaign’ which will feature in the pair’s next TV series, scheduled for broadcast this autumn on ITV. The designs […]

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Cisco division sets up European design HQ

Linksys, a division of Cisco, opened its first dedicated design studio and European design headquarters in Denmark yesterday.The Linksys European Design Centre will create networking hardware for the home and small office, as well as packaging and branding products. It will also conduct research into market trends.Cisco director of customer experience Clive Grinyer is hailing […]

Buildings line up for RIBA Awards

Thomas Heatherwick Studio and HOK Sport are just two of the groups jostling to win the Royal Institute of British Architects’ 2008 RIBA Awards.Announced today, the awards are effectively the longlist for the 13th Stirling Prize, named after British architect Sir James Stirling, and are given to projects in Britain’s individual nations and regions.A number […]

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New recipe for River Cottage branding

The screen branding for Channel 4’s River Cottage, its third seasonal food series which airs this week, has been created by 0404.The Dorset-based consultancy won a three-way creative pitch last month to create the look and feel of the series, the third that the group has worked on. 0404 managing director Simon Deverell explains that […]

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Loewy replaces Hoult with interim CEO

Loewy Group is seeking a new chief executive following a boardroom shift that moves its founder Charlie Hoult into a less central role.Hoult becomes vicepresident, development, within the independent group that has quadrupled in size through acquisitions in four years.Iain Johnston, who has run Loewy’s brand communications offer since January, takes over as interim chief […]

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Premier Foods signs up design groups

Premier Foods is this week finalising its long-awaited design roster, Design Week has learned.The aim of the review, which was called in January, has been to rationalise the company’s external design resources. Premier Foods’ £1.2bn acquisition of RHM last year left the company with a superfluity of design consultancies (DW 10 January).The pitch process, overseen […]

HOK’s £40m plans for the the pit and paddock complex

Silverstone rebrand flags up design openings

Formula One racetrack Silverstone is implementing new brand guidelines ahead of a major redevelopment programme that could create opportunities for graphics, interior and wayfinding designers.The Northamptonshire racetrack is consolidating its branding with the help of Brighton consultancy Mosaic. Mosaic’s brand guidelines cover the use of the identity, typography and photography across all marketing materials, as […]

Design to share in £200m from DIUS

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills confirms that a £200m fund could help plug skills gaps in the product and digital design sectors (DW 22 May).DIUS has earmarked funds to improve facilities in schools and colleges serving the finance, construction, science, engineering and IT sectors.‘Design could be a key part of the new expenditure,’ […]

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