Branding, design and architecture

Creating the world’s best conference room

After experiencing hundreds of badly planned conference facilities, communication expert David Phillips is taking things into his own hands. In the beautiful rural setting of a Swedish manor he’s created the ultimate conference room. And it’s not for everyone. At least not at the same time. 

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Branding interiors – not only in-store

In 1954, Coca-Cola’s advertising slogan was “For people on the go”. Sixty years later the same phrase embodies the design of the company’s new European headquarters by London design agency MoreySmith. “At Coca-Cola it’s about giving people the choice of workplace environment: how they work and where,” explains design director Nicola Osborn. “Everyone has a desk but they have enough space to provide a working environment where open plan does feel open and less congested, because people are choosing to break away and do other things: team presentations , meetings, even travelling.” 

Celebrating cities in light

Festivals of Light have increasingly been used to attract and entrance visitors. Although they are temporary, they can have long-lasting benefits. Helen Marriage, the curator of the inspiring Lumiere festival in Durham, England, shares her pick of the best.



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