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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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Ladies Do Good in Emerging Brands

We caught up with the leading young ladies in Emerging Brands of 100% Interiors about design as a business and are there as many women emerging on to the scene as there should be?

Textile designer and wallpaper maverick Kirath Ghundoo admitted that even at university young textile designers, mostly women, had very limited skills in business when graduating. Luckily for her, her empire was inspired by her fathers drive and business prowess. As a result she’s not only a hugely popular designer (Elle Decoration, Vogue, The Observer love her designs) but is setting up an enterprise to help young textile designers develop their all important business skills.

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Cool Stuff at 100% Design 2012 Number 1


The sculptural Maya Desk by James Melia for – Dare Studio is going to be launched at 100% Design.

The desk with its sculptural form and beautifully refined proportions is perfect for modern vibrant contract and domestic environments.

The founder of Dare Studio, Sean Dare said:

“We are incredibly excited about this new design. The desk fits into modern, vibrant contract and domestic environments perfectly. I’m looking forward to showcasing the design at this year’s 100% Design.”

Website:www.darestudio.co.uk/

Wall sculpture designed by Ora-Ïto + Contemporary Décor Kitchen made entirely in HI-MACS® to be exhibited at 100% Design

100% DESIGN will give LG Hausys the perfect opportunity to introduce its amazing “Contemporary Décor” kitchen made entirely out of HI-MACS®, as well as a wall sculpture that was created for Reebok by famous designer Ora-Ïto.

“Contemporary Décor” is a new, minimalist kitchen design that is both functional and futuristic, and is made entirely out of new-generation acrylic stone. The idea behind this kitchen is to re-explore the use of organic materials in decorative objects, in order to create a look reminiscent of a polar landscape; the LG Hausys stand will therefore be distinguishable by its use of rounded, laminated surfaces made out of white HI-MACS®. This material will not only be used to dress the display area itself, but also to create the surfaces into which the kitchen appliances are built.

The voluptuous curves undulate upwards to meet the highly functional worktops, creating a striking emotional impact. In addition, the entire kitchen benefits, among other things, from the thermoformable, hard-wearing, easy-to-maintain and hygienic properties of HI-MACS®.

As well as this there will be a sculpture designed by Ora-ïto for Reebok, which premiered at the Wallpaper/Reebok exhibition in London and was fabricated by Cándido Hermida in Spain. Ora-ïto’s contribution was an interpretation of the Reebok RealFlex shoe in the form of a wall-mounted installation made entirely from HI-MACS®.

See the HI-MACS® Kitchen and Ora-Ïto Wall at 100% Design this September 2012

Paint that can turn any surface into a battery.

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Researchers at the Rice University in Texas, USA, have created a lithium-ion battery paint that can be applied to any surface. The battery-based paint was experimented on bathroom tiles, which were able to power a set of LED lights for six hours, and provided a steady 2.4 volts.

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