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Shade by Simon Heijdens at the Now Gallery

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The NOW Commission invites shortlisted artists, designers and creatives to come up with a stimulating and exceptional installation that will transform and respond to the gallery space. For autumn the focus is on formidable design to coincide with the London Design Festival.

Shade, Simon Heijdens, Now Gallery London 2014 from Studio Simon Heijdens on Vimeo. Continue Reading…

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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 Late Night party with Icon Magazine

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Above: Gary Powell holds court

100% Design held their legendary Late Night party with Icon Magazine last night. Gary Powell of The Libertines entertained the crowds in the central bar while Pecha Kucha co-founder Mark Dytham hosted a spectacular Pecha Kucha session in the auditorium featuring a stellar cast of designers.

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Above: The Pecha Kucha line up with Champagne Jacquart

Sponsors Peroni Nastro Azzurro Piccola, Campari and Champagne Jacquart made sure the drinks flowed on all evening.

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Above: Dean and Claire from Caro Communications, Mark Dytham Founder of Pecha Kucha and Claire Phillips-Stanford Editor of Despoke

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Lighting: Naomi Paul at 100% Design

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Light / Shade is the new lighting collection by designer Naomi Paul, the latest addition to her hand rendered homeware range. Following on from her much lauded OMI Pendant collection she is currently presenting three new pieces at 100% Design including the V2 Gluck, the Vex & Cave, and Detail. 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…

Hi-Macs Futuristic Kitchen at 100% Design

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London Design Festival: Sebastian Wrong for Hay

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HAY & WH welcome guests to their new showroom at St.James’s Park to view an installation featuring new product launches and to enjoy a cafe run by guest chef Antto during the day.Limited spaces for a unique design & dining experience at the exhibition and on the terrace are available to pre-book.

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60th Anniversary of INTERNI: Artemide’s lead designer Carlotta de Bevilacqua in conversation with Zaha Hadid Architect’s Filippo Innocenti

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Zaha Hadid Architects addressed the challenges in contemporary architecture projects at Artemide showroom during INTERNI60 Innovative Landscape Talk. Continue Reading…

London Design Festival: -ISH by Matteo Fogale & Laetitia de Allegri

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Herrick Gallery  presents an exhibition by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri who have joined forces for this year’s London Design Festival and Shoreditch Design Triangle with -ISH,  a show exploring the perception of materials and their properties. A collection of pieces emphasizing the illusion and beauty of stone-like materials whilst entirely made from recycled and reclaimed post-industrial waste. The event listed as one of the top ten exhibitions in the London Design Festival showcases the result of this new collaboration expressing the common interest in sustainable sources and new aesthetics on design. Continue Reading…

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…

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