Mauro Lipparini for Casa International

We love a good chair and so do Casa International. They’ve commissioned new seating pieces  by Italian architect/designer Mauro Lipparini to add to his already strong collection.

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Agordo

The subtle colour and the 1950’s influence of the Agordo, made from Italian leather, would suit a range of interiors, but we think is such a stand alone beauty, that you could have one as a statement piece. We feel it’s expensive just by looking at it, so one is probably all we could get anyway.

Cassola

Cassola

The Cassola chair has a unique look that derives from a metal understructure, linking backrest and seat. The framework is covered in a soft grey fabric that would suit a spread in Elle Decoration.
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Asolo

We are particularly enamoured by the Asolo chair, we think it’s something to do with how perfect the legs are and the simplicity of the leather.

For more information click here.

Design Museum News

LDF is coming up for sure, but it’s November that the community are also eyeing up with excitement as that’s when the Design Museum opens its doors to its new South Kensington residence.

Design Museum

Before they open the building, there are hosting a number of different events- appearing at 100% Design, prosecco at the shop and curated tours.

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As part of London Design Festival, the Design Museum Shop will host Six Vases, a window installation by Bethan Laura Wood for Bitossi Ceramiche. These new vases will be available to buy from the shop.

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Adopt an object- The museum has been fundraising for six years to realise its ambition of creating the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design and  need your help in the final fundraising push. To raise money you can adopt one of 12 iconic objects. Easier than a pet.

For more information on all things Design Museum, click here.

Talks at 100% Design

The talks programme at 100% Design is always world class. We’ve picked out some of the must-sees across the show.

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2016’s programme has been curated by the Design Museum as part of their ‘on loan’ campaign, bringing the museum out in to the world and the design community. Focusing on quality and depth, the talks will feature agenda-setting discussions exploring trends in contemporary practice and the future of design, as well as giving a glimpse of what to expect from the new museum when it opens in Kensington on 24 November 2016.

ron arad, 100% design
Ron Arad is set to headline 100% Design this year as part of a programme curated by the Design Museum. The designer, architect and artist will take to the stage on the Auditorium to discuss his career and work, where experience has brought him and the future projects he is most excited about. When: 1.45pm, Thursday 22 September

afroditi krassa

Award-winning interior designer Afroditi Krassa talks about what experience has taught her about hospitality design, and where she hopes to go next.  When: 4.30pm, Thursday 22nd September.

asif khan

Architect Asif Khan will open 100% Design, followed by a talk on some of his recent and upcoming projects. When: 11.00am, Wednesday 21 September

Make sure to register to attend here.

100% Kitchens and Bathrooms

Looking to be inspired? Check out the below for the K&B coverage at 100% Design this September.

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With more than 100 design awards, KALDEWEI is one of the most acclaimed bathroom manufacturers in the world. They will be bringing their newest ranges to the show floor to get you excited about sleek bathroom design.

antonilupi

Antoniolupi is a Tuscan company that has been around for more than 60 years. We love this very swanky sink. not quite sure how it would work on a practical level but still……

arredo

We are always dreaming about massive, new, big kitchens. Mainly kitchens that would never fit into our house. Italian brand Arredo3 are keeping us inspired and a little sad….because the kitchen in the picture is bigger than our whole flat.

kast concrtete

We love anything concrete based and so naturally this sink by Kast has caught our eye. It comes with a variety of coloured taps and add ons but this copper one is best we think!

naber

German brand Naber have got the tiny, modular kitchen down to a tee and the module “Concept Kitchen”, which has already been awarded design awards. Nice and a bit more our size.

Register here for free.

Fun Food

Black+Blum are pretty good at having fun with the more mundane products we all have around the household and this time they’ve turned their hand to the lunchbox. Home of squashed sandwiches, leaks and a weird smell that never really goes away however many times you wash it.

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New Mylo chair from JDD

It’s not often that a chair probably designed for workspace-environments catches our eye, but we really do like the shape and the fabric of the new Mylo range by JDD.

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Designed and handcrafted in Birmingham, UK, the pieces come in a range of fabric options that would suit any office breakout area or indeed within a less formal situ, round a dining room table at home. The legs come in 6 different colours that would brighten up any room.

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The foodie hotspot, Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell has the chairs on show at the moment in their meeting rooms in a muted palette that suits their interior design perfectly, so make sure to pop by and see them.

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Click here to read more about JDD.

Latest News from LuxuryMade

Showcasing furniture, fabrics and carpets, lighting and accessories, LuxuryMade is set to be a new focus for exceptional design, quality and inspiration at this September’s LDF. Set across two impressive spaces within one truly remarkable venue, the event will take place in Olympia’s
Pillar Halls, parts of which have been hidden from public view for over 20 years- great news if you are an architecture lover and want to discover new spaces!

