Furniture Design from the Languedoc-Roussillon through to Sunday September 27th

SUD DE FRANCE DESIGN 2009
Furniture Design from the Languedoc-Roussillon
First time exhibition at the region?s headquarters in London
19 – 27 September 2009
La Maison de la Région Languedoc–Roussillon is to host the first exhibition of contemporary
regional French design at their showroom in London during the London Design Festival.
With over ten designers on show this exhibition sets out to demonstrate the qualities of the
region?s furniture from design innovation to individuality and accessibility.
At the heart of the exhibition will be designs by the late Pierre Paulin, a Languedoc designer,
who has had a profound influence on the global design scene. From his use of colour to
shape and texture, Paulin?s work exemplifies the very best craftsmanship and creativity from
the Languedoc-Roussillon and is a true reflection of what he once claimed “I design with
intent”.
In the UK, the region of Languedoc-Roussillon is famed for its wine and food, culture and
beauty, but one of its best-kept secrets is the burgeoning design community that is the home
to many successful small artisanal companies who design and produce their work in this
great area.
From natural resources to hi-tech manufacturing processes, designers have the full
complement of tools and materials on their doorstep. Whether they are working in solid
wood, wrought iron or rotational moulded polypropylene, these designers demonstrate the
full spectrum of skills and creativity.
La Maison de la Région Languedoc–Roussillon is only one of a small group of centres that
promote the region to select country partners around the world. It is a hub for everything
Languedocienne and is a source for products and business contacts for UK companies and
individuals alike who need to know more about the region.

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SUD DE FRANCE DESIGN 2009 La Maison de la Région Languedoc–Roussillon is to host the first exhibition of contemporary regional French design at their showroom in London during the London Design Festival.

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Collective Paper Aesthetics in Designersblock London 2009 at 100% Design

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Designersblock London 2009 takes place alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One. 24 – 27 Sep 2009

…On the contrary to a Blanc reference point Collective Paper Aesthetics is starting with a print error or print test. Simply take a tour around the room in your mind, fold and un-fold it, puzzle it and frame your special moments. The known and the unknown are visualized from one same yet different pre-cycled building block. Everyone can play.

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Laikingland: On the move to London

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The UK and Netherlands based creative collaboration, who have been clapping up a storm since the launch of their first product the Applause Machine 12 months ago, are launching 2 new beautifully crafted kinetic objects at 100% Design, Stand (G92).

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Neon colours give furniture and textiles the wow factor at 100% Design by Helen Parton

From acid greens to hot pinks, look out for a whole host of neon shades when you visit 100% Design, chiming nicely with the current desire for all things 80s and perhaps also acting as a backlash against the nicely neutral shades that have come to dominate contemporary interiors in recent years.

Claystation at 100% Design

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Ben Hughes’ design for the Onepiece Chair, which will be available full size at 100% Design

Designer Ben Hughes has made a breakthrough in furniture design, which you can test for yourself in the October issue of Blueprint. It’s a chair made from one piece of lightweight material, with no glue or fixings required.

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CUTE: Music Chocolate

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Music Chocolate

Pouf wood and upholstered in leather with inserted audio amplifier

There is a need for a new type of social environment in which the home is central. House concerts are becoming more frequent moments of meeting in the home.

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Go See: RICK OWENS: EVOLUTION AN EXHIBITION OF FURNITURE AT SEBASTIAN+BARQUET LONDON UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30 TH

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Oscar Humphries and Rudy Weissenberg present a collection of furniture by Rick Owens. Several entirely new pieces will be presented, representing developing themes in a powerful and genuine design expression. The pieces are produced in small limited editions and prices are kept deliberately modest.

