Thursday, 31 March 2011

Artifort Memo - Update colour numbers Gabriel

Update colour numbers Gabriel-fabrics Gabriel has taken a significant amount of colours out of its collection. Below you'll find an overview of the colour numbers that are still in the Gabriel-collection.

Click the image to enlarge. Is the colour you like not there? Please contact our sales department, it may be that the colour is still available but only in a limited amount.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

New Products by Tom Dixon

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Jaime Hayon

KI - Management Consultancy Case Study

Management Consultancy, Bristol KI provided innovative and business efficient storage solutions for its client's new Bristol office. Following an in depth assessment of five storage manufacturers, the client selected KI as the most suitable and competitive. The client was looking to develop a standard for their offices across the UK, and sought imaginatively designed product to compliment the design of their new environment whilst providing tangible business efficiency benefits.KI's well renowned lateral storage designs were found to perfectly meet the evolving demands of flexible and unassigned workspaces whilst providing measurable information retrieval efficiency and space savings. For more information, please click here

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Arflex - Salone Internazionale del mobile 2011

Stand G14 Hall 7 On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair 2011, arflex proposes many appointments that you shouldn’t miss: a space in our stand, designed by Arch. Carlo Colombo, where some icons of the Italian design will be displayed (Marco Zanusi, Cini Boeri, Franco Albini, B.B.P.R.), sofa Smart design Carlo Colombo, writing desk Ponti design Claesson Koivisto Rune, table Tablet design Claesson Koivisto Rune, armchair Taboga design Cini Boeri- new design 1975; chair Anouk design Karim Azzabi. To complete the stand, a space dedicated to the outdoor collection “Cloud Collection” design Carlo Colombo, which has recently been awarded with the Elle Decoration International Design Awards 2010/11. Events outside the Fair ground. Showroom arflex MM1 San Babila, MM Duomo, Bus 54,60,73,84 Corso Europa 11 , Milano Open all the days from 10.00 am to 21.00 pm Cocktail on 13th April from 19.00 to 22.00 pm, presentation of the new catalogue “The Historicals”. The icons will be presented together with the paintings of Marco Grassi, artist famous for his capacity to convey the sensations of the protagonists portrayed through unhinibited style, free from conditioning. The event took place last November with a remarkable success.

Ideal Home Show Scotland

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Launching in March 2011, the HÅG Capisco Puls is the latest in contemporary office seating from Norwegian seating specialists HÅG. Equally suited to the sophisticated professional and the modern trendsetter, the HÅG Capisco Puls spans all tastes and styles, creatively combining work and play. In 1984, HÅG introduced the iconic HÅG Capisco chair and set the standard for the future of office seating. Co-designed with leading furniture designer and ergonomics expert Peter Opsvik, the HÅG Capisco was inspired by the dynamic posture of a rider and features an unusual saddle-style seat. New for 2011, the HÅG Capisco Puls is a modern update from the Capisco family, sitting at the forefront of the next generation of working chairs. Jo-Are Bjerke, Managing Director of HÅG UK comments on the unique design of the new model: “The success of the HÅG Capisco was its combination of ergonomic sophistication and quirky design. The new HÅG Capisco Puls follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, renewing HÅG’s passion for movement and capturing the spirit of the modern office environment.” The HÅG philosophy is rooted in the idea that people are not designed to lead sedentary lives, as we require movement and activity in order to stay healthy. To improve wellbeing whilst at work, the HÅG Capisco Puls responds to the body’s natural movements and encourages constant activity, ensuring a comfortable, balanced posture that is also dynamic. The HÅG Capisco Puls also follows a stringent green initiative that ensures that it is manufactured from recycled materials where possible, minimizing the carbon footprint of each chair.

Two Columbia Road - New Stock

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Monday, 28 March 2011

Vilagrasa Update - Mercuri Change

Vilagrasa would like to inform you that from now on the three waste recycling bins references MR-61 and MR-63 will be produced with silver tops and the corresponding logo, as you can see in the above picture.

