Matt black at Zucchetti. Kos
The trend for monochrome continues at Zucchetti. Kos with the black ‘Morphing’collection designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. This exceptionally striking bathroom collection offers fresh styling of a ‘bath tub on legs’, bold colour, innovative aesthetics and comfortable ergonomics. Continue Reading…
Above: Newton’s Bucket by Silo Studio at 100% Design
In 1689 Isaac Newton conducted an experiment where he hung by a rope a bucket filled with water. The rope is twisted up tightly on itself and then the bucket is released beginning to spin rapidly.
Newton’s described what happened, “The surface of the water will at first be flat, as before the bucket began to move; but after that, the bucket by gradually communicating its motion to the water, will make it begin to revolve, and recede little by little from the centre, and ascend up the sides of the bucket, forming itself into a concave figure.”
Inspired by Isaac Newton’s experiment Silo Studio exchanged the rope for a turntable, the bucket for a hollow hemisphere and water for non-toxic resin to create a series of bowls that capture this moment in time, which will always make each piece unique. Continue Reading…
Editor Gilda paid homage to Patrizia Moroso in her welcoming speech, ‘one of the defining women entrepreneur of Italian Design’. Continue Reading…
Keep an eye on Bright Potato a new multi disciplinary studio exhibiting in the Emerging Brand sector at 100%Design. ‘Peg’ is an intelligent collection of furniture, which reinvents the concept of flat pack with the addition of a peg within its corner. Every conical peg slots neatly into the conical corners for assembly resulting in the easiest flat pack experience you are likely to encounter.
The ‘Peg’ collection combines British heritage and engineering with elite materials to create a simple contemporary silhouette.
Above: Kasuri rug
Award winning Swedish design company Studio Brieditis & Evans make innovative and experimental handmade rugs from waste materials considered worthless.
By working with a wide range of techniques such as sewing, plaiting, crocheting, knitting, macramé, etc. they recycle jersey fabric to produce geometric and striped rugs perfect for the modern home.
To see the Re Rag Rug collection, visit their stand at 100% Design
Crowds watched Philippe Starck open the 20th edition of 100% Design this morning and unveil his new collection of ceramic tiles for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, on show at the show on Capitol Designer Studio’s, stand E600. Ceramica Sant’Agostino asked Starck to mark this poignant moment by adding graffiti to the wall; he obliged, adding, “Tomorrow will be less,” and finished it with his signature. Continue Reading…
60th Anniversary of INTERNI: James Brennan from Natuzzi UK in conversation with Simon Mitchell from Sybarite
The second of a series of Innovative Landscape Talks – 6 high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI – took place on Monday night, followed by a cocktail party, where guests had the opportunity to admire the beautiful Natuzzi London flagship store at Tottenham Court Road.
During London Design Festival, Shin Azumi and Plaid will open their studios for ‘Afternoon Tea’ to present their recent works. Product designer Shin Azumi launches his tea set ‘Topo’ by Kinto amongst other recent works. Interior studio Plaid, located in the same building will present a selection of their prototypes and models. Continue Reading…
Aram Store presents some of the best designs launched in 2014 during London Design Festival. 7 bold new designers Maria Jeglinska, Lola Lely, Cat Potter, James Shaw, Sophie Thomas, Thor ter Kulve, Kim Thome will show their latest work at The Aram Gallery’s newest opening Future Stars?
3rd Floor, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5SG
Next week award-winning design and architecture studio AL_A present tincan, a six month restaurant project in Soho, serving the best tinned seafood in the world.
“While designing a new cultural centre in Lisbon, our team discovered a former fishing tackle shop, which was transformed into a tiny, vibrant restaurant serving only tinned seafood. What started as lunch quickly became an idea, and subsequently a new project,” the designers told Despoke.
Tincan elevates the humble tin to an object of desire in a setting designed by AL_A, which offers 30 different tins, all of the finest quality seafood, to eat in the restaurant or to purchase at the store.
An array of cans form a striking repeat pattern against the black Corian® backdrop setting the tone of the fit. Working with their collaborators, AL_A have designed lights to showcase LG’s OLED technology, a wafer thin light source, stackable aluminium stools and tables made by Iduna of Portugal.
We love the concept of: no kitchen, the finest tinned seafood delicacies, super healthy, and great graphics with the tin as the hero.
Opening 15 September: Tincan - 7, Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DH.
Images: Paul Winch-Furness
To celebrate the launch of the Brazilian furniture brand TOG in Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store this September, Heal’s will host a one-day Brazilian themed LIVE musical chair event called TAKE A SEAT – open to the public – at Whitfield Gardens (opposite Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road) on 17 Sep 2014. Please see below more info.
- One day live event on 17 Sep in Whitfield Gardens – essentially TOG’s take on the classic game of musical chairs (*chairs will be from the new TOG collection)
- Pre-register on a dedicated microsite www.togtakeaseat.com to book a slot at the event.
- There will be 10 rounds; each round will allow 20 participants (thus 200 participants in total for the whole day)
- First round starts at 11.30am and last round starts at 6.30pm
- The winner of each round will win a NEW Misa Joy chair (see below) from the TOG collection
- The event will have a DJ playing Brazilian music throughout, light refreshments will also be served at the event
- So basically bringing the Brazilian carnival vibe to London during the festival, also a great chance for the public to win a chair for simply taking part at the event
Enjoy the party and be sure to play ‘Take a Seat’ for your chance to win a bespoke Misa Joy chair by Philippe Starck.
PLACES ARE LIMITED. BOOK AT: www.togtakeaseat.com