Lana Dressing Table by Pinch

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It is rare these days to receive a press release with a dressing table attached, vintage stores are brimming with them; however, our high street is not. The ignored piece of furniture has received long awaited makeover from Pinch the award-winning husband and wife team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon resulting in the Lana Dressing Table. Both take pleasure in creating products that they would want to live with and indulge in the detail without compromising on the materials. Undoubtedly they have ticked all the boxes with this aesthetically pleasing fine-tuned statement piece of furniture.  Continue Reading…

Just in: Lee Broom collaborates with Heals

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As Lee Broom‘s empire flourishes his versatility shines through as he continues to design, manufacture and retail own collections, alongside collaborating with other brands and designing unique interiors. His latest collaboration is a set of quilted furniture inspired by the legendary Chanel bags. Continue Reading…

Just in: Ian Schrager to headline at Sleep Conference

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UBM announced Ian Schrager as the headline speaker at the Sleep Conference where a host of industry leaders will voice their opinions on the latest trends in hotel design and development. Topping the conference bill this year is entrepreneur Ian Schrager, co-founder of Studio 54 nightclub and originator of the boutique hotel concept in the 80s as well as many other groundbreaking ‘modern lifestyle’ concepts which have revolutionised the hospitality industry. Continue Reading…

Stem Coat Stand by Matteo Gerbi

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The Stem Coat Stand is an innovative and sculptural coat stand designed by Italian architect Matteo Gerbi. The concept came from Matteo’s memories of observing the farmer’s habit of hanging their jackets, or hats to poles or their long hoe handles whilst working the field.

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Editor’s Pick: Concept kitchen by Kilian Schindler for Naber

 

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Above: Concept kitchen by Kilian Schindler for Naber

The award winning free standing ‘Concept Kitchen’ designed by Kilian Schindler for the German brand Naber is on the top of Editor’s list this week. The modular kitchen celebrated its premiere within the framework of the Design Deutschland exhibition in Milan and New York.

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5 minutes with Lubna Chowdhary

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‘Five Minutes Only’ is the first in a series of quick fire rounds with influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome the ceramicist Lubna Chowdhary who creates tile-based artworks for interior and exterior spaces. Continue Reading…

Destination Modernism

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Destination Modernism is the new ground breaking travel blog from Modern Shows’ in association with Spanish Brand Camper.

If you are the type of person, who will travel far and wide to visit an incredible piece of Modernist architecture instead of sitting in the sun this site will command your attention. Continue Reading…

Handpicked Pin No.1

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Each week we will feature a historical or current pin from any discipline that has stopped us in our tracks. Without further ado we would like to introduce the installation from Myou Ho Lee who frames trees with white backdrops constructed with the help of cranes and ropes. Photoshop is used to delete the ropes from the image allowing the fabric to give the impression of  floating in mid air.

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Vitra expands its Water Jewels Collection

 

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Above:  Vitra Water Jewels copper rectangular bowl.

At London Design Festival many manufacturers referred to their back catalogue and reintroduced successful products. World-renowned bathroom manufacturer Vitra has done just that with the award-winning Water Jewels Collection originally released in 2007, designed by Matteo ThunContinue Reading…

Virtual Exhibition at 100% Design

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Above: Magis stand in Interiors

100% Design has created a 360 degree virtual exhibition of the key hubs for the show this year from each section: interiors, office, kitchens and bathrooms, the central bar area an eco design and build.  Continue Reading…

3 Hours left at 100% Design

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100% Design closes today at 6pm so make sure to get over to Earl’s Court to see thousands of products from the likes of Magis, Vitra, Buster + Punch, Very Good & Proper, Lorna Syson, Espasso, Wagner alongside some of the best new International brands and the greatest Emerging Designs.

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Design Takeaway with Macmillan Cancer Care

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The 100% Design Takeaway opened today at 11am to a queue of discerning design lovers. With 80% off RRP, the sale hopes to raise thousands of pounds for cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer CareContinue Reading…

PearsonLloyd exhibition at Great Western Studios

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Architecture firm PearsonLloyd will present 1:1 Inside Design with PearsonLloyd during the London Design Festival. Continue Reading…

Students Half-Price Offer at 100% Design

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Students can get into 100% Design half-price tomorrow for only £5.

Go to 100% Design’s registration and enter the code: STU100

100% Design Saturday Preview

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Above: The Gateway at 100% Design 

100% Design closes tomorrow and it has some incredible features and designs not to be missed.  Continue Reading…