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‘At Ease’ sofa by Daniel Schofield for Skandium

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Designer Daniel Schofield has designed a handmade sofa for Skandium named ‘At Ease.’ This uncomplicated sofa is made special by merging superior materials, with elegant detail.

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Skandium said, “the design is a beautiful sofa with a silent personality. Something that would sit well in any environment. Daniel showed a clear understanding of the style, craftsmanship and detail we wanted, creating what we hope will become a classic.’

The base is crafted from oak and upholstered in a linen, cotton, viscose mix fabric.

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i29 interior architects design artist in residence space for De Bijenkorf

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On 27 January 2015, De Bijenkorf department store located in Amsterdam’s historic Dam Square will host an Artist in Residence project, coined ‘Room On The Roof’.  i29 interior architects converted the tower of the store to house the installation which offers the artists a unique experience that plays with scale and perception as in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’

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Waterline Pedestal Table by Cedric Ragot for Roche Bobois

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Storming to the top of the wish list this week are Cedric Ragot’s graphic turned ‘Waterline Pedestal Tables’ for Roche Bobois. Add drama to your living room or hallway with any one of these double glazed handmade ceramic pieces. Choose from a variety of colors and three shapes.

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Tom Dixon: Styling and Campaign 2015

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Tom Dixon released his new collection of decorative pieces at Maison & Objet in Paris today inspired by British heritage and ‘minimal sculptural aesthetic.’ The latest designs to enhance the modern table include his large TANK glass vases with hand-painted copper detailing and cast iron treasure boxes with magnifying pressed glass crystal lids. Continue Reading…

Office: AxFast headquarters by Koncept Stockholm

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The informal lounge area with a residential look.

Koncept Stockholm has designed a relaxed office environment to act as a showcase for real-estate company AxFast in the heart of Stockholm. AxFast wanted a creative workspace to offer their clients quick inspiration. Continue Reading…

Styling: Band of Outsiders Fall 2015

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Styling: Band of Outsiders, Fall 2015

Workwear inspired collection / Workshop backdrop

Placement Pattern / Placed tools

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Clerkenwell Design Week Preview: Outdoor furniture from Assemblyroom

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Peter Wall has fulfilled his customers requests by providing an outdoor version of the Hyde Stool. Hyde Outside, is a stackable outdoor stool made from recyclable polyethylene durable enough to survive even the harshest elements of the great British summer!

The stool will launch at Clerkenwell Design Week in May alongside a selection of other new additions to the Assemblyroom collection: a compact arm chair and sofa plus a new lampshade.

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Hotel to home

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Detail: Overlaid posters

Swedish design firm Koncept designed the 82 room Story Hotel in 2009. Today the interior styling still feels so fresh. Here are a few of our favourite details to try at home. Continue Reading…

Heal’s Discovers 2015: Open Call

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Heal’s has a long history of working with emerging design talent and the annual Heal’s Discovers initiative highlights the brand’s commitment to design education by discovering and nurturing the next generation of designers.

In previous years Heal’s have approached up-and-coming designers or worked directly with universities, but now in its 11th year you have the opportunity to take part in an open call for submissions.

This year the company is offering designers and design students the opportunity to submit designs for the dining room – be it furniture (dining tables or seating), homeware (crockery and serveware) or even textiles (table cloths, runners etc.)

Three final winning designs will be selected and put into production and the designers will receive a royalty for every item sold. They will be launched as part of the Heal’s Autumn/Winter campaign during the London Design Festival in September 2015.

For full details go to Heal’s.

 

Nendo awarded Designer of the Year for Maison&Objet 2015

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Nendo scoops Maison&Objet’s ‘Designer of the Year’ 2015; hardly surprising given the company is without doubt one of the most sought after studios, releasing a phenomenal volume of uncluttered products every year, with a characteristically humorous slant and always noteworthy.

To mark the occasion Nendo has designed a limited edition “chocolatexture lounge” for the awarding ceremony of ‘Designer of the Year Maison et Objet 2015.’ Continue Reading…

Women: Valentino Pre-Fall 2015

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Valentino Pre-Fall 2015: Botanical / Allover packed floral / Embroidered / Victoriana / A-Line

Valentino’s designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli signed up legendary British textile designer Celia Birtwell to produce floral prints and embroideries inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s La Primavera. 

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We love the structured dresses, Victoriana detail and matching boots.

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Mini Moderns release a new print to the Hinterland collection

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This week Mini Moderns launched Gulls conversational wallpaper print featuring a seagull motif originally seen in the ‘Whitby’ pattern. Continue Reading…

Another Country introduces Common Good eco cleaning products to Europe

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Another Country expand their product range with the introduction of ‘green’ cleaning brand Common Good created by Australian-born Sacha Dunn. Continue Reading…

Textiles: Tea towels by Above and Beyond

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Dry in style with this tea towel set from Graphic Designer Claudia Pape of Above and Beyond. To create ‘Between the lines’ Claudia transferred a crumpled stripe pattern onto cotton creating an op art look perfect to accessorise the modern kitchen.

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1960s estate extension designed by Maccreanor Lavington wins NLA award for home improvements

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An extension to a 1960’s terraced house on a modernist estate in North London designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington wins Overall Winner at the New London Architecture’s fifth annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!‘ awards. The judges lauded its “sympathetic interaction with the neighbouring vernacular styles”, and for setting the bar for improving London’s 1960’s estates. Continue Reading…

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