November 2007 Online

WWF slams luxury brands

Luxury brands have come under fire from an environmental campaign group, which has lashed out at their unsustainable business practices.Iconic brands such as Bulgari, Hermes and Tiffany & Co have been singled out for criticism by World Wildlife Fund in a report, which highlights poor environmental records of companies that promote a luxury lifestyle simply […]


New Welsh arts body launched

Two of Wales’ public arts organisations have merged to form a new body dedicated to supporting the growth of public art in the country. The new organisation, named Safle, which means place or position in Welsh, is formed from CBAT, the Arts & Regeneration Agency and Cywaith Cymru – Artworks Wales. It was unveiled on […]

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Whitespace named Fresh group of the year

The Fresh Digital awards took place last night in Manchester, celebrating the digital design and advertising community outside London.Edinburgh-based digital design consultancy Whitespace beat Manchester group Creative Lynx and Newcastle’s Onebestway to win the Fresh digital design operation of the year award.In the on-line retail category, Code Computerlove was honoured for its revamp of the […]

Office design conference today

The role office design can play in helping improve workplace performance will be discussed during a conference being held at Central St Martins Innovation, London WC1, today.What is the Creative Workplace will bring together leading figures from the worlds of design, architecture, art education and management to discuss a range of key issues that are […]

RDI awards ceremony tonight

The Royal Designers for Industry, established by the Royal Society of Arts, is to tonight inaugurate structural engineer Chris Wise as Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers.At the same event, six designers will receive the award of Royal Designer for Industry, while a further six will be presented with Honorary Royal Designer for Industry. […]

Oliver Schwall

Schwall joins Media Square

Media Square has appointed Oliver Schwall, former chief executive of Germany-based ad agency Springer and Jacoby, to the newly created position of chief executive, northern Europe. The appointment of Schwall completes the senior management group, following the company’s recent investment programme to bring in new senior people to develop and expand the company. This includes […]

East London Design show opens

The East London Design Show kicks off at Shoreditch Town Hall in north London today.Showcasing the work of more than 120 independent designers, from the worlds of furniture, lighting, jewellery, digital art and ceramics, the event is billed as an opportunity for the public to buy one-off, but affordable designs.Founded in 1994 by the glassmaker […]

AIG in Legible London launch

Transport for London has unveiled an ambitious pedestrian wayfinding system for the capital, designed by Applied Information Group. Nineteen ‘talking’ signs, which pedestrians can call and listen to on their phones or read conventionally, have been installed in Bond Street and surrounding roads in a £500000, three-month pilot scheme. The maps, which also appear on […]

Doors open on revamp at St Bride Library

Fleet Street’s famous printing and graphics archive, the St Bride Library in London, finally reopened this week following the completion of its £100 000 refurbishment. A new reading room has been created, as well as a permanent display on the history of the library. Both have been designed by architect Robson Warren. Partner at the […]

JHP reveals Myla lingerie boutique look

Harrods provides the backdrop for the launch next month of lingerie brand Myla’s new boutique concept, with design by JHP. The consultancy was appointed at the end of the summer to ‘develop the future direction’ of the boutiques and concessions, following an exercise by the lingerie retailer on the strategic positioning of its brand. Briefed […]

Morey Smith to create interiors for Arup

Morey Smith Design has been appointed to create the interiors for the new London offices of civil engineer Arup. The London-based design consultancy is looking to give the new offices in Fitzrovia a dramatic 21st century overhaul. The consultancy is responsible for the interior refurbishment of floors one to five, including layout, wall finishes, furniture […]

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