Monday, 28 February 2011

Pleated Blinds from Silent Gliss

Colour Magic with Pleated Blinds

Pleated Blinds are amazingly versatile: you can open them from the bottom or from the top letting you be in charge of the amount and kind of light you want to let in. They can even be shaped to fit awkward shaped windows. And with a great range of colours to choose from they can make a room really special.

Silent Gliss Pleated Blind systems are also ideal if you have a lot of glass and need to be able to keep cool. Pleated Blinds are especially popular for use in conservatories where their light weight and amazing versatility in accommodating the many glass shapes and angles are unique.
The pleated blinds are available with highly energy efficient fabrics including those with aluminium backing for heat reflection. They offer glare control, heat control, light control and privacy is guaranteed.

When opened the minimum stacking area allows maximum visibility.

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Alma Price Increase Notification

Unfortunately Alma have to raise their prices from tomorrow - 1st March

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Wallpaper at The Design Museum's 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards

Wallpaper* has been shortlisted in the Best Interactive Design category for a Design Museum 2011 Brit Insurance Design Award.

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Actiu present in the best european projects

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Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture

The spring exhibition at the Hofmobiliendepot - Möbel Museum Wien is devoted to the furniture designer and architect Marcel Breuer (1902 - 1981).

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

HI-MACS® shows its sweet side at EUROSHOP

Designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh transformed the HI-MACS® fair stand into a chocolate paradise for the EUROSHOP fair. Whether dynamic, sensual, angular or flowing – chocolate’s character is perfectly interpreted by the material properties of HI-MACS® – so beautiful you could eat it!

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Design Guild Mark 2011: Call for Entries

The Furniture Makers Company announced a call for entries for the Design Guild Mark to reward excellence in the design of furniture in volume production.

Deadline for entries is tomorrow! (February 25, 2011.)
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Clement Joscelyne - Warehouse Sale

Sale this weekend.
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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Whitegoods Showroom in Clerkenwell, London

Whitegoods Lighting announced the launch of its first ever showroom in the design district of Clerkenwell Road, London EC1.
The showroom will be the only place in the UK to showcase the entire family of fully operable luminaires.
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Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2011

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2011 is now open for entries.

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Energize Your Home With Lighting

Regardless if you are working with synthetic or natural light, it has the ability to energize not just your home but the people in it as well. Brilliant touches of radiance can invigorate your home instead of letting dark spaces create a dismal mood. These easy tips will bring light to your space to add cheer to your day.
1 Welcome the Sun – Sheer window treatments provide brighter color by allowing natural light to fill the room. Thoughtfully placing mirrors where the light will be reflected will add a bright, positive energy to your space.
2 Avoid Clutter – Ottomans and storage benches are ideal for hiding blankets, magazines, etc., when not in use. Also, avoid adding too much furniture or art to a room. Too many objects in a room can cause it to appear smaller and darker.
3 Make Use of White – While white may not be the color you immediately think of when you picture contemporary design, small hints of it can certainly go a long way in brightening up your space. Fluorescent bulbs used in white accent lamps will offer you a more natural feel with your lighting while white moldings, shelves and picture frames can add just a hint of contrast in a darker room.

Light plays a key role in your mood and overall appearance of a room and should be treated as a primary decorating element, not an afterthought!

Check out our Modern Furniture collection on PadStyle Shop.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

2 weeks to go

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All tickets for Mixology11 are now sold

Deadline for award entries is May 4. Please visit for details of award categories and how to enter.
Judging will be by an independent panel of interiors professionals. Winners will be announced at Mixology11 at Old Billingsgate on 8 June.

Casamilano new collection

Maison & Objet - Paris, January 2011
Petite Lea


New Andrea

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Monday, 21 February 2011

David Fox Design

David Fox Design would like to announce the all new Ocee design website. Ocee, Oval + the Asteriod table, are presented in a stunning new format .
“Inherent in progression, is the want and need to do things better than before” a new belief and philosophy taken on by Ocee design.

The exclusive David Fox design collection can be viewed here

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ACHICA - FLOS Lighting

Lighting designed by the likes of Starck.
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Exclusive Offer from Tom Dixon

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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Have you seen the Thonet App?

