New Hans J. Wegner Chair by Carl Hansen & Son

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In honour of the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, Carl Hansen & Son released Wegner’s CH88 chair, a design prototype unveiled in 1955 at the international H55 Exhibition in Helsingborg. One of Wegner’s few designs combining wood and steel, the CH88 is a versatile chair updated for today’s needs. Continue Reading…

Styling: Tom Dixon

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Styling: Tom Dixon / Expressive Minimalism  / Campaign: Spring edit for monochromatic interiors / Colour block

 

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Palette: 70% white / 20%  vivid blue / Jet Black

 

Tom Dixon: Highlights the product with a block of colour. This feels fresh compared to the colour painted boards so commonly seen of late used as backdrops on  shoots. 

 

 

New Hans J. Wegner Chair from Carl Hansen and Son

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, Carl Hansen & Son released Wegner’s CH88 chair, a design prototype unveiled in 1955 at the international H55 Exhibition in Helsingborg. One of Wegner’s few designs combining wood and steel, the CH88 is a versatile chair updated for today’s needs. Continue Reading…

In Store: Marble Duvet by Safe House USA

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American company Safe House USA has produced a series of stylish home furnishing and apparel. The bedding collection features a ‘Marble Duvet Set’ available in white or black ideal to set off a minimal interior. Shipping to the UK. Price $325.

Book: DIY Furniture 2 by Christopher Stuart

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Do you enjoy DIY? Need some inspiration? Look no further than DIY Furniture 2 by American designer/maker Christopher Stuart launching in May. It is set to build on the international success of his previous title DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide.  No.2 features 30 new modern designs and conceptual objects by leading designer-makers from around the world. Design devotees looking for a modern home project will not be disappointed.  Continue Reading…

3 X Minimal Bathrooms

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Not a vintage claw foot bath to be seen, just three minimal bathrooms, with perfect proportions. Each design floods the room in light using extra large windows. This elongated bathroom by Ian Shaw is enclosed within with a vast glass wall, which ingeniously partitions the room. The bathroom is exposed for all to see. Take note, it may not be suitable for shy design folk. The oversized skylight mirrors the exact dimensions of the floor space to balance the design. For similar bathroom wares and tiles see Fired Earth.

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Diary: Morag Myerscough at the RCA

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The Talking Interiors lecture series is presented by the RCA Interior Design programme. Next to speak on the 6th March is multi award winning designer Morag Myerscough founder of the award-winning Studio Myerscough, one of the UK’s most prolific designers. Her work is characterized by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the design, using it to create community and build identity. She creates an eclectic breadth of work from the conversion of a train to a café, installations, numerous exhibitions and interpreting buildings.

Myerscough back catalogue is impressive with clients ranging from London’s Design Museum to Formula 1. Most recently she was awarded the contract to create the Design Museum’s permanent exhibition for its new home, one of the UK’s most important new cultural projects. With Cartlidge Levene she designed the wayfinding for the Barbican Centre and continuing their relationship they are currently designing wayfinding for Tate Modern’s new Herzog and De Meuron extension.

Tickets are free. Booking required. Check availability at interior-design@rca.ac.uk

 

Retail Styling: Inspiration

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Retail Styling: Line up  / Colour board* / Houseplant* / Blonde floorboards

 

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Nendo & Walt Disney

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Products are coming along thick and fast from Nendo HQ. Freshly off the production line today is the Pooh-Table for Walt Disney, Japan. Based on Winnie the Pooh and his friends the collection depicts stories’ setting in the Hundred Acre Wood. Continue Reading…

7: Window Seats

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Do you have anywhere to sit to unwind in peace? No? How about making the most of the usable space by adding a window seat to frame your view. Firstly, decide upon the look. Seats come in all shapes, sizes and materials.  It may sound obvious, but the design needs to reflect the style of your property. Minimal or not you decide. Next, it would be a good idea to add a lid or hidden door, if  you want to store as well as to lounge nonchalantly. Finally, a seat will enhance your property, as long as it is styled well. Have a look at this fine selection to inspire you.    

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Diary: Design Shanghai

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HayMagisFlosFritz HansenAlessiBoss Design and Tom Dixon. What do the companies have in common? This week they head to China for the launch of  Design Shanghai. The event will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 27 February to 2 March. More than 150 world-renowned design brands will be presented to the Chinese audience, 90% of which have never been seen before in China

Mr. Gu, General Manager of Shanghai Art Fair Ltd. co-organised  Design Shanghai with Media 10, the show is also backed by Media 10’s leading international shows, including 100% Design London, Clerkenwell Design Week and Ideal Home Show. Steeped in credibility Media 10 continue to push boundaries in design. Having firmly established itself as an industry leader in producing contemporary design events in the UK,  they aim to replicate its success – both in content and design – in China. Continue Reading…

Styling: Alcoves

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Styling inspiration: where space is in short supply turn the smallest space into a super stylish work area with minimal effort. Have you thought about using an alcove? It may seem small, but this desk works well framed within the recess. A grey painted wall matches the furniture and floor and the look is finished with a green pendant light. Are you lucky enough to be off with the children this week? If you are, this is a feasible half term job. Top tip, keep clutter free to maximise productivity.

Detail: Grey floorboards / walls / furniture, white walls/table,  bright green highlight / black lead.

Handpicked Pin: White & Grey Office

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Each week we will feature a historical or current pin from any discipline that has stopped us in our tracks. This week  the home office stood out with its centrally located desk. This frees up a wall for shelving or notice boards. If you do this, the desk needs to be organised as it will the focal point of the room. Add your finest desk storage for the best effect.

Detail: Concrete floor, grey felt notice board, skinny shelving*

Palette: White, grey mixed with dark wood.

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Retail Styling: Edward Enninful for Prada

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W Magazine’s Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful reimagined the Prada stores in Milan for The Iconoclast Series, a project where stylists create a look for the store. Shoe lined up in rows, evoking a stripe effect. Simple, striking and effective. It is reminicent of Song Dong’s Waste Not exhibition that if you have not seen, it is one that you should. Continue Reading…

Bathroom: Axor & Front

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Design company Front turned the shower world upside down and shook it around when they built the exemplary WaterDream Shower using traditional piping with modern designer attachments.  Instead of sending the pipes to the background as per usual in bathroom design, they are brought to the forefront, and composed in a spectacular fashion.  Unsurprisingly the design has scooped awards left, right and centre. Continue Reading…