Friday, 30 September 2011

LE, a design with a mobile arm and led technology

arturo alvarez has made a step forward and launched its first floor lamp of led technology with a great success and a warm public reception. Click here to read more


This October 2011, Fritz Hansen's furniture dealer in the USA, SUITE New York, will launch The Pink Swan Project to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Nineteen leading interior designers, architects and fashion icons will customize a white Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Swan Chair™ donated by premium Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen™ in personal homage to BCRF and their worldwide initiatives.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011


VICCARBE were present once again at this years Habitat Valencia Fair.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Decorex- Ends Today

Today is your last chance to visit this years Decorex International.

FELD- Nathalie Dewez was elected Designer of the Year

The Belgian 'Designer of the Year’ was chosen at the initiative of Interior Foundation, Kortrijk and the magazines Weekend Knack and Weekend Le Vif. Nathalie Dewez was elected this year for her outstanding and creative light objects. Nathalie designed the ‘Still Light’ for FELD and soon her ‘Disk’ will also be available at FELD.

Her light sculptures are more than purely functional products; they are also special if they do not burn. The 'Still Light' is a graphical mobile that you can adjust to the desired situation yourself.

In 2001, Nathalie graduated at l'Ecole National des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels, interior design department. As Belgian Designer of the Year, she succeeds other FELD designers as Bram Boo, Alain Berteau, Sylvain Willenz and Stefan Schöning.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tom Dixon in Asia - Flash Factory

Bankok, 27th September

Beijing, 29th September

Seoul, 1st October

Manila, 3rd October

ARAM at Decorex

ARAM returns to Decorex for the second year running following the success of last year's show.

The leading supplier of contemporary furniture in London since 1964, ARAM has a vast display of products in their 20,000sq ft store in Covent Garden from young designers such as Jaime Hayon, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and PearsonLloyd through to masters including Charles & Ray Eames, Le Corbusier Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe. Situated over five floors including a gallery for new and experimental work, ARAM is home to collections from international maufacturers including ClassiCon, Knoll, Fritz Hansen and Vitra in addition to the Eileen Gray range for which ARAM holds the worldwide licence.

Products on show this year include sofa's, storage, lounge chairs, occasional tables and lighting from Cappellini, Cassina, Potrona Frau, and Eileen Gray.

Matthew Hilton

During LDF Matthew Hilton launched the HAL, a glass top coffee table with an interlocking Corian base. Also launched was Maia, an object of non-specified use that can be used as a side table, stool or step. Maia is made from solid wood and features complex joinery created by CNC technology. Both products reflect Matthew Hilton's signature attention to detail and love of craft - both technological and traditional - and are produced in the De La Espada factory in Portugal.
Matthew Hilton is a Royal Designer for Industry with over 30 years' experience designing modern classics. In 2007, he established his eponymous brand as a place he could have complete creative control. Hilton specialises in creating sculptural designs with an elegant simplicity that belies the complex engineering. His work is held in the permanent collections of The Geffrye Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.


OUR ADVENTURE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN is the rather apt title for the first wallpaper collaboration between artist Rob Ryan and interiors brand Mini Moderns. Featuring Rob Ryan’s umistakable paper cut imagery, the wallpaper depicts decorative bird cages, doors thrown open, vacated by a flock of free birds.

Photo credit: Josh Love at Love Vintage Furnirture

The paper is available now from

Monday, 26 September 2011

Inout vs Vases

Metalarte have decided to take legal action over the new lamp produced by VONDOM, after its similarities to the InOut light.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

CORAL by Arturo Alvarez

An organic look for a collection of wraparound and warm luminaries that refers us to the origins of life, the sea. Shapes that remind us of the beauty and richness of coral reefs.

Silicone mesh revolutionizes and thrills the markets with volume, different textures and endless possibilities.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Magis and Herman Miller, Furniture for Indoors and Out

Myface at Tramshed

Myface present Versailles, the new Myclassics chairs. Witness a twist on classical shapes with innovative colours and materials. The perfect harmony of the art of manufacturing and design. Myface is an innovative design brand and manufacturer specialising in pieces with a unique identity.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Case presents 'Design Tombola' evening

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Discover the HI-MACS® Design Contest winners at 100% Design London

The HI-MACS® stand at this year's 100% Design show at Earls Court, London will be a unique exhibition of 8 finalist's designs from their competition that focused on urban furniture.

