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3D Home Factory – Printing our world

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Printing speaks louder than words when it comes to the 3D Home Factory at 100% Design.  Continue Reading…

Eclectic fabrics from St. Jude’s

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British textile brand St. Jude’s focuses on creating unique patterned fabrics, cushions covers and wallpapers from its Norfolk based workshop. Continue Reading…

Fonte bathroom inspired by Japanese philosophy

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The Fonte collection by Monica Graffeo is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of personal care. The collection is made using DuPont™ Corian® techno-surface with elm wood accessories.  Continue Reading…

Form: when wallpaper and concrete collides

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The Form collection by Erica Wakerly for KAZA Concrete shows what happens when wallpaper designers and concrete manufacturers collaborate. Continue Reading…

Moroso: The Look

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Last year textile manufacturer MOROSO celebrated it’s 60th Birthday. As a part of the ongoing celebrations, Patrizia Moroso has curated an exhibition, Lo Sguardo Laterale: Moroso, une recherche entre Arts décoratifs et Design (The Look: Moroso, research between Decorative Arts and Design). Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell Presents: Giles Miller Studio

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Giles Miller Studio specialise in surface and interior design and for Clerkenwell Design Week the studio has created a large installation at St. John’s Gate.  Continue Reading…

Top Picks from the House of Detention: GIQ

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Concrete drawers? It sounds like like a an expression the Mafia might use, but these drawers by GIQ and Sai Industries at the House of Detention during Clerkenwell Design Week are anything but sinister.  Continue Reading…

Bright Cotton by Keren Shiker

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Keren Shiker has developed these lamps which appear to be part animal and part cloud, after discovering the interesting effects of light viewed through cotton.  Continue Reading…

Adaptnetic Structures

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3D Printing is the technology du-jour, however other organic materials and processes are also being developed to integrate technology, bringing them into the 21st Century. Continue Reading…

Ahead of the Fold: Wallpaper by Élitis

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These wallpaper designs are by French company Élitis. The new Pleats range resembles unfolded sheets of paper with their crisp fold lines still visible on the walls. Continue Reading…

Nendo Stone Garden with Ceasarstone

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Leading Japanese design studio, Nendo, has collaborated with Ceasarstone to create two collections that harness Nendo’s typically simple and elegant designs, using Ceasarstone quartz products. Continue Reading…

Future Materials: Ecobuild 2013

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New at Ecobuild this year is a showcase of innovative materials and building technologies. Research companies and academic institutions from all over the world are on show at the Future Materials Gallery, which is designed to inspire the next generation of architects into using innovative new materials.

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Graphic textiles by Flock

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Jenny Wilson and Johanna Williams once worked at the Fabric and Furnishings Department at Liberty. Continue Reading…

Artists behind the Collider discuss the Art of Collaboration

Neil MussonJono Retallick are independent artists that came together for six distant weeks to create the first impression of 100% Design 2012.

Talking to an audience in the Eco, Design & Build Hub they spoke about the importance of collaboration, the beauty of art and large-scale projects.
Independently, Retallick – artist/sculptor and Musson – artist/lighting consultant, have significant experience in site-specific installations, often including light.

For the entrance piece at 100% they wanted to explore ‘connections’ in nature, in life and materials.  “Context is crucial with the connection of ideas”, explained Musson, “We used signage material out of context to create the sculpture, there had to be an element of trust in working together”.

 

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Servomuto’s ‘Family Lightshades’

The Italian duo Servemuto are Alessandro Poli and Francesca De Giorgi – a unique blend of architecture and graphic design in the form of product designers.

Inspired by vintage products they have created an exquisite range of over-sized light shades with comedic undertones.  Using salvaged trimmings and old fabrics from army blankets to theater curtains the pair from South Italy spend most of their time in Milan creating unusual products.

 

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The colourful shades continue to be made by hand in the style and method used by Francesca’s family in the 1960’s, hence the idea of ‘family’ lampshades. Using meticulous finishes of the Florentine tradition, their artisan work is of the highest level. Not only are their products unique but their entire brand oozes concept, tradition and style.

 

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For those of you who can’t make 100% Design, you can see their wonderful creations at Animali Domestici in Brixton.

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