Thursday, 23 February 2012

Tom Dixon - Stockholm Design Week

The Tom Dixon stand, in association with Swedish distributer Gulled has been designed by the Tom Dixon team and showcases an impressive 5.75 metre tall Bulb chandelier using a total of 115 Tom Dixon Bulbs. The stand also showcases, Fan Chair, Step Light, Void Light Mini and the Peg family.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Nestle Installation

Last year Nestle was designed by David Fox for new Leeds based manufacturer Recovo. Since its launch the product has been specified in a number of corporate environments. This installation for Sharp Recreation, has a striking use of Camira`s New blazer. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

VONDOM- Now Launching in the US

After 5 years of business revolution, VONDOM company now concretes its international expansion with the
new establishment VONDOM INC in USA.
Their new facilities are in High Point NC. Here you will find their Showroom, office and distribution center, to be able to give more personalized attention and high quality service to their customers.
Young, innovative, dynamic: that is VONDOM, a leading company in design, manufacturing and
commercialization of avant-garde indoor & outdoor furniture, planters, lighting and outdoor rugs.
VONDOM collaborates with major worldwide designers such as Karim Rashid, Stefano Giovannoni,
Ludovia+Roberto Palomba, Javier Mariscal, Ramon Esteve, A-cero and others. These designs allows them to
offer their customers a unique and exclusive ambiance to their homes and spaces featuring pure Mediterranean
From Valencia, VONDOM produce all their products and export all over the world. Advanced technology and ecological materials are used in their process to satisfy the demanding requirements of their customers.
VONDOM has been featured in highly important international fairs: Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano;
Maison et Objects Paris; Furniture China Shanghai; and Habitat Valencia, etc. In Spring 2012 , they will be
presenting VONDOM collections in the High Point Furniture Market and Hospitality Design Las Vegas to the
design lovers of this new territory.

Stockholm yields to the warmth and originality of arturo alvarez

Eames chairs in a mix of colors, bases, and shell styles

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New Series 7 from Republic of Fritz Hansen

Republic of Fritz Hansen has introduced the Series 7 chair in a new range of wooden veneers and complementary colours. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Media 10 have recently purchased the 100%design show from Reed Exhibitions

The show is at Earls Court 2, 19-22nd September 2012.

100% Design is a well established show of 16 years and is a central part of London Design Festival (one of the World’s most important annual design events with over 350,000 visitors), attracting the most visitors and exhibitors. Last year’s show attracted just over 18,000 visitors, which was its lowest attendance.

Media 10 Ltd have the knowledge and experience to enhance the show’s good qualities, remove the bad and re- establish the brand, not just as a leading design show in the UK, but in Europe and Worldwide. They aim to increase visitor attendance to 40,000.

HI-MACS® for Busnelli's Goldenice

One of the most admired and photographed products during the recent Furniture Show was without a doubt Goldenice.

Goldenice is an extraordinary and innovative bookcase system made by Busnelli using the New Generation Acrylic Stone, HI-MACS®, which is an equally extraordinary and innovative material.
Goldenice consists of a set of curved shelves, of varying lengths, which slot into one another and are fastened by an innovative and sophisticated rack and pinion system.

A bookcase system that is one of a kind across the world, affording the utmost versatility and absolute modularity thanks to the innovative design of Bruno Fattorini & Partners and to the sophisticated construction technology of its manufacturer, Busnelli.
The production of Goldenice was possible thanks to HI-MACS®, whose resistance, "soft" rigidity, and ease of manufacture made it possible to accommodate the designer's requirements.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Leicester-based retailer World Furniture joins The Furniture Ombudsman

Leicester-based retailer World Furniture has become a member of The Furniture Ombudsman, demonstrating its commitment to customers.
The Furniture Ombudsman exists to inspire consumer confidence in the furniture and home improvement industries by working with retailers to raise standards. World Furniture can now offer its customers additional peace of mind when making purchases due to the extra consumer protection which buying from a TFO Member offers.
World Furniture, home of the UK's widest range of Indian furniture is based on St George Street, Leicester. The store specialises in hand-crafted sheesham furniture, acacia hardwood furniture and mango furniture, all of which, including their kitchen range, is handcrafted from solid hardwood.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

New standard for furniture hardware

BS EN 15939: 2011 Hardware for furniture. Strength and loading capacity of wall attachment devices.

This new harmonised European Standard is designed to allow hardware manufacturers to assess the performance of their products, and help furniture manufacturers select product. The standard covers the performance of brackets used to attach cabinets to walls, and is predominantly (although not exclusively) aimed at the kitchen market. The standard focuses on the parts of the bracket that attach to the cabinet rather than the parts that are wall mounted and contains methods to assess how much load a bracket can support.

It is understood that during the publication process some problems were noted with the test methods in the standard, and an immediate amendment may be forthcoming. 

Creazioni – Children’s Furniture

Children have vivid imaginations that must be nurtured. The Italian furniture manufacturer Creazioni
recognizes this need and provides fun, colorful, and design-rich pieces that are perfect for children.

Saturday, 11 February 2012


“Inspired by what makes her unique, Amy, is a tribute to the great British singer and songwriter. It’s an elegant piece, with personality, outlined by detail, surrounded by the black of her hair and of her golden voice.
Highlighting the unique style of Amy…like the iconic hair and the ribbon that embraces it or the earring and the dress that involves the body of the floor lamp. Completely fits into the DELIGHTFULL story through the vintage look full of soul and jazz.”

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Product solution for healthy mobile working...