Come and visit!
100% Design London
22 - 25 September 2011
Earls Court London
Stand E103


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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Thonet Opens a New Store in ‘THE SQUAIRE’ at Frankfurt Airport

Today- 22 September 2011, Thonet opens its newest dedicated store in ‘THE SQUAIRE’, 660 meter long and the new core at Frankfurt airport. ‘THE SQUAIRE’ is located above the ICE international terminal, presenting a magnet for the many visitors to Germany’s largest airport who will be working, shopping, relaxing and availing themselves of the conference facilities. The decision behind this strategic move is part of a drive to raise the brand’s market profile and expand Thonet’s international business.
The Thonet store at ‘THE SQUAIRE’ – a winning combination occupying some 240 m², the new store at Frankfurt airport allows the visitor to experience the latest collections by Thonet, among them future-oriented conference systems with integrated media technology and winning furniture ranges for the private and contract sectors, including chairs, tables, sofas, shelving systems and more. Alongside these there are Thonet’s famous bentwood and tubular steel classics, which are also part of the company’s current range. The Thonet store is aimed at professionals from the fields of architecture and interior design: retailers from Germany and Europe can get to the store in two or three hours by train, aeroplane or car. Visitors who simply want to while away a little time at ‘THE SQUAIRE’ can experience a little piece of the authentic world of Thonet: in this attractive new setting they can familiarise themselves with the firm’s rich tradition. THE SQUAIRE’s spectacular architecture provides the perfect backdrop for Thonet’s timeless, elegant designs. The company sees the store as the perfect platform on which it can convincingly demonstrate its approach to design. The new showroom will be overseen by Michael Thonet, the long-standing director of the Frankfurt-based Thonet Forum.
Thonet 2011 – a positive development the opening of another showroom clearly demonstrates once again that Thonet is investing in its future. After a much-needed restructuring at its Frankenberg base and the consolidation of all departments onto a single site, the company is now looking to strengthen its business abroad. To this end, the company is aiming to raise its market profile with the opening of its new showroom at Frankfurt airport and has also produced a bilingual Thonet collection book, which will appeal to both business clients and end users alike. These measures have all been taken on the basis of recent positive economic indicators: in 2011, Thonet has to date seen a double-figure increase in both turnover and new contracts over the previous year.

Purves & Purves Contracts have moved

With immediate effect, their new address is:
3rd Floor,
Regal House
70 London Road

tel: 020 8622 4561
fax: 020 8622 4401

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Benjamin Hubert at Tramshed 2011

Benjamin Hubert will launch a range of furniture and lighting in collaboration with De La Espada during the 2011 Tramshed event.
Inline with Benjamin Hubert’s material-led design process, the project utilises a range of natural materials including granite, ash, marble, blown glass and leather. The range includes a dining table, side tables, dining chair, lounge chair and pendant light. British designer, Benjamin Hubert works on both mass-produced consumer products and limited editions. He has received international critical and media acclaim including being awarded Design of the Year at the British Design awards 2010, Best Product by Blueprint Magazine at 100% design in 2009, Homes and Gardens Young Designer of the Year at Design Classic Awards 2010, and EDIDA International Young Designer of the Year 2010.


As part of Heal’s London Design Festival activities, 17-25th September 2011 will see Heal’s celebrating 60 years of Marimekko with a pop-up Marimekko shop at the flagship Heal’s store at Tottenham Court Road and online which is part of a wider Celebration of Scandinavian Design taking place at Heal’s during Autumn Winter 2011.

Heal’s first introduced Scandinavian design to it’s customers in 1951 with its exhibition ‘Scandinavian Design for Living’ featuring furniture and home accessories from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The exhibition was the first to collaborate all forms of Scandinavian design outside the Nordic World. The practice of sending Heal’s buyers to the continent to visit trade shows and suppliers resulted by 1959 in the launch of the CONTex collection of imported and exclusive Scandinavian furniture. This new Scandinavian style of living furniture was so popular that Heal’s doubled it sales in less than a year.

Sixty years later Scandinavian design is still as popular and influential as ever with brands such as Marimekko who celebrate their 60th birthday this year, leading the way in innovative style with its unique and original prints. The centrepiece of the week long Marimekko pop-up shop will be the exclusive limited edition Heal’s Mistral sofa and armchair upholstered in iconic Marimekko fabric. Other products featured will include Marimekko home accessories for living, dining, bed and bath as well as gift. The pop-up shop will also provide the exciting opportunity to see the striking Marimekko ‘Scare Owl’ featured in the new Marimekko book Surrur, Make Your Own Marimekko by designer Aino-Maija Metsola.

