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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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Styling inspiration: Aliki Komps


Images: Melancholic Refuse by Australian photographer Aliki Komps

Styling Inspiration: Discarded furniture / Urban dump

Aliki said, “In an unclear, yet final movement, these chairs have been displaced from their domestic environment. They no longer function as a place of rest. Despite this though, an imprint of the lived body of the owner is undeniably visible on the surface and embedded within the very essence of the chair.”


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The Skip Stop House by Design Haus Liberty


Detail: Mirror adds space in the room and a hidden storage unit.

Skip Stop House is a multi-unit developer project in Marylebone, which consists of two existing buildings being combined to form: commercial units on the ground level, four individual flats and a mansard roof extension above. DH Liberty, the Notting Hill based practice was asked to find an architectural language to combine the buildings in a creative way. Their solution was to blur the boundaries of the two adjacent buildings and create Skip-Stop units, which offer both lateral and vertical spaces. The circulation strategy would accommodate entrances at every other level, keeping the horizontal spaces as social program and the vertical spaces as circulation and private program.

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100% Design Exhibitor Alert: DuPont™ to launch the Super Black Corian® kitchen by Christian Ghion


Above: The Super Black kitchen by Christian Ghion, made entirely in Corian®

DuPont™ Corian® continue to push boundaries in the exploration and design of solid surfaces. At 100% Design 2014 they return to launch six dark browns made with innovative DeepColour™ Technology, and an intriguing, hi-tech kitchen design that celebrates the introduction of four deep blacks. A pioneering manufacturing solution established by DuPont™t, DeepColour™ Technology enables the production of Corian® solid surfaces in dark hues offering deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier fabrication.

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