By presenting the new Thonet App we provide you with a fast, modern and uncomplicated communication tool. We will frequently supply you with the latest information about our company. Even more, with the Thonet App we offer a regularly updated reference book.
The Thonet App is available free of charge and can be used for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch from Apple.
Download the Thonet App here

Friday, 18 February 2011

Vacancy for Graduates

Please see our Job Post's page for more information.

Vilagrasa 2011 Price List

Crest now have the 2011 Vilagrasa price lists, please email for your pdf versions.

About a Chair

A chair which will fit anywhere in the home or office be it minimalist, classic or traditional.

Christian Skovhus, Managing Director of Icons of Denmark, explains: “The idea behind the About A Chair collection was to develop a chair with conspicuous simplicity. A chair which worked just as well around the dining table as around a conference table, in a canteen or at the office. The ambition of the designer Hee Willing was to reach a higher level in the combination of form, function, detail and aesthetics.”

Hee Willing and Hay worked in close collaboration to create a family of chairs where all shells and frames can be combined without letting the perfection in each single model lose ground to diversity.

Four models are available:
AAC 20 which retails at £212.00 comes in black and white
AAC 21 which retails from £319.00 depending of upholstery chosen
AAC 22 which retails at £189.00 available in black and white
AAC 23 which retails from £296.00 depending on upholstery

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Arm Chair Creative: Mark McGuinness

Get an armchair for your office. Or have a breakout space or café close at hand, and give yourself permission to use it.
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KI provides classroom furniture for Chelsea Academy

KI Provides Classroom Furniture for Chelsea Academy
KI have provided classroom furniture for the new Chelsea Academy in Lots Road, London, working with FF&E Consultants Alligan and furniture suppliers Portsdown Education. This new Academy is sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) in association with The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It will provide world-class education for approximately 800 pupils in years 7 to 11 and 250 students in the sixth form.
The Academy building, designed by architectural practice Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, ranges between two and four floors built in linking blocks with atrium and open spaces providing good circulation space and internal light, which are key on this tight site. The furniture for the new building similarly needed to be appropriate for the aspirational setting but robust and fit for purpose and the Academy employed both the help of the students and teachers in the selection of the classroom furniture.
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HI-MACS® launches its 2011 stunning new Solid Colours

LG Hausys, after in-depth dialog with Architects and Designers, is delighted to announce the launch of 9 new stunning HI-MACS® solid colours for 2011. This brings the total number of colours on offer in HI-MACS® to more than 100 fabulous shades.
From multi-functional areas, through relaxing and harmonizing spaces, to sophisticated areas choosing colours is one of the most important decisions when designing living spaces – starting from the façade to the smallest details of the interior design.
The new palette includes neutral and natural colours such as Marta Grey, Mazarin Blue and Steel Grey which will fit perfectly in combination to natural materials. There are soft and relaxing offerings: Iowa Blue and Lilac Haze. And finally bright, energetic and extravagant Festival Pink, Light Green, Lemon Squash and Florida Orange. Irrespective of which shade you opt for, HI-MACS® is homogeneous through and through.

HI-MACS® adapts to the most demanding needs with its extraordinary characteristics. it is completely non-porous and has the highest level of durability and thus does not lose its colouring. It also has uniform thickness, allowing for perfectly imperceptible joints!
Easy to fabricate, HI-MACS®, with its excellent thermoformability properties, lets you adapt the material to the desired shapes and to create a range of designs that is nearly infinite.
You design the space, we bring you the right colour surface!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

looking for innovation in 2011?

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Experience comfort in curved cherry

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My SCP Product

SCP are currently working on SCP Issue Number 2, their annual magazine, which they are publishing for the Milan furniture fair in April. This year they are running a feature on SCP products in customers homes. What we are looking for are images of SCP furniture and products in real-life environments. If you have an SCP product, whether new or old, please send them a snapshot of it in your home. If they feature your SCP product, you will win a 50 SCP voucher. They are looking for realistic shots, so no need to tidy up beforehand.

Send your photos to if possible, with details of where and when you purchased it.

Ernest pouffe in red Zig Zag by Donna Wilson

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Nola Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011

Today’s fast-paced lifestyle relies on functional objects to run smoothly, and many of the practical problems facing modern life can be solved by good design. Each product from Nola faces this challenge, aiming to bridge the gap between the needs of the human and the possibilities that design has to offer. Nola’s starting point has always been the outdoor space and the need for hardwearing products that withstand weather extremes and intense human traffic. Equally attuned to commercial settings and public places, Nola also take quality design to museums, hotels, shopping centres and schools. Whether considered robust enough for the outdoors or stylish enough for the interior, each product from Nola is as practical and durable as it is striking and chic.

