Monday, 31 January 2011


DesignBoost – Telefonplan is a joint venture between knowledge company Designboost, City of Stockholm, Vasakronan and Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
It takes place 9-11 February at Telefonplan in the southernmost part of Stockholm, Sweden. Telefonplan is in a transformation from a former industrial area into a hub for the creative industries in Sweden.
The theme for the lectures on February 10 is “Design Beyond Design”. The speakers list looks like this:
* Jaime Hayon – Designer
* Jennifer Leonard – Design Leader, IDEO
* Neville Brody – Designer, typographer, art director and brand strategist
* Jenny B. Osuldsen – Landscape architect and partner at Snøhetta
* Marcus Fairs – Publisher of Dezeen
* Anne Mieke Eggenkamp – Chairwoman at Design Academy Eindhoven
* Ted Persson – Chief creative officer at Greatworks
* Stefan Ytterborn – CEO and founder POC
* Lia Ghilardi – CEO Noema Research and Planning
* Brent Richards – CEO and Creative Director of The Design Embassy Europe
* Per Cromwell – CEO Studio Total
* Lisa White – Head of Interiors at WGSN/HomeBuildLife
* Sante Poromaa – Zen Buddhist master
* Frida Jeppsson – Design critic and curator
* Johan Ronnestam – Creative Director, entrepreneur and professional speaker

On February 11 the lectures will concern the changing role of media and the future of the book. The speakers list looks like this:
* Lasse Winkler – editor-in-chief Svensk Bokhandel
* Peter Wilcke – head of the publishing house Norstedts
* Anders Ekberg – CEO Fälth & Hässler
* Nina Ulmaja – design manager Bonnier
* Henrik Nygren – art director
* Jeppe Wikström – publisher Max Ström
* Marie Arvinius – head of the publishing house Arvinius
* Staffan Bengtsson – journalist and writer
* Elisabeth Björkbom – designer

Both days are open for public. No pre-registration of tickets needed.
Map to Designens hus at Telefonplan.

A Revolution in Room Design – Another Innovation from Silent Gliss

Another world first from Silent Gliss – the perfect combination of panel glide and room divider system. Silent Gliss 2760 not only enables the installation of panels in rooms with uneven ceilings but also offers endless new ways to separate, decorate, and design your room! Its ability to be bent down to a narrow 15 cm radius allows the system to be used in countless variations.

The system available in a white powder coated finish is suspended with special hangers – allowing air circulation throughout the room which is a prerequisite for hospitals. The sturdy hangers offer excellent stability and are easily to install and adjust.

The already successful, innovatively designed roller-based carriers and profiles guarantee a very smooth and extremely quiet system operation.

New Design Elements – for an elegant and timeless finish

All the Silent Gliss panel glide systems become true eye-catchers and offer an elegant and timeless look when combined with the new design elements – a white fascia and draw rod (white or silver).
The high quality, bendable design fascia offers the perfect finish and effectively hides the workings of the panel glide system.
The new designed aluminium draw rod enables easier and more comfortable operation of the system. A slight pull of the draw rod is enough to make the panels glide almost silently and the aluminium tube guarantees a high level of stability.

Friday, 28 January 2011


LIGHT OF THE SULTAN, outdoor and indoor lanterns designed by Vincenzo Antonuccio & Marilena Calbini for VGnewtrend.
Laser cut chromed stainless steel with hand finished details and a glass enclosure. Adesign inspired to enrich any outdoor event, swimming pool or lobby with a touch of glamour, a living flame capturing the essence of Arabian Nights.
Available in various sizes, free standing and wall-mounted.

Tel.: +44 (0)781 248 0349

FCI - Make us an offer.

The fci Winter Sale is nearly over but we still have a few pieces that we have to clear before our new 2011 collections hit the floor, so....
..make us an offer.
If you're interested, have a look at the Furniture Clearance list and email or call us with an offer on any piece you are interested in. If it's accepted, we'll deliver the furniture to you within 7 working days. Simple.
To view a copy of the FURNITURE clearance list, CLICK HERE.

