Friday, 30 July 2010


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Restaurant and Bar Design Awards - Congratulations and interviews with this year's overall winners

Congratulations to all the winners at this year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. To mark this year's success we have published interviews with the two overall winners on our sister website 'Restaurant & Bar Design':
Steve La Bouchardiere (Design LSM) - Winner Best Restaurant - Galvin La Chapelle (London)

Chris Lee & Kapil Gupta (Serie Architects) - Winner Best Bar - The Tote (India)

Serpentine Pavilion by Jean Nouvel

This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, by French architect Jean Nouvel, was unveiled in London’s Hyde Park.


Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Appartement 50 Installation

The Bouroullec brothers reinterpret a Corbusier interior within the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille


Hilton sign Syon

Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with the Ability Group to open a new Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts hotel in Grade I-listed Syon Park, West London, in November 2010.

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Thursday, 29 July 2010

PARRI design - Easy

ACHICA - Great value Pierre Paulin

We're surrounded by Mushrooms, Tulips and Butterflies and nope, we're not in the forest but in modern furniture design heaven with our latest Artifort promotion...
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ACHICA - At Home With Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

As 'LLB' joins This Morning as resident interior designer, ACHICA catches up with the eloquent creative to take a look inside his Cotswold home, talk latest trends and find out why he puts Aubrey Beardsley and Nicky Haslam on a pedestal...

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The European Hotel Design Awards

The European Hotel Design Awards will take place on the 23rd November, Lancaster London. These awards will recognise the outstanding achievements of architects, designers and developers a celebration of hotel design in Europe. In addition to this The Sleep Event Conference will be running alongside the exhibition, bringing together some of the most powerful and influential industry figures. Visit for more information.

The Sleep Event

Register free now for The Sleep Event, 24-25 November 2010, Business Design Centre, London.

Designers Guild

Don't miss their final reductions.
New lines added & FREE delivery.

For more information please view the Furniture Sales / Discounts page.

Italian Design Tea Points and Kitchens

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

MSL Interiors Ltd

MSL Interiors Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new glass reception desks from renowned Italian manufacturer G&R, available in a number of sizes the AIR desk and Smart Hall desk add to the portfolio of high quality contemporary reception furniture already available to architects/dealers and fit out contractors in the UK/Eire from MSL Interiors.

A wide choice of back painted glass finishes and metal colours are available for both versions.

For additional information please contact

Secure new business at The Hotel Show 2011

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Monday, 26 July 2010


SCP at NYIGF 2010

New York International Gift Fair / August 14 - 19 / Booth 3943 / Accent on Design / Javits Center / NYC
This August, at The New York International Gift Fair, SCP will be launching their Autumn/Winter 2010 collection including five handmade rugs designed by textile designer, Donna Wilson, a coat rack by design trio, Rich Brilliant Willing and a mirror by Sylvain Willenz. In addition, Farrow's Nightime, Finetime and Notime clocks will be on show as well as Terence Woodgate's bone china Josiah lights, Lee Kirkbride's Calvo table and Compass trestles by Matthew Hilton.


Public Building Project of the Year 2010: Building Magazine

Friday, 23 July 2010

Brühl & Sippold - Morning Dew

An upward projecting filigree calyx – the look bestowed on upholstered shells,virtuously transformed into chair creation.
Design Kati Meyer-Brühl

Pallucco - Bucky Piantana

Any child who has looked up at the sky, chasing after kites, cannot help but be fascinated by the lamp designed by the studio Lagranja.
Bucky is just like a kite which appears from nowhere, light as a feather, twisting and turning, lit up by the white, orange and purple reflections of the filters placed at the ends of its diffusers.
Bucky is a minimal yet surprisingly rigid composition, the only definition being the soft touch cable which is pulled tight, giving it shape and structure. As well as carrying the electric current, the wire also provides support for the three blown glass rods, hanging like an acrobat from a rope.
Bucky also pays tribute to Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, the visionary American architect and designer who was the first to experiment with tensile structures, which have been used to create this lampshade.
Pendant (floor lamp and table lamp) consisting of three 700 mm milk white blown glass rods. The orange and purple versions are fitted with two coloured glass filters in each rod.
Connecting wire in white silicone.
The lamp is fitted with six energy saving 60 W halogen light bulbs (two for each rod) with a G9 base.


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SCP Sale Ends Sunday 1st August

For more information view the Furniture Sales / Discounts page

Thursday, 22 July 2010

100% Design London

Despoke are starting to get excited by the prospect of a great 100% Design show this year.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for free to attend 100% Design London.

Moooi sails into London

International design brand Moooi, is set to open the doors of its first permanent showroom and UK headquarters in London on the 16th of September 2010 at Portobello Dock.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

CBS Summer 2010

Click here to read more, and find out how to attend

in.Design August 2010 issue now available!