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Passenger Terminal Expo 2011

29, 30, 31 March 2011
Bella Center
Copenhagen, Denmark

Pallucco: EUROLUCE 12/17.04.2011

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Help Herman Miller Make A Difference

Our efforts to work for a better world around you are rooted in the places we call home. Japan is one of them and has been for decades. What happens there affects us, which prompted us, and our employees, to make donations to the relief efforts.

Now there's another way: until April 16, 5% of our online sales will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which is in daily contact with its counterparts in Japan. This is one small thing we can do together.

We encourage you to be creative, as we pledge to be, in finding other ways to make a difference. Thank you.

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arturo alvarez

We will exhibit again at Euroluce many new designs, full of great originality

Pure creativity and functionality is what you will find if you visit us at Euroluce from April 12th – 17th hall 11 booth C37. For those who are not inside the decorative sector we hereby show you a preview of our proposals for 2011. We hope you like them!

SHY Light by Bec Brittain

SHY Light is a new modular LED light fixture from designer and artist Bec Brittain.
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Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Brightest Northern Light of Scandinavian Design: The Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011

The world´s largest and most important trade fair for Scandinavian design was held in Stockholm from February 8-10. The guest of honour was no less a personage than Israeli-born designer Arik Levy, who transformed the entry lounge into a much-frequented meeting point. Come along on a winter walk through Stockholm´s design fair with Bene!
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Galoupet: Blacksheep Designs Wine Store and Restaurant

Blacksheep has designed the first ever restaurant for the owners of the award-winning Provencale vineyard "Chateau du Galoupet" in Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge.
For more information click here

Loaded: Fifteen SAIC Students Participate in Milan Int'l Furniture Fair

Emerging designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will present new work at Milan's premier independent design showroom, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from tomorrow (24th – 27th March 2011), the UK’s biggest & best attended self build show has a proven track record for delivering ‘people with projects.’

Pale and Interesting furniture from LLoyd Loom of Spalding

Pale and Interesting

Subtle colours seem to be the order of the day. Lloyd Loom of Spalding furniture in pale shades of blues, greens and greys are adorning dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms all over the country. The shapes can be anything from classic, traditional and modern as long as they are pale...and interesting!

Their timeless design never seem to date and they fit comfortably with plainly painted walls, busy wallpapers, flamboyant tiles or wood panelling in any house, no matter what period it is from. With their reputation for strength and longevity the pieces you buy for your home will be the antiques of the future.
01775 724 358

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Crest Living has opened...

Crest Living is delighted to announce the opening of its first London showroom on the prestigious Brompton Road. This vibrant new retail space sells some of the world’s most iconic
furniture and lighting brands for the discerning shopper.

Situated on the lower-ground floor of one of London’s most eclectic boutique shops, Few & Far, the space houses an impressive selection of international design brands many of whom are exclusive to the store. This selective collection represents the highest level of design and quality, including many iconic pieces by industry renowned designers as well as contemporary pieces by new designers and manufacturers.

For more information visit or visit the shop: Downstairs at Few and Far, 242 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2BB

Sleeper March/April 2011 - Digital Edition

The digital edition of Sleeper March/April 2011 is now online

魂Horn, the new HI-MACS® art piece for iPod

魂Horn is the new HI-MACS® hand-made art piece, designed by the renowned Korean architect Shi-hyung Jeon - from Jeon Associates - in collaboration with the HI-MACS® team at LG Hausys.
The design concept delivers a full spectrum of sounds while aesthetically it reinterprets the line of the sleeve of the traditional “Han-bok” and “Beo-seon” Korean clothes in a contemporary style.
After several technical tests with different materials, HI-MACS® was demonstrated to be the optimum choice for the speaker cabinet. This was due to its non-porous features and to the minimal vibrations that the material generates in contact with the speakers. Therefore HI-MACS® helps to drive the vibration of the speaker enclosure and it allows minimal diffraction of sound, with a curved design that generates the purest result from the music. The thermoforming properties of HI-MACS® were essential to create the extraordinary, smooth curved shape of 魂Horn.

