Friday, 27 April 2012


Increasingly design-brands open showrooms in the English capital, as this often is the best strategy to create visibility and create close ties with the incredible amount of architects in this major city, and thus to grow in turnover.

However, click here to read the downsides to opening a London showroom.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Vitra commits to 100% Design

Global brand Vitra are returning to 100% Design 2012 after 10 years away from the show. Working with a host of top designers, Vitra plan to expand on their already leading reputation within the UK design industry.

Click here to read more

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Design Alliance Sheds light on Wegner’s Treasure Chest

Furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son and lighting manufacturer Pandul have agreed to collaborate internationally on sales and distribution of Hans J. Wegner’s lamp designs. The partnership allows both companies to exhibit Wegner’s designs from floor to ceiling – an alliance that is entirely in keeping with Wegner’s philosophy of designing complete solutions.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

ELLE Decoration UK Equal Rights for Design

The Conran Shop have taken the five most ripped off classic pieces of furniture and shown them alongside their fake counterparts to demonstrate the dramatic differences in quality, appearance and craftsmanship. 
Check out the London Marylebone High Street store windows between 12 – 31 April

Bjørn Sofa

HAY wanted to make a light sofa with soft rounded shapes to make it welcoming and informal while keeping it firm. From beginning to end the design process has been very “hands on” to get exactly the right shapes, curves and stitches. Bjørn was born.

The slender frame contrasts the voluminous body and legs lifts the seats from the floor making it seem lighter. The armrests seem to hug the seat. Stitching has been minimized and each seat, backrest and armrest is upholstered in just one piece of fabric to make the edges soft and round. The frame is made from extruded aluminum and available in chrome, powder coated or with upholstery in the same fabric as the sofa.

Bjørn is currently available as a 3-seater with two wide seats,
Bjørn is a sofa suitable for contract as well as private market.
RRP from £1949.00

Mettsass, designed in 1972 relaunched in 2012

In the 70’s, Sottsass made many designs for BD. One of the first was this table baptised with the name, ‘Mettsass’ which dates back to 1972. 
BD has reproduced the structure with the same dimensions and colours. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Pierre Paulin

Continuing to honour the visionary work of the late Pierre Paulin, Ligne Roset and Artifort both presented re-introduced his designs during the 2012 Salone del Mobile.

Left- Elysee for Ligne Roset
Right- Concorde for Artifort

Introducing the Herman Miller Collection

Click here for more information

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Heal’s Exclusive MissPrint Upholstered Chair

This season the Heal’s Dinky Chair has had a spring make over and is now available upholstered in Miss Print’s vibrant Dandelion fabric. Sitting perfectly within this season’s ‘With A Twist’ interior trend story, the Dinky Chair would brighten up any bedroom or living room. 


designjunction will take the London Design Festival 2012 by storm in September when it joins forces with TheTramshed into its new expansive venue in the centre of London, combining two major events. designjunction, which last year attracted 6,500 visitors, will be an even more vibrant design destination bringing together a carefully curated selection of leading global brands and smaller cutting-edge enterprises.   

Saturday, 21 April 2012

TurniTable™ - The play table with a twist!

Aimed at children from 18mths to 5 years TurniTable™ is designed for a whole host of activities with a unique twistable top that doubles the size revealing a huge magnetic play surface.

When closed with storage bench seats tucked away it can also be used as a coffee table – should you get the time to put your feet up!

TurniTable™ is made from solid wood & natural materials and comes fully assembled.  Not a flat pack instruction in sight!

Friday, 20 April 2012

KOO international show the first iSofa totally controlled with your smartphone

This is the preview of the new NEST sofa designed by LAGRANJA studio for KOO International.

Republic of Fritz Hansen™ Launches minuscule™

minuscule is a new formal chair and table designed for an informal setting by Danish designer Cecilie Manz for Fritz Hansen. The new collection was launched this week, during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, at Republic of Fritz Hansen's showroom in Milan on Corso Garibaldi 77.

Take a virtual visit to Moooi Milan

Not make it to Milan? You can virtually visit the Moooi showroom Milan at



Inspired by the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, the ORIGAMI Collection by Vibia transforms plain surfaces into Wall-Art light sculptures, combined in a variety of ways to create unique designs & custom lighting effects.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Design Guild Mark for Magic Stools

On the 10th Anniversary of David Fox Design, the “Magic” stool and table range for global seating manufacturer Boss Design has been credited with the Design Guild Mark., awarded by The worshipful Company of Furniture makers.

Monday, 16 April 2012

HI-MACS® at Milan Design Week 2012

HI-MACS® once again will be present at the Milan Design Week, the most important design event of the year, with different locations to admire the latest trends in interior design.

From 17th  to 22nd April - Milan, Italy


The new Cricket bench designed by Kay-Stemmer for SCP has been short-listed for a Design Guild Mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. 

Visit their new website-

Friday, 13 April 2012

David Fox Design Celebrates 10 Years

This month David Fox celebrates 10 years of successful industrial and product design.

10 years from conception, David Fox has had the pleasure of working in varied sectors from contract furniture and fabric, through to bathroom brassware, his varied clients have Included :-

Tonon Italia, Boss Design, Connection, Ocee Design, Naughtone, BMA Nomique, Crofts and Assinder, Pledge Office Chairs, Mission Speakers, Camira Fabrics, Vado.

Ligne Roset - Inside | Outside

With this year’s first signs of sunshine, bring all the luxury of the inside outside with Ligne Roset’s new indoor/outdoor collection. Providing the perfect interplay between the outside and inside, the furniture is designed for life in an indoor or outdoor environment according to the changing seasons. The garden has never been a more desirable place to spend me in.
Serpentine Chair by Eleonore Nalet £599

ercol a milano 17- 22 April 2012

Visit ercol in Milan 2012

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Relax with Cubebot in Milan

When David Weeks met with Quinze & Milan at Salone 2011, they both knew they wanted to work together. One year later, the Giant Cubebot debuts at Tom Dixon's MOST Salone!

At twenty times his original size, Cubebot feels like an imposing artifact from an ancient civilization, like the Colossi of Thebes or the Rapa Nui of Easter Island. However, his benevolent face invites interaction and since he's a functional piece of furniture, feel free to put your feet up and sit a spell.

 MOST Salone
17-22 APRIL 2012
Museo Nazionale della Scienza
e della Tecnologia
Via Olona, 6B - 20123 Milan Italy

Orvia is an Ergonomic Winner!

Burgess Furniture has been awarded the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award for the Orvia, its new stackable banqueting and conference chair.
The Orvia, designed by Peter Roth, has been noted for its ergonomic design, making it an ideal product for the conference and banqueting market.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Brintons SS12 - Crest Living

Brintons Carpets SS12 imagery features items from Crest Living.

Art Director: Louisa Grey
Photographer: Emma Lee
Stylist: Jo Cave