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The Design Council is the national strategic body for design.

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Design Council applauds London 2012 Olympic Torch Design

Design Council applauds London 2012 Olympic Torch Design

The Design Council has warmly congratulated the designers of the London 2012 Olympic Torch - Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby – for their bold and inspiring design, unveiled today by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

Wed 08 Jun 2011

£100,000 Grant To Help Universities Use Design To Commercialise Research

The Intellectual Property Office has awarded The University of Nottingham and the Design Council their top grant of £100,000 to develop a national programme to help universities use design to commercialise technology and other intellectual property.

Thu 17 Mar 2011

CABE and the Design Council confirm merger

CABE and the Design Council confirm merger

The Design Council and CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) have confirmed that they are to merge.

Fri 11 Feb 2011

London 2012 begins search for the team to design, engineer and manufacture the Olympic and Paralympic Torches

Design consultancies, engineering firms and manufacturers are being sought to create the Olympic and Paralympic Torches for London 2012

Wed 04 Aug 2010

Design is expanding and fragmenting

Design is expanding and fragmenting

Design Council research shows UK design industry is expanding despite difficult economic climate - but is also increasingly fragmented

Thu 25 Mar 2010

New designs transform patients’ privacy and dignity in NHS hospitals

New designs transform patients’ privacy and dignity in NHS hospitals

Revolutionary ‘bed pods’ and screening systems, modular toilets and washrooms and a redesigned patient gown are just some of the design prototypes to improve patient privacy and dignity unveiled by Health Minister Ann Keen at the Design Council today.

Wed 24 Mar 2010

Appeal for designers to access new training resource as survey shows they do less job-related training than other professions

Appeal for designers to access new training resource as survey shows they do less job-related training than other professions

Leading designer David Worthington, Chair of the Design Skills Alliance, has appealed to designers to take urgent action to sort out their professional skills as new figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal that only 8.9 per cent had received job-related training, compared to 15.7 per cent of architects and 16.2 per cent of civil engineers.1.

Thu 05 Nov 2009

Prince Philip Designers Prize announces contenders for 50th anniversary year

Prince Philip Designers Prize announces contenders for 50th anniversary year

UK’s longest-running annual design prize to mark its golden jubilee with a celebration of British design genius at Buckingham Palace

Wed 12 Aug 2009

Launch of national search for designers and technologists to create ‘crime-proof’ mobiles

Launch of national search for designers and technologists to create ‘crime-proof’ mobiles

Bid to avert future crime problem as mobile payments take a step closer

Fri 17 Apr 2009

Globally renowned designers, business leaders, and experts in sustainability join the Design Council.

Seven renowned figures from design, big business, sustainability, education and innovation have been appointed to strengthen and broaden the Council of the UK’s national strategic body for design. From design guru Sebastian Conran to business leader Martin Temple, Chairman of the Engineering Employers Federation and Joe Ferry, Head of Design at Virgin Atlantic, the appointments mark a step-change in the Council’s determination to drive through design-led transformation in UK businesses and public services.

Wed 21 Jan 2009

Britain’s businesses turn to designers to beat the recession

MORE than half (54 per cent) of UK businesses are planning to use design to help them survive the economic downturn, according to new research published by the Design Council.

Tue 06 Jan 2009

Top British designers appointed to ‘Design Bugs Out’ of NHS hospitals.

Top British designers appointed to ‘Design Bugs Out’ of NHS hospitals.

Some of the UK’s top designers & manufacturers have been selected to redesign furniture and equipment for NHS hospitals to help in the fight against MRSA and other healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s).

Mon 01 Dec 2008

Major expansion of designing out crime initiative

Major expansion of designing out crime initiative

A programme of work to develop new and innovative design solutions to help prevent robbery, to crime-proof hot new gadgets and to embed public safety in the design of new public spaces and housing will be agreed today by the Home Secretary and the Design and Technology Alliance.

Tue 04 Nov 2008

From the Post Office to Aston Martin: Britain’s design genius celebrated in 2008 Prince Philip Designers Prize

From the Post Office to Aston Martin: Britain’s design genius celebrated in 2008 Prince Philip Designers Prize

The world’s first hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, the Aston Martin Vanquish, the Royal Opera House extension and the corporate identity of the Post Office are just some of the British designs created by shortlisted nominees in line to win the prestigious Prince Philip Designers Prize 2008.

Thu 30 Oct 2008

Cutting-edge designers to create classroom furniture of the future

Leading design teams linked with manufacturers in new schools initiative

Sat 02 Nov 2002

Design squads target UK manufacturers in unique business-boosting project

Top experts to help homeware manufacturers get better by design

Sat 02 Nov 2002

Businesses urged: use design to stand out.

Businesses urged: use design to stand out.

Nationwide week of events puts design's role in the spotlight.

Wed 23 Oct 2002

New generation of anti-crime design goes on display in London

Young designers showcase the future of crime prevention

Mon 23 Sep 2002

Chief Executive announces resignation

Chief Executive announces resignation

Andrew Summers to leave Design Council

Fri 20 Sep 2002

New range of fashion accessories to combat street crime

New range of fashion accessories to combat street crime

London designers build crime-resistance into stylish new products

Tue 06 Aug 2002

Media ‘feeding frenzy’ makes life tough for UK’s brand managers

New study shows widening gap between the promise and reality of brands

Mon 22 Jul 2002

Designers and architects targeted in new schools initiative

Funding available to help develop classroom furniture of the future

Mon 22 Jul 2002


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