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Exhibitor Alert: LG Hausys’ HI-MACS® at 100% Design


Design: Xavier Bonte, Material: HI-MACS® Alpine White, Mazarin Blue, Lucent Opal by TMA,

LG Hausys’ HI-MACS® return to 100% Design, 2014 to launch their show stopping space-age kitchen concept. ‘The Sky Is the Limit’ kitchen Island, by Belgium designer Xavier Bonte, was inspired by a dream of a cloud in the sky. Continue Reading…

100% Design Alert: Maker Carousel by Mette


Above: ‘Maker Carousel’ by Mette

Multidisciplinary design studio Mette introduce a new concept for 2014 at the interior hub of 100% Design, the ‘Maker Carousel’. Visitors will experience a wide range of maker workshops, live at the show exploring tech-integrated technology, 3D printing to traditional techniques such as block printing. Continue Reading…

Competition Alert: Delight in Light at 100% Design opens


Last year’s winner ‘Dollop’ by Ash Allen.

Delight in Light the pioneering annual competition for students is dedicated to championing up-and-coming design talent. For the first time since 1985 The Lighting Industry Association presented the contest at 100% design in 2013. Ash Allen received critical acclaim when he walked off with the £1000 prize in 2013 for his ‘Dollop’ pendant, pictured above, kick-starting his career on the design scene. Due to its phenomenal success with over 10, 000 votes cast, it is set to return to the 20th edition of the show in September.  The competition is now open. Enter now .


100% design / The Lighting Industry Association / Ash Allen


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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


Urban Plunge: New Designs For City Swimming


Above: King’s Cross Pond, Club Ooze (Eva Pfannes & Sylvian Hartenberg) & Marjetica Potrc London, UK, opening autumn 2014.

Launching to coincide with the London Design Festival (13-21 September 2014), Urban Plunge explores both existing schemes and future visions for river swimming in the heart of our cities.

Commissioned by Roca London Gallery, it showcases international design and architectural projects that transform urban rivers into public leisure spaces, giving people an exciting new, water-level perspective on their metropolis. 

Curator Jane Withers, a design consultant and co-founder of Wonderwater, has selected five key projects to illustrate architecture and design’s role in radically changing river usage, challenging our attitude to the urban water environment. Continue Reading…

Frame Lights by Micro Macro


Above: ‘Frame Lights’ by MICROmacro

Linear ‘Frame lights’ by Italian architects MICROmacro form part of the ‘Geometry Made Easy’ range. These five geometric shaped pendants hang on a black textile cord, highlighted with an exposed bulb. Either style a group or choose one of the following shapes, a triangle, square, rectangle, circle or star. 



Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 continued: Okay Studio collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council



Above: ‘Apex Tables’ by Hunting and Narud

Five teams from design collective Okay Studio caused a stir at Clerkenwell Design Week with their eclectic mix of designs coined ‘Five’ for the American Hardwood Export Council, who have set a precedent with their festival collaborations. Hunting and Narud, Mathias Hahn, Ed SwanLiliana Ovalle, Andrew Haythornwaite and Peter Marigold presented their innovative homewares crafted from five American Hardwood species at the Scin Gallery.

David Venables, Director of AHEC explained “One key aspect of this project for us is promoting and demonstrating the performance of the material. Out of a single set of materials, have come five very different designs and the teams at Okay Studio have risen to that challenge extremely well and I think we have all learnt more about the versatility of the materials as a result.”

Hunting and Narud worked with the complete range of species – American ash, cherry, hard maple, red oak and tulipwood, on their ‘Apex Tables’ – a series of side tables. Black and blue colour stain match the seat on some of range, whilst others are left natural. Glass reveals the quality of the wood on the hardwood cones and is clear as well as smoked.

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Diary: RIBA Hampshire’s Live Work Play at SieMatic


Above: SieMatic Individual Design kitchen living concept with S2, SE5005 and SE4004 cabinetry

RIBA Hampshire’s Live Work Play takes place from 13th June – 6th July 2014 at Winchester’s Discovery Centre. SieMatic showroom, The Myers Touch, will be helping to kick start proceedings with a launch event held on Friday 13th June for relevant industry professionals from 7.15pm at Winchester’s Discovery Centre. It is being sponsored by The Myers Touch, Sub-Zero & Wolf and Creative Catering. Guests will have the chance to find out all about SieMatic kitchens and the services of the showroom’s team, plus they can see a number of Sub-Zero & Wolf’s latest appliances.

Keith Myers, the Managing Director of the SieMatic showroom The Myers Touch will also be holding a lecture during the Live Work Play event on Tuesday 17th June at 6:30pm.  He will discuss designing kitchens and how to infuse a project with light, space and laughter.  It will help guests understand how to create innovative yet timeless kitchens which are individual to the user and a joy to experience.

Keith Myers says “We’re really excited to be involved with this local event which celebrates the work of local architects and will bring the design community together.”

Tickets to the talk on Tuesday 17th June at 6:30pm by Keith Myers can be reserved for £4.50 from the Eventbrite website here.  For further information about the SieMatic kitchen showroom, The Myers Touch, please call 01962 600700 or visit

Relevant industry professionals can contact Sam Hesp at to request an invite to the launch event at

RIBA / SieMatic / The Myers Touch / Sub-Zero & Wolf


Clerkenwell Design Week continued: Chestnut and Ash by Sebastian Cox for Benchmark

Chestnut & Ash range by Sebastian Cox and Benchmark from Kai Lau on Vimeo.

British designer Sebastian Cox presented his coppice collection, entitled Chestnut and Ash, for Benchmark. at Clerkenwell Design Week. Produced using coppicing and cleaving combined with CNC machining, the range sits where tradition meets modernity.


Above: The Chestnut & Ash collection is comprised of the Lath chair, coffee table and bench, and the Shake cabinet and sideboard.

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Clerkenwell Design Week continued: Christopher Jenner designs bathroom furniture for Drummonds

Christopher Jenner for Drummonds The Newton © Michael Franke 1 LR

Following the successful creation of two London showrooms for bathroom specialists Drummonds, Christopher Jenner has designed a collaborative collection of free-standing bathroom furniture for the brand embodying their artisanal style. Continue Reading…

Diary Date: New Designers 2014


Above: Falmouth Owl by Isatu Hyde, One Year On

One of the highlights of the design calendar is New Designers, the leading graduate design show in the UK. This year over 3,000 of the most innovative graduate’s designers from the Britain’s leading universities come together to exhibit in London at the Business Design Centre. Continue Reading…

Royal College of Art Show Fashion – 2014

Royal College of Art Show Fashion – 2014 from Royal College of Art on Vimeo.


Graduates:  RCA Fashion 2014 catwalk show, featuring Menswear and Womenswear graduate collections.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 continued: Blankets and rugs by Loophouse


New: “Reflections” Lambswool blanket

Loophouse debuted their latest custom made blankets and rug designs at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014. The collection of minimal patterned blankets, woven into contemporary repeats are perfect for a seasonal colour change or bold addition to a neutral background. Choose from the bright or cooler palette. Continue Reading…

New York Design Week 2014: Painted Plain rugs by Avo



The Painted Plains collection by New York based design studio Avo combine cowhides with bold geometric pattern. Founder Brit Kleinman reflects upon her travels and daily adventures to provide inspiration for the range.

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