Whilst at a Design Council event recently we were introduced to product designer Adam Sutcliffe who has developed Orbel.
‘Orbel is a personal alcohol gel dispenser specifically designed for healthcare workers. Existing systems fails to address the workplace ergonomics and the social, and psychological, factors, which are essential in cementing a rigorous, hand hygiene culture. Orbel is intended to help tackle these, thus making it easier, and more likely, for staff to achieve hand hygiene compliance targets.’
This remarkably clever product is now undergoing prototype development; expect to see it in hospitals near you soon…
Alan Yau the restaurateur has opened his first Cha Cha Moon in Ganton Street W1. The second is expected in Whitley’s soon. Cha Cha Moon is all about Chinese noodles or ‘Mein Dong’. Yau’s motivation behind opening Cha Cha Moon was a lack of decent Chinese soup stocks in London.
Yau has exquisite taste and is constantly on the search for perfection. This extends to the uniforms. He sometimes uses three different designers for one restaurant. Designers have included Hussein Chalayan for Hakkasan and costume designer Tim Yipp from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon for Yauatcha. This search for perfection has paid dividends, earlier this year Yau sold Hakkasan and Yauatcha for £31 million to Tasameem, a property arm of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
Yau for Cha Cha Moon has the waiters wearing statement t-shirts in the style of Katharine Hamnett with the slogan ‘Are you going to the moon’.