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Chelsea Institution David Mellor Design Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Unveils New Designs by Corin Mellor

Chelsea Institution David Mellor Design Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Unveils New Designs by Corin Mellor
This year marks the 40th anniversary of David Mellor Sloane Square, which first opened on 7th  October 1969 at 4 Sloane Square. David Mellor, who passed away earlier this year, founded the shop, initially as  David Mellor Ironmonger, reflecting the wide range of products sold,  at the height of the Swinging Sixties, and it quickly established itself as part of the fashionable King’s Road scene.
David’s son Corin, also a talented designer and the  creative director of David Mellor Design, took over the management of the Sloane Square store on the retirement of his father ten years ago and has held on to the original principle of selling things which work well and look good. Many of their products – glass and woodware, cast iron and ceramics – are designed by Corin Mellor exclusively for the David Mellor shops alongside a surprising number of original products first sold in 1969 and still available – some updated but some still exactly as they were.  David Mellor was a firm believer in the longevity and purity of his designs, a belief which has been proven by his first cutlery design ‘Pride’ being in continuous production since 1953.
New pieces by Corin Mellor, including kitchen knives, glassware and a spectacular stainless steel candelabrum will be displayed at this year’s 100% design alongside his father’s cutlery and kitchen knife designs.
David Mellor have exhibited at 100% Design every year since the very first show
You can find David Mellor at Stand (H40)
http://www.davidmellordesign.com

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of David Mellor Sloane Square, which first opened on 7th  October 1969 at 4 Sloane Square. David Mellor, who passed away earlier this year, founded the shop, initially as  David Mellor Ironmonger, reflecting the wide range of products sold,  at the height of the Swinging Sixties, and it quickly established itself as part of the fashionable King’s Road scene.

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Korean Design at 100% Design by Sarah Brownlee

The Korean contingent should prove to be a big draw at this year’s 100% Design, showing some clever creations displayed under the KIDP banner.
KIDP (that’s the Korea Institute of Design Promotion) has been on a mission to promote Korean design since it was established in 1970, but there’s still a lot of work to be done to raise its profile. A lack of talent certainly isn’t the issue. There are up to 2,500 design firms operating in Korea at present, the problem is that the Korean design market is too small to accommodate them all, or at least see them each make a healthy profit – hence a concerted effort now to crack the overseas market.
Showing at 100% Design for the second year in a row, KIDP is presenting the work of 11 ‘up-and-coming’ Korean design studios, all of which can more than hold their own on the international scene. Seoul-based industrial design company DMO (www.dmohouse.com) is definitely one of the highlights. Look out for their Flat Lighting – a 2D standing lamp (more like leaning lamp, as it has to be placed against a wall) made using LEDs and the Kangaroo Apron incorporating nifty oven mitts. Design Artist Shawn Soh (www.designartist.co.kr) is another designer not to miss, offering up whimsical but workable storage solutions including a bookcase that doubles up as seating in the form of a staircase and a more sculptural bookcase in the shape of a tree. Not too cute just clever.
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A tree becomes a book becomes a tree by Design Artist Shawn Soh

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Image: A tree becomes a book becomes a tree by Design Artist Shawn Soh

The Korean contingent should prove to be a big draw at this year’s 100% Design, showing some clever creations displayed under the KIDP banner.

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100% Design exhibitors shortlisted for British Design Awards by Helen Parton

