Tuesday, 31 May 2011

BEST OF 500 Contemporary Interiors

BEST OF 500 Contemporary Interiors by Wim Pauwels, Beta-Plus, 2011, 448 p. The series of interior books from Beta-Plus started in January 1995.

iF 2011 product design award for a HI-MACS® product line

Dutch designer Marike Andeweg won the iF 2011 product design award with a bathroom collection made out of HI-MACS® for her design label NotOnlyWhite.
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New pieces from Philippe Hurel are due to arrive at their showroom -122 Fulham Road on June 13th.


Savannah II sofa

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Mushroom Stools for Boss Design

Mushroom stools are currently on show in the Boss Design showroom :- Charterhouse Square, 7 Clerkenwell Road London, EC1M 5PA.

The stool, draws inspiration, from the cap of a Mushroom, where the steel base replicates the delicately channeled fins under the cap.

For further information please click here

** The Mushroom was originally named 'Magic Mushroom', although following lots of emails containing the name were classified as SPAM the name changed to just Mushroom **

Friday, 27 May 2011

Modus - Milan review & News


Modus revealed their latest collection at the Milan Furniture Fair at Designjunction, Zegna Theatre, Via Savona, Milano. If you didn't manage to see us in Milan then visit us in our Clerkenwell showroom over the coming weeks to view our latest collections which are now on display, alternatively our website has now been updated with the new launches. New projects shown at this year's Salone Internazionale Del Mobile include designs by PearsonLloyd, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Monica Forster, Michael Sodeau, Kirsty Whyte and Kawamura Ganjavian.


Pieces from the 2011 collection included new works by PearsonLloyd - Part Sofa and the refined PLC Lounge chair and PLC Table, Michael Sodeau's new Palais sofa and eponymous Noughts and Crosses stools with steel X-shaped and O-shaped foot rests, Kirsty Whyte's striking geometric Drew range comprising a meeting table, coat stand and high and low occasional tables. The Gecko collection of bistro, meeting, coffee and occasional tables by Scandinavian design partnership Clåesson Koivisto Rune premiered at the show and finally, a spectacular installation of StickingSticks by Kawamura Ganjavian: a selection of different length tubes wrapped in strips of Velcro and easy to assemble were used throughout the space to create striking divisions.


You sit, therefore you need these chairs

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Thursday, 26 May 2011

In memory of Mister Luigi Crassevig, chairman and founder of CRASSEVIG spa

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Mister Luigi Crassevig, chairman and founder of Crassevig spa, who passed away, yesterday May 25th 2011, in Udine, Italy.
He made an immense contribution to the design industry during his lifetime, and all employees would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family.

Clement Joscelyne - 20% Off 50s & 60s Collection

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New, new, new

From chairs to lighting Nest has got it covered, here's the Nest top ten:

1. Established & Sons Jumper armchair

2. Tom Dixon Roll table

3. Established & Sons Audrey suspension light

4. Vitra Tip Ton chair

5. Kartell Sundial bookcase

6. Cassina Aire two seater sofa

7. Tom Dixon Fan chair

8. Established & Sons Spin coffee table

9. Kartell Magic Hole armchair

10. Poltrana Frau Kennedee sofa

Don't forget, all Nest customers can receive Nest Points to spend on their next visit - all they have to do is sign up to start saving.

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.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The London Design Festival 2011

Now in its ninth year, the London Design Festival will be the largest and most significant yet, with an expected 180 partners and more than 250 events celebrating the world's creative capital.
Read more: http://www.dexigner.com/news/23069#ixzz1MsaJG8vB

Last Orders before Summer Shut Down

Today is the last day in which you can order Artifort products, with delivery before they shut for the summer.

Artifort products are on display at Crest Living, 242 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2BB


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Monday, 23 May 2011

MBO secures future of Triumph

The Triumph Furniture Company, the 68 year old corporate furniture and storage supplier based in Merthyr Tydfil and Tredegar, South Wales, has been bought out of administration by the firm’s management team, securing more than 200 jobs in Merthyr and Tredegar in South Wales. This positive outcome ensures ongoing continuity of supply, and enables us to honour our ongoing warranties and responsibilities for our dealers and their Triumph-installed-furniture-base. Commenting on the changes, Andrew Jackson, Chief Executive of Triumph said, “This new restructuring gives us three opportunities important to our trade connections and key customers. The opportunity to ensure continuity and reliability of supply and choice at all times in this difficult market. The opportunity to make sure we have the right product range at the right price for today’s business and the opportunity to do what we’ve always done well: offer the trade quality products and reliability of service, helping to bolster the work of all our dealers in difficult times Triumph would like to use this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their valued business over the years, and to express our commitment to and support of our business partners as we move forward together in the future. We will also be presenting some of our new products at Clerkenwell Design Week, 8 St John’s Lane, London – 24th to 26th May – and we hope to see you there.”

CDW starts tomorrow!

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DesignedMade to launch the Tarantula Tea Light in white

DesignedMade will launch the Tarantula Tea Light in white at the Pulse trade show in June.

The Tarantula was DesignedMade’s debut product and remains a bestseller for the brand.

The tea light holder is designed to cast graphic shadows evoking sunbeams when the candle is lit.

Individually beautiful, when grouped together they produce a mesmerizing effect with overlapping shadows creating complex and intricate forms.

DesignedMade founder and designer of the Tarantula Tea Light, Jonathan Krawczuk explains that it is the ideal time to produce this popular design in a new colourway: "The white finish on the Tarantula Tea Light adds an extra touch of elegance to the product, it really suits the strong linear form. Since we launched the Tarantula in 2009, we’ve had endless requests at trade shows and from customers for the product in white. We originally launched the Tarantula at Pulse so it seems quite fitting that it’s going to be the backdrop for this new release."

The Tarantula Tea Light is now available in white, black, red, yellow, green and blue powder-coated steel. Its sculptural aesthetic has made it a popular product and the new white version is a welcome addition to the family. Look out for the Tarantula (on stand LP7) at Pulse at Earls Court in London from 5-7 June.

For further information on the Tarantula family visit: www.designedmade.co.uk

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Lloyd Loom at Chelsea Flower Show

You will find Lloyd Loom of Spalding on stand Ea60 on Eastern Avenue at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show which opens tomorrow - Monday 23 May.

Among the pieces on show are the new All Weather Furniture in Tea Green, we hope to see you there.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

60s 606 is 50: A Shelving System Reaches Its 50th Birthday

Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has achieved an important milestone: 50 years of continuous production by Vitsoe.
Read more: http://www.dexigner.com/news/23050#ixzz1MsayLroy

Points of View: Look Inside Modern Architecture with Herman Miller

Herman Miller just launched a new site called POV celebrating five California architects' perspective on design in a series directed by Hello.
Read more: http://www.dexigner.com/news/23064#ixzz1MsbX7Ar1

Friday, 20 May 2011


A new online shop has appeared.

Fashion4 home offers high quality contemporary furniture which is delivered straight to your door, all of which are designed by a strong young team of international designers. It has a great range of stunning designer sofas and amazing house hold accessories and decorations. All the designs have the appeal of some of modern designs most desirable forms. The company strives to make it a possible for everyone to be able to buy beautiful designer furniture for affordable prices and also allows its customers to voice their opinion on their designs. An example of how on the ball the company is can be seen in pieces like the Iowa Coat Rack.

Andrei Webdesign

New from Pallucco - Cielo Light

View these lights on display for the first time in the UK on Thursday 26 May at Crest Living. The designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka will be in the shop between 5.30-7.30pm.
Crest Living, 242 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2BB

New plans unveiled for 10 Trinity Square

London landmark 10 Trinity Square has recently been acquired by KOP Properties and Reignwood Group, Its new owners have now released details of their plans for the project.
The project is being developed in a mixed use scheme with architecture by Woods Bagot and residential interiors designed by David Collins Studio.

Click here for more information

form. Sony Case Study

form. have just completed the project for the Sony HQ new restaurant and informal meeting spaces- to view the full case study please click here



Thursday, 19 May 2011

Invitation: A Scandinavian Design Showcase

As part of Clerkenwell Design Week, B-Loose offers the chance to discover the Scandinavian world of design.

The B-Loose team would like to invite you to:
NORTHERN BLUSH - Scandinavian cocktails and open sandwiches from Tue 24th to Thu 26th of May from 5-7pm.
The exhibition of Scandinavian design pieces will be open to view throughout Clerkenwell Design Week from Tue 24th to Thu 26thof May from 10am-7pm.
B-Loose has teamed up with Danish manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen to showcase the new FAVN sofa, designed in collaboration with Spanish designer Jaime Hayon. Also showcasing will be some innovative concepts from anotherB-Loose partner, Blå Station. This company`s creative approach to making full use of the unique properties of available materials has given birth to such outstanding products as the Peekaboo chair. The third partner of this Scandinavian showcase is lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen who will be exhibiting the new OJ family, designed by Ole Jensen, as well as the famous AJ lamp, designed by Arne Jacobsen - a true design classic.


A well-known university wanted ceiling features with real ‘wow’ factor Creatif designed, fabricated and installed these ‘UFO’ lights complete with a virtually invisible suspension system and colour-changing LEDs
They look so good we decided to launch a standard range…....watch this space for further detail, or click here to see the case study on-line


The possibilities are endless!

The new tables launched by Carl Hansen & Son gives you a wide range of options and the chance to get just the table you want. The six new Elliptical dining tables were designed by Hans J Wegner back in 1962, but never produced in large numbers.

The table designs are all inspired by an adapted ellipse. The new series of elliptical tables comprise models CH334, CH335, CH336, CH337, CH338 and CH339. With their original forms and clean lines, the tabletops investigate the possibilities of circular shapes, renewing the classical ellipse and providing excellent seating for all without annoying corners. The design concept also allows for a high degree of personalization: tables are available in three different lengths, in either solid wood (ash, beech, oak or walnut) or with stainless steel legs. All tables are available with tabletops in solid wood; tables with stainless steel legs are also available with tabletops in laminate or linoleum.

Carl Hansen & Son has cooperated with Wegner's Studio since 1949, and the Danish producer's respect for Wegner's oeuvre continues unabated. With the addition of the six new dining tables, Carl Hansen & Son extends its range of Wegner dining tables into yet another category.

Craftsmanship and quality are key focus areas for Carl Hansen & Son, and every piece of furniture is meticulously crafted with respect for its materials. The new dining tables are thus a lifelong investment in craftsmanship and design.

With their many material options, CH334, CH335, CH336, CH337, CH338 and CH339 provide design enthusiasts extraordinary opportunities to adapt Wegner's timeless tables to match their own individual decor and taste preferences. The new elliptical tables complete Carl Hansen & Son's already extensive table collection .The warm tones of the wooden tables are an elegant homage to the forest, the epitome of Scandinavian Living. And the streamlined stainless steel legs, together with understated laminate or linoleum, share minimalism's no-nonsense aesthetics.

Retail prices start at £2108.00

MG Barkers Head Office + Clerkenwell Design week 24-26 May 2011

David Fox design is pleased to announce that Nuna fabric & Gloss were specified as part of an innovative interior design scheme for MG Barkers head office. The interior was designed by their own in-house team. Click here for more information

Nuna and Adrenalin are fabrics designed for Camira by David Fox, and will be exhibited in the Farmiloe building during Clerkenwell Design Week. From the 24-26 May 2011.

Connection will also be showing Gloss, as well as other David Fox Designs at their London showroom, for more information click here

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Werner basic C reception desk on show in Clerkenwell

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The Knoll Debate

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

KOKET - For absolute escapism, begin your love affair with luxury design

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An exciting new design collective, A.S.A.P, consisting of four British-based furniture brands, will come together at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week.

The collective will include UK manufacturers Another Country, Scene, Assemblyroom and Pli - or A.S.A.P for short.

A.S.A.P. will be based at the Farmiloe Building, one of the key design hubs of Clerkenwell Design Week, for the duration of the event from 24 - 26 May.

Open daily 10am - 7pm
The Farmiloe Building is located at 34 St John Street, London, EC1M 4BE - view map

Scene will launch new shapes and sizes of its Poly light: a cotton and stiffened silk shade, with a glowing metallic interior. They will also be showing their new wire coat stand Shard and The Drop candleholder in a new natural ash finish. The Time shelves (pictured above) and Doris nesting tables complete Scene's offering.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Vitra Visavis

We have a Vitra Visavis chair which has been used as a Demo sample that we’d like to sell.

The Visavis was designed by Antonio Citterio and is manufactured by Vitra, the Visavis is well known for it's particular comfort, due to it’s tubular steel cantilever base. The chair which we are offering has a Red seat pad upholstered in Nova fabric and White plastic perforated backrest.
Dimensions: Overall height 80cm, Seat Height 41cm, Back Width 46cm, Seat width 46cm and Depth is 46.5cm.
To offer an idea of price the Visavis currently starts retailing at about £342.00 excluding VAT and delivery. We are offering it at £119.00 excl VAT and delivery.
This chair is in pretty good condition, – the image is not of the actual chair.

We accept Credit Card, BACS and of course Cash as methods of payment.

If you require further information please email info@thefurnitureindustryblog.co.uk

arturo alvarez in the USA

See you in the US, ICFF NY and HD LV!

Do not miss the selection of arturo alvarez for this 2011 to be shown in two of the best US fairs.
From 14th to 17th May we will be in ICFF, NY, hall 1C 1008 , and 18th to 20th in HD LV , stand 3228.

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OFAS Annual Golf Day

Chigwell Golf Club, Essex, IG7 5BH 18th May 2011 www.ofas.org.uk

Friday, 13 May 2011

LightFair International

LightFair International, the architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Starts this weekend - May 15 - 19, 2011.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Great White by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Great White is a wall lamp in natural oxidised brass with an arched arm proportioned to allow people to walk underneath it. The lampshade, with the subtle curvature of its top is reminiscent of a big fish swallowing the bait. Great White makes a strong impact while taking up a minimal space.

Originally designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for the guest suites of the exclusive new Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.

Örsjö Belysning to exhibit at Clerkenwell Design Week 2011

Swedish lighting manufacturer Örsjö Belysning is to exhibit at the Farmiloe Building as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2011.

This will be the first time Örsjö have participated in Clerkenwell Design Week and they will use the opportunity to showcase their 2011 collection, which garnered so much positive attention following their launch at the recent fairs in both Stockholm and Milan.

The 2011 Örsjö collection includes new designs by acclaimed Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune and Jenny Bäck, as well as up-and-coming British designer Benjamin Hubert.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Kvadrat acquires Dutch rug company Danskina

Ebeltoft, Denmark – Kvadrat, a leading European design-textile company, renowned for working with a roster of the world’s top designers, architects and artists, announces the acquisition of the Dutch rug company, Danskina B.V, in a move to strengthen the Kvadrat brand and broaden the distribution of its product line throughout international retail markets.

Anders Byriel, CEO of Kvadrat says: ‘The acquisition of Danskina offers fresh possibilities for Kvadrat in its strategy to further expand into the retail sector. Danskina’s ground-breaking designs and approach to producing contemporary high-quality rugs is equally aligned with Kvadrat’s own brand vision. We see great potential in the Danskina brand and are looking forward to developing the collection and expanding the international presence of the company’.

Today, the parties have signed a letter of intent in relation to the acquisition by Kvadrat and expect to complete the transaction by mid-June.

Danskina was founded in 1973 by Piet van Eijken and his wife Ina, in the small town of Bergeijk, in the rural south of the Netherlands. The company specializes in the design and development of exclusive made-to-order contemporary rugs, with guest textile designers like Ulf Moritz and Felix Diener, and has a customer base that includes retailers, architects and interior designers.

Piet van Eijken comments: ‘Having worked closely with Kvadrat since 1973 we have inspired each other and shared values ever since. It is a great pleasure therefore to give over the helm to my Danish friends’.

Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and now holds a leading position in the European market of design-textiles supplying renowned architects, designers and furniture manufacturers throughout the world, for use in upholstery and curtains. Kvadrat fabrics have been used in some of the world’s most famous architectural developments including The Gherkin – London, Museum of Modern Art – NYC, Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, Reichstag – Berlin, Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Copenhagen Opera House – Denmark, Yves St. Laurent – Paris and the new Opera House in Oslo.

Danskina products are available to view at Crest Living, 242 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2BB

Artifort - Memo

Camira Blazer I+II no longer in our fabric collection
The fabrics Blazer I & II of Camira Fabrics will be removed from our standard collection immediately.


Crane by Benjamin Hubert

UK designer Benjamin Hubert has designed a new light 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 perforated aluminium, supported by an articulated arm to provide a practical and stylish desktop lamp. The industrial styling is a nod to Örsjö’s rich manufacturing history.Crane marks the first collaboration between Örsjö and a British designer in the company’s 63-year history.

Introducing DesignedMade

What is DesignedMade?
DesignedMade was established in March 2009 by product designer Jonathan Krawczuk with the intention of producing a range of simple and striking products, designed and made in Britain. The brand is committed to supporting the UK craft and manufacturing industries and represents an evolution of Britains proud industrial heritage... continue reading >


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

2 Weeks to go...

Northern Delights @ B-Loose

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Monday, 9 May 2011

Furnidec Business, the International exhibition of Furniture

Furnidec Business, the International exhibition of Furniture, Thessaloniki, Greece, 7-15 may 2011.
The 33rd Furnidec constitutes the top meeting point for business of the field and consumers interested in furniture, lighting and home equipment.
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The Rubens collection from And So To Bed

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Interiors UAE

Starts tomorrow - 9-11 May 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

SCP at The Future Perfect - New York Design Week

SCP at The Future Perfect, New York
'We are delighted to have been invited to hold the US launch of our 2011 collection at The Future Perfect's Manhattan store during New York Design Week. On show are new designs by Terence Woodgate, Matthew Hilton, Donna Wilson, Kay + Stemmer, Gareth Neal, Sylvain Willenz and Lee Kirkbride.
We will also be presenting our latest collaboration with Donna Wilson, Bora Da; a range of traditionally Welsh woven cushions and throws, alongside an expanded Rug Collection which features new hand-loomed designs and colourways.'

13- 17 May 2011
The Future Perfect, 55 Great Jones St. (between Bowery & Lafayette),
+1 (212) 473 - 2500

Friday-Tuesday 12.00 - 19.00
Saturday opening reception 19.00 -22.00

Milan comes to London!

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Renaissance of Concepta

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Carla, Marc and May, heirs to Carlos Jané Camacho, a design furniture manufacturer since 1970, have decided to continue the forty years of family tradition, launching a new company 'Comfort and Joy S.L.' to redirect the Concepta Barcelona brand "learning from the past, in the light of the present towards a vision for the future" - J.M.Keynes.

Our mission continues to centre on offering quality design, based on the criteria of 'comfort and joy', with a focus on customer satisfaction. We will continue to offer the most iconic models from the Concepta Barcelona designers, as well including newer creations from young talents such as designers who employ a very personal language with an innate sense of elegance. We bring you products that are at once rational and emotional....innovation emanating from our cultural roots. In terms of production quality, we continue to avail of independent quality certification laboratories and the guarantee of our know-how accumulated through forty years of experience.

Our new office and showroom is located in Calle Freixa Nº 2, in the heart of up-town Barcelona. We are now more accessible than ever and available to collaborate on your projects brimming with Comfort and Joy!


Race Furniture at designjunction

Race celebrated their 65th Anniversary with a selection of Ernest Race design classics from the post war era at designjunction during this years Milan Furniture Fair.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

arturo alvarez

'The results of the Milano Fair exceeded by far all our predictions. We ran out of cards, food and other materials, due to the avalanche of public and press that we had during the very intense six fair days.'
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