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Exhibitor Alert: Davey Lighting at 100% Design

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Davey Lighting will showcase their new pendant the ‘Hex’ inspired by the exaggerated lines of monuments, including the Shard and the Eiffel Tower at 100% Design during London Design Festival. This covetable addition to the range is the latest in Davey Lighting’s collection of box pendants, wall, floor and table lights. Typically seen in period properties, this classic box lights pared-down look offers a refined simplicity. To create a strikingly architectural yet stylistically neutral silhouette style them singly or in rows above dining tables, over kitchen work surfaced and in hallways. Continue Reading…

21 Wapping Lane by Amos and Amos for Ballymore

21 Wapping
 Lane by Amos and Amos

Amos and Amos complete two striking penthouse apartments in London for Ballymore, styled with furniture from leading British based designers such as Dare StudioBethan GrayPinchLee BroomTom DixonEleanor Pritchard and featuring sweeping 360° views over the City. Ballymore commissioned Amos and Amos‘s to redesign the layout of the penthouses at 21 Wapping Lane into a spectacular space that reflects the setting and extraordinary views.

“Our design approach for Wapping Lane was to create a penthouse interior that represents a true departure from the norm”, said Jaki Amos, Director at Amos and Amos. Continue Reading…

Cos collaborate with Hay


Cos collaborations are always noteworthy, we loved Cos x Nendo in Milan earlier this year, this season they teamed up with Danish brand Hay to work on their new childrenswear collection.

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Exhibitor Alert: Pinch at 100% Design


Award winning furniture company Pinch confirms they will exhibit at 100% Design 2014. Here’s our preview of their work for A/W 14/15 to whet your appetite.



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Retail: Selfridges’ world-famous windows arrive in Birmingham


Its disc-embellished exterior has been a city icon for 11 years, but now Selfridges is giving city shoppers another reason to stare, as its world-famous window displays arrive in Birmingham.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Selfridges’ Oxford Street store to see the highly imaginative schemes that have entertained and enticed shoppers for decades, making them a tourist destination in their own right.

Originally installed in 1909 to encourage customers to visit, the windows have become an integral part of Selfridges’ identity, providing a platform to showcase the most exciting exclusive product, themes and events taking place in-store.

Now, as part of a £20 million redevelopment programme which will see the store boast a revamped Beauty Hall and launch a new, dedicated Menswear space, Selfridges Birmingham will follow in the footsteps of the founding store. Continue Reading…

Saturday Job: Display your bags


Make a statement this Saturday by transforming an area of your home into a bag display zone. Taking a cue from Yvonne Koné’s new store in Copenhagen install a rail and hang your bags on hooks, butcher’s ones would suffice. Make sure you consider the composition, colour and location.


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Red Dirt Rd House by Amee Allsop

Amee Allsop Architect Hamptons NY 1

New York based designer Amee Allsop created the Red Dirt Rd House for an Australian expat in East Hampton. The tranquil interior is simple and conducive to the barefoot lifestyle of this beach house. 

“My Australian client fell in love with the 1.86 acre wooded property as it reminded her of home. The connection of the house to the landscape and the indoor/outdoor living with the large wrap around deck had a distinctive Australian feel,” said the designer.

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Exhibitor Alert: Decode at 100% Design


Leading London based furniture and manufacturing company Decode announce they will exhibit at 100% Design 2014.  This established studio creates noteworthy furniture and lighting in collaboration with prominent designers such as Benjamin Hubert and VW+BS. Their progressive products challenge convention and deliver fresh perspectives on traditional materials.


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Graphic Inspiration


Graphic Inspiration: Repetition


Brand Watch: Country Road


The new collection from the Australian brand Country Road is teeming with desirable items, from tableware to bed and the brand’s fresh designs sit comfortably in the modern home. Both the tableware and textiles are minimal and this season’s best styles are monochrome, marble, or graphic. To guarantee a winning look, choose any combination, they all work seamlessly together. Colours are subtle with black, grey, lemon, melon and mint highlighted with brights – red and pink. Oh yes, great news – they ship to the UK.

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Editor’s Pick: ‘Flourescent Tube Lights’ by Seletti at Heal’s


Above: ‘Flourescent Tube Lights’ by Seletti at Heal’s – £35 each


Of the hundreds of products released I feature the ones that feel fresh and create the biggest impact. This week the Fluorescent Tube Lights by Italian company Seletti caught my attention. The 1.7m long tube emits a stunning glowing effect when turned on. Each decorative light includes a fixing for attaching to walls, and a floor stand to display upright. Choose from a variety of colours: Pink, Yellow, Primary Red, Medium Blue and Light Moss Green.



Flocktails by Flock and Florrie & Bill


Flock present their striking new collaboration with furniture restorers Florrie & Bill. This stunning collection of Danish, mid-century cocktail chairs have been lovingly restored, restuffed and reupholstered using a combination of traditional and modern upholstery techniques. The “Flocktails” have been revamped using Flock fabrics, contrast piping and colourful buttons.

These stylish little chairs would fit perfectly beside the fire, in the study or next to the dressing table. With newly added webbing and a fully sprung seat they offer incredible comfort, perfect for relaxing on to read or simply sipping your favourite cocktail.

A “Flocktail” is priced at £595 and available to order in 5 choices of fabric- Aldgate East- Mustard/ Northmore Major/ Circuit- Slate velvet/ Northmore Minor and Aldgate East-Ink. 


Flock / Florrie & Bill


Chemelot Campus, Building 24 by Studio Niels & BroekBakema


Chemelot Campus, Building 24

Chemelot Campus, Building 24 is the latest interior from Studio Niels and BroekBakema for scientific company DSM. This industry acclaimed office space plays with colour, scale and interaction within the design.  Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Houzz team up with 100% Design

100% Design has teamed up with Houzz, one of the world’s largest design communites to provide you with a free consultation on how to maximize your business, build your brand locally and globally on Houzz.

Houzz is one of the most influential collaborative platforms for home renovation and design, bringing 20 million homeowners and 400,000 home design professional’s together in a uniquely visual community. Houzz is home to over 3.5 million design images and almost 4 million products.

Visitors can book a one-to-one consultation with the Houzz team on stand L22C at 100% Design online or by phone at your convenience. This is a limited time offer so don’t miss out.


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Editor’s pick: Abstract beach towel’s at the Conran Shop


Above: Coral Abstract Beach Towel – Conran Shop – £85

During the summer months I become a weather watcher, the first sign of sun and the beach bag is packed. At this time of the year, coming up to the end of the season, I never consider buying beach towels, I do own some perfectly good ones already – oversized stripes. Mid August my thoughts always veer towards my winter wardrobe and home styling. All that changed when I set my eyes on these fine specimens – a pair of cotton Matisse style towels, coined the ‘Abstract Towel’ range, exclusive in the UK at the Conran Shop. The designs will have a long shelf life in my home, with that in mind they are well worth the investment of £85 each. I will take both.

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