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Philippe Starck

French designer Philippe Starck has created a carpet tile collection for Danish company Fletco. The Starck by Fletco range marks the first time the designer has worked with carpeting. The tiles depict figures, icons and patterns and can be combined with 12 different coloured backgrounds.

newsletter Spectum 5

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Werner Cockpit on display in Clerkenwell

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Simply forms, pure lines and design are the concepts that sum up one of the latest outdoor furniture collections designed by the responsible of Studio A-cero, architectures Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares, for the firm VONDOM: REST.
Inspiring from the ORIGAMI, Japanese art based in the folding paper in order to get different forms and in the thinking line “Less is more”.
The composition is formed by an armchair, sofa, and table, of which modular structure allows you to adapt them freely to your needs in every space.
The manufacture technique is the rotomoulding, focused on a technology process that guarantees the maximum quality taking care of every detail.
REST shows the essence from its creators always loyal to elegance, beauty and exclusivity as the total adaption to customers.
From geometrical defined forms, along with the dynamic, elegant and lightness features, a new collection that offers the maximum comfort to its users and is integrated perfectly in the avant-garde architecture is born, thanks to its contemporary design as a principle from studio A-cero.
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Boss Design goes for growth

Contract seating supplier Boss Design has announced a successful start to the year with sales up by 35% in the first quarter of 2010.

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The Sleep Event

Register free now for The Sleep Event
24-25 November 2010
Business Design Centre, London.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Be inspired CRM:00089877

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The new white - Nest

Nest love the simple, natural and elegant look created by combining white lacquer, high gloss, glass with textured wood for a fresh, sophisticated and versatile look.

The Magis Steelwood beech and painted steel chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec sums up this look perfectly.

For a dining table that will never date, look no further than the Tom Dixon Slab natural oak table.

Add some drama to the look without distracting from it with the Kartell white Bourgie table lamp, which looks great on the E15 Alex side tables in oiled European oak.

Bring in some accessories by introducing the Sonodesign Gurgen clock or how about creating movement with the Normann swing vase in white.

The Droog Soft suspension lamp is simplicity at its best and look fantastic hung together in clusters.

For even more inspirational ideas for the home and garden and 1000’s of products to search and buy, visit or pop into their new showroom in Sheffield.

The Hotel Show- Dubai

The Hotel Show will be running from 17th to 19th May 2011 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. For further details please visit

Eurotek's New Range of Bookcases

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Friday, 16 July 2010

Zanotta - Design for passion

Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognized leaders in Italian industrial design.

Area Sq new website

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Kubik by PARRI design

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Kavern bed at Manchester Furniture show 18-21 July 2010

David Fox Design is pleased to announce that the Kavern Bed for Komfi will be exhibited at the Manchester furniture show

18th-21st July 2010

Stand B35

For further information about the show please visit should you require a Komfi sales representative to discuss the product with you, or require further information please contact

Thursday, 15 July 2010

1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces

15 June – 30 August 2010
Admission Free
Victoria and Albert Museum

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion - On Now

10 July - 17 October

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

EDC London

New Shop Opening July 2010
20 Margaret Street, London, W1

Allermuir | Kirkos now comes with a Swivel base!

Architect of the Year Awards


To give you more time to complete your entry criteria for the Architect of the Year Awards they have extended the entry deadline until Friday 23 July.


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

POLE - new from Luconi

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Be amazed by this new chair WINNER!

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Over £6,500 of designer furniture to be won

Enter Ligne Roset Competition

GIRO with shade

A setting for reading

Reading means concentrating while at the same time relaxing. This is why this activity calls for a balanced, well-distributed light, but one with just the right degree of intensity, to highlight the white of the page without being hard on the eye. This is just the impeccable balance achieved by the GIRO lamp with its opaque shade, fitted with a double diffuser to ensure superior light distribution.

Monday, 12 July 2010


Suzie Hogan will be leaving MoreySmith this Friday 16th July.

David Fox Design

A few good reasons to breakout this summer. (Click the image to enlarge)

David Fox Design has been producing innovative solutions for the contract furniture industry since 2001. Simplistic and timeless in their forms they have gained national and international acclaim.

Above is an offering of the solutions the company has designed and developed alongside some of the leading British manufacturers. For further Information please visit

Friday, 9 July 2010

New Designers - Ends Sunday

1-11 July
Wide-ranging design from 3,500 UK graduates.
Business Design Centre, London

Job Posts / CV Uploads

If you are recruiting, or looking for a job within the industry- email the details to and we will upload your information for free.

Architect of the Year Awards Entry Deadline


For more information on entry requirements visit

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King to open Mayfair hotel

The management team behind celebrated London restaurants The Ivy, Le Caprice and The Wolseley are to develop a new luxury hotel in Mayfair with property firm Grosvenor and architects ReardonSmith. It will feature an "inhabitable sculpture" by artist Antony Gormley.
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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Last chance to be included in RIBA Product Selector

The 2011 issue of RIBA Product Selector is set to close for new entries by mid-August.

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ACHICA meets New York-based designer Vicente Wolf

ACHICA chat to Vicente Wolf to discover his secret to successful designing and find out how he went from sweeping showroom floors to becoming one of America’s most influential interior designers, regularly featured in top magazines such as Elle Décor USA, New York SPACES and Architectural Digest...