In a whistle-stop tour of Scandinavian design, discover the stories behind some of the most colourful characters and iconic pieces to come out of Scandinavia since Heal’s first launched its Scandinavian exhibition in 1951, and find out the trends that are shaping the Nordic designscape today. Mysteries revealed along the way will include how the Danes make such flattering lighting, why the Finns will always spin the best yarns, who are the most cutting edge new Norwegians, and how the Swedes make just sitting down look so sexy.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Valchromat UK

Valchromat UK are exhibiting at 100% Design during the 22- 25th September, and also sponsoring Modus at the Design Junction (Victoria House Basement, 37-63 Southampton Row, London ,WC1B 4DA) during the 22 – 25th September
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Beau Mcclellan at London Design Festival

Beau Mcclellan will debut their first lighting collection at designjunction during the London Design Festival. Drawing inspiration from their unique standalone lighting installations, their high-end range of products include: The Spin series, a set of table, wall and pendant lights; and Reveal, a series of pendant, table, wall and task lights made from quartz glass and coated with a mirror finish. Also on display will be Reflection, One, and Ray alongside the award-winning Bomac and Icicle ranges.

Frame Moooi Award – Call for entries!

1 September 2011 - 1 December 2011

Submit your work at

KI to Aquire Sebel Furniture

KI has formally agreed to purchase Sebel Furniture Limited, the leading manufacturer and supplier of educational furniture in Australia with operations in New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

The sale will be finalised on 30th September 2011.

Under the agreement, Sebel Furniture will continue to operate as a standalone division of KI. Sebel Furniture will maintain its product portfolio of education furniture solutions, which will continue to be marketed and manufactured - along with KI select products ­ in its current markets and territories.
Key purchase Considerations (requirements):
1. This acquisition is consistent with KI’s international growth strategy.
2. Sebel Furniture will enhance KI’s leadership positioning in our top core market ­ education.
3. Sebel furniture shares common values with KI, including:
Corporate culture
Focus on trusted expertise
Committed workforce

Sebel Furniture is well positioned to grow under KI Leadership. Under the agreement, Sebel Furniture will continue to operate as a stand alone business. Its management team and staff will remain intact. There will be no noticeable changes for KI personnel.

Monday, 19 September 2011


Visit Delightfull at The Tramshed Event.

The Living Room exhibition now open!

The Living Room is a characterful presentation of British design curated by Jonathan Krawczuk and Alyn Griffiths. The exhibition is now open and will run until 2 October, inclusive of the official dates of the London Design Festival (17-25 September).


September 2011 sees the launch of this year’s Heal’s Discovers, an exclusive and unique collection of innovative furniture, textiles, crafted sculptures and original artwork from eight new designers debuting at Heal’s.

This year’s roll call includes:

Kirsty Whyte: Twist and Nesting, an articulated oak and white nest of tables which aims to reinvent the tradtitional nest of tables and a modular walnut candlestick

Alex Bradley: Exchange, a oak storage bench with wool seat inspired by the 1950s telephone seat

Erik Järkil: K Series oak dining table, loveseat and chair, an instant contemporary classic

Great designers like Verner Panton, Georg Jensen and Arne Jacobsen don’t come along every day. Nor do they simply appear out of the ether. Talent needs nurturing and that’s what Heal’s Discovers is all about. Heal’s Discovers is a collection each year of inspired designs by the very best up-and-coming designers. By encouraging talented young design, helping with expertise in the fields of manufacture and retailing to produce inspiring products for the home, the Heal’s Discovers collection ensures that there is something different and original to discover at Heal’s.

Previous Heal’s Discovers designers include; Kay and Stemmer, John Reeves, Russell Pinch, Anthony Dickens.

The limited edition collections will be available from September at Heal’s flagship Tottenham Court Road store and online, with selected pieces available at Heal’s other stores.

100% Design

22-25 September.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Aqua and Elle Decor at 'What's New, What's Next'

Aqua Creations
Lighting & Furniture Atelier
Bulletin 3. September 2011
“What's New What's Next @ 200 LEX”
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm editors Allison Mezzafonte & Amy Preiser will host a cocktail party and a panel discussion with Designers Jesse Carrier & Richard Mishaan on “How to make the Internet your most creative tool”.

Click here to RSVP:
Aqua Creations Lighting & Furniture Atelier
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 427, New York, NY 10016
Telephone. 212 219 9922

Friday, 16 September 2011


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The Boss Design Group at London Design Festival

The Boss Design Group is delighted to be taking part in this year’s London Design Festival.

The nine day festival comprises of over 280 events and exhibitions staged by 200 partner organisations from around the world. Boss will take this opportunity to showcase the latest collection by Lyndon Design, now part of The Boss Design Group following an acquisition earlier this year. The Lyndon collection will be at the forefront of a week-long exhibition from 19th – 24th September titled ‘Design and Style Trends in Furniture and Fashion – A Retrospective’ curated by Rag&Bow: The Roaming Vintage Store™.

