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‘Sudare’ outdoor furniture collection by Nendo for Patio Petite


Nendo has launched quite a few products in the last couple of weeks. The latest arrival commissioned by Patio Petite is the  ‘Sudare’ outdoor furniture collection designed for the garden and other exterior spaces.   Continue Reading…

ICON 2014 AWARDS: Shortlist revealed


Icon reveals the nominees for the 2014 Icon Awards judged earlier this month at the BT Tower in London’s West End. The shortlist includes globally prominent architects and designers, along with emerging practices and technical and social innovators.

The winners – and the 2014 Icon of the Year – will be announced at a ceremony on 4 December at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone, London. The winners will all receive trophies designed by Anton Alvarezmade using his thread-wrapping machine.


For more details and to buy tickets to attend the awards party, visit the Icon Awards website,


Building of the Year

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, by Shigeru Ban Architects
Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, by Lacaton & Vassal
LSE Student Centre, London, by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, by David Chipperfield Architects

Architecture Practice of the Year

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
David Adjaye Associates
Haworth Tompkins Architects
Herzog & de Meuron

Design Studio of the Year

Barber Osgerby
Martino Gamper
Morag Myerscough
Studio Rygalik

Emerging Architecture Practice of the Year

Frida Escobedo
We Made That
WISE Architecture

Emerging Design Studio of the Year

Kieren Jones
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Patrick Stevenson-Keating
Study O Portable
Thorunn Arnadottir

Furniture Design of the Year

Bodleian Library Chair by Barber Osgerby
Keystones by Minale-Maeda
Table and chairs by Office KGDVS
Tubo by Industrial Facility

Product Design of the Year

Bloom safety helmet by Toyo Safety
Bradley Timepiece by Eone
Chair 4 Life by Renfrew Group
Fortis Exoskeleton by Lockheed Martin
Mars Orbiter by Indian Space Research Organisation

Interior of the Year

Bonhôte townhouse, London, by AOC
Markthal, Rotterdam, by MVRDV
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, by Allies and Morrison
Tate Britain, London, by Caruso St John
Victoria Beckham store, London, by Farshid Moussavi

Socially Responsible Design of the Year

ABC syringe by David Swann
Clocksense by Frugal Digital
Natalie Collection by Laerdal Global Health
Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) by Peek Vision
SoftWheel by SoftWheel Ltd.

Technology of the Year

Aakash UbiSlate 7Ci tablet by Datawind
Blackphone by Silent Circle
Citymapper app
Google contact lenses
UltraRope by Kone

Icon Awards website,


Nendo extends the Peg Collection for Cappellini


Another release this week from prolific Japanese studio Nendo is the extension of the 2013 Peg Collection for Cappellini. The new additions include a series of sofas, beds, low tables, corner shelving unit and mirror. The pieces are unified by their compact feel and wooden peg legs. Continue Reading…

Styling & Design: A/W 2014 Campaign by &Tradition

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Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design

Danish design company &Tradition’s new A/W 2014 collection features textiles by ATWTP and some classic lighting by studio vit.

The  ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: ‘Yukutori’ wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

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Farrow & Ball embrace the current trend for shibori and the popularity of Japanese style with their new wallpaper collection. ‘Yukutori,’ my pick of the range, is inspired by a mid-twentieth century pen and ink drawing.  Continue Reading…

Nendo release the ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture for Kokuyo




Nendo has released the modular ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture collection for Kokuyo. The adaptable brackets unit sofa provides a variety of office communication spaces via numerous combinations of its bracket-shaped units. Continue Reading…

‘Black Brick’ wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

Black Brick Wallpaper

Piet Hein Eek started working with NLXL in 2010 launching ‘Scrapwood’ one of the most popular wallpaper collections in recent years. This month NLXL introduce a new photographic surface by Piet the “Black Brick” fitting perfectly into the prevalent monochrome trend.