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Triflow Concepts – Triflow Future Talents Review by Tom Wright

Continuing in its recent vein of commissioning cutting-edge new design, the British brassware manufacturers, Triflow, will be announcing the winners of an open competition to design a pioneering new kitchen or bathroom tap or accessory.
The competition closed on 18th September and was launched off the back of Triflow’s 30th anniversary collaboration with renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid. Hadid, winner of the Pritzker Prize for architecture in 2004, is known for experimenting with new spatial constructs in relation to existing environments and practices, from urban scale to products, interiors and furniture. Her series for Triflow is a true example of this outlandish approach to design and a somewhat visionary aesthetic. Whilst her sweeping curves and complex, extending landscapes are less groundbreaking now, due to the prolificacy of technological design, they are, nevertheless, arresting and internationally recognisable.
Hadid’s combination of complex systems of design with elegant natural forms often leads to a dynamic and unexpected forms which adapt and mould the specifics of a site. Her bold tap design for Triflow continues this fluid language and certainly attracts the eyes as a signature piece but I am slightly concerned as to how it will react to its environment. With the totality of place seemingly so critical to Hadid’s architecture, commercial design products may feel a little out of sorts.
Hadid’s contemporary Zaha Range will bill on show at the Triflow Concepts stand (J20) of the 100% Design London, each presented on unique Zaha designed, ergonomic plinths.
Triflow’s commitment to extending design and designers reach must be commended and their ambitious competition to discover a groundbreaking new design is a bold step forward. Triflow Concepts manufactures all of its products in the UK and aims for its desired market of illustrious homes and hotels around the world. The Triflow is a three-way tap, delivering not only hot and cold water but also filtered water, through a dedicated waterway from the same spout. This development has been a significant change to the industry and its strong patent remains unchallenged. Billed as a ‘hassle-free, eco-friendly alternative to bottled water’, the concept is perhaps on shaky ground with regards to the earth-shattering claims of its manufacturers.
The competition with 100% Design does, however, continue this tradition of innovation and is an expression of Triflow’s roots and achievements in British brassware manufacturing. The entries have been judged and shortlisted by a panel of design professionals, including the afore-mentioned architect Zaha Hadid, celebrated interior designer and architect David Collins, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* magazine Tony Chambers, and design writer and consultant Caroline Roux.
The four shortlisted entries will be on display at 100% Design at the Triflow Concepts stand (J20). Having been subjected to a public vote, the winning designs will be announced on the final day of the show and then be taken into production.

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Continuing in its recent vein of commissioning cutting-edge new design, the British brassware manufacturers, Triflow, will be announcing the winners of an open competition to design a pioneering new kitchen or bathroom tap or accessory.

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Eco Warrior Bag

ECO WARRIOR BAG is a eco-bag that represents you as an Environmental activist. If you see people throwing away a cigarette butt on the street or not separating garbage by type, transform yourself into ECO WARRIOR! (By putting the bag on your head) Then, give them a stern warning instead of a drop kick.
Standard class and High class that is printed with lamé ink are available.
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eco bagECO WARRIOR BAG is a eco-bag that represents you as an Environmental activist. If you see people throwing away a cigarette butt on the street or not separating garbage by type, transform yourself into ECO WARRIOR! (By putting the bag on your head) Then, give them a stern warning instead of a drop kick.

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Jocelyn Warner Celebrates 10years with new wallpaper collection

