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Stephen Hall and IN.form

SH studied Industrial Design at Liverpool College of Art and joined Robert Heritage in 1972 as assistant in his studio. (Bob became Professor of Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art in 1974 - see Robert Heritage archive). SH became a director of the consultancy mainly designing architectural products - furniture, lighting and building systems - which won a number of design awards. SH was made a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers.

Concord Lighting - Lytespan spotlights and structural track and lighting systems
Philips - lighting and hi-fi products
Race Furniture - office furniture
Intalite - ceiling for Heathrow Terminal 4

In 1984 SH set up a product design consultancy. Experience with the early adoption of computer aided design led to projects in interface design for CDs, touch screen information terminals and ATMs.

American Express - design and implementation of cash dispensing systems
Altima Lighting - systems and lighting design
Olivetti - branding and design for interactive systems
Philips Lita, architectural lighting products
Accor Hotels - online booking software
Europcar - self service terminals and software
The Post Office - design and branding of self service terminals
Sainsburys - self service terminals and software
Ziff Davis - design and publishing for magazine cover CDs

As the Internet developed the company was well placed to take advantage of its computer related design skills.

Lloyds Bank - Internet banking site
BT - web services site
Lotus Cars - corporate website
Yellow Pages - online Yellow Pages
Car Supermarket - online car sales

In 1999 the software and internet part of the business was sold to Icon Medialab. Since then SH has continued to work under the IN.form banner on product and lighting design and the development of the i-Sho software application in collaboration with other designers, architects engineers and manufacturers.

Altima - architectural and display lighting
IDE-Architecture - lighting design
Inflate - architectural lighting
LG - solid core resin products
workClub - lighting design and supply of special fittings
i-Sho - file sharing/organiser software application

SH is a board member of the government sponsored Knowledge Transfer Network - Materials KTN.