Thursday, 27 May 2010

Design Prima 2011

'After much research and consultation, we are pleased to confirm our previously announced plans to stage Design PRIMA in the spring of 2011.

The exact dates and location are known and will be announced to you shortly.

As you would expect from PRIMA, there are new, radical and exciting elements attached to the event, hence the tag " Plus " and you will find it organised in a tight and highly professional manner as always.

The venue is new and in the very centre of London. It has not been used previously for exhibitions. Prima will be its first client. It is certainly large enough, secure, cost effective and astonishingly well connected with all transport links. The quality of space is outstanding and will directly foster a powerful, neutral and minimalist backdrop to your products, prompting all attention on them. There will be an Open Day in July for you to make your own judgements.

The move means that we now have a high level of flexibility with dates – something a fully booked BDC could no longer offer us. The timing allows us to plan the event as a UK launch show – with everything on offer being new to the UK market post Orgatec / Milan.

Some key points to note about Design Prima Plus

· One Venue
A one venue event with all the advantages that this brings for both exhibitors and visitors

· Cost Effective
The new venue allows us to cost the event in tune with the economic realities confronting us all. We hope to persuade you to only show the latest and best stuff in your portfolio in ‘thought through’ spaces – products which take into account the changing nature of the world, the routes to market and the evolving nature of the ‘client base’.

· No Gimmicks, hyperbole or false promises
No gimmicks, diversions or phoney ‘off the wall’ anything! If there is one thing that you can say about PRIMA it is that we have never lost the plot or forgotten the bottom line – the focus has always been on the product and of fostering the ideal environment for business to be done. This we promise to continue.

· Design led, principled, well researched and connected. Always creative, frequently copied
We are design led, well researched, mature and operate with solid business and media partners.

· Experience of the industry – we are designers not formulaic ‘me too’ organisers
After 18 years, we know what we are doing!

· Standards that have earned industry respect
The current climate is likely to give any initiative aimed at promoting business a surreal edge and we are all finding ourselves exposed to a great deal of blurred thinking, false promises and sharp practice.

It is interesting to note that, whilst the forced shrinkage, rationalisation and forest thinning will be hurting companies, we still inhabit a multi-billion pound industry and this current reality check may well serve to weed out the opportunists and lightweights leaving us with an industry grouping of leaner, fitter and morally based companies focused on the things that matter.

Central to it all are the products, of course. We hope to be able to guide you in the choice of what is likely to succeed in future and to give you reasons for ‘staying with it’ when things are so tough because, whilst it is a well known fact that you are part of an industry that impacts directly upon people’s lives, it is rare to hear it said that what you all do professionally really does matter.

· Constant visitor numbers around 4500 – 5000 over 3 days
In the past we have always achieved the highest number of quality trade visitors compared with other similar events. Not just from London but from the whole of the UK. For Design Prima Plus 2011 we are determine to improve on past successes.

· After all it is your industry show

The Design Prima team'

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Moroso in Senegal

Patrizia Moroso in conversation with Gareth Williams today (26th May) 17.30 - 19.00hrs.

Farmiloe Building, 34 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY

Clerkenwell Design Week

Below are images taken at The Farmiloe Building during Clerkenwell Design Week on 25th May, exhibitors include Tom Dixon, Edge, Artifort and Hitch Mylius.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Clerkenwell Design Week on Tomorrow!

Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day festival celebrating London's creative heart, with over 150 design events from exclusive product launches, design seminars, workshops, exhibitions, street entertainment, food, music and parties, Clerkenwell Design Week is the perfect place for creatives to see all the latest design trends!
Register here for free entry and pick up your wristband at the Farmiloe Building 34 St John Street London, EC1M 4AY from 10 onwards!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards - One month to go!

With only one month to go, the winners of the Awards, including Best Restaurant and Best Bar, will be announced at a cutting-edge ceremony on 22nd June at Victoria House in Central London.
Through the use of new technologies (including RFID), the Awards event will not only reflect entrants’ creativity, but also offer a unique space where guests will be able to celebrate, relax and network with the leaders of the bar and restaurant design industries.
Attended by both the UK and world’s top hospitality designers, architects and operators, this will surely be one of the most exciting and innovative events in the hospitality and design calendar.
There are still a few tickets available through their website.
Check out a sneak preview to the event!

