Title: Diary and News
Pages: 59, 61
Text: Diary and News
LONDON The Design Centre: special displays include an exhibition of British men's wear, Made for Men, on the mezzanine floor from January 19-February 19. The Centre is open on weekdays from 9.30 am-5.30 pm, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9 pm
Will it Fit ?, discussion on dimensional co-ordination and standardisation, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1, 6 pm, January 4
International Boat Show, Earls Court, January 5-15
Tall Buildings, informal address, Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, Westminster, SW1, 6.15 pm, January 5
National Contract Furnishing and Interior Decor Exhibition, Old and New Horticultural Halls, January 11-14
COURSES AND CONFERENCES Industrial design in Scotland A course taking as its theme Industrial Design in Engineering has been organised by the Scottish Committee of the ColD and will take place at the Marine Hotel, Troon, Ayrshire, from February 13-18. The subjects covered in detail will include ergonomics and colour science, and time will be set aside for general discussion on industrial design topics. Speakers will include B. Shackel, senior research psychologist of EMI Electronics Ltd. F. C. Ashford, industrial designer, and W. H. Mayall, the industrial officer of the ColD concerned with capital goods. The course will be residential and the fee is £42. Full details and registration forms can be obtained by writing to industrial course, ColD Scottish Committee, The Scottish Design Centre, 46 West George Street, Glasgow C2.
Contract furnishing A series of conferences has been organised in conjunction with the National Contract Furnishing and Interior Decor Exhibition, which is sponsored by the magazine Commercial Decor. The series is designed to promote understanding of the problems of
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Integration of Building Components, forum meeting, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1, 6 pm, January 12
Liner Trains, discussion, Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, SW1, 5.30 pm, January 13
Kitchen sense 1966, De la Rue House, January 18-March 18
Furniture Trade Show, January 31-February 4
SCOTLAND Glasgow, The Scottish Design Centre, 46 West George Street: displays include a special group exhibition of furnishing fabrics by West Cumberland Silk Mills Ltd from January 17-March 12. The Centre is open on weekdays from 10 am-5 pm (special late evenings arranged for parties)
THE PROVINCES Durham, Lighting - Design and Function, The Institution of Engineering Designers joint
meeting with The Plastics Institute, Three Tuns Hotel, 7 pm, January 11
Nottingham, The Building World, films, Midland Design and Building Centre, 7.30 pm, January 27
OVERSEAS Amsterdam, Farming Machinery Exhibition, January 17-22
Utrecht, Industrial Art Exhibition, January 17-22
Paris, National Furniture Exhibition, January 19-24
LOOKING AHEAD . .. The February issue of DESIGN will include an article considering the design of some of the new pop art restaurants, a report on a range of hotel furniture and equipment, and a reprint of one of three statements about design which recently won a Kautmann International Award.
planning and furnishing, and will take place from January 11-13. It will be divided into sessions dealing with the subject under the headings: offices and boardrooms; hotels and restaurant furnishings; study bedrooms; churches and schools; showrooms and reception areas; and ship's furnishing. Speakers will include Neville Ward of Ward and Austin, the architect Edward D. Mills, and Brian Stout of Design Furnishing Contracts Ltd. The fee for the conference is £2 2s. Full details can be obtained from Commercial Decor, Crown House, London Road, Morden, Surrey.
Design organisation A two day conference covering aspects of design relating to a variety of items has been organised by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and will take place on February 15-16. Eight papers will be given and these include Design Organisation for a Medium Sized Machine Tool Company by C. A. Sparkes, Sewing Machine Development in Design and Manufacture by J. G. Houston, and The Organisation of Joint Universitylndustry Engineering Design Projects by K. Ball. The registration fee for non-members is £4 15s, and pre-prints of papers can be obtained by delegates for £2. Pre-prints can be obtained by those unable to attend the conference, at
£2 10s. Full details are available from H. Umpleby, information officer, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1.
Engineering design at Scarborough The second conference on The Teaching of Engineering Design will be held at the Royal Hotel, Scarborough, from April 13-16,1966. The subject will tee treated under the following general headings: the structure of design courses; methods of teaching engineering design; the responsibilities of schools and industry in the education and training of engineering designers; and probable future development. The speakers will include H. O. Fuchs of Stanford University, USA, and N. S. Kirk, head of the department of ergonomics and cybernetics at Loughborough College of Technology. The conference is organised by Enfield College of Art, the Institution of Engineering Designers, and Hornsey College of Art. The conference fee is £6 6s. Further details can be obtained from the design conference secretary, Enfield College of Technology, Queensway, Enfield, Middlesex.