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New Blog Post - A part of the soul of Arturo Alvarez

A part of the soul of Arturo Alvarez
Written by Patricia the 15 February 2011 at 15:38

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Offecct 2011 Price List

New Offecct 2011 price list is effective from today (15th Feb)

Monday, 14 February 2011

Pringle Brandon

Architect Pringle Brandon has established an office in the United Arab Emirates where the UK-based firm will target commercial office and hospitality projects allowing for activity in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Libya, Nigeria and other North African countries.


naughtone has recently completed a national rollout for Jaguar’s automotive showrooms. This large scale programme has been applied throughout the UK to coincide with new model launches and the promotion of Jaguar’s new R performance and styling brand.
Born from naughtone’s original Clyde sofa; the Clyde “club-back” was developed especially for Jaguar. It provides the same professional, executive design as the original Clyde range but with a much smaller overall footprint. The back height was increased for added comfort and finished with a luxurious deep buttoning detail. The sleek curves and double stitch detailing on the Clyde “Club back” seating perfectly compliment the Jaguar space. naughtone also provided Trace coffee tables finished in high gloss black frames with back painted black glass tops. The large-scale Jaguar refurbishment represents a positive step forward for the company with an interior environment that has impressed both new and old clients alike.
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viv approved by FIRA
naughtone’s newest family member the Vivid chair may be a lightweight at just 7kg but it has recently stood up to pass a tough round of testing from FIRA.
Acknowledged globally as a leading authority on furniture testing; The Furniture Industry Research Association measured the chair against rigorous strength, durability, stability and safety standards. Proving that despite its elegant aesthetic, the Vivid chair can hold its own amongst the toughest commercial environments!
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Surface Design Show

The Surface Design Show for Material Thinkers
Where Architects and Designers Find Inspiration

Starts Tomorrow (15-17 Feb 2011)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Lots of Love from SCP

Love SCP this Valentine's Day

If you really want to impress someone special this Valentine's Day, steer clear of clichéd carnations and choose something a little more original from our SCP Valentine's range.

Visit one of our SCP stores or go to our special Valentine's section on the SCP website to find the perfect gift. Whether it's some stunning jewellery from Louise Buchan, a classic timepiece by Uniformwares or a set of kissing salt and pepper shakers, nothing says "I Love You" like a gift from SCP.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Cappellini introduces shades of blue in Cologne

A dreamlike fantasy world underpins the Cappellini concept for Köln Internationale MoebelMesse 2011: a dreamy “blue box” to greet visitors, a striking display decorated in various shades of blue, like in a work of art.
Unveiled exclusively for the show is the “Cuba 25” sofa designed by Rodolfo Dordoni: 25 years after its début in the Cappellini catalogue, the Cuba is transformed, updated and revisited in asymmetrical modules of various depths – with and without armrests – that allow for various completely original “diamond-shaped” combinations for a more convivial and contemporary interpretation of the sofa: a truly innovative proposal that confirms Cappellini’s mission to develop new solutions that are closer to the demands of its customers.

The novelties unveiled at the Milan Salone del Mobile 2010 will be presented for the first time in Germany: the “Bel Air” armchair by Jasper Morrison, the “TWB” collection by the young Raw-Edges studio, the “Wanders’ Tulip Armchair” swivel armchair by Marcel Wanders in (obviously) blue cloth. “The Secret Clubhouse” armchair by Martin Vallin, now ready for mass production, will also be exclusively on show. The classics from the Collection will also be beautifully blue: the “Neo Country” stool by Ineke Hans, the “Hiip Table” series of tables by Leonardo Talarico, the “Altavilla” coffee table and “Luxor” table by Giulio Cappellini, the “Mini Bottle” table by E.Barber & J.Osgerby and the large, metal “Bugatti” lamps by François Azambourg from the Progetto Oggetto collection. Other immersions into shades of blue include enamels for containers: ultramarine blue for the “Luxor” by Giulio Cappellini and China blue for “Hi-Fi” by Studio Cappellini. Once again this year, the series of Collection and Series containers plays a fundamental role in the Cappellini display: with simple structures and clean designs, they confirm their remarkable ability to furnish living areas, common areas and offices thanks to their time-honoured compositional flexibility and extremely broad range of colours that have no equal on the market. The possibility of creating both floor standing and hanging compositions, with hinged or sliding doors and closed or open containers, is an opportunity to invent many different solutions for a décor that will always be dynamic and lively. Lastly, visitors will have a chance to experience the comfort of the “Superoblong” sofa by Jasper Morrison, presented in a brand-new denim version, and the “Easy Chair”, also designed for Cappellini by Jasper Morrison, which is now even more technological and flexible.

