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


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


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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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