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Artifort Orange Slice Chair

This year Artifort are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Orange Slice Chair.
Every Orange Slice sold from now till Milan 2011 will get a metal anniversary label under the chair.

The Orange Slice will also be on their stand at Interieur Kortrijk 2010, Boot 536

New contemporary Italian desk ranges Arko/Pratiko and Viktor

New contemporary Italian desk ranges from IVM Office, ARKO/PRATIKO and Viktor brings innovative solutions and open designs that can be aggregated, integrated or reconfigured to meet new and changing requirements. The new ranges are available with either loop/panel/tapered legs which beautifully compliments the wide range of meeting tables and desks within the range.
View the ranges here

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Prophire UK Brand New Networking Website

Viaduct 2010 Summer Sale

For more information please view the Furniture Sales / Discounts page on the blog

Fosam's Iconic Glast Tables

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Free Ideal Home Magazine

For information on how to get your free copy of Ideal Home Magazine, please visit the Furniture Sales / Discounts page.

Casamilano Custom Made Products

Casamilano is able to offer “custom made products”, producing special wood and upholstered products as per your drawing (completely different from the Casamilano collection), to complete your projects that require made-to-measure models (tables, cabinets, sofas etc…).

Please contact them with any request you may have, by sending them a technical drawing with measures for a quote.

My Nest Points

Nest can’t wait to share their loyalty scheme.
Customers can now collect Nest Points every time they buy an item online. For every pound they spend Nest will reward them with one Nest Point, worth 1p, which can be redeemed on their next purchase. What's more, customers can use their points to get even more money off during the sale and promotion periods.
Start collecting Nest Points today at

Hospitality Interiors Magazine

Hospitality Interiors magazine is re-launching this September as a bi-monthly title for hospitality owners, architects, interior designers, specifiers and other key interiors decision makers.
They are printing 8000 copies per issue on high quality paper stock and a content rich website will accompany the magazine from the first issue featuring a virtual magazine too.

Monday, 5 July 2010


Keep up to speed with what Latitude are doing on an almost daily basis check out their blog and follow them on twitter all on

Barcelona Airport Bins

Vilagrasa paper bins installed in Barcelona Airport T1 Terminal

Homes and Interiors Scotland Exhibition 2010

Friday 27 - Sunday 29th August
SECC Glasgow

Friday, 2 July 2010

MSL Interiors Reception Desk

MSL Interiors launch a new affordable and striking modular reception range, Valde, which incorporates high gloss coloured laminates and is available with LED lighting. A wide number of sizes are available with DDA compliant sections also. Please view the range and more here

London Retail Limited now Amode Limited

From today London Retail Limited will now be known as Amode Limited

Register for The Sleep Event 2010 now!

Register for FREE entry to The Sleep Event Exhibition Europe's leading hotel design event.


ACHICA - Home of Online Homeware & Interiors, the private member’s online store that launched on 1 February
this year, is causing a stir in the world of interiors by offering leading luxury brands at
unbeatable private member’s prices (PMP) which are up to 70% off the original retail
Co-founded by one of the founders behind Britain’s fastest growing online fashion
brand ASOS, ACHICA brings a whole new meaning to the term chic-onomics.

The ever-growing trend and popularity of the online private member’s clubs has
revolutionised the world of online fashion retail and now ACHICA is the first online
retailer to introduce private promotions to brand new categories across Homeware,
Garden, Kids and Indulgent Accessories with brands such as Christy, Yves Delorme,
Bodum and Jamie Oliver to name but a few.
Presented in a sophisticated and sleek editorial style, ACHICA members not only
have access to regular promotions but advice on seasonal trends, interior design tips,
interviews with personalities from the world of design, inspirational ideas and much
more. ACHICA is the ideal shopping destination for stylish, trend-conscious
individuals in search of those must-have brands at reduced prices.

To become a member and enjoy privileged access to exclusive private promotions

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Crest Contract Interiors as Thonet UK Representatives

Latitude Interiors

Latitude Interiors have appointed Calum as their new project manager. Calum provides welcome relief to their ever expanding portfolio of projects and brings a level headed sanity to their frantic world!
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100% Design London Free Registration

Registration for the UK's leading event for contemporary interiors is now live.

100% Design London continues to present a sensational mix of products, designers and ideas at one key event.
With dedicated areas for sourcing new materials, discovering fresh talent and viewing the best of contemporary interiors, 100% Design London delivers directly to your area of interest.

Register before the 17th September for free and benefit by receiving Wallpaper* magazine's essential guide to 100% Design London.

Andreu World unveils new showroom in North America

Andreu World has opened a permanent exhibition space in the Merchandise Mart building, the home of the NeoCon World Trade Fair in Chicago, USA.

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‘Ora-Gami’ by Ora-Ïto

Alchemy Design Award is delighted to present Ora-Gami, an exclusive furniture collection from French designer Ora-Ïto.

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