Hazel Holtham, Director and Founder of Rag&Bow: The Roaming Vintage Store™ commented; "Collaborating with Boss for London Design Festival works in perfect harmony with our passion for creating unique vintage experiences. The classic lines of the Lyndon range were the perfect muse for our interactive and visual exhibition."

Rag&Bow: The Roaming Vintage Store™ is a mobile retail concept, creating innovation in vintage retail and event production. Their hand selected collections are renowned for quality and aesthetic originality resulting in them collaborating with brands such Selfridges, Fallon, Tate and Channel 4. Visitors will be submerged into an exclusively curated, by-gone interior; complemented by a ‘live’ fashion presentation on the 20th of September.

Specially selected vintage pieces from Rag&Bow: The Roaming Vintage Store’s™ collection will also be available to purchase throughout the festival. The decision to acquire Cheltenham based upholstery seating manufacturer, Lyndon Design earlier this year, was made to bolster the group’s business strategy of ensuring future market and product development to meet their ambitious growth plans. Lyndon’s philosophy over the years has been to present collections that incorporate simple, uncluttered and classic lines. Boasting show-wood manufacturing technology in its in-house frame making facility, Lyndon Design is sure to make a significant contribution to the Boss Design Group.

About the opportunity, Richard Pugh, Managing Director of Lyndon Design said;
‘This is a very exciting time for me and Lyndon Design. We have some fantastic ranges and installations that we are very proud to be associated with.
He concluded; ‘The company is ready for the next stage of growth and being part of The Boss Design Group is the ideal vehicle to make this happen.’ To find out more about the Lyndon Design portfolio visit or call 01242 584897

UK China Art and Design Festival

Great Western Studios
65 Alfred Road, London, W2 5EU

8-23 September
Mon-Fri 10-6pm
Sat-Sun From 12 noon

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Registration for INTERIORS UK 2012 is now open

Interiors UK have a brand new look and are launching an exciting new website...

Classics Now Available in New White Ash

Shop Herman Miller on

Moooi London

From the 19th of September 2011

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders during the London Design Festival 2011

During the London Design Festival, Moooi's London Showroom will be re-styled and sunk to the bottom of the ocean, where Marcel Wanders' most recent art project Mermaids, will guide you through Moooi's collection.

Dive into the world of Moooi Mermaids!


Monday 19 September - Saturday 24 September / 10am-6pm

Sunday 25 September / 10am-4pm

Late night open to the public: Thursday 22 September / 10am-8pm

SCP Design Department Store // Invitation

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

This Way Up: 15 Years of Architecture, Design and Fashion at The British Council

The British Council’s Architecture, Design and Fashion team have developed an exhibition and sale with creative agency Unity. THIS WAY UP will tell the story of 15 years of British Council commissions, exhibitions and special projects.

17-25 September
31-35 Pitfield Street
London, N1 6HB

Don’t miss out - Tent London opens its doors in 8 days time

A glimpse of what’s to come...

Bark launches the new Beacon collection

The Icons Seating furniture by Jan Plechá

Multiplex at The Dock

Set on an industrial waterside estate, The Dock hosted by Tom Dixon for London Design Festival, is an exciting and diverse selection of over twenty five established brands and emerging designers, including Aston Martin, Moooi, Lladro The Floating Cinema, Print Club London, Designers in Residence, Piet Hein Eek and Innocent Drinks.

19-25 September
Portobello Dock
344 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5BU

Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm
Late night shopping on Thursday until 8pm
Sunday, 10am-4pm

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

VICCARBE FLASH Valencia Fair Invitation

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Storage solutions

Autumn is now upon us and Nest has been getting organised!!

Nest has sourced the some of the best storage solutions to meet your style and needs.

If you’re looking for affordability then look no further than the Hay Woody shelves.

For a super, sleek, contemporary storage solution the Viccarbe Do It storage cabinet fits the bill.

There isn’t a better time to invest in a classic and Nest’s top choice is the Vitra Kast shelf unit.

The Established & Sons Wrongwoods chest of drawers is unique, fun and ultimately functional.

If you want the something new, then the Skitsch Squilibri bookcase is perfect.

If you’ve got plenty of space and want a very practical solution, then the E15 Arie shelving system is the one to go for.

For even more inspirational ideas for the home and garden and 1000’s of products to search and buy, visit or pop into their new showroom in Sheffield.

