Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Prince of Wales visits Danish Furniture Maker

Rud. Rasmussen’s furniture workshop in Copenhagen hosted a distinguished guest when His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited the factory to take a closer look at Danish design icons within handcrafted furniture.

In connection with an official Diamond Jubilee visit to Denmark by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales visited Rud. Rasmussen’s furniture workshop in Copenhagen.  Rud. Rasmussen has a rich joinery tradition and is well-known for producing beautiful Danish furniture by Kaare Klint and Mogens Koch. The company has had their headquarters in the heart of Copenhagen, for more than 140 years.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Woods The Enchantment of the Forest in Motion

Serrano a designer that once and again immerses us in worlds that makes us dream. A blunt pendant with all the warmth of wood, exclusive to Arturo Alvarez.

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Thursday, 29 March 2012

HI-MACS® for Busnelli's Goldenice

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

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Autoban ICFF Installation Preview

This May at New York's ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), Autoban will unveil the first of a series of four unique interactive installations. Designed specially for the space, the installation spreads over 100 square meters, and consists of a series of interconnected octagonal modules. The spatial organisation promotes a sense of discovery as one transitions through the environment. It is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the complete Autoban experience through a temporary Autoban-designed structure furnished with Autoban products.
Autoban, Matthew Hilton and Søren Rose Studio will exhibit new and classic products on specially designed adjacent stands. 19-22 May, 2012. Stand 1632, ICFF, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City. 

Save The Date for The Unexpected Welcome at the Moooi Showroom Milan

Mooi Event.
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Monday, 26 March 2012

Chair Giveaway, Gelato and Luminosity at MOST

Latest Tom Dixon products include Etch Light Web, Fin Light, Etch Shade newly available in Copper and Stainless Steel. Also showing at MOST, Lustre, Drum Stool, Peg Bar stool and Peg Lounge Chair- both available in new finish, stained brown oak.

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Elegance Inside and Out

Friday, 23 March 2012


Aram Store is now stockist of the Ercol Originals range.

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Giving a new interpretation to volume & light, Vibia’s SKAN pendant lamp brings the elaborated simplicity of a classic with a touch of contemporary design and light functionality. 

New VONDOM Flagship located in New World Design Center Taiwan.

Over 300 guests enjoyed a great evening under the theme ¨Share experiences, feelings and your obsession
for DESIGN ¨ in this new space of more than 220 square meters, where they could learn about the latest
collections, the design concept, the life style, philosophy and culture of VONDOM company.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Blacksheep Design

Blacksheep, the leading hospitality design agency based in London, has developed the concept for Gillray’s
Steakhouse & Bar the soon-to-launch restaurant at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Launching in Spring 2012, the design of Gillray’s pays homage to the restaurant’s namesake, James Gillray, a famed English
caricaturist and political satirist of the late 18th century, and its most English of locations – the Grade II listed
County Hall, built 100 years ago to house London’s government. These themes have allowed Blacksheep to
develop a design concept firmly rooted in the values of provenance; a philosophy the agency upholds in every
project they work on. Diners can expect a sophisticated yet unpretentious environment, which celebrates the
best of English hospitality.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Tom Dixon presents Luminosity

British design company Tom Dixon launches ‘Luminosity’ a showcase of new lamps, lights and shades presented in a series of illuminated environments, at MOST, a festival of design, innovation and culture to be held at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.
Luminosity is an exploration of light. On a mission to illuminate and furnish the future.Using the latest technologies and materials, drawn from the worlds of engineering, mathematics and nature, the new products shed as much light on the mechanisms and effects of luminous objects as on the design aesthetic itself.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

New in the Lollipop Shoppe, Adnet Mirror by Gubi

Designed in the 1950's by Jacques Adnet, this classic has been reintroduced by Danish design house Gubi.

In 1950 French Modernist Jacques Adnet formed a partnership with French fashion house Hermes where he developed a collection of leather-covered furniture and interior accessories. Accordingly, he made a round leather mirror with brass hinges. Besides the remarkable leather and brass details, the mirror is also unique as the strap that holds the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of the mirror.

The Adnet mirror is simple and elegant, with its detail of leather straps and buckles, it gives an equestrian feel.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

HI-MACS® Deluxe Kitchen

The kitchen is part of the "maru" design range. A furniture range that reflects the Japanese meaning of the word; that is "circle" or "completeness". Based on the geometry of the circle, this kitchen is flowing, functional and seamless in appearance. The origins of "maru" can be found in the design of the new study centre of TU Braunschweig, conceived by the architectural firm DODK from Berlin. The aim: to combine intriguing interior reception spaces with innovative team workplaces. Representation and efficient workstations, which are modular and expandable, are completely in line with the concept of "maru". This concept of unusual design features has now been carried over to the kitchen area too. The modular furniture system has been adapted to the new working height, and expanded to include all functions in the substructure. The result: a unique kitchen shape, perfectly designed. 

Friday, 16 March 2012

CAGE- New from NEO Studio

CAGE is an outstanding multifunctional fixture developed to stimulate the contemporary and creative use of light.
The hidden symbolism of CAGE, being designed in a sort of a birdcage, is philosophic and curious at the same time, meaning exactly the opposite of it’s name, it means “freedom to use light however you want”.
CAGE also means rough and tough on the way it was designed and manufactured, CAGE means “daily life”, it looks somehow cold and industrial, but with its generous dimension CAGE fills the room and satiates de-atmosphere with a soft direct light.
Full of potentialities, because you can’t actually cage light, the use of this fixture can be tremendous, for instance, just think about using it over the table, on the floor, laying, standing, hanging, light up, light down however you feel like using light. 

