Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Icon and Iittala Pub Quiz Tonight


Where: The Book Club 100 Leonard Street London EC2
When: Tuesday 29 June, 7PM
Please register your teams at www.iconeye.com/pubquiz

Monday, 28 June 2010

Two Columbia Road, New Stock


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Friday, 25 June 2010

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards - Winners Announced

The winners of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards were announced in central London this week. Only in its second year and with nearly 400 entries from over 38 countries worldwide, the evening was a great success.
Judged by a highly-influential panel of top design, hospitality and lifestyle editors both the designers and hospitality operators were recognised for design excellence across a wide variety of categories. Overall winners for Best Restaurant were Galvin La Chapelle in London designed by designLSM Best Bar was awarded to The Tote in India designed by Serie Architects.
Cinimod Studio were commissioned to create a system unique to the event. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology was used to identify key visitors on the two ‘networking pods’ during the evening's proceedings. The Awards were the first event that combined this technology to create a truly 'connected' environment.
The design of the Awards event reflected the entrants’ creativity and offered a unique space where guests were able to network effectively in innovative ways.

Attended by over 350 of the UK and worlds top hospitality designers, architects and operators, this was one of the most exciting events in the design calendar.
Overall winners
· Best Restaurant: Galvin La Chapelle (London), designLSM
· Best Bar: The Tote (India), Serie Architects
Category Winners
· Independent Restaurant: Galvin La Chapelle (London), designLSM
· Multiple Restaurant: Canteen (London), In-House Design
· Independent Bar or Club: theCUT (Newcastle), Julian Taylor Design Associates
· Multiple Bar or Club: Bangalore Express Bar (London), Outline
· Restaurant, Bar or Club in another space: Urban Reef (Boscombe), Macaulay Sinclair
· Restaurant or Bar in a hotel: Elliot’s (Edinburgh), Ian Springford Architects
· Caf√© or Fast Food: Outsider Tart (London), David Lesniak
· Identity & Website Design: The Draft House (London), Studio Frith
· Lighting Scheme: Sound (Thailand), Inverse Lighting
· International Restaurant: Pio Pio (USA), Sebastian Mariscal Studio
· International Bar: TheTote (India), Serie Architects
Judges
Michelle Ogundehin/Elle Decoration; Femke de Wild/Frame; Lynda Relph-Knight/Design Week; David Clark/Vogue Living; Peter Kelly/Blueprint Magazine; Paul Wooton/Restaurant Magazine; Rachel Dixon/Guardian Newspaper; Paul James/Mondo Arc; Tamsin Kingswell/Mix Magazine; Bethan Ryder/Living etc; Caroline Roberts/Grafik Magazine; Diana Biggs/Design Exchange; Lisa Ellwood/View.

For images of the event, visit:www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com

Tres Tintas


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www.trestintas.com

Show Two Starts Today!

25 June -4 July

Show Two
Royal College of Art, London, SW7

www.rca.ac.uk

New Product Launch - Clover


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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Thonet Outdoors


www.thonet.de

Design a drinking fountain for The Royal Parks Foundation

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and the Royal Institute of British Architects have teamed up to offer designers the opportunity to see their work come to life in one of the Royal Parks.

Sellex News


AERO bench(Lievore Altherr Molina) at the Prestigious Gerstner Coffee-shop in Wien (Austria)

The historic Gerstner Coffee-shop (established in 1847) has counted on AERO bench to equip the terrace of its place in Kärtnerstrasse.
The version used this time is AERO upholstered with polyurethane pads Customer’s own colour.
Do try to imagine how nice it should be to enjoy a coffee at this memorable old century’s place, sat at a bench which has been designed with the mentality of XXIst century

www.sellex.es

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

POINT

Avant-garde in black, white sophistication and urban life in furniture where it is combined, the highest formal treatment and an extraordinary capacity of adaption to the needs of every person.

Furniture created by Gabriel Texido for Point


www.point.es

Tom Dixon - Industry

Designer Tom Dixon has launched Industry, the first in a series of self-published books. It seeks to challenge the traditional ideas of counting, selling and consuming design and outlines Dixon’s own ideas about the future of the design industry.
Also included are unpublished conversations between Dixon and design critic Laura Houseley.

The book is available in a limited number from www.tomdixon.net

Allermuir | Host & Toga


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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

TSAR by Florian Brillet


Paris architect Florian Brillet has created a coffee table with a branching structure. Called TSAR, the 4mm steel top is supported by a branching form derived from a parametric equation.

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards Today!