Launching the first wallpaper collection in 1999, with her super size botanical hand prints Lily
and Leaf, Jocelyn’s design aesthetic has gradually evolved, adding more botanical and
abstract designs to the collections, experimenting with new inks and print production
processes resulting in wallpapers that have become award winning design classics. From
their first showing 10 years ago at 100% Design the body of work has grown into an
internationally recognized collection, now distributed worldwide and retailed in the UK
through prestigious design focused shops such as Liberty and Heals, newly available in
selected John Lewis stores and represented by Henry Bertrand at Chelsea Harbour.
Marking the 10th anniversary with a super cool new web site that gives a true feel of the
papers, lighting and rugs and a brand new blog, monthly edited with Jocelyn’s visuals and
thoughts. We will email you a link when it is live.
At 100% Design 3 new wallpapers, each in 5 beautiful colourways, will be launched; designs
that carry Jocelyn’s hallmark – contemporary larger than life botanical themes.
Colour themes follow trend direction: Gold, Black, Pink, Silvers and muted pastels and
neutrals.
Fern
The delicacy of Fern is interpreted into simple fern leaves that seem to gently fall across the
wall, as if floating gently along a stream. Using very fine engraving techniques the leaves
take on the qualities that makes ferns so attractive. Using a sensitively chosen colour
palette, with shimmering iridescent gold’s and silvers creating super – cool sophisticated
prints.
Blossom
Fashion inspired with references to 1950’s, Blossom stems transcend up the wall, the petals
have 3 layers of tone giving them shape and form and are put together into sumptuous
colourways that reflect the past and are currently “happening”. Cool silvers, the very now
gold and black, the moody Charcoal Greys, Dusty Pinks, and off-white neutrals.
Cascade
Climbing stems with erupting blossoms are intertwined with leaves that cascade and tumble
down the wall. Playing with the concept of shadow and light Cascade takes on a freestyle
flow with antique gold’s, highlights in the branches and luxuriant combinations of tones for
the petals.
Fern, Blossom and Cascade come in 10 metre rolls and are all 52cm wide.
To request hi-res images please contact Madeleine at Jocelyn Warner on +44 20 7375 3754 or
[email protected]
Please visit us at 100% Design, stand D54 and Focus, Henry Bertrand Showroom.

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Launching the first wallpaper collection in 1999, with her super size botanical hand prints Lily and Leaf, Jocelyn’s design aesthetic has gradually evolved, adding more botanical and abstract designs to the collections, experimenting with new inks and print production processes resulting in wallpapers that have become award winning design classics.

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Chelsea Institution David Mellor Design Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Unveils New Designs by Corin Mellor

Chelsea Institution David Mellor Design Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Unveils New Designs by Corin Mellor
This year marks the 40th anniversary of David Mellor Sloane Square, which first opened on 7th  October 1969 at 4 Sloane Square. David Mellor, who passed away earlier this year, founded the shop, initially as  David Mellor Ironmonger, reflecting the wide range of products sold,  at the height of the Swinging Sixties, and it quickly established itself as part of the fashionable King’s Road scene.
David’s son Corin, also a talented designer and the  creative director of David Mellor Design, took over the management of the Sloane Square store on the retirement of his father ten years ago and has held on to the original principle of selling things which work well and look good. Many of their products – glass and woodware, cast iron and ceramics – are designed by Corin Mellor exclusively for the David Mellor shops alongside a surprising number of original products first sold in 1969 and still available – some updated but some still exactly as they were.  David Mellor was a firm believer in the longevity and purity of his designs, a belief which has been proven by his first cutlery design ‘Pride’ being in continuous production since 1953.
New pieces by Corin Mellor, including kitchen knives, glassware and a spectacular stainless steel candelabrum will be displayed at this year’s 100% design alongside his father’s cutlery and kitchen knife designs.
David Mellor have exhibited at 100% Design every year since the very first show
You can find David Mellor at Stand (H40)
http://www.davidmellordesign.com

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of David Mellor Sloane Square, which first opened on 7th  October 1969 at 4 Sloane Square. David Mellor, who passed away earlier this year, founded the shop, initially as  David Mellor Ironmonger, reflecting the wide range of products sold,  at the height of the Swinging Sixties, and it quickly established itself as part of the fashionable King’s Road scene.

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Korean Design at 100% Design by Sarah Brownlee

The Korean contingent should prove to be a big draw at this year’s 100% Design, showing some clever creations displayed under the KIDP banner.
KIDP (that’s the Korea Institute of Design Promotion) has been on a mission to promote Korean design since it was established in 1970, but there’s still a lot of work to be done to raise its profile. A lack of talent certainly isn’t the issue. There are up to 2,500 design firms operating in Korea at present, the problem is that the Korean design market is too small to accommodate them all, or at least see them each make a healthy profit – hence a concerted effort now to crack the overseas market.
Showing at 100% Design for the second year in a row, KIDP is presenting the work of 11 ‘up-and-coming’ Korean design studios, all of which can more than hold their own on the international scene. Seoul-based industrial design company DMO (www.dmohouse.com) is definitely one of the highlights. Look out for their Flat Lighting – a 2D standing lamp (more like leaning lamp, as it has to be placed against a wall) made using LEDs and the Kangaroo Apron incorporating nifty oven mitts. Design Artist Shawn Soh (www.designartist.co.kr) is another designer not to miss, offering up whimsical but workable storage solutions including a bookcase that doubles up as seating in the form of a staircase and a more sculptural bookcase in the shape of a tree. Not too cute just clever.
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A tree becomes a book becomes a tree by Design Artist Shawn Soh

