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Shopping: The Henten Bag at twentytwentyone

01.hb-066_01_0The 66 Henten Bag – £180

In 1926, a group of Finnish artists took the decision to convert their own lives into an art form. In an undoubtedly Dadaist spirit, they set off on a never-ending journey which took them to the major cities of Europe and Africa.

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Window House, Kanagawa by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Window House, Kanagawa by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Window House in Kanagawa by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects


Window House designed by Tokyo based practice Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects is situated in Kanagawa facing Sagami Bay with a view of Mt. Fuji and Enoshima. Continue Reading…

Kitchen: Chop Chop by Dirk Biotto


The preparation of a meal in the kitchen can involve a number of tasks; some of these may be difficult for the elderly or disabled. The Chop Chop designed by industrial designer Dirk Biotto enables people with restricted mobility to prepare meals.  Continue Reading…

Editor’s pick: Hidden washbasin by Giulio Gianturco for Makro


Above: A Washbasin Hidden In A Wooden Box by Giulio Gianturco

Certain items around the house merit being hidden – the television, hoover and washing machine – many of you will relate to this, though I had never considered the sink until now.  The nautical inspired ‘Hidden’ washbasin concealed in a wooden box by Giulio Gianturco for Makro, will add the element of surprise to a bathroom or guest room. The thermo-treated box in a wood hemlock finish opens easily by means of electrical devices backed up by a stainless steel mechanism. Continue Reading…

Children: Boat by Kattuska


Kattuska design toys with one main idea in mind to offer imaginative play and creative fun for children.The Boat is a swing with two seats created with the best quality and environmentally sound materials. ‘This ‘good looking’ toy will blend into the modern home and provide hours of fun for your little folk. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Korridor Design at 100% Design


Above: Concrete Candleholders

New at 100% Design for 2014 is Korridor Design, a Danish homewares brand by architects Lærke Rune and Henrik IlfeldtBoth designers share the same passion for homewares, but each has their own individual style, this is reflected in the design. Lærke is all about craftsmanship, and aesthetics, whilst Henrik’s vision is to make each product sensational with a surprise element. Together they create by following Korridor’s own philosophy: Products can be turned into art and art can turn into products.


Above: Pyramid Boxes

At 100% Design they will introduce a series of new products including the ‘Tumbling’ wooden lamp, marble and cement hotplates and a range of embroidered textiles alongside their trademark Pyramid Boxes.

100% Design : 17th – 20th September –  Resigter now

Korridor Design

Heal’s Discovers collection to launch at 100% Design


Above: Heal’s Discovers – Mava side table by Tom Parfitt

Heal’s will unveil their 2014 edition of Heal’s Discovers at 100% Design in September (Stand L320). By exhibiting for the first time at 100% Design they firmly cement their level of commitment in their quest to discover and nurture young design talent. The retailer will feature the winning products exclusive to Heal’s, these include the Rickard stool by Phil Luscombe and Josh South (Northumbria University), Mava side table by Tom Parfitt (National School of Furniture), Turn furniture and lighting collection by Ester Comunello (Bucks New University), and the sand cast stools by Sam Lloyd (Kingston University).


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Heal’s / Phil Luscombe and Josh South / Tom Parfitt / Sam Lloyd



See Philippe Starck at 100% Design


French designer Philippe Starck is set to open the 20th edition of 100% in September alongside the release of Flexible Architecture, his new collection of ceramic tiles for Ceramica Sant’Agostino.

Starck will take part in the Talks With 100% Design Programme, alongside other notable names such as Jaime Hayon, Ross Lovegrove, Nina Tolstrup, Maxim Velcovsky and Eric Klarenbeek.


Above: Flexible Architecture range for Ceramica Sant’Agostino by Philippe Starck


See the Flexible Architecture range for Ceramica Sant’Agostino by Philippe Starck on stand E600 at 100% Design.

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100% Design : 17th -20th September 2014


Editor’s Pick: New Designers Part 2


Above: ‘EDIT’ wall tiling system by Dome at this years ‘One Year On’ Exhibition.

Again New Designers 2014 did not disappoint the design devotees who packed into the Business Design Centre in Islington for Part 2. The show presented an edited selection of students from colleges the length and breadth of the country who proudly displayed their Final Major Projects. 

Take a look at the graduates who caught our eye:

Dome Studio, participating in ‘One Year On’ Exhibition section of the show, featured the EDIT range of wall tiles available in a variety of wood, finishes and patterns. Continue Reading…

Trend: Striped Tiles


Above: School by McBride Charles Ryan


Trend: Stripe tiles / facade / interior


Above: Cream / shot of bright


Above: Johnstons Tiles


Editor’s Graduate Pick: Grid System by Ying Chang

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Alfred St. Residence by Studio Four


A single level Victorian house in Prahran previously renovated in the 1980’s has been remodeled by Australian company Studio Four, to provide the family with a stronger connection to space they were housed in. Studio Four redesigned the ground level and added a first floor, which enabled the house to adapt to the growing needs of a family with preschool children, and their future needs as they progress through school and university.


The new living areas to the rear of the dwelling promote openness and interaction unlike the enclosed Victorian space at the front of the house. The latest openings provide increased connection to the existing courtyard spaces, with fresh landscaping providing a green backdrop to each internal space.

A subtle material palette of white with pale timber insertions provides a neutral backdrop for the family’s collection of art, books and objects, while enhancing the visual connection between the interior spaces with the courtyard garden adjacent.

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Basket Lamp for Kanaami-Tsuji by Nendo


Nendo adopted the time-honoured technique of wire netting (‘kana-ami’), commonly used on kitchen utensils, for the ‘Basket Lamp.’  They created this contemporary wire lighting fixture and developed it for future generations in collaboration with Kanaami-Tsujia Kyoto-based netting firm that preserves the craft’s traditions. Continue Reading…

Trend: Print Spring 2015

Dior Homme Spring 2015

Above: Spring 2015: Dior Homme


Print Trends: Scribble / Scratch

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