60's - Signage and Welding units for Milton Keynes and BOC - 70's
70's - Radar, Anaesthesia Unit, Power Drill for Decca, BOC and Black & Decker - 70's
70's - Medical apparatus for Corning, Datacare and Techtronix - 80's
70's - Peak Flow Meter, Defibrillator, Scissors & Welding Torch - 80's
70's - Play gear, Connect 4, Pumps and Lift hoists for Cogebi, MB Games, Edwards and Verlinde - 80's
80's - Phones, Faxes and Foetal Doppelmonitor for BT, Panasonic and Huntleigh Technology - 80's
80's - Computer suite and Ski watches for Apple and Citizen - 80's
80's - Televisions, Ceramic ware and Mobile Phone for Thompson, Noritake and Orbitel - 80's
80's - Task light and pocket and cycle torches, pens and PDA for Duracell, Dunhill and Microwriter - 80's
80's - Autofocus SLR, Disc and Compact Cameras for Minolta - 80's
80's - Computer Housing, Camera Concept & Air Conditioning Unit for NEXT, Minolta and Trane - 80's
80's - Lift Controls, Plumbing System & Telephone Kiosks for Kone, Hepworth and BT - 90's
80's - Paintbox Video Editor, Geiger Counter and JCB Cab - 90's
90's - Printbox Computer, Mobile Phone and Rivet Guns for Quantel, Proteq Goldtron and Avdel - 90's
90's - Office System furniture and Light fittings for Desking Systems and Thorn Lighting - 90's
90's - Telecoms and Video Conferencing for GPT and Tunstal Telecom - 90's
90's - Communications concepts for BT - 90's
90's - Office Furniture, Ironing Board and Security camera for Railex, Coach Enterprises and Silvermines - 90's
90's - Energy saving Illuminated Signage and Corporate Product House Style for BAA - 00's
00's - Office Furniture, Emergency cabinets for Paragon, Molecular and Heathrow X press - 00's
00's - Assembly press and Energy efficient ECM for Bentley and Ultra Systems - 00's
00's - Travel shaving kit, POS pakaging, recycled paint trays for Imago, DSG and Barplas - 00's
00's - Energy efficient cookware for Sibovar and Recycled kitchenware for Ecomold - 00's
00's - Home Diagnostic devices, Oxygen generators and CO2 Absorbers for Unipath and Molecular - Present
00's - Medical absorbers and Oxygen generators for Molecular Products - Present
00's - Test equipment and illustrations for JSK Ultrasonics and Goodhand UK - Present
00's - Promotional renderings for Madison, Eyetracker for Omniread - Present
00's - Corporate ID mascot for Smooth Branding, 3D Modelling Synth for BIB - Present
BIB design was established in 1967 by Nick Butler and Peter Isherwood, later joined by Stephen Bartlett in Maiden lane, Covent Garden. Early success came from the combined visual and engineering knowledge with designs for Decca and BOC and signage for the then new city of Milton Keynes amongst a growing range of clients.
Expansion through the 70's and 80's saw a rise in the number of international clients and more consumer orientated goods for the likes of Apple, Minolta, Dunhill, Duracell, Citizen, JCB, Black & Decker, BT, Thompson, and Corning. Isherwood and Bartlett left to pursue individual careers leaving Nick Butler to guide the company with new directors. In 1981 Nick was awarded the distinction of a Royal Designer for Industry and presented with an OBE in 1988. He was a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and assessor, advisor, judge, chairman and executive board member for numerous educational, government and industry panels.
In the 90's Nick moved BIB design out of London to an old watermill at Whitchurch on Thames. The work became more UK based counting BAA, BT, Cannon, Creda, GPT, Quantel, W L Gore, Thorn and Tunstall amongst the client list. However a desire to work more closely with smaller, innovation driven businesses at the end of the 90's led Nick to restructure the company and move back to London with a smaller team. Since 1998 all the design work has been carried out by Stephen Green whilst Nick concentrated on his wider advisory and educational commitments.
In 2003 Nick Butler transferred the business to Stephen. Keen to explore more sustainable design solutions and develop a hands on multidisciplinary approach, BIB design evolved once again. A concentration on building relationships with smaller clients and offering a cost effective industrial design, illustration, animation, social media and web support consultancy whilst liaising with prototyping and manufacturing services has been at the core of the new business.
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