Three designers exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design exhibition have been nominated in the British Design Awards (BDAs) 2009. Now in their eighth year, the BDAs celebrate products that are beautiful, original and useful and created by British designers for both UK and international firms.
Brought to you by Elle Decoration magazine and held in association with watch manufacturer Rado, the shortlist for the British Design of the Year includes the hotly tipped Benjamin Hubert and his Heavy desk lamp. The contemporary styled light, produced for Decode London has a thin wall cast concrete shade, manufactured using a ceramic casting process and is supported by a plywood neck in oak or walnut finish. It is an evolution of a series of concrete pendant lamps, first seen last year when they garnered the young designer much attention. Since graduating from Loughborough University in 2006, he has set up his own studio and just a year later scooped the 100% Design Award for most promising designer in 2008. This year, Hubert returns to 100% Futures, and in addition to the Heavy lamp, the designer has plenty of other launches on stand G100. He has designed a range of solid wood furniture for British brand Ercol, aluminium pendant lamps and a limited edition range of agglomerate cork pendant lamps for Unique Copenhagen and the Splay coat stand for De La Espada, manufactured in solid beech and lacquered in a number of bright colours.
Pinch, too, is nominated in the British Design of the Year category for the Vigo triple shelving unit, which also functions as a room divider. Pinch has built up a loyal following for its beautifully crafted wooden furniture and lighting designs since launching in 2004, with husband and wife team Russell and Oona working out of their studio cum showroom in Brixton, south London.
Visitors to Pinch’s stand B54 will this year be treated to eight new pieces, many with the firm’s signature of simple, graceful forms and cabinetry details. These include the generously proportioned Boyd sofa, which is designed to be the ultimate curl-up sofa with deep filled cushions and ample support for the head and back. The Joyce cabinet is inspired by a Victorian optometrist’s shopfitting, and has sliding glass fronted doors and a beautiful cherry-lined interior. Pinch’s Imo stool, composed of solid walnut frame and solid elm top, folds down, allowing it to be wall-mounted using an accompanying walnut peg, so it can look just as elegant when stored as it does when it is in use.
Dupenny, meanwhile, is nominated in the Best Surface Design 2009 category. This Brighton-based company specialises in bespoke hand-printed wallpaper and homewares. Dupenny’s English Garden wallpaper was the product that attracted the attention of the British Design Award judges. Says Dupenny’s Emily Dupen-Hopkins, “I got my inspiration from my parent’s lovely garden. There’s always a new flower here, a butterfly over there, yet another spider spinning his web, a garden gnome I somehow never noticed before.” Visitors to Dupenny’s stand K25 can also expect the retro cheekiness of the bestselling Burlesque wallpaper, inspired by cabaret performers and featuring simple black and white graphics using water-based inks. In a similar vein, the Housewives wallpaper featuring 50s inspired images is also ideal for a feature wall in a bedroom or lounge.
Dupenny is keen to highlight its eco-credentials too, with the high-grade paper made from sustainably sourced trees and all offcuts being sent for recycling.
Votes for these categories can be cast on the British Design Awards website and the winners will be announced in Elle Decoration magazine’s December issue.

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Three designers exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design exhibition have been nominated in the British Design Awards (BDAs) 2009. Now in their eighth year, the BDAs celebrate products that are beautiful, original and useful and created by British designers for both UK and international firms.Pinch08_504_Vigo_CO_HR

Three designers exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design exhibition have been nominated in the British Design Awards (BDAs) 2009. Now in their eighth year, the BDAs celebrate products that are beautiful, original and useful and created by British designers for both UK and international firms.

Brought to you by Elle Decoration magazine and held in association with watch manufacturer Rado, the shortlist for the British Design of the Year includes the hotly tipped Benjamin Hubert and his Heavy desk lamp. The contemporary styled light, produced for Decode London has a thin wall cast concrete shade, manufactured using a ceramic casting process and is supported by a plywood neck in oak or walnut finish. It is an evolution of a series of concrete pendant lamps, first seen last year when they garnered the young designer much attention. Since graduating from Loughborough University in 2006, he has set up his own studio and just a year later scooped the 100% Design Award for most promising designer in 2008. This year, Hubert returns to 100% Futures, and in addition to the Heavy lamp, the designer has plenty of other launches on stand G100. He has designed a range of solid wood furniture for British brand Ercol, aluminium pendant lamps and a limited edition range of agglomerate cork pendant lamps for Unique Copenhagen and the Splay coat stand for De La Espada, manufactured in solid beech and lacquered in a number of bright colours.

Heavy Desk Light

Pinch, too, is nominated in the British Design of the Year category for the Vigo triple shelving unit, which also functions as a room divider. Pinch has built up a loyal following for its beautifully crafted wooden furniture and lighting designs since launching in 2004, with husband and wife team Russell and Oona working out of their studio cum showroom in Brixton, south London.