Artifort and Pallucco at Clerkenwell Design Week

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MDF Italia


NAP is a new stackable chair designed by the award winning Danish designer Kasper Salto that furniture design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen™ presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2010.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Starts Next Week, British Council For Offices 2010 Annual Conference

British Council For Offices 2010 Annual Conference
26-28 May


Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week is a three day festival celebrating London’s creative heart! To register for free entry click here

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Silverline at Clerkenwell Design Week

21-22 Great Sutton Street, London. EC1V 0DY

Vice Versa is an exciting interiors space at the heart of Shoreditch

vice versa is an exciting new interiors space at the heart of shoreditch MORE

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Monday, 17 May 2010

Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival celebrating London’s creative heart! This festival will offer exclusive product launches, exciting seminars, workshops,
art installations and music. It will inspire, educate and entertain.

Ends Today - COLLECT 2010

14-17 May 2010

To take a virtual tour of the space.

Relaunched at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2009, COLLECT has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. Through its presentation of work from the best international applied artists, COLLECT has become a prestigious event in the international cultural calendar gaining the respect and support of many private collectors, museum curators and galleries.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Win a Ligne Roset Pumpkin chair

To celebrate Ligne Roset’s 150th birthday and the launch of its new-look contract website, Ligne Roset is giving away a limited-edition Pumpkin chair to one lucky iconeye reader.

Register now to win. view

This weeks interviews: Alan McClure, Pablo Tellez and Neil Hogan

Alan McClure (Partner - The Cunningham McLean Partnership), Pablo Tellez (Design Director - Pablo Tellez), Neil Hogan (Design Director - SHH)

In the run-up to this year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards event we will be publishing interviews with shortlisted entrants, some of the world's best restaurant and bar designers!

This week's interviews are with:
Alan McClure (Partner - The Cunningham McLean Partnership),
Pablo Tellez (Design Director - Pablo Tellez),
Neil Hogan (Design Director - SHH)

You can reserve tickets to the Awards event on the 22nd June, at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website.

London Festival of Architecture

19 June - 4 July

Various venues across London

Thursday, 13 May 2010

JOB POST: Sales Consultant for Fritz Hansen Contract Market

For more information, please view the Job Posts page.

New products at SCP

New summer arrivals at SCP. Here is a selection of items that have just arrived and are now in store and available to buy online.

SCP East 135 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX T

SCP West 87 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UL

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Designer Garden Furniture - deivered within 10 days

Designer Outdoor Furniture, delivered to you within 10 days...


KI has recently been awarded a three year exclusive contract to manufacture and supply all the steel storage requirements for the many well known companies within one of the UK’s leading Banking Groups.
KI has been an incumbent supplier to this Banking Group for over a decade and the new expanded contract covers pedestals, lateral drawer and cupboard systems and suited locker solutions. The Group also have requirements for KI’s high density mobile storage systems. There are over 100,000 office based employees in the Group, plus a large retail business as well.
In the late summer of 2009 an in depth tender process began to identify the most suitable furniture suppliers for the requirements of the combined group of companies over the next 3-5 years. KI’s quality, design, warranty, price and UK manufacture was considered to offer the strongest package when measured against all the leading storage competitors in the UK.

KI's products for this contract are from both the 800 Series and 400 Series ranges both of which are manufactured in the UK.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


The main aim of this congress is to set up a platform to analyse and reflect upon indoor architecture and habitat design, boosting professional networking and cultural exchange between Europe and Latin America.


• To boost the strategic aspect of Spain as a bridge between Europe and Latin America.
• To create an event that marks the standard for international interior design.
• To attract interior designers, architects and specifiers equally to visit the Hábitat fair.
• To create an annual international Congress as a global point of reference.

On the basis of these objectives Spain will become the intercontinental bridge that is required in order for all of this to happen and the city of Valencia is set to be the home of the international congress, which takes place for the very first time on 27th, 28th and 29th September, coinciding with the Interiors Fair.

More information


The cardboard box changed the world, but that was 150 years ago. Since then this fabulously versatile material has enjoyed a modest press but in the environmentally sensitive, cost-conscious world of 2010 its time has come.

Cardboard Future has developed a range of practical furniture products for the home and office made entirely of cardboard. They are made of 74% recycled paper and 26% virgin fibres from managed fast-growing sustainable sources- fully certified.