Mitab to launch in the UK at Tramshed 2011

Swedish brand Mitab specialise in furniture for pause and interaction. Furniture that compliments and enhances its environment rather than dominating it. From their base in Småland, the manufacturing heart of Sweden, Mitab have consistently worked with top design talent to develop and manufacture a strikingly graphic and energetic collection for the contract market. A family company, the focus has always been on quality. Recognised as a market leader in Sweden, Mitab will mark their launch in the UK at Tramshed 2011. Their presentation will focus on products by Form Us With Love and Jonas Wagell, two of the most exciting names in design to emerge from Scandinavia in recent years. Highway by FUWL typifies Mitab’s bold, graphic sensibilities as well as illustrating their skill combining metal with upholstery to create a contemporary silhouette. Montmartre by Jonas Wagell stands in playful contrast with chunky curved lines and exaggerated shapes in bright colours.

Highway Lounge by Form Us With Love

Highway lounge is a further development of the strong character and concept of the Highway chair. This new lounge version is a flexible easy chair with two different base options - sled or swivel. The back is available in two heights, and with optional armrests.

Monday, 12 September 2011


From September 20th to 24th KOO International will be at the Feria Habitat Valencia 2011.
Click here for more information

Hidden Art's last hurrah at 100% Design

22-25 September 2011
Stand B62 100% Design Earls Court

Hidden Art are a support organisation for designers and designer-makers, and have been taking part in 100% Design since the first event in 1995. They are sad to announce that 2011 will be their last 100% Design, as unfortunately they will be closing at the end of September, due to ongoing funding issues, although their e-shop will continue until the end of December.

However, Hidden Art intend on going out with a bang with their final stand. Based around the theme ‘Inspiring the Future’, they will be launching eight exciting new products from five designers. The collection of products continues Hidden Art’s track record in supporting small, innovative companies, ranging from a coat-stand inspired by a shard of ice, to vibrantly coloured fine-china bowls.

The designers have interpreted the theme in different ways: some of the products are futuristic-looking, some are manufactured in England (pointing towards a manufacturing future in the UK), and some adapt themselves to the modern home by space-saving and multi-tasking.

For example the Joyojoy – joy! chair - A reinterpretation of classic chairs of the 20th century, this boldly designed chair with it’s sweeping back comes in different colours and is formed from birch plywood.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

arturo alvarez

One of the European appointments of the summer, is Paredes de Coura music festival, it takes place at a beautiful natural amphitheater in the North of Portugal. arturo alvarez illuminated the VIP area and the stars dressing rooms of the festival.

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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last Chance to Book!

The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating show takes place from the 4th - 6th November, HIC, Harrogate. The show attracts over 10,000 serious Self-Builders & Renovators from Yorkshire and the surrounding areas and has over 220 exhibitors. With a record amount of space sold, stands are limited.
For a copy of the floor plan contact Stuart on 01527 834405 email

Friday, 9 September 2011

Inside Design, Amsterdam

From 23-25 September, the De La Espada Amsterdam retailer, Suite Wood, will exhibit as part of the most inspiring design event in the Netherlands, Inside Design. Presenting work from Autoban, Leif.designpark, Matthew Hilton, Studioilse and Charlene Mullen.

Diemerparklaan 79, Haveneiland West, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Sky Creations

Sky Creations will be showcasing their unique breakout furniture, soft seating & conference chairs at JBL Interiors showroom at 63 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell. Viewing by appointment only, please contact John Hoath @ 07738 167221 or Sky Creations sales office 01844 210280.

Crest Living Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Tuesday 20th September, 12-4pm.
242 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2BB
Visit for more information.

Making the Select Tray Table

It’s always fun to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how a favorite design is made. In the case of the Select Nelson tray table, Herman Miller returned to their roots to show you the process of molding plywood—a manufacturing process they helped to pioneer.
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& then are at 100%

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

SCP Design Department Store

17 - 25 September 2011
Design Department Store is a very special event SCP are hosting during the London Design Festival 2011. They have partnered up with a variety of collaborators to create a relaxed location for the discerning design lover.

At the Design Department Store you will find a range of new product launches from SCP, Donna Wilson, Gubi, Michael Marriott, Rich Brilliant Willing and Rob Ryan. They also have the launch of the new Max Fraser’s London Design Guide, beer from Truman’s Beer and coffee served by Olympia Express. Michael Marriott is creating a seven metre high street side installation in tribute to Constantin Brancusi and there will also be food, music and plenty of space to sit down, relax and take it all in.

Visit their brand new microsite for the event, which is being updated daily with images and stories about the people and products on show:

Or visit the Design Department Store products section on the SCP