Eco-Friendly Ventless Gel Fireplace Approved for Use in Top Residential and Commercial Designs

Hearth Cabinet™ presents the Safety Fireplace™, the only Ventless Gel Fireplace approved by the NYC Department of Buildings and NYC Fire Department.

Their custom units are designed in close cooperation with some of the top designers, architects, developers and builders in the industry and has been installed in some on NYC’s most luxurious locations including: Bowlmor – Times Square, The Jimmy Bar – The James Hotel, Yotel, Madison Square Garden – VIP Suites, Hommage Atelier, 15 Central Park West – Private residence, The Brandy Library, Trump Residence, The Surrey Hotel – Penthouse, Chatwal Hotel Suites, and Hyatt48Lex.

"We found Hearth Cabinet Fireplace™ to be the optimum choice for the design of the Yotel suites because of its user friendly operation, flexibility in installation and compliance with the City of New York code" - Ismael Leyva, AIA.

The Hearth Cabinet Safety Fireplace™ eliminates the need for a gas line, flue or electricity; and it provides a real flame without smoke. Hearth Cabinet Safety Fireplaces ™ are fueled by patented alcohol gel cartridges and come with patented safety features like their rigid mesh screen and locking door, making it one of the safest fireplaces anywhere.

Fritz Hansen at Salone Internazionale del Mobile - minuscule Launch

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Shortlist Announcement FRAME Moooi Award 2012

The award’s juror, internationally celebrated designer Philippe Starck, has selected the top 10 finalists of the Frame Moooi Award 2012 and will personally announce the winner next 18th of April in Milan. Philippe Starck selected the finalists with an anonymous approach, in that he didn’t know the designers’ names or countries of origins. 
Our vote goes to:

What's in your locker?
by Lab 3
The Netherlands

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Innovative British office furniture manufacturer, Staverton, has won the Design Prima Product Design award for its new integrated power and technology bench, Staverton CL.

Unveiled at Design Prima, the Staverton CL bench cleverly conceals power and data resources within the bench’s core structure.
A leg-mounted power distribution unit allow ten desks to be powered from one 32 amp feed and its simple ‘plug in’ design guarantees easy installation and greater flexibility.  With all power issues managed above the floor, IT and power installation costs are dramatically reduced during fit-out and throughout the bench’s life.    The CL bench also includes an optional sliding work-top, special power and data module let into the desk top and a lifetime framework guarantee.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


From the 16th to the 22nd of April Moooi is proud to present its new collection at its showroom in Milan for the 51st edition of Il Salone Internazionale del Mobile. In via Tortona 37 you will experience a variety of new creations by Marcel Wanders and Studio Job together with the new photography concept by Erwin Olaf and Marcel Wanders.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Brighten up your Easter Interiors with Ligne Roset

Celebrate this Easter Season with colourful and playful interiors from Ligne Roset. From paper vases to bouncing baskets, and bunnies to boot, these contemporary pieces are the perfect addition to your Easter decor.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


New York-based textile design company Maharam teams up with premium Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen™ and Kvadrat for the European launch of Point by Paul Smith, a new upholstery textile designed in collaboration with the renowned British fashion designer. The launch took place during London Fashion Week at the Republic of Fritz Hansen Store.

MARK Joins forces with Kvadrat at Coexistence

288 Upper Street, Islington, N1 2TF
16 March to 3 April 2012

British design brand MARK are taking over Coexistence’s showroom from March 16 – April 2, with an exhibition and series of events called INPUT which will also see the launch of the new Verso chair by Tomoko Azumi.

The exhibition, in collaboration with Danish textiles company Kvadrat, will be a fascinating insight into how a new piece of furniture is designed and made, through four exhibits based on MARK’s products.  Tomoko Azumi’s new Verso chair is shown through every step of the design process from the original briefing of the designer, through sketches and tiny scale models to the first production models, showing all the thinking that goes into every detail.  Gala Wright’s Arris and Bosco ranges are used to demonstrate through films and photographs the skills of the makers that make fine wooden furniture.  There will also be a tower of materials, showing the many natural and man-made materials that go into a modern sofa, where these come from, how they are processed, and how sustainable they are.  Finally, Dylan Freeth’s Iso table shows us the collaborative nature of design – the web of conversations and connections that is woven through the development of each new product.

From 19-23 March there will be a number of talks by MARK designers, collaborators and friends including Tomoko Azumi, Max Fraser, Will Knight, Kvadrat and MARK’s founders Anna Hart and John  Miller.  The full programme and details on how to book are on the exhibitions and events page of the MARK website,

Monday, 5 March 2012

Discover HI-MACS 2012 new colours!

LG Hausys announced the launch of the new 2012 HI-MACS® colours and new CAD compatible colours available for download that will make architects and designer's work easier.


Nest is proud to announce that they are now official retail partners for ARCHITECTMADE.

Working solely with architects, ARCHITECTMADE produce products that allow the architects’ unique creativity shine through. Their collection of design objects are made by Denmark’s most recognised architects and each piece would make an excellent gift.
The architects design the objects with sheer passion for simple, sophisticated aesthetics and functionality and this is where the wide appeal lies.
Kristian Vedel designed his family of BIRDs back in 1959. Though only the small BIRD was initially set in production, it quickly became one of the most successful Danish wooden products from the 50s.

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tonon New Products

New products from Tonon recently launched at the IMM exhibition in Cologne. 
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