Simple, clean design combined with cleaver engineering makes these products extremely light, immensely strong, fully functional and excellent value for money.

In addition, the products meet UK and European legislation and are fit for purpose for demanding contract and commercial use as well as in the home and small office.

The Facilities Show 2010 opens today!

You can still register for FREE today and AVOID the £30 onsite entrance fee

Artifort at Clerkenwell Design Week

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Monday, 10 May 2010

Coinsiding with Clerekenwell Design Week Silverline will be celebrating the opening of their new London showroom

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Clement Joscelyne - New Online Store

Collect Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery
Kings Road

Valencian Design, Live it! New York, NY

May 15 - 28, 2010
The Valencian Design Showcase celebrates the creativity and innovation of Valencian design with an exhibition that includes modern furniture, lighting, flooring and outdoor furniture, during the prestigious New York Design Week and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Presented by IVEX—the Trade Promotion Agency of the Valencian Region of Spain.
The exhibition, taking place in the lower level of the Domus Design Collection Building (DDC) from May 15 until May 28, will incorporate in 1,822-square-feet the latest trends and collections from 12 of the most recognizable names in Valencian design including: Almerich, Bonestil, Capdell, Fambuena, Gandia Blasco, KOO International, LZF, Naturtex, Point, UNO Design, DARC and Viccarbe.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the region’s rich artistic heritage by presenting its influence in contemporary designers. This exhibit will present to architects, interior designers, media and overall design enthusiast the best in Valencian contemporary design and will further position Valencia as a global design destination.

For more information on the Valencian design companies, please visit

Friday, 7 May 2010

Day 2 Interiors

Day 2 Interiors has moved to a new studio space in the heart of Clerkenwell, London.
Together with a new brand image and website, the new office represents their ambitious outlook for the future.
From today you will be able to find Day2 at the following address:
Day 2 Interiors Ltd
14 Clerkenwell Green
t. 020 3307 0790

Milan: Estd by Established & Sons

The British furniture brand that made its name by working with some very big-name designers launched a collection of anonymous products at the Milan furniture fair.

Interviews - Holger Jacobs (Mind Design), Tina Norden (Conran & Partners) and Charles Doell (Mr Important)

'In the run-up to this year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards event we will be publishing interviews with shortlisted entrants, some of the world's best restaurant and bar designers!

This week's interviews are with:
Holger Jacobs (Design Director - Mind Design), Tina Norden (Associate Director - Conran & Partners) and Charles Doell (Principle - Mr Important)

You can reserve tickets to the Awards event on the 22nd June, at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website'

Designers Guild Warehouse Sale starts tomorrow further discounts in store and online

Hundreds of fabrics in pre-cut lengths from £3 a metre plus huge discounts on discontinued wallpaper, furniture & accessories.

Designers Guild Warehouse Sale
6 Relay Road(off Ariel Way)
W12 7SJ

Opening Times
Monday to Friday 11 - 6
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 10 - 3

Thursday, 6 May 2010


Situated in Upper Clatford in Hampshire, which is only 45min drive away from London, Buronomic have combined their resources to show all our products and major ranges and present them in a 3000sqft open space.
Featuring Astro Arche, Didra, Buraile, Convisteel, Optineo, Optineo Steel, flip top tables, C01, C04 storage and introducing OSMOSE 2, this is a great opportunity to see BURONOMIC desking combined with Era Screens and to discover the two products used together.
Therefore they would be delighted to invite you for the official Opening of their show room.

Food and drinks courtesy of BURONOMIC, they will also offer you a special discount on their new OSMOSE 2 range, which is now available, as well as a complete price list for Era Screens adapted to BURONOMIC products.

Wednesday May the 5th or Thursday May the 6th
Between 9 AM and 6 PM

Era park, upper clatford
Hampshire SP11 7LW
Tel Jerome padioleau : 0033-

Simple glass partitioning by Luconi

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Starts Today, Riba’s 3 Classicists Drawing Expo

6-29 May
Riba’s 3 Classicists
Drawing Expo

66 Portland Place, London w1

easyFairs Interior Fit-Out On Today

This is the ONLY event of its kind in the UK showcasing contractors, suppliers and manufacturers spanning the entire supply-chain of interior fit out services.

There is still time to register for FREE FAST TRACK ENTRY, just follow this link.

Thursday 6th May 10.00 - 16.00

ExCel, London