Tuesday, 31 August 2010

100% Design London

100% Sustainable

Sustainability is a key concept at 100% Design London this year, with a striking number of designers and companies using recycled, recyclable, local and traceable materials. Here is a selection of what's hot and what's new in sustainability to be found at this year's show.

Click here to register for 100% Design London to see the latest innovations in sustainability


A trend in this year's offerings is upcycling. Lucy Turner takes tired pieces of furniture, painstakingly restores them and rids them of decades of oil, wax and grime, and finally breathes new life and style into them with the use of laser-cut and ultre-resistant Formica.

Other exhibitor's transforming something old into something new include Sarah-Jayne Guest who transforms vintage furniture with her vibrant fabric's and duo Miss Print who adorn vintage sideboards with new designs and make wallpaper from managed forests- new lines at the show.

Local and Traditional Skills

As part of Hidden Art's contribution to 100% Design, Alexena Cayless is showing her Cheany Chair, which was upholstered in tweed and leather and championed traditional shoe-making techniques.

Working and manufacturing locally keeps carbon emissions down; using old locally-based crafts and skills keeps them alive and well. Cornwall-based lighting and furniture company MARK believe in ethics and sustainability, manufacturing 80% of their products in Cornwall.

In the same way recent graduate James Michael Shaw (who recently won the New Designers 100% Design Award) is showing a sleek and utilitarian range of items made using the traditional and fast-disappearing craft of metal spinning.

Selections made here have been brought to you by Industry Publicity

Casamilano Invitation


Casamilano will be presenting at the fair Abitare il Tempo, in Verona, from 16th up to 20th September 2010, Hall 7 B Linking People, stand MATERIAMENTE, a project by the Architects Diego Perusko and Davide Sartori, in partnership with furniture companies of different sectors, by creating a synergy, where design is the protagonist and where the furniture is by Casamilano exclusively.


Amode showroom launch

Amode opened their first showroom yesterday, which showcases the latest in contemporary high-end Italian design.

The address is:

387B King Street
W6 9NJ,
United Kingdom

You can view more information on their website: www.amode.co.uk

Nest - Textured neutrals

Create simple textured illusions in a cosy, calm and comfy environment with Nest’s selection of textured neutrals.

The Established & Sons No4 Crate Series Storage Cabinet in yellow pine offers a raw take on the in-vogue wooden look.

Adding the Diamantini & Domeniconi Wood Pill Wall Clock will give you a sleeker finish, however if you are looking for a softer look why not try the Nani Marquina Roses Rug.

Creating a comfy hide-away this Autumn is simple with the naughtone Track Corner Sofa teamed with the E15 Alex Side Table - a great example of how you can create this look using neutrals.

As for lighting, the &Tradition Corium Pendant Lamp in natural leather will create a sleek, simple and unusual look, however if you are looking for a centre-piece to hang from your ceiling, maybe the Moooi White Random Suspension Light is for you.

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

Friday, 27 August 2010

fci Designer furniture

..eX-display sale on Sofas, beds, rugs and much more..

For more information view the Ex Display Offers page


Furniture company Walter Knoll has opened a new showroom in Beijing. Situated next to the Today Art Museum, the new showroom is a joint venture between Walter Knoll and its specialist dealer Beijing Higher.
Walter Knoll opened new showrooms in London and Paris last year and is soon to open an outlet in Jakarta.

Homes and Interiors Scotland Exhibition 2010

Starts today!

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SCP at Maison & Objet 2010

Maison & Object / 3 - 7 September / Hall 7 Stand H155 / now! design รก vivre / Paris Nord Villepinte

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Chaplins Offers

Check out the Ex Display Offers and Furniture Sales / Discounts pages for some great offers from Chaplins.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

News about Amode

Amode will be opening their first showroom on the 30th of August which will showcase the latest in contemporary high-end Italian design.

Amode was one of the first companies to offer high-end Italian modern furniture over the web, and now the next step is to launch their own showroom.