As always, we offer unbeatable pricing on all new orders on ANY brand or designer. (don't buy elsewhere until you get us to do a price check for you)
Dining, seating, bedrooms, kitchens and much, much more.

Lots of parking on site.

Open 7 days a week.
Hope to see you soon.

Herman Miller - Five Fabulous: Desk Clocks

Because every desk deserves some love from an iconic example of mid-century modern design, right?
Click here for more information

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Thonet Update

Thonet would like to inform you that the model range S 73 / S 74 will be cancelled in 2011. A production will only be possible at a quantity of minimum 100 pieces.


Click the image to enlarge, or for further information visit


Benjamin Hubert designs new light for Swedish brand Örsjö Belysning.

One of the big stories for the upcoming Stockholm Furniture Fair, taking place in February, is Benjamin Hubert’s new desklight design for Swedish brand Örsjö Belysning.
Titled ‘Crane’, this neat and playful task light takes inspiration from industrial engineering to create a strong architectural statement. A bank of LEDs is shrouded in industrial perforated aluminium, supported by an articulated arm to provide a practical and stylish desktop lamp.
Crane marks the first collaboration between Örsjö and a British designer in the company’s 63 year history. Crane will be launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair, alongside new designs by Claesson Koivisto Rune.
Northern Light Fair (part of Stockholm Furniture Fair)
Stand A07:21
Stockholm International Fairs
Stockholm, Sweden
8 - 12 February 2011


Mixology11 will be held at Old Billingsgate on 8 June 2011.
Award categories will be announced on Monday 7 February on
The closing date for award entries will be Wednesday 4 May.

85% of the tables are now sold, so if you haven't yet booked and want to be at the Mix Interiors summer ball and awards please download the booking form at before they sell out. Tables of ten are £2000 + VAT, individual tickets are £210 + VAT - including three course dinner, top music and of course unlimited free beer and wine all night!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Last Chance to Purchase 2 for 1 Tickets to Grand Designs

Click the image to enlarge, or click here to buy your tickets
Quote NEWYEAR for 2 for 1

Tres Tintas Barcelona - KIDS "Once upon a time ..."

Click the image to enlarge, or visit for more information

Panton's Panthella

Retro is back...and Panton’s Panthella fits right in

Louis Poulsen is still producing one of Verner Panton’s greatest successes, Panthella – a lamp, which has achieved a cult-like status, fits right in with the retro trend.

Panthella is a reflection of the organic mode of expression, which is so characteristic for Verner Panton. The fixture, which is formed like a toadstool, is a sculpture in itself. The light source is hidden under a milky-white, hemispherical-formed acrylic shade and a white lacquered trumpet-like foot contributes to a beautiful distribution of the light. Panthella has a couple of unique details; a chrome ball is placed on the top which must be removed when replacing the bulb and at the base of the fixture up to 1.5m of cable can be stored so unused wiring can be hidden away.

The Panthella comes in white only and is available as a floor or table lamp. The floor version retails at £508 and the table lamp is £388.00.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Click the image to enlarge

Herman Miller Launches 2011 Student Video Contest

American Competition
Click the image to enlarge, or click here for more information

Cascando - Inspired by Nature


Contract furniture manufacturer KI has refurbished its London showroom after flooding caused extensive damage to the office and showroom space last year. The company turned the disaster into an opportunity, commissioning Scott Brownrigg Interior Design to redesign the space in Holborn, London. The refurbished showroom features many new UK product lines and provides more meeting and breakout areas for staff and visitors.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Heron gets consent for Four Seasons

Property group Heron International has secured planning for a major hotel, residential, and retail development in the City of London, designed by two former partners of the London office of architects Kohn Pederson Fox.

Lloyd Loom at Spalding at NEC

At the Furniture Fair in Birmingham 23 – 25 January Lloyd Loom of Spalding will be in Hall 1 Stand B35.

Among the new products they will be showing is a new version of the popular Bistro stool, this time is has been given a short back, so make it more comfortable if you want to lean back.

They will also be showing their All Weather Collection in a new colour: a subtle green perfect for the English “Country Garden” and a welcome addition to the whitewash, mocha and Antique Natural.