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Zeitraum at Viaduct 2 March - 2 April 2011

Viaduct will be holding the first UK exhibition by refined furniture brand Zeitraum in their dedicated exhibition space. Viaduct will present a selection of Zeitraum pieces in collaboration with new magazine Wrap.

This exhibition will see the UK launch of the Morph lounge chair, which was awarded the Interior Innovation Award 2011 at IMM Cologne. Key pieces from the collection including the Side Comfort Homes sofa, Bondt tables, High Noon lighting and Morph Kid children’s chair will be shown alongside work from Wrap Magazine, a newly launched publication that showcases design and illustration work.

New and exciting prints from Wrap will be showcased alongside Zeitraum’s expertly crafted furniture. Details and extractions from Wrap’s collaborators will be present on digitally printed wallpaper and vinyl wall stickers, as well as on soft furnishings, a collection of transfer printed ceramics and a bespoke shade for the High Noon light.

This will be Viaduct’s second exhibition in their dedicated gallery space, which launched in September 2010.

Viaduct, 1-10 Summers Street, London EC1R 5BD
+44 (0)20 7278 8456

VG unveils Christmas window display at Harrods

Following the unveiling of Harrods celebrated Christmas window displays on Saturday 6th November, Italian luxury design company VG revealed its take on A Modern Christmas with a show-stopping display of cutting-edge and creatively designed items which showcase the brand’s new collection for a period of 6 weeks.

This innovative, design-savvy and original company explores interior and exterior environments through the creation of beautifully designed home accessories such as flowers, plants, lighting, furniture and vases. The luxury brand, which meticulously hand-crafts each and every item, is renowned for experimenting with materials, shapes and textures from around the world to deliver stunning collections that epitomise world-class finesse.

Product designers Vincenzo Antonuccio and Marilena Calbini commented: “We are thrilled to see our new collection displayed in one of the famous Christmas windows of such an iconic store. Every VG installation aims to display luxury to the highest level with an eye-catching mix of classic and modern with cutting-edge design and originality.”

VG is one of Harrods Home newest additions and is displayed on the Third Floor.

Table On The Move

You can take it with you!

The handle on top, is the clue to the idea behind the side table DLM (Don’t Leave
Me) – bring me along!

A tray with legs and a handle, enabling you to bring your coffee cup as well as the table along when moving around the house - to your favourite chair or out onto the terrace – a table suitable everywhere.

The DLM table is an alternative to traditional coffee tables, which are often big, heavy and immobile. This is a fun table for modern life.

It is made from powder coated steel and available in two sizes and an array of colours.
The DLM retails at £155.00
The DLM XL retails at £215.00

Thursday, 10 February 2011

JDD - New Products!

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JG GROUP presents PV+NATURE, new collection of side tambour cupboards free of PVC

In the beginning of 2010 JG GROUP decides to apply the new Standard UNE 150301 (Environmental Management for design processes and developments. Eco-design) as one of the targets for this year.
As a consequence, the company and mainly the technical dept are motivated for developing sustainable products.
The technical department is in charge of developing a new collection of side tambour cupboards environmentally friendly and the final result has been a full range of cupboards, the PV+NATURE, side tambour cupboards free of PVC (100% PVC free), with less environmental impact than the current ones. JG is one the first companies developing this kind of cupboard free of PVC.
PV + NATURE is a new range which has kept the metal carcass and also the same colors for the carcasses, supplied in aluminum texturate, anthracite, sand, white, Blanc, titanium, ral7016, ral 7035, ral 9006 and ral 9011. Regarding to tambours, the colors available will be white, deco aluminium, ral 7035 and black.
JG GROUP takes into consideration the environmental impact of all products developed during all the life cycle to manufacture it as much cost effective as possible.

2011 Vilagrasa Price List

The new Vilagrasa price list 2011 will take effect from 15th february. Email for your copy.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Clerkenwell Design Week

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