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60th Anniversary of INTERNI: Gamper in conversation at Valcucine

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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.

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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: Closed until next year

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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′.

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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.

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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

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Above: Piqu

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.

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Naber’s white  kitchen offered a clean look with shots of bright storage.

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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.

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Above: Eley Kishimoto

Graphic patterns stood out from Eley Kishimoto, who featured in the VIP press area and Beatrice Larkin at The Makings.

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Above: Beatrice Larkin

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Above: ‘Rotary Tray’ by Jasper Morrison at Vitra

Other designs that caught our attention were the ‘Rotary Tray’ by Jasper Morrison at Vitra, Naomi Paul’s ‘Light / Shade collection’ and the monochrome ‘Morphing’ bathroom suite by Zucchetti.Kos.

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.

 

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Bathrooms at 100% Design 2014

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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…

Newton’s Bucket by Silo Studio at 100% Design

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Above: Newton’s Bucket by Silo Studio at 100% Design

In 1689 Isaac Newton conducted an experiment where he hung by a rope a bucket filled with water. The rope is twisted up tightly on itself and then the bucket is released beginning to spin rapidly.

Newton’s described what happened, “The surface of the water will at first be flat, as before the bucket began to move; but after that, the bucket by gradually communicating its motion to the water, will make it begin to revolve, and recede little by little from the centre, and ascend up the sides of the bucket, forming itself into a concave figure.”

Newton’s Bucket from Silo Studio on Vimeo.

Inspired by Isaac Newton’s experiment Silo Studio exchanged the rope for a turntable, the bucket for a hollow hemisphere and water for non-toxic resin to create a series of bowls that capture this moment in time, which will always make each piece unique. Continue Reading…

60th Anniversary of INTERNI: Moroso in conversation with Yasemin Kologlu from SOM.

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The fourth of a series of 6 high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th anniversary of INTERNI took place yesterday in the colourful Moroso London showroom.

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Editor Gilda paid homage to Patrizia Moroso in her welcoming speech, ‘one of the defining women entrepreneur of Italian Design’. Continue Reading…

Emerging brand: Bright Potato at 100% Design

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Keep an eye on Bright Potato a new multi disciplinary studio exhibiting in the Emerging Brand sector at 100%Design. ‘Peg’ is an intelligent collection of furniture, which reinvents the concept of flat pack with the addition of a peg within its corner. Every conical peg slots neatly into the conical corners for assembly resulting in the easiest flat pack experience you are likely to encounter.

The ‘Peg’ collection combines British heritage and engineering with elite materials to create a simple contemporary silhouette.

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Re Rag Rug by Studio Brieditis & Evans at 100% Design

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Above: Kasuri rug

Award winning Swedish design company Studio Brieditis & Evans make innovative and experimental handmade rugs from waste materials considered worthless. 

By working with a wide range of techniques such as sewing, plaiting, crocheting, knitting, macramé, etc. they recycle jersey fabric to produce geometric and striped rugs perfect for the modern home. 

To see the Re Rag Rug collection, visit their stand at 100% Design

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Barber & Osgerby launch their new collection for Vitra at 100% Design

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Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby presented their new collection of products designed in collaboration with Swiss design company Vitra on the opening day of 100% Design. Continue Reading…

100% Design is opened by Philippe Starck

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Crowds watched Philippe Starck open the 20th edition of 100% Design this morning and unveil his new collection of ceramic tiles for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, on show at the show on Capitol Designer Studio’s, stand E600. Ceramica Sant’Agostino asked Starck to mark this poignant moment by adding graffiti to the wall; he obliged, adding, “Tomorrow will be less,” and finished it with his signature Continue Reading…

60th Anniversary of INTERNI: James Brennan from Natuzzi UK in conversation with Simon Mitchell from Sybarite

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The second of a series of Innovative Landscape Talks – 6 high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI – took place on Monday night, followed by a cocktail party, where guests had the opportunity to admire the beautiful Natuzzi London flagship store at Tottenham Court Road.

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Gilda Bojardi, the formidable Editor in Chief of INTERNI Magazine, opened the evening and welcomed the guests to this first UK initiative of the Italian magazine. Continue Reading…

Hi-Macs Futuristic Kitchen at 100% Design

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London Design Festival: Shin Azumi + Plaid ‘Afternoon Tea”

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During London Design Festival, Shin Azumi and Plaid will open their studios for ‘Afternoon Tea’ to present their recent works. Product designer Shin Azumi launches his tea set ‘Topo’ by Kinto amongst other recent works. Interior studio Plaid, located in the same building will present a selection of their prototypes and models. Continue Reading…

London Design Festival: Future Stars at The Aram Gallery

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Aram Store presents some of the best designs launched in 2014 during London Design Festival.  7 bold new designers Maria Jeglinska, Lola Lely, Cat Potter, James Shaw, Sophie Thomas, Thor ter Kulve, Kim Thome will show their latest work at The Aram Gallery’s newest opening Future Stars? 

3rd Floor, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5SG

 

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