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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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…

60th Anniversary of INTERNI: James Brennan from Natuzzi UK in conversation with Simon Mitchell from Sybarite

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The second of a series of Innovative Landscape Talks – 6 high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI – took place on Monday night, followed by a cocktail party, where guests had the opportunity to admire the beautiful Natuzzi London flagship store at Tottenham Court Road.

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Gilda Bojardi, the formidable Editor in Chief of INTERNI Magazine, opened the evening and welcomed the guests to this first UK initiative of the Italian magazine. 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…

Party: 100% Design & Icon Magazine

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Everyone’s welcome to join Icon Magazine at 100% Design on Thursday September 18th to celebrate the 20th edition of the show.

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Don’t miss the biggest design party of the year at 100% Design’s Central Bar features music from Gary Powell of the Libertines. Powell, who headlined festivals with Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, is expected to play an exciting blend of indie/dance. Peroni, Campari and Champagne Jacquart 100% Design’s official sponsors will provide drinks.

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In the auditorium Pecha Kucha founder Mark Dytham hosts the 100% Design Pecha Kucha, celebrating 20 years of the show. Key figures from the show’s past will present 20 slides in 20 seconds each on the theme of ‘20’. Speakers include Jaime Anley, Nick Crosbie, Gareth Williams, Russell Pinch, Dick Powell, Luke Pearson, Ross Lovegrove, and Nina Tolstrup.

Register now: 100% Design

Party: Thursday 18 September, 6-9

The show runs: 17-20 September, Earl’s Court, London.

 

London Design Festival: Future Stars at The Aram Gallery

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Aram Store presents some of the best designs launched in 2014 during London Design Festival.  7 bold new designers Maria Jeglinska, Lola Lely, Cat Potter, James Shaw, Sophie Thomas, Thor ter Kulve, Kim Thome will show their latest work at The Aram Gallery’s newest opening Future Stars? 

3rd Floor, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5SG

 

Retail: tincan by AL_A

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Next week award-winning design and architecture studio AL_A present tincan, a six month restaurant project in Soho, serving the best tinned seafood in the world.

“While designing a new cultural centre in Lisbon, our team discovered a former fishing tackle shop, which was transformed into a tiny, vibrant restaurant serving only tinned seafood. What started as lunch quickly became an idea, and subsequently a new project,”  the designers told Despoke.

 Tincan elevates the humble tin to an object of desire in a setting designed by AL_A, which offers 30 different tins, all of the finest quality seafood, to eat in the restaurant or to purchase at the store.

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An array of cans form a striking repeat pattern against the black Corian® backdrop setting the tone of the fit. Working with their collaborators, AL_A have designed lights to showcase LG’s OLED technology, a wafer thin light source, stackable aluminium stools and tables made by Iduna of Portugal.

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We love the concept of: no kitchen, the finest tinned seafood delicacies, super healthy, and great graphics with the tin as the hero.

 

Opening 15 September: Tincan – 7, Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DH.

Images: Paul Winch-Furness

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Interni turns 60 and celebrates with six talks during London Design Festival


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Innovative Landscape Talk, the first of a series of 6 high-profile talks to mark the 60th anniversary of INTERNI – legendary Italian interiors and contemporary design magazine – will start tonight, with Zaha Hadid Architects at the Artemide Showroom.

The aim is to bring together the international stars of architecture and design who will explore key themes for design and interiors professionals – such as the relationship between the manufacturing process and architectural projects. Continue Reading…