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Milan 2016- some top picks

We didn’t make it to Milan this year- boooo! But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t follow the blogs and the social media obsessively to pick out some of our favourite bits. Here are a few below.

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Arper pieces are always going to look fabulous, no matter what they show- their furniture is so perfectly made in mind for modern living. arper

This year the brand focussed on theessentials for living, with concept by creative directors Lievore Altherr Molina from Barcelona, booth design by 2×4 and styling by Studio B?a?kker from Amsterdam. When you see row after row of standard shell schemes, we really like how they displayed their pieces.

casaCasa International seem to have fun with the piecs they brought to the show. The brand’s second ever collection designed by Mauro Lipparini included new ideas like the above Occasional tables.

foscarini

We are obsessed with the colours and the shapes that appeared on Foscarini’s stand in Spazio Brera. A real nod to the resurgence of the Memphis Group and also triangles- which are bloody everywhere.

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Designer/ architect Ferruccio Laviani played with scale in a Alice in Wonderland-like installation of Foscarini lamps and their giant versions.

 

The Other Art Fair 2016

The Other Art Fair is the UK’s leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent and it’s back in Victoria House this April. Below are some top picks of artists that will be showcasing this April 7-10.

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Affordable Art Fair opens doors

The Affordable Art Fair Battersea opens its doors today in London.

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110 local and international galleries will descend on Battersea Park, showcasing an array of original artwork, all available for between £100 and £5,000. We know we want to head down and see what we can grab. here are some of out fave artists and pictures. Continue Reading…

Moroccan Bazaar

We have found a great new interiors website to buy all of our fancy, original Moroccan goods- furnishings inside and out as well as accessories and fashion.

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Moroccan Bazaar is a UK based store with a space in West London. It has been trading with Morocco and the local artists and artisans for the last 40 years. Lights are at a great prices with some at around £42.

 

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These pouffes are handmade and come in a range of gorgeous colours that would look great in a grey or neutral colour scheme. Also very useful to pull out when you have lots of people round. They are also under £100 which is ace!

 

 

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They also have a great selection of original Moroccan fine art, prints and kitchen goods- really bringing to life the spirit of the country and its people.

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To find out more and shop, click here.

 

 

 

Alan Kitching A Life in Letterpress

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress, includes over 400 prints, a photo essay by Philip Sayer and a biographical monograph and will be published by Laurence King Publishers on 7th April, with an exhibition of Alan’s prints on show at Somerset House opening on April 21st as part of the Pick Me Up Graphic Design Festival.

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Kitching’s distinctive prints and powerful artwork are instantly recognisable and have been commissioned by The Guardian, Tate Modern, Dazed & Confused Magazine, The National Theatre, British Library, Penguin Books and Royal Mail amongst many others. When design turned digital in the 1980s, Kitching changed direction. He bought a printing press, printed by hand and breathed life into the arcane world of letterpress, and became an inspirational teacher for a new generation. In a digital world, his artwork and design is more relevant and recognisable than ever.

alan kitchingThe first edition of the book will be a collector’s edition, featuring a book jacket that has been hand printed by Alan himself and wrapped around the book as a removable dust jacket/print. Only 200 copies of the Collector’s edition have been made and will only be available from Laurence King’s online shop priced £200. A separate special edition will also be available priced £75.

alan kitchingAlan is Honorary Fellow of The Royal College of Art and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts London. Alan has conducted his workshops and given talks to industry, art schools and design conventions in UK, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

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Design Shanghai- next month

Design Shanghai, Asia’s leading international design event, returns one more,  presenting an impressive selection of installations and features at this year’s show, running from 9th to 12th March 2016 at one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Below are some top picks.

beyond object

Beyond Object is a London based design label focusing on desktop objects and home accessories. They believe functional objects can be designed and crafted as art. Nice!

Pingze

Pingze’s bamboo screens are eastern in style and history, yet perfect for a modern Western home. As more and more houses need dividing and separating, these do a gret and subtle job.

Frank Chou

We love this pared back East meets West table and chair design by Frank Chou Design Studio. The angle of the chair and the wood used, mirrors the curves of the table base.

zotem, kim thome

One of this year’s highlights is a new, bespoke version of Zotem, a dynamic installation conceived by London-based Norwegian designer Kim Thomé for Swarovski. Originally created for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the spectacular installation will be customised for exhibition in the new venue.

For more information click here.

 

Art Is Everywhere

Is it possible to discover something wonderful and special without visiting museums, monuments, or other places? Art is Everywhere, How to Really Look at Things asks the reader to take a more careful look at the everyday world.

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Although in part for kids and young creative minds, this book really can and should be read by all. Through ingenious collages and montages, the author looks at our expectations and how we experience art.

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The author SerraGlia is the alias of Lorenzo Servi, an Italian architect and visual designer/artist based in Helsinki, Finland. In 2012, SerraGlia started to focus on how to make contemporary art more accessible to everyone by founding the Imagined Museum of Contemporary Art.

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For more information and to buy, click here.

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