The address is:

387B King Street



W6 9NJ,

United Kingdom

You can view more information on their website: www.amode.co.uk

Fosam Faber Desking

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in.Design Magazine September Issue

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The ARC Show 2011 Exhibitor list is now live

2011 Exhibitors already confirmed include:
Anolis * Cadisch GIGB * Dark * Deltalight * Encapsulite International * Harvard Engineering * Helvar Ltd * Lee Filters * Ligman Lighting * Megaman * Mizar Srl * Occhio * Philip Payne * Photonstar LED * Ruggiu Srl * RZB Lighting systems * SILL Lighting * Wandsworth Group * Wever & Ducre * XAL GmbH

Click here for the full and up-to-date exhibitor list

Interiors Design: Grange Hotel, St Paul's London - 25th October 2010

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Nests’ Fantastic Four

Nest is excited to announce they’ve added four fantastic new brands to their extensive range.
The new additions include Anglepoise, Skitsch, Decode and Artek.

Anglepoise was first created over 70 years ago and has created table lamps and table lights that are unmistakably British design classics, for example the Original 1227 Desk Lamp.

Recently formed Skitsch offers a new way of doing design, by bringing together established and emerging designers to create functional and emotive products. The Squilibri Bookcase is a perfect example, where three rectangular modules are stacked together in an unbalanced manner, creating a zero gravity effect.

Decode’s focus is on providing products inspired by industrial production and making them accessible and innovative. Nest love the Heavy Desk Light designed by Benjamin Hubert and awarded the British Design of the Year in 2009 by Elle Decoration.

Artek offer simple, structured furniture that exudes classical elegance. The 42 Armchair is minimal and well balanced and would fit perfectly into most homes.

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

Monday, 23 August 2010

LEAF Awards 2010 Iconic Shortlisted Entries

An amazing shortlist including some of the world's most iconic buildings
THE LEAF AWARDS 2010, Friday 10th September, London, UK
Join us at the seventh annual LEAF Awards and find out who will take away this year's prizes and discover who will win the coveted overall LEAF Award. This year looks set to be the toughest competition yet, with entries from some of the world's most iconic buildings, including:
· The world's tallest building and a remarkable structural feat the Burj Khalifa Tower
· The internationally renowned and now cultural icon of South Africa Soccer City National Stadium
· The Energy Flex House in Denmark built for the UN Climate Change Summit to showcase technology for the future
· Shanghai World Expo the world's largest expo site at 5.28 square km and with over 70 million expected visitors
To view more of the shortlisted projects click here to see the full list
The prestigious LEAF Awards are firmly marked in the architectural calendar and this year's entries have come from some of the best known architectural practices including:
· Stephen Holl
· Henning Larsen
· Schmidt Hammer Lassen
· Hassell
· Woods Baggot
· Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
With firms flying in from around the globe, the event not only poses a perfect networking opportunity but it has also been established as a platform for recognising the work of the world's architectural community.
Join us at the InterContinental, Park Lane, London on 10 September 2010 to celebrate and honour the buildings and design solutions that are setting the benchmark for the future of architecture and design.
Tables are selling fast; don't miss out on this opportunity click here now to book your table.

VONDOM - Fairs during September 2010



Friday, 20 August 2010


100% Design has always been known for showing an enormous pool of British design talent and this year is no exception. With quality British manufacturing looking upward for the first time in a long time and export figures appearing to be on the rise - the British design industry is making the most of the global demand for quality furniture, lighting and accessories.

To see the very best British designers, manufacturers and products, register today for 100% Design London

Artifort in Eastenders!

Artifort chairs featured in this weeks Eastenders, click here to view the chairs in action!

Stirling by Allermuir: Free installation on all orders


The Sleepotel

From 24-25 November, see world exclusive collaborations by leading interior designers, architects, manufacturers and suppliers only at the Sleepotel – the pulse of The Sleep Event Exhibition. This collection of room sets will introduce design as an experience and demonstrate a range of pioneering approaches to deliver outstanding spaces to wow and inspire you.

Click here to pre register free now, saving £15

Thursday, 19 August 2010



Andaz Updates

StructureTone has been awarded the contract to carry out refurbishment work of key public areas at the Andaz Liverpool Street, to designs by Wilsdon Associates


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Decode London

Decode London Preview for 100% Design more HERE

Enter the Northern Design Awards today...