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (now in it’s second year) is the only concept of its kind dedicated exclusively to design. It takes place tonight, June 22nd, at Victoria House, London WC1 B4DA

www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com

Design Museum Competition

Win Tickets to David Adjaye's Photographic journey Urban Africa.
Despoke have 5 pairs of tickets to give away. To have a chance of winning click HERE

Allermuir - Introducing Kirkos Swivel


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Monday, 21 June 2010

New Gandia Blasco Sofa



www.gandiablasco.com

Relaunch date announced for Savoy

The Savoy Hotel, including the new art-deco Beaufort Bar, is set to reopen on October 10 after being closed for nearly three years, it has been announced

The 268-bedroom hotel was originally expected to close for 16 months for a £100million refurbishment but the cost and extent of the project have grown partly because of the challenge of working on a 19th-century building.

The scheme, led by designer Pierre-Yves Rochon and Reardon Smith Architects, will see the River Restaurant remodelled and the creation of the new Beaufort Bar specialising in cocktails and champagne.

Friday, 18 June 2010

KOO news



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www.koointernational.com

in.Design July 2010 E-Magazine NOW AVAILABLE!


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Thursday, 17 June 2010

New Designers 2010

New Designers is renowned for showcasing the very best in graduate design. This year marks its 25th anniversary – and once again, the July exhibition showcases 3,500 of the brightest and most creative talents from Britain’s leading design courses. It is an event for fresh thinking and aspiration. Discover the dynamism, ingenuity and energy of the next design generation from architecture to animation, furniture to fashion, graphics to glass.
DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER – SAVE 25%
Book now 08448480139
Book online www.newdesigners.com
Please quote ND123
Part 1: 1 - 4 July 2010 (Awards Preview 30 June) Textiles, Fashion & Accessories, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, One Year On Part 2: 8 - 11 July 2010 (Awards Preview 7 July) Product Design, Furniture Design, Visual Communications (including Graphic Design and Illustration), Spatial Design, One Year On.

New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1 OQH.

Low sliding door cupboards from Werner


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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

3X2


The Ideal Home Show



Following on from the success of the Ideal Home Show this year, they would like to invite you to be a part of one of the Ideal Home Show’s most established sections – Ideal Interiors.
Fronted by Interior’s expert Linda Barker in 2010, the Ideal Interior section is a dynamic area full of exclusive furniture, beautiful home accessories and the latest innovation in sound and technology. Positioned at the main entrance incorporating the Ideal Village and the stunning Water feature.
17 days of PURE selling, sampling and brand awareness opportunities
Over 250,000 visitors to the show, 88% ABC1
64% of visitors do not attend any other shows – you could be discovering a brand new market
Book now by calling Kelly on 01992 570 030

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

10 July - 17 October

French architect Jean Nouvel designs the 10th annual summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London's Hyde Park.

www.serpentinegallery.org

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

ei2 presents - Lube kitchens and tea points


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New Designers 2010

New Designers in renowned for showcasing the very best in graduate design. This year marks its 25th anniversary - and once again, the July exhibition showcases 3,500 of the brightest and most creative talents from Britain's leading design courses. It is an event for fresh thinking and aspiration.
Discover the dynamism, ingenuity and energy of the next design generation from architecture to animation, furniture to fashion, graphics to glass.

Part 1: 1 - 4 July 2010 (Awards Preview 30 June)
Textiles, Fashion & Accessories, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, One Year On.

Part 2: 8 - 11 July 2010 (Awards Preview 7 July)
Product Design, Furniture Design, Visual Communications (including Graphic Design and Illustration), Spatial Design, One Year On

DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER - SAVE 25%
With this fantastic discount tickets cost £8.50* for a one day or £22* for an unlimited (on the door prices £14 and £26 respectively)
Book now 08448480139
Book online www.newdesigners.com
Please quote ND112

New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH.
For information on opening times and travelling to the venue please visit the website www.newdesigners.com*£1.50 booking fee applies

Tonon special offer Swing and Symbol


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Monday, 14 June 2010

Interiors Design Summit

How does this working day sound to you?

9.30am A 30 minute private meeting with the Chief Engineer from the Marriott Grand Residence, Park Street, London.

At 10.15 your personalised itinerary says you have a meeting with the Founder & Interior Designer from Susan Llewellyn Associates.

By 10.45 you’re preparing for your next meeting with the Managing Director from Hospitality Capital Management Ltd, scheduled in for 11am.

11.45, after a much needed 15 minute break with coffee and Danishes, you’re ready to meet the Associate Director from TPS Consult Ltd.

12.30 And it’s the General Manager from Tician Bohemia Hotels ready to discuss their needs.

A networking buffet lunch is served between 1-2pm (with a much needed glass of wine)

2pm and the Buchanan Associates Architects are ready to meet with you.

2.45 – 3.15 And it’s the Interior Designer from Falchi Interiors next on your itinerary.

3.30 – 4.00 – the Owner/ Interior Designer from Fusion Interior Projects followed by the Chairman from the Grange Hotel along with his Designer & FF&E Manager @ 4.15 for half an hour.