And they have revived the Orient sofa in a slightly different style with a shallower cushion.

These products will be available from end of February.

Interiors UAE 2011

An unmissable date for your Diary: from the 9-11 May 2011, the influential capital Abu Dhabi, will host the 4th annual Interiors UAE trade only event.

Save the date for this international high-end, design-led trade interiors exhibition for professional interior designers, retailers, architects and hotel designers.

Tom Dixon

For more info on Tom Dixon please visit their website

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Design Museum - John Pawson - Plain Space

Final week - Open until 30th January

The Design Museum presents a major exhibition of the work of British designer John Pawson. Often described as a 'minimalist' John Pawson is known for a rigorous process of reduction, that creates designs of simplicity, grace and visual clarity. Plain Space celebrates Pawson's career to date with models, film, photographs and Pawson is known for a rigorous process of reduction, that creates designs of simplicity, grace and visual clarity. Plain Space celebrates Pawson's career to date with models, film, photographs and architectural elements and at the heart of the exhibition is a 1:1 fullsized installation designed by Pawson to offer a direct experience of
his work.

Poppi Imm Cologne Exhibition 18-23 Jan 2011

David Fox Design is pleased to announce, the Poppi chair for Italian manufacturer Tonon will be exhibited at this years Cologne Imm from the 18-24 Jan 2011

Bucks New University

Bucks New University in High Wycombe, and Oxford and Cherwell Valley College have united to launch the UK's first National School of Furniture. The two colleges will work with businesses and other associations to provide a diverse range of courses, from short skills based training to PhDs. The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers will act in an advisory capacity to the School, its students and staff. The School was officially launched at a ceremony at the Furniture Marker's Hall in London last November.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

interiors 2011

Starts tomorrow, 23 - 26 January, NEC Birmingham

Friday, 21 January 2011


Architecture practice HOK has launched a sister company specialising in product design. HOK product design will be an outlet for HOK's architects and designers to design products for the firms architecture and interior design projects. Riccardo Mascia, a member of HOK's executive committee and head of the firms Idea Board said 'HOK has a history of harnessing its entrepreneurial culture as a way to advance the practice and profession'

VONDOM - Maison & Objet 2011 - Paris

Click the image to enlarge or visit

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sancal - Overlooking the Danube from an Artica!

The Sofitel Stephansdom Hotel in Vienna was opened last December 14th - it is the latest project of the French architect Jean Nouvel (2008 Pritzker Prize).

This sophisticated hotel is housed in Stilwerk, an 18-story building which also includes 2 restaurants and 30 exclusive shops, and is one of the largest showcases dedicated to design.

Undoubtedly, the centrepiece of the project and the most impressive area is the viewpoint-restaurant Le Loft located on the top floor, with wonderful views of the Austrian capital. But the views are not the only thing that makes of Le Loft a very special place. The decoration is also a factor, and to a great degree - especially the ceilings of the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist and the Sancal furniture: 114 Artica chairs and 66 Vela-Dora tables in a rich, cool grey.

Jean Nouvel chose Artica chairs for their cubic design and clean lines. During the press conference, before the inauguration, the architect was seated in one as he met the press.

The singular trapezoidal floor and a steel and glass façade, which are perfectly integrated with the environment and the way in which light changes the colours of the building as the day goes on, make Stilwerk the new symbol of the city and set it in the higher echelons of architecture.

Crest are now working with Chat-Board

'We are very pleased to be working with Chat-Board, a Danish company that produces a fantastic range of magnetic glass memo boards, to give your office, conference room, restaurant or even your kitchen a modern, colourful look.
The boards are available in a wide range of colours, both bright and muted, and there is also a range of co-ordinating tables and shelves so you can create a cohesive design.
Click here for a PDF of our brochure or get in touch for more information.'

SENGTAI at Maison & Objet

Visit SENGTAI at the Maison & Objet fair in Paris from tomorrow (January 21st) to January 25th 2011 (Paris-Nord Villepinte).