'On Friday, October 8, Concept For Living will bring together designers, retailers and property developers in the Chester Grosvenor and Spa for a glittering celebration of the best in Northern design, architecture and craftsmanship.
We are now accepting entries for the Northern Design Awards, and it couldn't be easier.
Just go to our new website and fill in your basic details, select the category(s) you wish to enter, add a description of no more than 500 words about your entry, and then upload as many good quality images to back up your entry as you feel necessary.
Entry is free and you may enter as many categories as you'd like.
The closing date for entries is August 27, 2010. We will inform you if you have been successfully shortlisted by the September 6.
Should you wish to send us any supporting material, the address is:
Northern Design Awards
The Old School
Higher Kinnerton

The award winners will be selected by our panel of expert judges, that includes; Diarmuid Gavin; Jan Constantine; Nick Munro; Elaine Cunningham; John Hickey; and Rebecca Drake.
Property Award categories
■ Best Innovative Design
■ Best Conversion
■ Best Affordable New Build (-300k)
■ Best Family New Build (300-500k)
■ Best Luxury New Build (500k+)
■ Best Eco Build
■ Best Property of the Year (as voted by the readers of CFL)

Design Award categories
■ Best Interior Designer
■ Best Garden Designer
■ Best Newcomer to Industry
■ Best Independent Retailer
■ Best Group Retailer
■ Best Kitchen Retailer
■ Best Bathroom Retailer
■ Best Wallpaper Collection
■ Best Flooring Collection
■ Best Fabric Collection
■ Best Showroom Display
■ Best Product of the Year (as voted by the readers of CFL)

For further information about the judges, venue, magazine, past winners and current entrants, etc. visit the Northern Design Awards website. www.northerndesignawards.com'

The Long Point Exhibition 2010

The Long Point Exhibition, 13-16 September, brought to you by the Long Eaton Guild, is less than 1 month away! To whet your appetite, we thought we'd introduce you to just some of the beautiful products you will get to see in and around Long Eaton.
The Long Point Exhibition, located in the town of Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, is an exclusive showcase of the very best of UK made furniture and upholstery. It is the perfect destination for retailer buyers and interior designers to source handmade and exquisite furniture. For more information visit: www.longeatonguild.co.uk/Long-point
New for 2010, the Long Eaton Guild has invited a selection of guest companies to exhibit in their showrooms, showcasing high end products from across the UK. Members and guest exhibitors include:
Artistic Upholstery, David Gundry, David Knight Collection, Duresta Upholstery, Gascoigne Designs, Henderson Russell, Iain James Furniture, John Sankey, Parker and Farr, Steed Upholstery, Wade Upholstery, Whitehead Designs, Tiamanti Collection, Granfort, Caxton and many more.
For 2010, Long Point is offering discounted accommodation plus airport/ train station pick-ups and courtesy transport in and around Long Eaton. Contact the hotline on +44 (0)115 939 4278 for more information and to book.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Winners of Civic Buildings WAN AWARDS 2010 revealed

The quality of entries for this year’s Civic Buildings category was so high that even the longlists of 25 had to be expanded to 32 to accommodate judges’ requests. This set the pace for the awards and the competition was so hot that even at the 11th hour, a request for three joint winners was tabled in the un-built category. The stalemate was finally resolved with two joint winners and a one highly commended. As such, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the winners of the Civic Buildings Unbuilt category are Hariri Pontarini Architects......more

Monday, 16 August 2010

Lifework - Where Work and Life Meet

Pops of color and smart, simple design make this clever piece from Brooklyn–based UM Project anything but ordinary.

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The ARC Show 2011 is now online!

Filled with the latest lighting industry news, creative inspirations and the hottest design & architectural trends The ARC Show 2011 Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn sites are now here for you to follow! Here you can celebrate, discuss and comment on the most innovative lighting design ideas, technologies and developments with like-minded industry professionals including designers, architects, engineers and specifiers.

Registration is now live for the 2011 event. If you have not registered yet, register FREE, save £15, and make sure you save the NEW dates and NEW venue - 12-13 January 2011, Business Design Centre, London.

We look forward to seeing you at the ARC Show 2011.

Company of the week: RFS

Visit the Service Providers page for more information on RFS, alternatively click here to visit their website

Friday, 13 August 2010

The Sleep Event Conference

Early bird booking is now live for The Sleep Event Conference 24-25 November 2010, Business Design Centre, London. Save £100 with this special discounted price. Click here to book now.