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Leo Duval, Plateaux Gallery

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British Airways i360 lighting switched on

On the 4th August Brighton was lit up just a little bit more when  the ‘breathing’ lighting on British Airways i360 was switched on for the first time. The name might be somewhat cumbersome, but the structure is far from messy.

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Mirrorcoop

Just discovered the gorgeous Mirrorcoop and now need to make room on all our walls for the stunning pieces.
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Shilling bar and Brewery

Up to the North, as architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles complete the new Shilling Bar & Brewery in Glasgow. Opened this month, the new 160-seat brewpub is set inside the former Commercial Bank of Scotland built in the 1920s and they have made the most of the ornate architectural site features they found as well as adding in a few nods to the past of their own.

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The design strips back the former interior of architectural ‘clutter’ to reveal, for the first time in decades, a beautifully proportioned banking hall with 20ft-high coffered ceilings. Fragments of the past have been uncovered and cleaned, including fluted marble columns that frame a glimpsed view to a wood-burning oven.

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It’s rare to find beauties like these and if the ceiling heights and columns weren’t enough, they’ve added to the features already there by bringing in a mural of a majestic unicorn by local artist Gaz Mackay – one of Scotland’s most famous heraldic mythical creatures and a huge inset star embossed into the concrete floor.

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Now all we have to do is get there…..Click here to read more.

Lighting and design accessories from Kukka

We have found British brand Kukka and are in love. The interiors and accessories brand offers contemporary products for the modern-day living designed by founder Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz.

kukka junit lamp

Junit is a modular pendant lamp that consists of 8 different elements. They come in a natural, clear finish or each in a different color. The bulb complements the colorful lamp with its oversized, milky glass that produces warm, ambient light.

freakish clock

We love this new way of telling the time! Freakish clock comes in five different colour ways and is a great statement piece for any room.

sj bookcase

The SJ bookcase offers a myriad of combinations and colours – from the rigorous to the more asymmetric. Each block has a different colour back and is made to fit together or in separate spaces across the home.
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We’ve spoken about how much we love boards with peg holes in and how happy they make us (strangely.) This is X Holes Round, Kukka’s version and we like. We like a lot. Made from birch, get as many pegs as you can and hang all sorts of useless trinkets to distract yourself with on it.

Luxury Made update

We take a look at the show Luxury Made and see who is on the list and ready to exhibit and showcase at the show in September.

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Panthella Mini

Louis Poulsen is launching a mini-version of the iconic Panthella lamp, scaled down from the standard 400mm size.

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Panthella MINI features painted metal shades and will be available in eight eye-catching colours from Verner Panton’s own colour spectrum: yellow, orange, mauve, red, pink, blue and two shades of green. Versions in white, black and opal acrylic will also be on sale.

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The miniature Panthella features three light intensities and the latest LED technology and will be in stores as from September 2016. The colours are drawn from the last project Verner Panton was working on before his death in 1998: ‘Lyset og Farven’ (‘Light and Colour’) exhibition hosted at Trapholt Museum of Modern Art in Kolding, Denmark.

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Check out the website to find out more 

Walter Knoll chair heaven

One sure fire way to make an office space or a co-working environment look instantly more agreeable, is to get gorgeous chairs in there. Walter Knoll, leaders in the office interior world for over 150 years, have created some of the furniture world’s most iconic pieces.

Cuoio

EOOS Cuoio

Walter Knoll has worked with some top designers globally, including Foster + Partners, PearsonLloyd, EOOS, Sadi & Neptune Ozis and Claudio Bellini and a small group of other designers.

Foster and Partners

Foster and Partners

We are particular fans of this more home interior set called Seito by Wolfgang Mezger. Although the chairs could work just as well in break out office spaces, they are informal and the colours muted enough, to work brilliantly in a pared-back Scandi scheme.

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We are also mad-keen on this 50’s inspired Mad-Men looking set of lounge chairs by architect and design practice PearsonLloyd. The chair has been designed with classic cars in mind. The influence can be seen in the undulating lines and rich focus on upholstery.

Healey PearsonLloyd

Healey PearsonLloyd

For more information, head to the website.

Flowers of Burleigh

British brand Burleigh pottery has taken shapes and designs from its archives to create a new range, which celebrates the UK’s love of flowers and horticulture.

Flowers of burleigh

Burleigh has been perfecting its craft for over 160 years. Established in Stoke on Trent in 1851 and world famous for its blue and white ceramics, which are hand made in England using traditional craft techniques. Its bestselling ‘Asiatic Pheasants’ design has been loved by generations and has been made in the same way since 1862. We are loving these new simple designs that celebrate a pared back look,  letting the flowers do the talking.

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We are particular fans of this large castor jug which has a traditional font and would look perfect on a plain country style kitchen table or on a modern glass topped one.

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Burleigh is the only pottery in the world to decorate using tissue transfer printing from hand engraved copper plates. Above is a swan vase design, dating from the mid 19th, which is retiling at £140.

To buy and for more information, click here.

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