New Year resolution #1:

Work ergonomically when using your laptop in the office or at home with the ‘Jellyfish’ laptop stand

  • Allows laptop screen to be adjusted according to ideal eye-height position for the user
  • When combined with a keyboard and mouse, Jellyfish creates the correct ergonomic position to avoid ‘hunch’ postures
  • Ideal for office hot-desking environments where no permanent workstation is allocated and for the home office
  • Available in a choice of colours: white, black, red and yellow
  • Stand folds down for easy storage
For further information, please contact Vicky Richardson on 0207 940 4266.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tray table from Urban Office Interiors

Tray office table is an architectural experience with clean lines and multiple functions. Tray is an office table with storage, filing and dividing accessories that evolve with the needs of the users and space. The Tray desk is suitable for contract, office and home office use. Tray has been internationally recognized with the prestigious iF Design Award 2012. Click here to read more.

ODEON – Fanatical About Comfort

ODEON, the leading cinema chain in Europe, has today announced the intention to incorporate award winning ProBax® Seating Technology into its current refurbishment programme. Together with NuBax, owners of the ProBax® technology, ODEON has agreed an eighteen month exclusivity period for ProBax® seating in its main European markets.

New EU Textile Regulations

A new EU Regulation concerning textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products will be implemented in the UK, and across the EU, on 8 May 2012.

This Regulation (1007/2011) replaces three existing textile labelling Directives with a single Regulation which should make it easier and quicker to cope with technical innovation in the future. The process for applying for, approval of, and adoption of a new fibre name has been simplified and so will hopefully speed up the process.

The requirements for labelling of textiles are largely similar to current legislation but with an additional requirement to label non-textile parts of animal origin.

As the Regulation will be directly applicable in the UK there will be no need for UK legislation to transpose the Regulation into UK law – but the UK will have to withdraw a number of existing UK textile labelling regulations:

  • Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) Regulations 1986 SI 1986/26
  • Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 SI 1998/1169
  • Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 SI 1994/450
  • Textile Products (Determination of Composition) Regulations 2008 SI 2008/15
  • Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 SI 2008/6
  • Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2009 SI 2009/1034
In terms of furniture products the Regulations state that the labeling requirements apply to:

‘Furniture, umbrella and sunshade coverings containing at least 80 % by weight of textile components’

More information, and a copy of the Regulations, can be found on the EU Europa website

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

There is no place like Home..

Home, the homewares and interior accessories trade event that the UK has been waiting for, launched alongside Top Drawer earlier this month and drew in an impressive cumulative 14,000 trade visitors.

Home, which took place in Earls Court Two, London, presented the definitive collection of new home and interiors products from the world’s leading brands, all curated in a beautifully designed environment.The high quality, directional content at Home created the perfect atmosphere which buzzed with activity, confirming that this new event is now firmly positioned on the European interiors calendar.

Say hello to Staverton CL at Design Prima: 29 Feb - 1 Mar 2012

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Diesel with Foscarini Graf Suspension Light

You can’t beat this monochrome Diesel with Foscarini Graf suspension light in Natural Pattern

Available from

Friday, 3 February 2012

A kite in your living room…

The pendant Holes is a design made by the Dutch Bertjan Pot inspired by kites and math, it is a lamp made with 20 triangles, 30 bars, 12 connectors and 57 small holes. A polyhedron that lets lots of beams of light out, giving it life and grace.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

FIRA dramatically reduce their carbon footprint by working with Recycling Furniture Ltd

Through the help of Recycling Furniture Ltd, FIRA are now able to recycle a large proportion of the furniture they test, rather than sending it to landfill.

Paul Soley, Operations Manager for FIRA Testing Services said, “At the FIRA testing centre we test thousands of furniture products to life expectancy and in some cases destruction, testing them in terms of strength, safety, stability, durability and flammability. This makes them dangerous for future use, meaning in the past FIRA had no choice but to dispose of them if they were not collected by the manufacturer.”

FIRA is acknowledged globally as a leading authority on furniture and flammability testing, offering testing of furniture, materials and component to British, European and International Standards.  Since 1949, FIRA has developed many of the test methods which form the basis of furniture standards and regulations, such as BS 4875 (structural testing of domestic seating), BS 6222 (testing of domestic and contract kitchens) and BS EN 14073 (office storage furniture safety testing).

Since FIRA began working with Recycling Furniture Ltd last summer it has recycled over 400 pieces of furniture, totalling 16,218kg. This has resulted in a saving a staggering 21,855kg of carbon.

Paul added, “Sending furniture to landfill creates a huge problem for everyone involved. Not only does this harm the environment, but it's also a massive waste of natural resources. Now FIRA are not only disposing of the tested products in a more convenient way, with Recycling Furniture regularly collecting the products from us, we are also disposing of the products more responsibly.”

Recycling Furniture can recycle 98% of any item of furniture that they collect from FIRA, breaking down the products into each of its different components for recycling. Furniture is notoriously difficult to dispose of, especially products such as office chairs which contain many different elements and can be difficult to disassemble.

Blacksheep - Union Jacks

Award winning design agency Blacksheep unveils Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant concept, Union Jacks.

Blacksheep, one of the UK’s leading creative agencies, unveils the design of its latest project, Union Jacks, part of a continuing partnership with renowned British chef, Jamie Oliver. The new restaurant concept, located in the heart of London in Central St Giles, is the sixth project that Blacksheep has completed with Jamie Oliver, following a successful rollout of his first restaurant chain, Jamie’s Italian.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

2nd Shift Studio

2nd Shift is a contemporary furniture and product design studio.
They create partnerships with distinct clients, as well as continually develop their own line of retail items.