Habitat's new season collection launch

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


KI were hit by a devastating flood in their showroom and offices due to a plumbing leak over a weekend in the office floor above.
So severe was the damage that a full strip out is required on both floors and all Sales and Sales Support, Customer Service, Logistics and Finance staff have moved into temporary offices at Holborn Gate, further along High Holborn, adjacent to Chancery Lane tube. Business has continued here as normal, despite the additional operational challenges. A temporary showroom has also been created at Holborn Gate. The same contact numbers and email addresses apply.
Scott Brownrigg Interior Design who are located nearby have been appointed to design a new scheme for KI’s showroom. The new scheme will feature many new UK product lines and provide more meeting and breakout / third space facilities for the company and its visitors.
As explained by Scott Brownrigg Interior Design:
"KI manufactures well-designed, durable furniture for the business and education sectors and is a leader in producing award-winning products. To reflect their status within the market, the refurbishment of their existing showroom, conference room and reception area will create sleek and flexible space with feature lighting. Within the showroom light rafts will be suspended from the ceilings with individual track lights mounted to beams for more localised lighting of products. Sliding doors within the main conference room will allow it to be opened up to become a large client presentation area, complete with a client refreshment area and canopy bar."
KI expects to complete the refurbishment and be back in occupation by September. Expect an exciting new showroom opening event, with many new products on display, to follow soon afterwards.
Please visit the KI website on www.kieurope.com or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.

Luconi UK BYO Desking

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Icon Design Trail 2010

The icon design trail 2010 is icon’s guide to the best of the London Design Festival; don’t miss out on the October edition of icon to get your free copy!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tacchini reissues design classics

Italian manufacturer Tacchini has reissued design legend Achille Castiglioni's striking Sancarlo armchair and sofa.
Read more

Friday, 6 August 2010

The ARC Show 2011

Registration is now live for The ARC Show 2011. Save the NEW dates, 12-13 January 2011, and attend the only event to source for major lighting projects, from public and local authority, through to the creation of world leading retail environments.

RIBA Event scores 100% "will come again"

Attendees offering feedback from the recent Consultancy Day in Manchester gave a unanimous 'thumbs up' to RIBA Insight's programme of seminars when all 100% indicated that they'd attend any similar events in future. So here are the details of a forthcoming similar event: Marketing to architects – getting your products specified


DesignBoost - Made in [Arnhem] will focus on "Design for Life"

September 6-7 Designboost presents DesignBoost - Made in [Arnhem] in Arnhem, Holland through a variety of integrated BoostChat (workshops) and BoostTalk (lectures). We will invite Boosters from Holland and all over the world which represent the true frontline within design in its broadest context. All are authorities in their field of expertise and our selection reflects the principle that design is multidisciplinary reaching way beyond the obvious. Our carefully selected Boosters will interact on the theme "Design for Life" over two days with companies, organisations and institutions.
BoostChat is for invited only while the BoostTalk is open for public as well.
When it comes to sustainable life there are probably many things that needs to be questioned, left could very well be right. The objective of DesignBoost - Made in [Arnhem] is to make everybody question, reach awareness and think in new paths when it comes to creating better lives for lots of people. This is after all the ultimate goal for all design.DesignBoost - Made in [Arnhem] is a collaboration between Designboost, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten, Premsela and City of Arnhem.

BreakOut - A New Innovative Seating System from KI

BreakOut, designed by Recovo Design Studio, is an innovative seating system. It is the new alternative and adaptable solution designed to act as an intimate sanctuary for the open plan working environment and also combines the use of technology as the perfect meeting point.
The understated elegance of BreakOut will compliment any working environment, with stylish slatted timber fins providing a light but private enclosure. BreakOut is not only a flexible meeting product but also combines the use of the latest technology. Multiple laptop users may connect to a single screen housed within the enclosure or use the network.
The modular design of BreakOut allows multiple seating units to be connected in series, to create a product tailored to the number of people who need to use it and to the space available. BreakOut seating allows users to multi-task whilst fulfilling many roles such as forming an area for group working, inter- office workshops and meetings, or simply a place to get away from it all. BreakOut has been created with an understated elegance and sophistication that will compliment any working environment.
BreakOut doesn’t just look good. It performs.
For more information contact KI on 020 7404 7441, email sales@kiuk.co.uk or visit the website.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

2010 European Hotel Design Awards

The 2010 European Hotel Design Awards shortlist has been announced, click here to book your table now and network with those at the very forefront of the industry. For further details of the shortlisted entries and images of the projects visit www.thesleepevent.com.