They will be located in: Hall 1 Ethnic-Chic Booth F53

Invitation Casamilano

Maison & Objet Paris 2011
Click the image to enlarge

HI-MACS® is exhibiting at EUROSHOP

HI-MACS® is exhibiting at EUROSHOP in style: The show stand has been designed exclusively for this event by Yasmine Mahmoudieh: It is a chocolaterie made of HI-MACS®. The stand walls resemble broken slabs of chocolate, placed together and display the HI-MACS® surface material in a way that is as sensual and stimulating as chocolate itself. Once again Mahmoudieh impressively proves just how versatile and adaptable this acrylic stone material is, and she demonstrates the many stunning designs that are possible with HI-MACS®. The material is an ecological, high-quality product which, thanks to its versatility, is becoming increasingly prevalent in the modern world of architecture and design.
Yasmine Mahmoudieh is known for the development of holistic, groundbreaking design, architectural and usage concepts which range from urban construction to product detail, wherein sophisticated lighting systems play a central role. In 1986 she founded her first design firm in Los Angeles, and since 1992 she has had her main office in London. She has also been a guest lecturer at the EHL (École Hôtelière Lausanne) for nine years, as well as at Universities in London, New York, Los Angeles, Monte Carlo, Shanghai and Moscow. Her current projects include the Nikolskie-Ryady Crown Plaza Hotel in St. Petersburg, the Ocean Park in Moscow, and the Art & Spa Concept in Rimini. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her interior design projects.

Yasmine Mahmoudieh will be at the HI-MACS® stand in person on 28 February 2011, from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.
You will find HI-MACS at EUROSHOP 2011 at Hall 13, Stand E 75.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Design Prima

'Thank you for being patient with us.

As you know, we were planning a mid-May event at a new central venue in London but have run into major problems with securing essential guarantees from the owners in the last few days. As a result, we cannot now go ahead with that date, the risks are just too great.

Currently we do not have an alternative in place so I think it would be wise to play safe and plan your spring launches another way.

We apologise for having whetted appetites only to have to cancel. Good luck with your new products.

All good wishes.


Design Prima Ltd

T +44 (0)20 8412 0315

SCP at Maison & Objet 2011

SCP is proud to present new 2011 designs at now! design á vivre during Maison & Objet Paris. Click here to find out more.

Arquitecture on the ceiling

Click the images to enlarge, of for more information visit

Herman Miller - Interior Design Best of Year

The Compass™ system from Herman Miller Healthcare, recently received the Best of Year award from Interior Design. Compass, the industry–leading modular system of interchangeable components is used to create patient rooms, exam rooms and other clinical spaces, and is designed to respond to the changing nature of healthcare delivery.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Achica - Innermost

NEW PROMOTIONS - 8 a.m. TUE - 8 a.m. THU

Icons of Denmark presents a new range from Hay

Award winning Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings have designed a collection for Hay.
The first items in the collection are bed linen, tea towels and two ranges of carpets. More items will be added to the collection on a regular basis. The first items will be presented at the Maison&Objet in Paris, January 21-25 Hall 8A, Stand G1

The collection is the result of close collaboration between designer and manufacturer:
Over the last few years Scholten and Baijings have continuously
proved that they are in a league of their own when it comes to colours and patterns. By
mixing soft pastels, bright fluorescent colours and graphic prints they have made
themselves an exceptional trademark with a unique contemporary identity and wide

Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings established their design studio in 2000 and recently
received a Dutch Design Award for their tableware and was first runner up for
Wallpaper’s Designer of the Year.


For more information, please click here

Monday, 17 January 2011

Pringle Brandon Drew

Architecture practice Pringle Brandon has joined forces with John Drew, formerly a director at Rafael Vinoly Architects and partner at Foster + Partners. The new practice, called Pringle Brandon Drew, will specialise in the commercial office sector and will be a sister company to the existing Pringle Brandon. It is jointly owned by Pringle Brandon and John Drew, and will be based at Pringle Brandon's offices in the City of London.