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Image: A tree becomes a book becomes a tree by Design Artist Shawn Soh

The Korean contingent should prove to be a big draw at this year’s 100% Design, showing some clever creations displayed under the KIDP banner.

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100% Design exhibitors shortlisted for British Design Awards by Helen Parton

Three designers exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design exhibition have been nominated in the British Design Awards (BDAs) 2009. Now in their eighth year, the BDAs celebrate products that are beautiful, original and useful and created by British designers for both UK and international firms.
Brought to you by Elle Decoration magazine and held in association with watch manufacturer Rado, the shortlist for the British Design of the Year includes the hotly tipped Benjamin Hubert and his Heavy desk lamp. The contemporary styled light, produced for Decode London has a thin wall cast concrete shade, manufactured using a ceramic casting process and is supported by a plywood neck in oak or walnut finish. It is an evolution of a series of concrete pendant lamps, first seen last year when they garnered the young designer much attention. Since graduating from Loughborough University in 2006, he has set up his own studio and just a year later scooped the 100% Design Award for most promising designer in 2008. This year, Hubert returns to 100% Futures, and in addition to the Heavy lamp, the designer has plenty of other launches on stand G100. He has designed a range of solid wood furniture for British brand Ercol, aluminium pendant lamps and a limited edition range of agglomerate cork pendant lamps for Unique Copenhagen and the Splay coat stand for De La Espada, manufactured in solid beech and lacquered in a number of bright colours.
Pinch, too, is nominated in the British Design of the Year category for the Vigo triple shelving unit, which also functions as a room divider. Pinch has built up a loyal following for its beautifully crafted wooden furniture and lighting designs since launching in 2004, with husband and wife team Russell and Oona working out of their studio cum showroom in Brixton, south London.
Visitors to Pinch’s stand B54 will this year be treated to eight new pieces, many with the firm’s signature of simple, graceful forms and cabinetry details. These include the generously proportioned Boyd sofa, which is designed to be the ultimate curl-up sofa with deep filled cushions and ample support for the head and back. The Joyce cabinet is inspired by a Victorian optometrist’s shopfitting, and has sliding glass fronted doors and a beautiful cherry-lined interior. Pinch’s Imo stool, composed of solid walnut frame and solid elm top, folds down, allowing it to be wall-mounted using an accompanying walnut peg, so it can look just as elegant when stored as it does when it is in use.
Dupenny, meanwhile, is nominated in the Best Surface Design 2009 category. This Brighton-based company specialises in bespoke hand-printed wallpaper and homewares. Dupenny’s English Garden wallpaper was the product that attracted the attention of the British Design Award judges. Says Dupenny’s Emily Dupen-Hopkins, “I got my inspiration from my parent’s lovely garden. There’s always a new flower here, a butterfly over there, yet another spider spinning his web, a garden gnome I somehow never noticed before.” Visitors to Dupenny’s stand K25 can also expect the retro cheekiness of the bestselling Burlesque wallpaper, inspired by cabaret performers and featuring simple black and white graphics using water-based inks. In a similar vein, the Housewives wallpaper featuring 50s inspired images is also ideal for a feature wall in a bedroom or lounge.
Dupenny is keen to highlight its eco-credentials too, with the high-grade paper made from sustainably sourced trees and all offcuts being sent for recycling.
Votes for these categories can be cast on the British Design Awards website and the winners will be announced in Elle Decoration magazine’s December issue.