Thonet - Classics for Kids


Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live, the multi-award winning design event, returns for its 11th show which will be held at the NEC on the 8th-10th October 2010

Click here for more information

Wallpaper Magazine gives you the Editor's pick of 100% Design London

Well-built, good-looking and long-lasting –it's a standard checklist but one that it's all too easy to be distracted from when there is so much on the market vying for attention. Happily, this year, meticulously crafted woodwork, clean lines and simple, highly refined forms are the order of the day at 100% Design. With a hearty nod (and perhaps a wink and a wave too) to midcentury modernism, furniture designers and makers are once again seeing the value of functionality and efficiency, but never at the expense of form or accessibility, values Wallpaper* has always held close.

These wooden box shelves by master carpenter and designer Alex Hellum are the perfect hallway hideaway for letters, keys and coins.

Pottinger + Cole's elegant easy chair shows a bent for designing with plywood. In this instance, it's combined with beech legs.

Russell Pinch's solid walnut and elm ‘Imo’ folding stools can be used indoors and out and look better with time. They are tactile, well-crafted and store away easily, although we can’t bring ourselves to hide them.

Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik pushes the envelope with this elegant design for Fjord Fiesta in oak and walnut, while subtle curls at the edges cleverly ensure it won't fall off the edge.

This side table by Simen Aarseth has been designed to be as simple as possible, with its three removable ash legs neatly slotting into the Corian top with no need for screws or nails.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

RFS Install

RFS offer a number of services including:
· Furniture Installation
· Installation and After Care
· Furniture Reconfiguration
· Project / Move management
· Removals—Internal and External
· Service Work
· Ethical Disposal
· Furniture maintenance
· Electrical testing
· Warehousing and Storage
· Archiving

Please view the Service Providers page for more information

David Fox Design is please to announce Venue Plus

David Fox Design is pleased to announce the latest addition to the ever popular venue range. Venue Plus is a high backed system that allows privacy, within open plan office, or hotel spaces. Sophisticated rib details offer a comforting feel to the product, whilst also enabling the product great acoustic control.

Combined with other David Fox designed products such as the Zeus table, Kalm, Korus, Venue Plus is the perfect solution for any working or relaxing corporate landscapes.

For further information please click here

The Tramshed

22 – 26 September 2010,

32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ

The Tramshed, a powerful new design exhibition and creative collaboration, launches during the London Design Festival from 22 - 26 September. Created by a team of high-calibre design industry and event personalities, and initiated by Luis de Oliveira of De La Espada, The Tramshed is set to be the premier destination at this year’s festival. This inspiring post-industrial venue is set within the heart of East London’s vibrant creative scene.
The Tramshed will feature up to 15 exclusive international brands exhibiting in a spectacular space originally used as an electricity generating power station for the Shoreditch tram system, dating from 1905. Spread over three floors, its high ceilings and impressive industrial features offer a stunning backdrop for exhibitors to present their work.

Wednesday 22 Sept: 4pm – 6pm Press Preview
Thursday 23 Sept: 11am – 8pm
Friday 24 Sept: 11am – 6pm 6.30pm - 9.30pm Private Party
Saturday 25 Sept: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 26 Sept: 11am – 4pm


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Henry Moore

Tate Britian
Until 8th August 2010


Vilagrasa - Holidays


Product Innovation Awards 2010

'We know you want to see the very latest in innovative product design for the hotel sector so don't miss The Sleep Event Exhibition, 24-25 November 2010, Business Design Centre, London, where NEW for 2010, they have launched the Product Innovation Awards.'

Monday, 2 August 2010

VG newtrend

VG Arabesque Collection epitomizes luxury, by its majestic halo of light that radiates from each crystal, combined with chromed steel, handcrafted by Italian artisans, creating its imposing jewel like structure. Available in an array of: hanging chandelier configurations and also wall, table and floor lights.

Please visit the website www.vgnewtrend.it

VONDOM- Happy summer holidays!

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