魂Horn is made especially for IPod devices, and delivers the full spectrum of sounds. The acoustic material and sweeping curves serve up a stunningly clear, precise listening experience that today’s audiophiles are looking for.
HI-MACS® gets the most out of your music!

Pedrali Special Outdoor 2011

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Monday, 21 March 2011

A - Z Guide to Triumph : C

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"Design + Culture - A Return to Fundamentalism?" is the new in-depth trend report from David Report.

Design has become the embodiment of a larger process of creative ‘culture-mongering’
that has become a means to capture ideation, innovation and enterprise and made to
stand for cultural identity. Whilst the application of design is multiplying exponentially, it is
loosing its vailidity as a cultural icon. We need to reclaim a more long lasting cultural
integrity and return to a type of cultural fundamentalism.
–A return to cultural fundamentalism is essential if we are to reengage our tribal past and
work toward a a collective local global future. The measure of a civilisation is the strength
of its culture. The desire to reclaim a more long lasting cultural integrity is to create
memorable experiences, and emotionally rewarding objects, says Brent Richards, cowriter
of the new report.
–The new report is no two in a trilogy which started with ‘Time to Rethink Design’. This
time we are looking deeper into the relation between design and culture, which is not
always as healthy as one would like, says David Carlson, founder of David Report and cowriter
of the new report.
Read the Design + Culture report by following this link:

Tom Dixon partners with Blackberry for Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon constructs a 400sqm interactive installation to incorporate its new collection and the Blackberry PlayBook for Milan Design Week 2011. The installation is being showcased in a completely fresh venue at Officine Stendhal (Spazio Giovannoni).

Officine Stendhal
Spazio Giovannoni
via E.Stendhal 35
20147, Milano

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

And So To Bed Opens Dedicated Vi-Spring Bed Studio

And So To Bed, Britain’s leading luxury bed retailer, is opening a dedicated Vi-Spring bed studio within its flagship London store on the Kings Road.
Now, for the first time, customers can experience Vi-Spring’s handmade mattresses, divans and headboards in a unique shopping environment. Occupying over 1500 square feet, the studio has been specially designed to provide a relaxing and inspiring space in which to compare all of the many options and bespoke elements provided by the new Vi-Spring ‘Natural Luxury’ collection.
Bespoke British bed maker Vi-Spring offers uncompromising levels of quality and luxury, individually constructing each bed around the customer’s requirements. The ‘Natural Luxury’ range takes this commitment to new heights, using the very best natural and sustainable materials to fill and cover each one; from pure cotton and linen mixes through to the softest 100% Shetland Isle wool and seductively indulgent silks. Headboards and divans too can be upholstered in a choice of over 100 different fabrics; from simple neutrals to bold statement prints.
Sublime Superb from Vi-Spring Natural Luxury Bed Collection
Working through the many bespoke options may seem complex, but And So To Bed’s expert Sleep Advisors offer unrivalled expertise in matching the bed to the person; taking into account everything from the budget available to each partner’s individual sleeping preferences. Customers are encouraged not to hurry the purchase, but to take their time experiencing the wide range of mattresses and divans in the comfortable and unhurried atmosphere of the studio.
Vi-Spring call their beds "life-changing" and there is no doubt that restful sleep transforms our wellbeing. The Vi-Spring studio at And So To Bed offers new levels of choice and information - making it reassuringly easy to choose the perfect bed, for the perfect night’s sleep… Every night.
New Vi-Spring Bed Studio at
And So To Bed
638-640 King’s Road
T: 020 7731 3593

Friday, 18 March 2011

arturo alvarez exhibition at the art gallery Factoría Compostela until may 21st

The exhibition at the art gallery Factorìa Compostela is extended, there are new art installations that express different things. To see new photos please click here

Meet Advo - from Herman Miller

An advocate for thoughtful design, freedom of expression, and your bottom line, Advo is a nicely equipped, well–designed chair at an affordable price. Advo exemplifies our extensive seating knowledge—in its look and performance.