Graphic design congress The second general assembly and congress of the continued on page 61
International Council of Graphic Design Associations will take place in Bled, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, from July 11-16 (not in June as stated in DESIGN 203/77). The main theme will be Graphic Design - Visual Communication Technology, and the congress may be attended by anyone interested in the subject. (The general assembly is open only to official delegates of ICOGRADA member associations.) The congress will take the form of an international symposium on new developments in the field of communication and how they affect the graphic designer. An international panel discussion on The Requirements for the Training of Professional Designers in the Field of Visual Communication will take place on July 16. The chairmen of various ICOGRADA projects will make their report to the congress, and the first international student seminar will be held for three days from July 11-13. The theme of the seminar will be Breaking the Language Barrier through Signs and Symbols. The details of the second student scholarship awards will be announced during the congress. A number of special exhibitions and films from various countries will be organised, and visits arranged to the second Biennial Exhibition of industrial and Graphic Design held in Ljubliana. The congress will be organised on behalf of ICOGRADA by SLUPUJ, the Yugoslav member association. Registration fees are: S40 for congress members (S45 for registrations received after April 15); S20 for wives of congress members (S10 if not participating in the ladies' programme); S10 for students. Full details and registration forms are available from ICOGRADA 1966 congress secretariat, c/o DLUUUS, Titova Cesta 21/1, Ljubliana, Yugoslavia.
COMPETITIONS Design and the church A competition for a poster to be used by the Church of England to encourage men to consider training for ordination has been organised by the Central Advisory Council for the Ministry. The competition is open to professional designers, design students and amateurs. A first prize of £200 and a second prize of £75 will be awarded. The promoters reserve the right to purchase the prize winning design or any other entry for a fee of not more than £52 10s. The closing date for entries is January 31. Full details can be obtained from the Rev John Neale, Central Advisory Council for the Ministry, 9 Tufton Street, London SW1. An exhibition of the best entries will be held in the exhibition gallery, Ceylon Tea Centre, Lower Regent Street, SW1, from March 1-5.
Poster design awards The judges for the British Poster Design Awards 1965-66, organised annually by the ColD, have now been announced. They are Richard Negus, of Design Workshops; Colin Forbes, of Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes/Gill; Ben John, of Unit Five Design Ltd; Christopher Bradshaw, design director at Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd; Edward Booth-Clibborn, art director of J. Walter Thompson Co Ltd; Pat Gierth, creative director of Hobson, Bates and Partners Ltd; C. Alan Wood, advertising manager of Arthur Guinness Son and Co (Park Royal) Ltd; and Norman Bamber, advertising manager of Hovis Ltd. The closing date for the competition is September 1, and the results will be announced in November. To be eligiblefor the competition, posters must have been displayed between the period April 1,1965August31, 1966.
1066 and all that Metalimport Ltd is promoting a competition for the design of the obverse and the reverse of a medal to be struck in 22 carat gold to commemorate the nine hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The competition is open to designers, artists and art students, and is organised in three stages. At stage 1, competitors are asked to submit drawings, and up to eight prizes of £50 each will be awarded for the best designs. Prize winners at stage 1 will then be asked to produce first plaster models, and from these the winning design and commended designs will be chosen. A prize of £800 will be awarded for the winning design and two prizes of £100 each for commended designs. The winning designer will produce the finished plaster casts suitable for the production of dies. The closing dateforthecompetition is March 1, 1966. Full details can be obtained from Metalimport Ltd. 42/43 Bedford Row, London, WC1.
PUBLICATIONS New magazine A new monthly magazine has been started by The Consumer Council to report on the council's activities and reflect its views. The magazine is called Focus, and is published forthe firsttimethis month. It aims to keep readers fully informed about trends in consumer legislation, the selling of goods and services, and the activities of consumer bodies at home and abroad. It will also comment on the safety, design and hygiene of products. One year's subscription costs £1 10s, postage paid, and subscription forms can be obtained from Focus subscriptions, The Consumer Council, 3 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1. The magazine can also be obtained from bookstalis at 2s 6d per copy.
Statements on design Further copies of the booklet, Profit by Design, price 3s 6d, postage 9d, published jointly by the Financial Times and the Col D, are now available. The booklet contains statements on design by leading management consultants and design consultants. Supplies are limited, and orders for copies should be sent as soon as possible to Fergus Watson, circulation manager, ColD, 28 Haymarket, London SW1.
NAMES AND CHANGES Appointments in industry Hi-Ton Machine Tools Ltd has appointed Maurice Juggins as design consultant. Tate and Lyle Refineries Ltd has appointed Henrion Design Associates as industrial design consultants to advise on all the firm's packaging.
Who's doing what Maurice Goldring has started a practice for the editing, design and general supervision of production of technical literatureforthe building industry. Roy Gray has been appointed a director of the Woudhuysen Design Group, and will be in charge of all industrial design projects.
ADDEN DA Miscellany, 203/68: Trollope and Sons (London) Ltd was responsible for the decoration and furnishing of all the public spaces on the Holybead Ferry 1, to the designs of Ward and Austin.
Miscellany, 204/68: the designers responsible for the System 4 range of computers were A. G. Rossi Ashton, Klaus Lehmann and Robert A. Hidden of Douglas Scott Associates.
Teaching in a technological age, 203/36-47: the name of the company making the ESL teaching machine illustrated on page 43 is Lancashire Dynamo Electronics Products Ltd.
Designers and manufacturers lists in this issue appear on page 76.