BCO conference delegates were disappointed when Jean Nouvel, who was billed as a major speaker, failed to turn up to the event. He was due to discuss office design with Ken Shuttleworth under the topic 'Vive la Difference'. Instead, delegates were entertained by Ken debating icons with Alex Lifschutz. Ken, as one might imagine, is all for them, with Alex less keen. Astragal's former editor Paul Finch provided a strong summing up in which he effectively questioned both points of view. Chairman Paul Morrell took a vote and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the iconoclasts won hands down.