Rick Vintage, NLXL Founder: “We talked about a “Black Brick” wallpaper, but it would have been weird to add this idea to the Scrapwood collections.” He added: “But great ideas should not be shelved.“

See it first at Dutch Design Week October 18 – 26 2014

Piet Hein Eek / NLXL


PATTERNITY call for photographic entries


PATTERNITY are looking for photographic entries for their first book ‘EXPLORING THE POSITIVE POWER OF PATTERN.’ Published in 2015 this will be a carefully curated photographic book bringing together the worlds of fashion, art, design, nature, science, mathematics and beyond through thought provoking written and visual content.


The fundamental aim of the book is to champion the inspirational power of pattern and to provide a platform for practitioners with an innovative approach to pattern implementation.

All imagery will be curated by PATTERNITY and accompanied with a full name credit. Selected imagery will receive a copy of the book.

PATTERNITY are looking for photographs from the worlds of:

Pattern in Nature + Minerals Pattern in Science + Mathematics Pattern in the Everyday + Incidental Pattern in Behaviour, People + Places Pattern in Fashion + Accessories Pattern in Art, Design, Object + Architecture Pattern in Surface + Texture (Natural + Manmade) Pattern in Data + Technology 


You must own the full copyright to every image that you send.







Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co in Wales is Britain’s best new home – 2014 RIBA Manser Medal winner

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The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the winner of the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co, a modern three-bed private residence in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, has been named Britain’s best new home. Continue Reading…

High Definition Weave by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons




Above: Sample of the new ‘High Definition Weave Collection’ by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons

Brintons engineer’s invention the patented ‘High Definition Weave’ has the capacity to weave up to 32 colours, and simulate photorealistic effects. The leading brand just released this sneak preview of a geometric design using the equipment designed by Cristian Zuzunaga.  


Cristian Zuzunaga / Brintons


Coming Soon: The Workbench System by Mette


As seen in the Maker Carousel at 100% Design 2014, this ‘Workbench System’ by Mette incorporates a pegboard worktop with copper mesh storage perfect for collaborative workspaces. The laminated birch ply design is finished with the addition of custom aluminum pegs.



Mette / 100% Design


La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite present ‘THE DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE’


Above: The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito

This week the Design Supermarket of  La Rinascente launched 7 new talents displaying original designs endorsed by SaloneSatellite for the second consecutive year.

Again, both La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite have shown their commitment to promoting fresh design to ensure noteworthy talent doesn’t go unnoticed. When two leading design institutions collaborate to showcase what they regard as inspirational work instinctively you expect to see an interesting collection. And, the 2014 selection does not disappoint.


Dossofiorito is a design collaboration started in Verona in the autumn of 2012 by Livia Rossi  and Gianluca Giabardo. It is located in an old car workshop, where Livia and Gianluca carry out their design experiments with a very hands-on approach. 


‘The Phytophiler’ is a series of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which functional appendices such as magnifying glasses and mirrors are installed, offering a completely different perspective on the houseplant. Continue Reading…

100% Design 2014 (Official show video)

Over 28,000 visitors attended to see 450 brands showcase over 2000 products at 100% Design 2014. View the official video to see the design you may have missed.

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100% Optical: Shaping the future of optics in the UK


Above: Cutting edge glasses and styling from FEB31st

100% Optical is the largest audited trade event for optical professionals in the UK. The groundbreaking show is designed for opticians, dispensing opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists with over 2000 product launches, 90+ hours of educational seminars and a wealth of thought-provoking content. Organised in partnership with the Association of Optometrists, 100% Optical offers professionals three days of business, learning and networking.

Launched in February 2014, the first event was a huge success, attracting over 5,000 professionals, featuring 200 exhibitors and amassing over 90 hours of educational seminars. These seminars attracted international star speakers from afar afield as Australia, South Africa and Israel. Continue Reading…

5 minutes only with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby met in 1992 on the Architecture and Interiors Masters course at the Royal College of Art. They became friends, set up their practice Barber Osgerby and made a name for themselves running the studio whilst studying, which didn’t go down very well with the tutors. Continue Reading…

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