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Top design award for Flo: Colebrook Bosson Saunders flushed red with success

Colebrook Bosson Saunders is proud to announce that their latest product "Flo" is the recipient of a red dot award for product design. The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It breaks down into the three disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’. There were almost 14,000 entries from 68 countries in the year 2010 alone. This year, designers and companies from 60 countries entered 4,433 products in the red dot award: product design.

Flo is a self-powered dynamic monitor arm that allows a flat screen to be used in either an upright viewing position, at desktop level as a touch screen, or anywhere in between. Flo stands out from its competitors because it addresses three major needs of end-users and specifiers: free flowing action with smooth adjustability; a unique visual indicator weight gauge; compatibility with touch-screen technology and in addition, as one would expect from a Colebrook Bosson Saunders’ product, purity of design. It is the second prestigious red dot award Colebrook Bosson Saunders has won; the first time was for the "Rodney" monitor arm in 2009.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the red dot design award, comments: "As always, our jury cast a very careful eye over the products submitted. Design quality has asserted itself clearly in the judging process, with genuine and new creative solutions also being rewarded. Both of these criteria are not just yardsticks for good design, but also for the potential for success on the market. This potential is increased several times over by the targeted use of our renowned design award. "
Flo will be exhibited in the red dot design museum together with the other prize-winning products, from 5 July to 1 August 2011 in the exhibition "Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011" in the red dot design museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. With in excess of 1,500 products spread over an area of more than 4,000 m2, the red dot design museum houses the largest permanent exhibition of contemporary design worldwide.

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News from Peebles Media Group

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Invito Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011


The fair has launched the look for its 2011 edition. Including all the sectors that make up the world of interiors – furniture, bedrooms, home textiles, lighting, outdoor living, kitchens and decor – it it a ‘jigsaw puzzle’ consisting of a multitude of pieces that fit together perfectly and help underscore the fact that Feria Hábitat Valencia is an integrated show in which each section has its own personality.
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exclusive invite to the must see event of the year

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Crest unveil their new look...

Crest Contract Interiors have unveiled their new look this morning, and have also announced they are opening their first showroom on the prestigious Brompton road at the end of March.
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onoffice invites you to a free debate on public space

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The gold medal is for tea.
The U.S Interior Design magazine, which organized the 5th BoY contest, awarded the Best of Year Product Design.
Sancal's TEA seat collection won the first prize, which made Sancal 'really happy!'.
For more information, download the Sancal newsletter here:

New Wardrobe Concept from Montana

Montana Wardrobe

Icons of Denmark is pleased to introduce the new Montana Wardrobe to the UK - a flexible modular system which allows you to express your own style. Montana Wardrobe is a completely new concept that breaks with the traditional idea of a wardrobe as a closet or a space for storing clothes and shoes.

The philosophy behind Montana Wardrobe is that a wardrobe shouldn't just occupy an entire wall; it should give you the freedom to arrange your home in your own personal manner, maintaining the depth and height of the room and giving it character. Castors can be put under the units to create a mobile wardrobe; it can be placed on a plinth or legs, or hung on the wall to create more lightness and depth.

Montana Wardrobe is a well-considered design consisting of five units that can be combined and built together according to desires and needs. Various components with exquisite details can be added to help keep order and harmony throughout. And Montana's extensive colour palette allows you to express your personal style.

Montana Wardrobe's flexible concept is built on Montana's extensive experience of creating a synthesis of forms, styles and functionality, and can be used with Montana's other products.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Colors Are Blooming at Herman Miller

Vibrant look for Eames molded plastic chairs.
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Exciting new furniture designer

Introducing you to Raunak Narang, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Product Design), from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, INDIA.