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Three designers exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design exhibition have been nominated in the British Design Awards (BDAs) 2009. Now in their eighth year, the BDAs celebrate products that are beautiful, original and useful and created by British designers for both UK and international firms.Pinch08_504_Vigo_CO_HR

Three designers exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design exhibition have been nominated in the British Design Awards (BDAs) 2009. Now in their eighth year, the BDAs celebrate products that are beautiful, original and useful and created by British designers for both UK and international firms.

Brought to you by Elle Decoration magazine and held in association with watch manufacturer Rado, the shortlist for the British Design of the Year includes the hotly tipped Benjamin Hubert and his Heavy desk lamp. The contemporary styled light, produced for Decode London has a thin wall cast concrete shade, manufactured using a ceramic casting process and is supported by a plywood neck in oak or walnut finish. It is an evolution of a series of concrete pendant lamps, first seen last year when they garnered the young designer much attention. Since graduating from Loughborough University in 2006, he has set up his own studio and just a year later scooped the 100% Design Award for most promising designer in 2008. This year, Hubert returns to 100% Futures, and in addition to the Heavy lamp, the designer has plenty of other launches on stand G100. He has designed a range of solid wood furniture for British brand Ercol, aluminium pendant lamps and a limited edition range of agglomerate cork pendant lamps for Unique Copenhagen and the Splay coat stand for De La Espada, manufactured in solid beech and lacquered in a number of bright colours.

Heavy Desk Light

Pinch, too, is nominated in the British Design of the Year category for the Vigo triple shelving unit, which also functions as a room divider. Pinch has built up a loyal following for its beautifully crafted wooden furniture and lighting designs since launching in 2004, with husband and wife team Russell and Oona working out of their studio cum showroom in Brixton, south London.

Visitors to Pinch’s stand B54 will this year be treated to eight new pieces, many with the firm’s signature of simple, graceful forms and cabinetry details. These include the generously proportioned Boyd sofa, which is designed to be the ultimate curl-up sofa with deep filled cushions and ample support for the head and back. The Joyce cabinet is inspired by a Victorian optometrist’s shopfitting, and has sliding glass fronted doors and a beautiful cherry-lined interior. Pinch’s Imo stool, composed of solid walnut frame and solid elm top, folds down, allowing it to be wall-mounted using an accompanying walnut peg, so it can look just as elegant when stored as it does when it is in use.

Dupenny, meanwhile, is nominated in the Best Surface Design 2009 category. This Brighton-based company specialises in bespoke hand-printed wallpaper and homewares. Dupenny’s English Garden wallpaper was the product that attracted the attention of the British Design Award judges. Says Dupenny’s Emily Dupen-Hopkins, “I got my inspiration from my parent’s lovely garden. There’s always a new flower here, a butterfly over there, yet another spider spinning his web, a garden gnome I somehow never noticed before.” Visitors to Dupenny’s stand K25 can also expect the retro cheekiness of the bestselling Burlesque wallpaper, inspired by cabaret performers and featuring simple black and white graphics using water-based inks. In a similar vein, the Housewives wallpaper featuring 50s inspired images is also ideal for a feature wall in a bedroom or lounge.

Dupenny is keen to highlight its eco-credentials too, with the high-grade paper made from sustainably sourced trees and all offcuts being sent for recycling.

Votes for these categories can be cast on the British Design Awards website and the winners will be announced in Elle Decoration magazine’s December issue.

Pedigree designers see the beauty of mongrel furniture

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Dominic Lutyens over at The Evening Standard coments on the trend for hybrid furniture and also the importance of London Design Week.

Table lamps made from parquet. Cabinets wrapped in carpets. An Anglepoise lamp attached to a skateboard. Hybrid furniture is the hottest trend right now.

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Sam Pickard Premiers Chair Squared

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Sam Pickard’s very hottest new product to be premiered at 100% Design… Chair Squared!

these stylish limited edition dining chairs are made from pressed beech veneer with a printed melamine design. Visit them Stand (D41)

www.sampickard.com

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