Visitors to Pinch’s stand B54 will this year be treated to eight new pieces, many with the firm’s signature of simple, graceful forms and cabinetry details. These include the generously proportioned Boyd sofa, which is designed to be the ultimate curl-up sofa with deep filled cushions and ample support for the head and back. The Joyce cabinet is inspired by a Victorian optometrist’s shopfitting, and has sliding glass fronted doors and a beautiful cherry-lined interior. Pinch’s Imo stool, composed of solid walnut frame and solid elm top, folds down, allowing it to be wall-mounted using an accompanying walnut peg, so it can look just as elegant when stored as it does when it is in use.

Dupenny, meanwhile, is nominated in the Best Surface Design 2009 category. This Brighton-based company specialises in bespoke hand-printed wallpaper and homewares. Dupenny’s English Garden wallpaper was the product that attracted the attention of the British Design Award judges. Says Dupenny’s Emily Dupen-Hopkins, “I got my inspiration from my parent’s lovely garden. There’s always a new flower here, a butterfly over there, yet another spider spinning his web, a garden gnome I somehow never noticed before.” Visitors to Dupenny’s stand K25 can also expect the retro cheekiness of the bestselling Burlesque wallpaper, inspired by cabaret performers and featuring simple black and white graphics using water-based inks. In a similar vein, the Housewives wallpaper featuring 50s inspired images is also ideal for a feature wall in a bedroom or lounge.

Dupenny is keen to highlight its eco-credentials too, with the high-grade paper made from sustainably sourced trees and all offcuts being sent for recycling.

Votes for these categories can be cast on the British Design Awards website and the winners will be announced in Elle Decoration magazine’s December issue.

Pedigree designers see the beauty of mongrel furniture

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Dominic Lutyens over at The Evening Standard coments on the trend for hybrid furniture and also the importance of London Design Week.

Table lamps made from parquet. Cabinets wrapped in carpets. An Anglepoise lamp attached to a skateboard. Hybrid furniture is the hottest trend right now.

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Sam Pickard Premiers Chair Squared

Sam Pickard Chair Squared

Sam Pickard’s very hottest new product to be premiered at 100% Design… Chair Squared!

these stylish limited edition dining chairs are made from pressed beech veneer with a printed melamine design. Visit them Stand (D41)

www.sampickard.com

follow their blog: Planet Sam

Spoon sink is the beautiful creation of Philip Watts Design

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Spoon sink is the beautiful creation of Philip Watts Design’s in house team and will be exclusively launched at 100% Design at Stand(H41)

The company created the stunning Spoon urinal in 2005; it won immediate acclaim, winning an FX design award. It has taken a while but the flowing lines of the sister product are even more graceful than that of its sibling. The basin, like the urinal, is made from a resin composite and is 100% UK manufactured. It can be used with a mono- block tap as pictured of with a wall mounted spout. Currently the only stockist are Philip Watts Design. Also on show will be the company’s other products, which include the outrageous glowing urinal as well as their more famous porthole and handle ranges.
Phillip Watts Design

What can you achieve with just 6 Square Meters?

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From Covitaca, The new collection 6M2 consists of practical and elegant pieces of furniture that satisfy more than one function.

A folding table, a sofa that turns into 5 poufs, two folding stools, a coffee table with hidden drawer and a removable tray that can be  expanded and they haven’t forgotten  the small details, a folding candelabra for romantic dinners!
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New Launches By British Lighting Manufacturer Original BTC

Texture and shadow are the hallmarks of the latest launches by British lighting manufacturer Original BTC. Pleasingly unprocessed, textural shades take on a new dimension when illuminated, with creases and movement in bone china and glass creating striking shadow play. A new, shortened semi-sphere shade is interpreted in three different finishes: table or pendant lights with dimpled or stepped bone china shades cast a beautiful ambient glow, while a ribbed prismatic glass shade refracts light into elegant, angular shapes.
Also previewing is a collection of solid brass shades hand-spun and finished in Birmingham, available in the original brass, silver or copper plate with either a hammered or smooth finish. Joining them are extensions to the ‘Drop’ collection, including an oversize pendant hand-cast in Original BTC’S Stoke-on-Trent factory.
100% DESIGN 24-27th SEPTEMBER STAND L10
WWW.ORIGINALBTC.COM
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Texture and shadow are the hallmarks of the latest launches by British lighting manufacturer Original BTC.