Only 5 Days Left to Enter The Homebuilding & Renovating Awards

The Homebuilding & Renovating Product Excellence Awards final deadline is THIS Friday 21st January.
There will be NO further extensions to this date so please visit NOW to meet the deadline date.
Please remember that the Awards are open to anybody with products and services relevant to the self build, renovation and home improvement markets. It doesn’t have to be an innovation. Instead it is about a product which makes that self build project that little bit special. By all means showcase any innovations, but innovation isn’t a pre requisite.

imm cologne 2011: The number one business event

At the international furnishing show from January 18 to 23, 2011 everything centers on the latest interior trends – which are uniquely showcased here – and, of course, on business. The many trade fair visitors from all over the world, who to a high percentage are authorized to make decisions, open up the doors to the international markets.
imm cologne has always been the industry’s pivotal event – not least because of its ideal business conditions. An excellent infrastructure and many useful services are only two aspects which help to make your trade fair visit as pleasant and successful as possible. Because in Cologne your concrete business takes center stage. And it is our special concern to support you in all ways imaginable. Because your success is what counts for us.


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Tonon - Imm Exhibition

Click the image to enlarge.

I hope you can find time to visit Tonon's stand at IMM in Colgne should you be visiting.

Friday, 14 January 2011


For more information visit

SCP Winter Sale // 20% off SCP Boxed Collection

Throughout January, we are offering 20% off all SCP upholstery and furniture orders and 15% off all other upholstery orders. If you order any item from our SCP Boxed collection, you can take it home with you on the same day.

At both SCP East and SCP West you can now find even more ex-display furniture, lighting and home accessories in our Winter Sale with discounts of up to 60%. Make sure you check the SCP website to see which store the products are on show at.

If you prefer shopping from home, you can also buy discounted, end of line accessories and some of our ex-display lighting from our online shop.

Vondom Exhibition's

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Born Tables

Designed by Dd

Dd has developed a new range of tables called Born.
This new range will provide Dd a complete table offer down its collection and all the models availables combines perfectly with Dd chairs. This new collection will be available in two different finishes, depending on the table top material, which can be aluminum or ultratech.
They have a very modern aesthetic, good quality and competitive price following the philosophy Dd, "design at everyday prices."
Both models come in two sizes: 70.2 x 35.1 x 28.9 in 31.2 x 31.2 x 28.9 in

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Herman Miller’s Design Yard

First impressions. They count. And at Herman Miller’s Design Yard in Holland, MI, you can count on a good one when you walk in the front door.
Click here to read more

Who is going to be at interiors?

With over 600 exhibitors at interiors 2011, now including over 150 NEW exhibitors, next Sunday will see the revealing of an exciting and comprehensive range of interior products including innovative product launches. This is your one chance to see everything interiors, under one roof, this year!
Here is just a sample of a few exhibiting brands you'll recognise…

Click the image to enlarge, or visit for more information

Icons of Denmark

Making Hay whilst the sun...

Icons of Denmark, the brand agents for classic and well known Danish companies such as Carl Hansen and Montana, has just taken on the exciting, young and innovative company Hay.

Hay was launched in 2003 and its ambition is to encourage Danish furniture design return to the innovative greatness of the 1950s and 1960s but in a contemporary way. They encourage young designers of today to produce exceptional pieces be they furniture or accessories.

Christian Skovhus, Managing Director of Icons of Denmark explained:
“We are really pleased to have Hay on board. They are a remarkable company that by the strength of their designs have made a great impact in their native Denmark, we are sure they will do the same in the UK”. “We are opening a showroom/office in 110 New Bond Street before Christmas, as well as going into to the Tom Dixon shop at the Docks”.

Visit for more information

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Don't just turnover a new leaf in 2011...

...Put on a whole new face with Creatif BigVista 'peel off' printed panels.

This conference facility needed to be capable of a complete re-brand in minutes.
Creatif made it possible by retrofitting BigVista printed graphics to a Solo moving wall.
Now the venue manager can offer bespoke decor, as well as enhancing acoustics. When specified with an acoustic interlayer, the BigVista panels soak up unwelcome reverberated sound.Creatif's 'peel off' BigVista panels open up previously unimagined possibilities for architects, acousticians and facilities managers. What are you going to do on your scheme?