Click the links to view Raunak's Portfolio, or his résumé.

designjunction - Launches at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan

designjunction Zegna Headquarters Via Savona 56 Milano
12 - 17 April

designjunction - Connecting British design

Launching at this year’s Salone del Mobile will be a powerful line up of Britain’s leading designers and manufacturers.

designjunction will feature the UK's most exclusive brands including Modus, Benchmark, Race, Innermost, Channels, Anglepoise, Anything, Melin Tregwynt, Wedgwood and + Stone.

Situated in the heart of Zona Tortona on Via Savona, the event will be set within the spectacular headquarters of Zegna, the former Riva-Calzoni building.

Complementing the British brands will be Roll & Hill - an exciting new US lighting company founded by Brooklyn based designer Jason Miller.

Opening hours:
Press Preview - Monday 11 April 3pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12 April 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 13 April 10am - 6pm
Thursday 14 April - Saturday 16 April 10am - 8pm
Sunday 17 April 10am - 4pm


Saturday, 12 March 2011

SCP at the Fuorisalone 2011

SCP presents its 2011 Collection at the Fuorisalone in Milan this April. We will be showing new work by Donna Wilson, Gareth Neal, Kay + Stemmer, Lee Kirkbride, Matthew Hilton, Rich Brilliant Willing, Sylvain Willenz and Terence Woodgate at Spazio Botta in Porto Romana.

SCP are exhibiting alongside Case, De La Espada, Ercol and Pinch Design.

12-17 April 2011
Tues-Sun 10.00-19.00
Wed 10.00-21.00
Spazio Bottavia Botta 820135, Milano

Visit to find out more.

Friday, 11 March 2011


'We are pleased to announce you a new agreement, between Messrs PROTOCOL OFFICE LTD and Messrs PEDRALI SPA, about the distribution of Pedrali’s collection.

Messrs PROTOCOL OFFICE LTD has a great experience in dealing with our products and from now on we do invite you to get in touch with them.

We are sure and confident that Messrs PROTOCOL OFFICE LTD can give you a good service and assistance in providing all the required documentations, the details about terms and deliveries times.

If you also need the updated catalogues concerning our Collection, feel free to get in touch with them.

The contact details are the following:


PHONE 0044 208 5916770
FAX 0044 208 5917913


Cassina launches its first outdoor collection at Clerkenwell Design Week

Cassina will debut its first outdoor collection, innovatively interpreting some of the most important designs by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, expertly adapted to withstand outdoor use. Cassina developed this project in close collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation and Pernette Perriand-Barsac, daughter and sole heir to Charlotte Perriand. To read more click here.

Introducing Moca

Introducing Moca, a new Belgian furniture manufacturer.

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Anglepoise and Kenneth Grange at Clerkenwell Design Week

Anglepoise design director, Kenneth Grange, will be launching a new light during CDW at the Farmiloe Building. It is an exciting year for Grange, going from CDW to the Design Museum where he will be having a major retrospective from July to October! To read more click here.

Ideal Home Show 2011

Starts Tomorrow!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Architonic Special ISH 2011

The Frankfurt fair halls will shortly be opening their doors once again, this time for ISH, the world’s leading trade fair the bathroom experience, building, energy and air-conditioning technologies, and renewable energies.
The Architonic Guide ISH 2011 can be downloaded now and will soon be available as an iPhone app. To help you kick back after a long day at the fair, we'd like to invite you on 15 and 16 March to the Architonic Disco at the Ernst e.V. Klub. Pick up your invitation at the Architonic Concept Space, located in Hall 3.1, Foyer 1 (on the way to Hall 4), of the fair.

Let yourself be inspired!

IVY Shelf by Thomas Bernstrand

Ivy is a stackable shelf system designed by Thomas Bernstrand for Swedese.
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