Pleasingly unprocessed, textural shades take on a new dimension when illuminated, with creases and movement in bone china and glass creating striking shadow play. A new, shortened semi-sphere shade is interpreted in three different finishes: table or pendant lights with dimpled or stepped bone china shades cast a beautiful ambient glow, while a ribbed prismatic glass shade refracts light into elegant, angular shapes.

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Over 1,200 Cubes of Rubbish Sold !

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Artist Justin Gignac set out to prove the value of packaging design to a colleague. Gignac realised the most effective way to make his point was to sell a product no one in their right mind would want – garbage.
Read More at : PSFK.com

Number 1 Thing to see at London Design Festival

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100% Futures is the number 1 thing to see according to Elle Decoration.

This is the young talent zone at 100% Design, London’s contemporary design fair, and it’s where you can discover up-and-coming talents. This year we’re tipping Print,Tuft and Fold’s graffiti-esque cushions (Stand J95).

London designer Alex Bradley for his multi-purpose ‘Notch’ side table/stool/magazine rack (Stand J94); and Korean creative Eunyoung Kim, who uses brightly coloured resin to make bubble-like lighting (Stand J100).

Plus be sure to check out Scott,Rich and Victoria for their ultra-modern stools, shelving and lighting (stand H99).

Read the rest of this article in the current version of Elle Decoration page 93

Pallet Project – Nina Tolstrup on show at 100% Design London

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The acclaimed Dutch designer Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama has taken her studio’s philosophy – to create ingenious, excellent and sustainable design that acts in a socially positive way – to an impressive new level with the recent Pallet Project, on show at the 100% Design festival.

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Pebble Seating by Benjamin Hubert

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To be launched at 100% Design in London, Pebble is a series of seating (one chair and two stools) by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm. He tells MoCo Loco,

“The furniture collection is inspired by the form of beach pebbles found washed up by the sea. The design is a combination of rotational moulding, solid oak and CNC formed metal. Rotational moulding is predominantly used for large outdoor furniture. Pebble brings this material indoors and adds an increased sense of sophistication through its form, finish and combination with other materials. Pebble has a low carbon footprint as the seats are manufactured from recyclable polyethylene and the knock down construction contains no additional fixings. The legs locate into the moulded top and are held together under tension by the powder coated steel band.”

Via (MoCoLoco.com)
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AWARD-WINNING INNOVATION IN DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION SHOWCASED BY AA SCHOOL

Competition 2 Winner - Re-Purpose Political Ply -  Jason Griffiths

Image:Competition  Winner – Re-Purpose Political Ply – Jason Griffiths

The Architectural Association School  is showcasing the work of eight award-winning architectural projects which demonstrate the most innovative integration of design and fabrication processes through digitally driven design systems in a new exhibition Designing Fabricationat Village Underground Art Space from 21 – 26 September as part of London Design Festival.

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Designers In Residence at The Design Museum Through To March 2010

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Designers In Residence is the museum’s ongoing programme supporting emerging talent within the field of design. Each designer will create work that stimulates discourse, reflection and community, through site-specific installations on the ground floor of the Museum. Throughout the residencies there will opportunities to meet the designers and obtain a unique insight into the design and development of their work.

Follow the run up to the exhibition and insights from the designers on the exhibition blog

Free Exhibition
This year the programme runs in two parts:Residency I – 18 September – 31 October 2009 Dave Bowker, Marc Owens
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Kazuhiro Yamanaka to show at 100% Design London

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‘autumnal sunshine’ models in kazuhiro yamanaka’s studio

tokyo born, london based designer kazuhiro yamanaka will show   2 new projects; ‘sleepy lagoon’ and ‘autumnal sunshine’ at 100% Design.

Via: designboom

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