5.00 And it’s the MD from Agellus Hotels next on your itinerary.

Finally, it’s 5.45 and your final meeting of the day is with Managing Director from Interior Motives

Exhausted yet?

Just time to chill out in the pool or at the bar before preparing for the networking drinks reception, where you can network with Echo Architecture, Joal Interiors, Trevillion Interiors Ltd, TPS Consult, plus many more..

This day could be your itinerary at the Interiors Design Summit

All above mentioned delegates have confirmed their attendance at the Forum. There is still limited supplier availability in certain areas.

Where else will you get the opportunity to meet privately, face to face, at least 11 decision makers in one working day?

The date is the 25th October 2010 - The venue is the 5* Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London.

The number to call is 01992 374059, ask for Claire

The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards take place on 22nd June at Victoria House in Central London.
Not only will you get to mix with the UK and world's top hospitality designers, architects and operators but you will also experience one of the most exciting and innovative events in the hospitality and design calendar.

Limited tickets are still available.

For more information visit The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website.

Eurotek News - June



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SCP Sale Starts June 26


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Friday, 4 June 2010

Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton talk at the V&A this evening

John Mackenzie and MarieAnne Ritchie, James Wells and David Bentheim

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:
John Mackenzie and MarieAnne Ritchie (Design Directors - Lee Boyd Architects),

James Wells (Principle - Wells Mackereth) and

David Bentheim (Principle - Bentheim)



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

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

Until 5th September

'Critics Choice' time out

Design Museum



Shad Thames, SE1 2YD



http://www.designmuseum.org/

Foucault's Pendulum

In the week after reports that the Royal Institute of British Architects is under the control of the freemasons, news broke that Foucault's Pendulum had fallen to the ground. The 1851 piece of scientific equipment in Paris' Musee des Arts et Metiers, which proved that the Earth rotates, was at the centre of Umberto Eco's novel of the same name, which was about a masonic conspiracy theory.

Alain de Botton

Pop philosopher Alain de Botton, author of The Architect of Happiness, is branching into real estate. The writer is to test out his ideas about buildings with a series of holiday homes designed by big names including MVRDV and Peter Zumthor

Thanks for coming to Clerkenwell Design Week 2010!

Thank you for helping make Clerkenwell Design Week a great success! Product launches, installations and events were well attended and received as London’s design community flocked to Clerkenwell over the three days. With over 150 presentations, workshops, performances and parties, the festival was a lively event that truly celebrated design in London's creative heart. See you next year! More >>

Screen Solutions 40 mile walk - Tonight!

Tonight, at midnight, Kenny, Clare, Liza, Julie, Roger, Nick and Dan (7 Adventurers from Screen Solutions) will set off to walk 40 miles, starting in the pitch black, over the South downs.
They have managed to raise a massive £4325 plus an extra £367 through gift aid which makes a grand total of £4692.
This will go to a great cause and are very grateful for your support.

If you haven't seen the photos of their recent 30 mile practice walk, follow the link below and it will take you to the team site.

http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/foronenightonly

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Spectrum

During Spectrums sales days for the Dutch dealers in March 2010, Spectrum introduced a new item: wall system Paperback. Reactions were overwhelming and the first orders have already been delivered to the shops.
Paperback is a wall system, designed by Studio Parade in 2009. Strength of the design is that it absorbes a minimum of space in your interior, but at the same time has a striking appearance.
By completing the Paperback with books, cd’s or little glass or ceramic products, it gets a very own, almost custom made chart and set of colours. Paperback can be used as a small, big or even wall-to-wall system and is standard available in white.

www.spectrumdesign.nl

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Coccola


For more: www.parridesign.it/coccola.pdf

Fabric Sandstone (De Ploeg) is no longer available

'Because De Ploeg has removed the fabric Sandstone from her collection, this fabric is no longer available.
Placed orders will be taken care of as agreed, new orders with the Sandstone-fabric are unfortunately no longer possible.
For questions or remarks, please contact our export department. (www.artifort.com)
Kind regards,Artifort - Sales'

The biggest BoConcept sale EVER!

http://ow.ly/1R2G3

Visit your local store and pick up a bargain

SCP at Pulse 2010


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Pulse / 6 - 8 June / Stand K1 / Earls Court / London

SCP will exhibit their 2010 Collection for the first time in London at the Pulse fair from the 6 - 8 June. Launched at Maison & Objet in January, the 2010 Collection includes new designs by Farrow, Terence Woodgate, Donna Wilson, Lee Kirkbride, Alex Hellum and Kay+Stemmer.

Please contact Brian or Ali for more information: press@scp.co.uk, +44 (0) 20 7749 7393
SCP, 135–139 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX