Saturday, 30 July 2011

SCP New York International Gift Fair

New York International Gift Fair // 13th - 18th August

This August we are proud to present our 2011 Collection at the New York International Gift Fair. We would be delighted to see you so please drop by our booth and browse our new products.

We have some new designs by Donna Wilson; Bora Da, a range of throws and cushions, the Eadie armchair and the lovely Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes in a new colourway, Treecloud Blue. Also on show are Lee Kirkbride's Calvo side table in walnut and Pelutho low table, as well as Kay+Stemmer 's Otto side table and Maude low shelves. And last but by no means least, paper-cut artist Rob Ryan has designed a charming height ruler. It measures up to 7 foot so suitable for adults and children alike.

You can find us at:
Booth 3858
Accent On Design
Jacob K Javits Convention CentreNew York

Friday, 29 July 2011


In the grand scheme of Scandinavian design, Norway has generally taken a back seat.

Denmark, Sweden and Finland pushed ahead in the region's golden age of the 1950s and 1960s with the likes of Saarinen, Panton and Jacobsen, whose designs defined an era. Of course, in the 1970s and 1980s Norway turned out success stories of its own – Peter Opsvik's Trip Trapp chair has sold in the millions and he also redefined office seating

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2011 shortlist announced!

The European Hotel Design Awards 2011 is excited to announce, after an overwhelming number of entries submitted, the shortlist for this year’s prestigious awards!
Click here to view the full 2011 shortlist

Light World Tour

If your dream job would be to travel the world in search of inspirational lighting, then the Light World Tour could be just what you are looking for.

Click here for more information

Tent London to host international Superbrands London at the iconic Boiler House

This year a significant selection of the most established international furniture, lighting and lifestyle brands will present their latest products, designs and concepts to the UK at Superbrands London. Taking place in the iconic Boiler House at the Old Truman Brewery, as part of Tent London, the participants will include Moroso, Bang & Olufsen, Bulo, Quinze & Milan, Valcucine, Erba Italia, Acerbis International, Environment and Prooff. Many of these international Superbrands are new to the London Design Festival or returning after considerable absence. Architects, specifiers, interior designers, retailers, press and public will be able to see these innovative products and concepts, alongside an extensive daily talks programme. Full details of the talks programme to be announced shortly.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Clement Joscelyne Sale

Colebrook Bosson Saunders Turn Twenty One

To celebrate their 21st anniversary and say thank you to all those who have helped and supported the Company throughout these years Colebrook Bosson Saunders (leading designers and manufacturers of ergonomic products) threw a suitably celebratory party at their London Bridge HQ and showroom. Hundreds of clients, specifiers, suppliers, colleagues (past and present) and friends gathered for a spectacular birthday bash. Rockabilly band ‘the Houndogs’ played to an appreciative crowd and to remember the occasion guests were invited to have their photo taken in the special CBS photo-booth (all images can be viewed at Colebrook Bosson Saunders’ Facebook page).

Colebrook Bosson Saunders was founded in 1990, drawing upon the skills of architecture (Martyn Colebrook), product design and innovation (Peter Bosson) and furniture design (Brenda Saunders) to create new and innovative products for the workplace. The Company’s unique approach quickly redefined workplace ergonomics and has heavily influenced how people sit and work with computers. Colebrook Bosson Saunders pioneered the design and development of new product types, some of which were among the first monitor supports, CPU cradles and laptop supports.

Colebrook Bosson Saunders’ first office was on (the now fashionable) Hoxton Square in Shoreditch, London. As the company grew there was a need for more space and Colebrook Bosson Saunders bought and moved to new premises in Kennington in South East London. Then, for the third time, six years ago the Company moved to their current base (a converted Georgian terrace in London Bridge) driven by the need for more space to house a growing workforce, a showroom, workshop and a prototyping facility. Managing Director, Martyn Colebrook, observes: "It’s amazing to step back now and see how far we’ve come, from those
early days when there were just a handful of us at Hoxton Square (and when Peter and I would deliver samples all around town on our bicycles) to where we are today: international distribution of our products, design accolades and fifty plus staff worldwide."

Colebrook Bosson Saunders has enjoyed unrivalled design acclaim winning an impressive collection of product design awards over the years. The Company also has a reputation for fun and creativity, always thinking outside the box: from initiating and organising a 5-a-side industry football league, through to art exhibitions and sailing events. Colebrook Bosson Saunders continue to lead the way in the development of new IT and furniture support products and are known worldwide as ergonomic experts who provide solutions for how people work today and design for the evolving workplace. "Who knows what type of products we’ll be designing in another twenty-one years time," comments Design Director Andrew Wills, "while we cannot predict where technology will be that far into the future; we can guarantee we will continue to think ahead and pioneer new products for the workplace of the future."

Herman Miller

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Steelcase - Wellness at Work Breakfast

Choose the Right Fabric for the Situation

Silent Gliss is known worldwide as the provider of the most advanced, high quality window treatments. As important as the hardware is the selection of the right fabric to ensure a smooth and professionally working window treatment system. Combining technical knowledge with the important know how of fabrics, is another key competence you can count on when working with Silent Gliss. The need to create surroundings which provide a feeling of security and well being is elegantly met by the combination of design fabrics and high technology.

Multiscreen is a good example of one of these technical fabrics. Silent Gliss Multiscreen has been woven by a special process to produce three different openness factor . The higher openness factor the greater amount of natural light allowed into the room. So you could use a 10% openness factor on a north facing window and a 5% or 1% openness where you want to use computers/televisions whilst still maintaining an overall interior scheme.

Prices start at £320 based on a 4810 chain operated roller blind in Multiscreen 5% at 1m x 1.5m.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

TECNO have moved

On 25 July 2011 TECNO moved East to their new base in Farringdon.

Kindly update your records accordingly:

Tecno GB Ltd

Unit 2.03

31-35 Kirby Street

London EC1N 8TE

T +44 20 7492 1850


Brooklyn Museum utilizes HI-MACS® Solid Surface in the ten month long “reOrder”exhibit

The Brooklyn Museum is a lasting landmark in the New York area that brings more than 450,000 visitors annually to see its acclaimed artistic temporary exhibitions and permanent collections. The Great Hall of the museum, located on the first floor, is a 10,000 square foot room filled with 16 giant columns. The hall which is positioned between the café, museum book store and other creative exhibits, acts as a common area for museum visitors and personnel. It is also currently hosting an exhibit called, “reOrder,” until January 15 of 2012.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Dolphin and Moben to go into Administration

Dolphin Bathrooms and Moben Kitchens, owned by parent company HomeForm, are the latest in a long line of companies to go into administration. Sister companies Sharps bedrooms and Kitchens Direct are predicted to have a sale on the cards. Dolphin and Moben, however, weren’t so lucky. Click here for more information


Dolcevita is an exclusive sculpture-object with a minimalist - sinuous, yet uncomplicated - design by Italian architect Giorgio Palermo, using the new generation Solid Surface HI-MACS. This new range of architectural/decorative lighting equipment is the result of cooperation between Palermo and Armida F. (Garden Light Group) a specialist manufacturer of high-end quality products in the sector.
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B&Q invest in FIRA Gold Installation Certification

FIRA are pleased to announce that B&Q has received FIRA Gold Installation Certification for their kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms installation services.
The accreditation means that the installation processes used by B&Q have passed a rigorous series of tests to ensure that installation in customers’ homes is carried out to the highest standards each and every time.
B&Q is the largest home improvement and garden centre retailer in the UK and Europe and the third largest in the world. Certification has been awarded for all of B&Q’s 321 stores across the UK.
FIRA Gold Certification will ensure this high level of service is maintained through a continual audit of the installation service. The accreditation will provide consumers with the peace of mind that B&Q Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms installation has been assessed against specified performance levels through independent tests and evaluation.
Billy Quinn, Director of Installations for B&Q said, “B&Q is the most experienced installation service provider in the UK, with over 16 years experience and over half a million completed installations. Working with established independent quality organisations, like FIRA, will further strengthen our abilities to make sure our customers can buy full room solutions from B&Q with complete peace of mind.”
Jonny Westbrooke, Chief Operating Officer at FIRA said: “We are delighted to present B&Q with their FIRA Gold Installation Certification. This is fantastic news for B&Q customers using the retailer’s installation service as they can be assured that their kitchen, bedroom or bathroom will be installed to the very highest standards.”
Established sixty years ago, FIRA has unparalleled industry knowledge. FIRA works to raise performance throughout the furniture supply chain by offering research, information, testing, consultancy, customer service and after sales service to the furniture and DIY markets.
For more information on the advantages of FIRA Gold Installation Certification call 01438 777 700 or visit

Lloyd Loom of Spalding supplies furniture to South Sands Hotel

Lloyd Loom of Spalding has recently supplied a large quantity of furniture to the South Sands hotel. “It was a lovely and interesting project which we were delighted to be involved in” said Julie Davenport Managing Director of Lloyd Loom of Spalding.
Lloyd Loom furniture is an integral feature at the South Sands Boutique Hotel & Beachside Restaurant in Salcombe, South Devon.
The elegant yet relaxed style of Lloyd Loom perfectly reflects the hotel’s signature “comfortable luxury”, and blends effortlessly with the refined sophistication of South Sands’ beachside terrace and restaurant.
The South Sands design team believe Lloyd Loom products to work perfectly with the inspiration behind and style of the hotel: “perfect for our fresh, light-filled interiors ─ very New England with a contemporary twist”.
British or locally-sourced designs and materials have a strong presence at South Sands and Lloyd Loom’s individual, handmade furniture, crafted in Spalding works hand-in-hand with this ethos Lloyd Loom designs are practical and don’t present any problems in terms of moving and storage for functions and special events. They are easy to clean and most importantly, very enduring – perfect for our open, sea-facing terrace.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Myface New surfaces

Myface is assumed as an innovative brand that creates and produces unique pieces and tailored projects, focusing on the foam coating technology combined with traditional materials, innovation and design.

We have an advanced production line and expertise of professionals to create high quality products and precision, resulting in an ideal partner for architects, decorators and designers.

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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Tramshed 2011

Tramshed 2011 marks the second year of the Tramshed, a premier design event that made its debut at London Design Festival in 2010. Improving upon the successes of last year's event, Tramshed 2011 will take place at the expansive Lawrence Hall of the Royal Horticultural Society, an inspiring Art Deco building near Victoria with a vaulted ceiling and abundant natural light. Featuring up to 30 exhibitors, the refined Tramshed concept includes a selective and curatorial approach.

A focal point of the exhibition is an exploration of materials in contemporary design. Surrounding it will be a diverse group of exhibitors known for their vibrancy and capacity to innovate. The Tramshed seeks to be a departure from conventional trade exhibitions, celebrating the diversity of the industry in the broadest sense. Exhibitors, seminars, talks, good food and music combine to create an engaging and influential destination.

As promotor of the event De La Espada will attend with its Autoban, Matthew Hilton, Leif.

designpark, Studioilse, and Charlene Mullen designer-led brands, as well as new brands Soren Rose Studio and Benjamin Hubert. They will be joined by companies and organisations not only from the world of home furnishings, who share an optimistic vision of the humanist qualities of good design.

Tramshed 2011

22-25 September

Open daily 10am to 6pm
Lawrence Hall

Royal Horticultural Society

Greycoat Street

London SW1P 2QD

The venue is just a few minutes walk from St. James tube station, startegically positioned half-way between and on the same tube line (District Line) as 100% Design and Tent exhibitions.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Graven Images and Ligne Roset at Sleepotel 2011!

The Sleepotel, at The Sleep Event Europe 2011, is excited to announce that Graven Images and Ligne Roset will be bringing their design talents to Sleepotel 2011 by collaborating with Sleeper Magazine on their 2011 Sleepotel bar.

SCP Summer Sale - new items

The SCP Summer Sale continues with several new ex-display rugs added. There is still up to 50% off discontinued lines and ex display items.

Ongoing discounts include 20% off all new SCP upholstery, furniture and rug orders, 15% off all other new furniture orders and 10% off all lighting and rugs. Buy items from our Boxed Collection, get 20% off and take home today.
The sale continues online and in our East and West stores throughout July 2011.

iF Concept Design Award 2012

iF Concept Design Award 2012, the international competition for up-and-coming talent, is now open for entries.

Students in the fields of design, architecture, marketing and engineering from all over the world are invited to submit their innovative, trend-setting ideas and concepts.

Deadline for entries is January 10, 2012.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


Make international partnerships with exclusive suppliers such as;

Moisssonnier, Ligne Roset, Boco do Lobo, Carolina Irving, C&C Milano, DOM Edizioni, Gilles Nouailhac, Atelier Des Pres De Brou, Terzani Srl, and THG Paris and Golran srl and more...

Click here to view the exhibitors list

MIUU by Arturo Álvarez, 2011

Fabrics that wrap bodies, fabrics that wrap light, ready to highlight colours and joint together in different forms.
A beautiful volume and a pleasant and fresh texture that reminds of petals of suggestive flowers.

The designer keeps on exploring the possibilities of weaving with different materials and recreates ancient flavours. The fabric gets voluptuousness and delicacy.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The New Festival of Britishness at 100% Design

100% Design hits the ground running in September with The Director's Cut, a select group of British based designers and manufacturers showing a chosen product for the first time at 100% Design.
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Kenneth Grange –Making Britain Modern at the Design Museum


Kenneth Grange's prolific career spans over 50 years and he is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives. Kodak cameras, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens, and the re-design of the London black cab are just some of his well-known designs.

20 July – 30 October

Icon Design Trail

Just three days left to register for this year's Icon Design Trail.
If you have not yet applied- register your event now at

New Lyra Lounge Seating Brochure

The Lyra collection features a fresh, modern interpretation of a classic design that provides a powerful, yet understated visual language to complement virtually any environment. Its simple form and elegance are enhanced through the use of mixed materials, allowing for a dynamic visual range that bridges the gap between formal and informal settings.
The new brochure can be downloaded from the KI Europe website or for a printed copy contact the KI Sales Team at or telephone 020 7404 7441.
Photos featured in the brochure can also be viewed on KI Europe's Facebook page.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Anco Storage receive FIRA Gold Product Certification

Office and trade storage solutions provider, Anco Storage, has become the latest retailer to receive FIRA Gold Product Certification.
FIRA Gold Product Certification provides a mark of excellence for furniture products, signifying that products are of a high quality and produced at a consistently high standard.
Anco has received the certification for Freewall, a storagewall system. Freewall offers unlimited scope to create efficient storage systems in any office environment, with flexible units which are designed to fit from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall, maximising the amount of space available.
Freewall is fitted to tailor the needs of the office and offers an array of unit styles that meet the demands of today's dynamic businesses. This includes a selection of products such as room dividing units and pass-through doors, which enhance the versatility of the office space, as well as eliminating the cost, and time used to create additional walls or partitions.
The initial product assessment of Freewall was in-depth, objective and thorough. Workmanship, ergonomics, strength and stability, as well as finish performance and effects of atmosphere on the product were examined by FIRA. The assessment also involved an audit of the Anco Storage factory in Billingshurst, West Sussex.
The FIRA Gold Product Certification scheme is backed by an ongoing re-audit and re-test programme to ensure that having achieved FIRA Gold Certification, the standard is maintained. There is also an annual factory audit to ensure that the factory produces the product to the same standards as the original assessment of the furniture. This means a review of production procedures, design changes and an examination of the complaint record ensures that any adverse trends are spotted and resolved as soon as possible.
Mark Hurman – Director of Anco Storage said, “Receiving FIRA Gold Product Certification for our Freewall storagewall system is a fantastic achievement for us. We pride ourselves on our reputation for supplying high quality, competitively priced products with an unrivalled service within our industry. Our FIRA Gold Product Certification provides verification of this to our clients.”
FIRA also offers Gold Certification for installation services within the furniture and kitchen industries. FIRA Gold Product Installation Certification indicates that product installation is carried out professionally and to the highest standards.
For more information on the advantages of both FIRA Gold Product and Installation certification call 01438 777 700 or visit

Monday, 18 July 2011

Leather Edition Acapulco Chair

For more informaiton visit for further information about the company, photos, and contact details.

Case Summer Sale

Visit for an idea of what products are available at a discounted rate.

Or for further information call +44 (0) 207 622 3506 or email

Visit the shop; Case Furniture Ltd, 189 Stonhouse Street, London SW4 6BB

Friday, 15 July 2011

New Lecture Hall Seating Brochure

KI's new Lecture Hall Seating Brochure features a variety of solutions for Lecture Hall, Auditorium and Theatre seating for Education, Business and Leisure environments. The brochure can be downloaded from the KI Europe website, or for a printed copy contact the KI Sales Team at or telephone 020 7404 7441.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

SAAL Presents S3

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HI-MACS® takes part at Taste.Location in Milan

Lucchesedesign - a Milanese architectural studio - is staging "lessons in cuisine and table architecture", a new way to interact with the kitchen in terms of design and architecture. Click here to read more

100% Norway 2011

100% Norway returns to this year's London Design Festival with a fresh selection of exciting new works from Norway's emerging design talent and leading interiors manufacturers.
For more information click here

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tall office workers can now sit comfortably, thanks to a revision of standards for office desks

A new standard launched for office desks has come into force, which will ensure tall people can sit more comfortably at their office workstation.
Levent Caglar, FIRA International’s chief Ergonomist, has been working on the new standard, which launched 1 July.
For the past two years, Levent and the European office furniture standards committee (CEN TC SC3 WG2) have been studying the sizes of Europeans and compiling data to drive a revision of the current industry standard for desk dimensions.
The results of the study found that over the past 30 – 40 years, people have been increasingly growing taller; however, the industry standard for desk dimensions has not accommodated this change. Instead, people have been working at desks designed to standards based on the estimated sizes of people in the 1970’s, meaning that the body sizes of today’s workforce does not match that of their office workstation. Being 180 cm (6ft) tall might have been rare in the 1970’s, but now you have to be 190 or 200 cm (6 ft 4) to be noticed.
Levent Caglar said, “Taller workers have dealt with the constant struggle of having their legs hitting the underside of the desktop, knees knocking into structural beams and the inability to stretch their legs without hitting an obstruction such as modesty panels or under desk CPU mounts. However, with the new standard for office desk dimensions coming into force, this is set to change.”
The previous office desk/table standard, BS EN 527 Part 1:2000, has now been revised with the new standard, BS EN 527-1 2011. Full details of the new standards for office desks are available on the FIRA website
The revised standard means that any desks bought or designed for an office environment will now have to comply with a new set of height, depth and legroom dimensions. The revision requires larger legroom and greater ranges of adjustability.

The standard provides dimensional requirements for four types of desk/tables; those which are fully adjustable; height selectable; fixed height, as well as a type where only very limited adjustability is provided.
Manufacturer, SBFI Ltd, is the first manufacturer to produce desks to comply with the new standard. Their Axess-Ergo range of dealer desks offers all four types of desk included within the revised standard and they are fully compliant with the new standard.
Commenting on the SBFI Ltd, Axess-Ergonomic range Levent Caglar said, “SBFI, a leading dealer desking manufacturer, have always worked closely with FIRA’s Ergonomics Unit to keep them informed of the latest developments in ergonomics. This approach has enabled them to design and manufacture, not only a premium product but a product, which complies with the latest standards.”
FIRA’s Ergonomics team have been fully involved with this new standard and can offer immediate ergonomic evaluation to this new standard.
For full details of the revised standard, please click here


"Compasso d’Oro for the simple sculptural beauty."
The motivation of the jury of the oldest and most authoritative design award chaired by Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis and composed of Chantal Clavier Hamaide, Umberto Croppi, Guto Indio Da Costa, Pierre Keller, Cecilie Manz, Clive Roux, Shiling Zheng.
Lightweight and durable oak, Frida explores new possibilities in woodworking through the superimposition of a three-dimensional curved plywood shell with a wooden frame for a look dynamic and unprecedented for the world of wooden chairs.
Made entirely in the factory of Manzano (Udine, Italy), Frida is FSC certified wood, comes from forests managed in a proper and responsible according to strict environmental, social and economic.


Minimalist, Modern and Elegant Lighting Collection

Dolcevita is an exclusive sculpture-object with a minimalist - sinuous, yet uncomplicated - design by Italian architect Giorgio Palermo, using the new generation Solid Surface HI-MACS.
Read more here

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Take a look at the new Frost web site.
Now available through Crest Contracts

Savor the Skyline... a cozy Nelson swag leg dining table

Fresh new colours for Intellect Wave and Strive seating

To add a new positive dimension to the design perception for two of KI’s most successful lines, KI is introducing three new poly and paint colors as standard options for both Intellect Wave and Strive product lines: Grass Green, Poppy Red and Sky Blue.

Monday, 11 July 2011

GAME SET AND MATCH FOR Lloyd Loom of Spalding

Lloyd Loom of Spalding were delighted to have their furniture at the 2011 Wimbledon Tournament. The deciding factors that contributed toward their involvement included the furniture’s durability and style coupled with their dedication to work closely with Georgina Rhodes at FMC over a long period, to ensure the project had exactly the look and feel that the suited the grounds.
Pictured Above: The Bantam Dining chair with bespoke cushions in the Wimbledon colours help to add an element of class to the members area.”
01775 724 358

You are invited

Friday, 8 July 2011


Procters have made the move out of London into the heart of Windsor, therefore please find above their new contact details for your reference.


Designed after a bottle sinking in the sand and broken glass, this collection offers accent furniture that is both practical and elegant.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New from MSL Interiors

‘The new CITY desk range is ideal for any users but in particular in media/design because of the space it offers for creativity and team working. The unique privacy screens are novel and are available in different shapes and sizes which create an unusual but appealing design – who said work had to be boring!’

VONDOM In Atmosfera Denia

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BUZZIHUB Design Alain Gilles for Buzzispace

The BuzzHub is a shelter, a niche in which you can retrieve by yourself or with a co-worker when some privacy is needed to talk about a project. It is a place where you can escape from the surrounding noise and agitation generally found in large open-space offices or public places. Bring in your notes, laptop or iPad and start focusing on what matters.
The BuzziHub is a space where people can easily come together and share information. It has been designed to become a central point in the social life of an office. It can serve as a non formal meeting room as people increasingly come to the office in order to connect with each other and not just work by themselves since they might already be working part-time at home or on the road.
When two BuzziHubs are used face to face they can really been seen as a micro-architecture, an enclosed cocoon. The BuzziHub is a new typology of product clearly facilitating and addressing the needs of today: instantaneity, privacy and the need to share information and communicate.
The BuzziHub has been designed in order to make you feel at home. It is a warm and comfortable environment made to facilitate communication and improve personal wellbeing.
It can be used as a module with which architects can play with in order to define spaces, bring warmth and perspectives to larger open areas.
The BuzziHub is available in several colors (pink, lime, orange, grey, black, white,… ) and can also be customized using different color combinations. It is made of recycled fabric.

General dimensions: 198 x 104 x 187 cm ( L x W x H ) ( Seat height: 45 cm )
78 x 40.9 x 73.6 inches ( L x W x H ) ( Seat height: 17.7 inches )

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

FIRA Ergonomics Expert called to judge Kinnarps student competition

FIRA ergonomics specialist Levent Caglar recently shared his ergonomics expertise with students by judging a Kinnarps Workplace Furniture design competition.

The competition, hosted by Kinnarps, was held as part of the WCFM Manchester Student Tour 2011, with the theme ‘homeworker furniture’. Thirty two furniture design students from 14 educational centres across the UK entered the competition.

A part of the competition the students examined Kinnarps products and then presented their initial ‘homeworker’ furniture ideas to their peers and the judges.

The judging panel consisted of Levent Cagler, Senior Consultant Ergonomist and Head of the FIRA Ergonomics Unit, Marc Bird, Head of Marketing, Kinnarps, Thomas White, Senior Creative Designer, Kinnarps and Colin Morrell from the student training committee.

The overall winning design was a ‘winged table’ by Ben Croft, from Oxford and Cherwell Valley College. Ben’s prize will be a visit to the Kinnarps Factory in Kinnarp, Sweden with Alex Gifford, Head of Design Kinnarps UK and the Product Development Team for Kinnarps AB.

Speaking on Ben’s design, Levent said, “Ben’s winged table idea showed he had considered physiology and psychology in his design as well as conceiving a product that would be comfortable, safe and efficient for people to use. These are all elements which contribute to an ergonomically sound product.”

Levent Caglar said, “It was an honour to be asked to join the panel of judges for the Kinnarps competition and a great opportunity to meet so many talented young furniture designers. There were some really innovative and well thought-out ideas presented as part of the competition which made choosing a single winner a difficult decision to make. It was great that FIRA, as a furniture industry leader, were able to take part in the event. We are very happy to support and develop the furniture industry by working with young designers.”

Levent and his team at FIRA apply their knowledge of subjects such as engineering, anatomy, physiology, psychology and design to ensure that products and environments are comfortable, safe and efficient for people to use. They not only use this expertise to assist with product and work place design but also work to resolve problems associated with health and safety orders audits, furniture specifications, product assessment and much more.

For more details of FIRA or if you would like to know more about how FIRA ergonomics assists your business through testing and consultancy, please contact Levent Caglar on 01438 777700 or email

Apló Table from mgng

From the Anglo-Japanese architect duo based in London, established in 2010 comes the Apló Table.

It is a small coffee table made of a 12mm corian tabletop and European oak legs.
When designing, they concentrated on the subtle details. Tapering the oak leg by a few millimeters and filleting the tabletop corners. The mounting holes gently hug the legs at an angle to expressing a hint of fluidity. And the tabletop somehow appears more flat because of the clarity it gives off in a room.



The Natural Collection will be at the Valencia habitat fair, from 20 to 24 September.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

SCP LDF 2011

London Design Festival 2011
Meet. Browse. Relax. Have a beer on tap. All the bases are covered at the Design Department Store during London Design Festival, 17th to 25th September 2011. This inaugural event is both a design exhibition and a working department store taking over both floors of SCP East . Open until 8pm every week night, we will have exclusive international launches and installations with items on show available to purchase. All accompanied by music, food from Dalston hotspot A Little Of What You Fancy and drinks by East End stalwart, Trumans Beer. Pop down, stay a while.

The Departments

SCP 2011 Collection / The latest range of upholstery and furniture from Donna Wilson, Gareth Neal, Kay + Stemmer, Lee Kirkbride and Matthew Hilton.

Design Product
SCP 2011 Collection / New accessories by Donna Wilson, Rich Brilliant Willing and Sylvain Willenz. Michael Marriott / Launching the new Roto Stacka stool in conjunction with his installation.

Donna Wilson presents AW 11 Collection / Perennially popular Donna will showcase her latest range. Her trademark kaleidoscope of knitted colour will be ever-present in new homewares, knitwear and accessories.

Gubi presents Grasshopper and Cobra / Innovative Danish design company Gubi are relaunching Greta Grossman’s iconic Grasshopper and Cobra lamp designs from the late 1940s.

KIOSK presents AMERICA 4 / “A travel story depicted through objects.” Kiosk are the USA based retailer who source their idiosyncratic collections on their world travels. This latest range is sure to be both fascinating and accessible.

Max Fraser presents London Design Guide 2012-13 / Following on from the success of the first edition, the publication returns with totally new and updated content. It breaks the city down into digestible areas and reviews the best design shops, galleries and institutions.

Michael Marriott presents Product & Homage to Constantin Brancus / This seven metre high installation will be situated outside SCP's Curtain Road store, providing beacon, table surface, lighting and seating.

Monday 19th September: Press Preview
Tuesday 20th September: Official launch party for Max Fraser’s London Design Guide 2012-13, from 18.00.
Tuesday 20th September: Shoreditch Design Triangle / A fantastic evening involving local galleries, shops and studios opening late and putting on a variety of events. Make a night of it.

Weekdays 09.30 - 20.00
Saturday 09.30 - 18.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Introducing ‘SAYL’™, the innovative new family of work chairs from Herman Miller

SAYL™ - the new work chair from Herman Miller is currently on display at FIRA’s Innovation Showcase at its Stevenage headquarters. The chair will be viewed by the hundreds of furniture industry visitors whilst it is on display in the FIRA foyer.

Bob Rhodes, Conformance Manager at Herman Miller said, “The SAYL™ design was borne from an aspiration to design a more competitive, ergonomic work chair. The design has led to the creation of a unique chair which is breaking new ground in ergonomics, engineering, design and environmental leadership.”

“By re-thinking every design element, SAYL™ sets a new standard for performance, quality and appearance, with a literally frameless full-suspension back. The solution embodies Herman Miller's understanding of high performance work environments, reflecting our design history as well as informing our design future.”

SAYL™ is Herman Miller's most affordable office chair and has been designed to meet global standards. The chair can also be manufactured for regional derivatives to satisfy local markets expectations. SAYL™ establishes a new reference point for value-seating across international markets.

The FIRA Showcase features new designs and manufacturing innovations within the furniture industry and has proved so popular with members that an additional display has now been added. Products are put on display for four months and are accompanied by an information panel about the product. This is an ideal opportunity to gain extra media coverage when launching new products. If you would like to display one of your products, or would like further information about the Showcase, contact the FIRA marketing team on 01483 777 730, or

Monday, 4 July 2011

Thonet 2011 Price List

New Thonet price list is available. Email to receive your copy.

Designers Data

The June 2011 issue is available for you to view online, simply click here

FX International Interior Design Awards 2011

Deadline - 20 July

FX magazine’s annual interior design contest invites entries in multiple categories. For more information, click here

Tom Dixon

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Friday, 1 July 2011


ilio participated in The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which took place this May in New York City and showcased contemporary, cutting-edge design brands from around the globe. Visitors to ilio's stylish exhibit previewed tableware, accessories and furniture collections and learned the stories within each of ilio's unique pieces. The designs and core beliefs behind ilio's collections have been very well received in the U.S.


British design at its finest will take centre stage at 100% Design this year within the Director's Cut.
The Director's Cut is being launched in response to overwhelming visitor demand. Overseen and curated by Julieann Humphryes, Head of Design for Yoo and non-executive chair of 100% Design, the Director's Cut will showcase an exclusive selection of British design, adding to the sense of discovery that is so much a part of the show.
For more information, click here

Summer Party Today

Design Museum

A festive last chance to see Wim Crouwel and the Brit Design Awards at their annual summer party. Click here for more