Styling Inspiration: Block out / Cover
From the moment 19 Greek St. opened their doors in 2012 the hub instantly made its presence known on London’s design scene. Founder & Creative Director Marc Péridis leads the team of interior designers who scour workshops and ateliers worldwide to source visionary pieces and experimental design. Péridis who describes their trademark style as “eccentric, colourful and eclectic,” has succeeded in establishing 19 Greek St. as one of the major highlights of the London Design Festival. And this year the Soho based powerhouse surprised yet again with a collection brimming with fresh ideas. Here are my favourite pieces: Continue Reading…
Mini Moderns released their third wallpaper design ‘Feathers’ in the ‘Hinterland’ collection at London Design Festival. It marks a repeat collaboration between Mini Moderns and artist Matt Sewell. The design derived from Matt’s feather watercolours, which feature in his book ‘Our Songbirds perfectly evokes the spirit of ‘Hinterland’ collection, which takes inspiration from the nature reserve of Dungeness, on the South Kent coast. Continue Reading…
Office Inspiration: Loving the blue colour palette at The Conran Shop broken only with tobacco stained oak.
If you buy one thing: Invest in this navy classic oak framed lacquered desk by interior architect Roberto Lazzeroni exclusive to The Conran Shop -£3,795.
The last of a series of 6 high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI magazine during London Design Festival took place last Friday, at the stunning Boffi London showroom at no. 254 Brompton Road.
Alex Lifschutz, from Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands was the final speaker of the ‘Innovative Landscape Talks’ series, which saw some of the most exciting names on the international scene taking the stage throughout the week (Filippo Innocenti of Zaha Hadid Architects at Artemide; Simon Mitchell of Sybarite at Natuzzi; Yasemin Kologlu from SOM at Moroso; Martino Gamper at Valcucine). The talk stemmed from Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ experience in creating international food destinations, and more broadly, encompassed the multiple cross-fertilisations between food and design, exploring the cultural, historical, and social implications. Continue Reading…
Manchester-based design studio, Dorothy, collaborates with London Transport Museum on two exclusive Lost Destination prints. Lost Destination is a popular series of nostalgic prints that depict unique and disused landmarks that were once destinations in their own right, but have since been either immersed in the everyday or demolished.
The NOW Commission invites shortlisted artists, designers and creatives to come up with a stimulating and exceptional installation that will transform and respond to the gallery space. For autumn the focus is on formidable design to coincide with the London Design Festival.
The Icon Awards from Icon Magazine celebrate the best in architecture and design from Britain and across the world. Judged by top names and industry experts, The Icon Awards are one of the most prestigious prizes in the design calendar.
There are eleven categories, covering all aspects of the industry – from high-profile buildings to emerging talents, from interiors to exhibitions – it also has a special focus on socially responsible and ethical projects.
Emerging design studio of the year
Design studio of the year
Emerging architecture practice of the year
Architecture practice of the year
Socially responsible design of the year
Technology of the year
Building of the year
Interior of the year
Product design of the year
Furniture design of the year
The awards ceremony will be held in St Mary’s Church, Marylebone, London, on Thursday, 4 December, and once again the winners with bespoke trophies – this year created by Swiss-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez.
Award winning designer Thomas Heatherwick, famous for the London Olympic Cauldron has renovated the historic Laverstoke Mill for Bombay Sapphire.
“We have had the honour to take this derelict site and restore many of the buildings,” said the designer. “For the studio this is the first time that we have had a chance to build in Britain.” Continue Reading…
Above: Davide Fabio Colaci (left), Gilda Bojardi (centre) and Martino Gamper (top left) at Forza.
The fifth of a series of six high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI magazine took place during London Design Festival, in the Valcucine space at the Forza showroom in Great Portland street.
INTERNI Editor Gilda Bojardi introduced the talk: a conversation about the versatility of wood and the ability of designers and craftspeople to challenge traditional practices associated with this material, weaving in the way in which Valcucine work in delivering their range of contemporary wooden kitchens.
Above: Martino Gamper
Internationally acclaimed designer Martino Gamper and curator Davide Fabio Colaci discussed wood and craftsmanship in depth, debating research and contemporary practices in product design with Daniele Prosdocimo of Valcucine showroom, for Innovative Landscape Talk. Continue Reading…
100% Design 2014 show is over, it was a huge success and the four days passed in a flash. If the festival blues are kicking in don’t worry, there will be more posts coming up about the event.
Philippe Starck started the proceedings warming up the excited design crowd for what will be remembered as a vintage year for the show. The celebratory atmosphere continued throughout the event, especially when the original 100% Design cast including Jaime Anley, Tomoko Azumi, Nick Crosbie, Ella Doran, Luke Pearson, Russell Pinch, Dick Powell, Nina Tolstrup and Gareth Williams reunited at Pecha Kucha hosted by its co-founder Mark Dytham. Each designer presented their work for the 20th edition of 100% Design on the theme of ’20’.
The event offered many brilliant moments, such as Barber Osgerby in conversation with Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic discussing ‘What’s next?’ and Jaime Hayon talking with Christopher Turner, editor of Icon magazine about his inspiration through a series of images.
Seven architects were selected to pitch their practice to a panel of experts at this year’s 100% Design at the ‘The Architect Pitch.’ Presentations lasted no longer than 3 minutes and taking part were: Patrick Walls, SOUP Architects; Ben Cousins, Cousins & Cousins; Malca Mizrahi, MTMN architects; Tatiana von Preussen, vPPR architects; Fergus Feilden, Feilden Fowles; Karsten Huneck, KHBT, and J-J Lorraine, Morrow + Lorraine. All established in their own right, each designer took the podium to deliver a pitch and all received a critique from the esteemed panel. A couple of brutal comments were delivered to some architects, but all took the remarks in their stride
Leading specialists in the Kitchen and Bathroom section played with materials, Piqu focused on marble, texture and technology – inserting the Scanomat coffee maker to the kitchen. It was all about the mix at Bulthaup who combined texture, marble and brass for an eclectic look.
Naber’s white kitchen offered a clean look with shots of bright storage.
Above: ‘Rogan’ marble washbasin by Frassk
The marble trend continued in the Bathroom section with black and gray Carrara dominating. Fraask stretched the boundaries of stone cutting technology with a towel rail carved from the same block of marble as the basin.
Above: Eley Kishimoto
Above: Beatrice Larkin
Above: ‘Rotary Tray’ by Jasper Morrison at Vitra
It is always a disappointment when the show closes, but it will be back next year at its new location in Olympia, and we can’t wait.
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…