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Salone del Mobile 2015: Diamond Washbasin by Paolo Ulian and Moreno for Purapietra


At Salone del Mobile 2015, Purapietra will launch Diamond Washbasin by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti, the first design from a group of washbasins characterised by fragmentation of the optical surface: Surfaces Collection, a visual game of geometries that cross the hard surface of the marble.

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Save the date: Picasso ceramic auction at Sotheby’s on 18 March


The Artist’s Ceramic prices start from £800 upwards to £55,000.

On 18 March 2015, Sotheby’s London will hold a comprehensive sale of approximately 150 Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso. The vases, pitchers, plates, bowls and more, showcase the modern master’s playful side. Continue Reading…

Shortbread at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 press breakfast by Rachael Hill


Rachel Hill treated the press at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 launch with this shortbread. Impress your guests with some of her personalised treats, suitable for events, pop ups, exhibitions, weddings and product launches. Each sweet treat is made to order from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and delivered right to your door.

Rachael Hill 


Preview: Clerkenwell Design Week 2015


Above: Gruppe has re-defined the gateways, edges and centre of Clerkenwell with ‘Vita Contemplativa.’

One of the biggest highlights of the design calendar Clerkenwell Design Week returns 19-21 May for the sixth edition showcasing pioneering installations, exclusive product launches and insights into contemporary design.

Set amid the historic area of Clerkenwell, the three-day annual festival features prominent design showrooms based in the locality, alongside four exhibitions –The Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Additions.

William Knight, Show Director says, “Clerkenwell Design Week is a true celebration of this exceptional and dynamic part of London. Our distinctive model of combining the commercial focus of the showrooms and exhibitions with the chance to match materials, creativity and use of urban public space makes the festival accessible and hugely popular. 2015 will see continued growth for one of the UK’s most exciting design events.”

The Design Factory: Based at The Farmiloe Building, will play host to some of the best contemporary furniture, lighting and product design brands from the UK and around the world.


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Diary: Design Shanghai 2015


Contemporary Hall: neri&hu

Next month Design Shanghai will showcase top brands from the East and West across the Collectible Design, Classic Design and Contemporary Design halls.  Designers such as Lee Broom, Jaime Hayon in association with Fritz Hansen, Vitra, Wrong for HAY, Moroso André Fu, Foscarini, Arik Levy, Bally, DomusTiandi and Swarovski will be joining exciting Chinese designers at the event.


Above: Jean Prouvé 6X9 House

Major features of the show come from Bally who will be presenting an installation by Chinese artist Wang Yuyang alongside a site specific work responding to Bally’s restored Jean Prouvé 6X9 House, which will make its China debut in the Collectible Design hall. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Parachilna at Design Shanghai


Above: Aballs by Jaime Hayon

Luxury brand lighting Parachilna’s minimal line preserves the techniques and knowledge of the few remaining metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists that remain in Europe.

Don’t miss them on Stand: E2-95 in the Contemporary hall.

Design Shanghai

27-30 March 2015


Event: Hay Pop-up


If you are in Denmark mid February don’t miss the Hay Pop-up at the Factory outlet featuring an assortment of the leading brand’s most popular homewares and stationery seconds.



Exhibitor Alert: We Live Here at Stockholm Design Week


Above: A novel way to store your shoes.

If you are looking for home inspiration, visit WE LIVE HERE an exhibition currently showcasing over 150 Nordic items at Stockholm Design Week. Continue Reading…

ATELIER: The New Craftsmen


The New Craftsmen open the Atelier showcase featuring 4 makers in action who will recreate their workspaces in store. Makers Laura CarlinStuart CareyCatarina Riccabona & Lola Lely will have 1 to 2 weeks each to transform the space into their own workshop, filling it with the tools and objects that enable them to create.

Having curated their own ‘Atelier’ space, the time will be used to complete a newly conceived range of products which customers will have the chance to purchase.

Illustrator Laura Carlin will feature first decorating her new ceramic work alongside the ‘Delft’ inspired tiles.


Above: Cat and Dog Tiles, Laura Carlin

Observe the makers skills that drive their work as well as to understand the commissioning process of each maker on a one-to-one basis. Continue Reading…

DIARY: Heal’s Modern Craft Market


Alicja Patanowska

Heal’s Modern Craft Market will return for the second time to the Tottenham Court Road store next week from 2 to 15 February 2015. The hugely popular event is set to showcase the finest craft and live workshops demonstrating new techniques, materials and processes.

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Exhibitor Alert: Tom Dixon at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Exhibitior Alert: Zuzunaga at Maison Objet

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Preview: Outdoor furniture from Assemblyroom


Peter Wall has fulfilled his customers requests by providing an outdoor version of the Hyde Stool. Hyde Outside, is a stackable outdoor stool made from recyclable polyethylene durable enough to survive even the harshest elements of the great British summer!

The stool will launch at Clerkenwell Design Week in May alongside a selection of other new additions to the Assemblyroom collection: a compact arm chair and sofa plus a new lampshade.

AssemblyroomClerkenwell Design Week


The Joshua Light Show at the Ace Hotel


The Joshua Light Show, created by Joshua White, was one of the trailblazing liquid light shows. It was renowned for its psychedelic art and served as a lighting backdrop behind many live band performances at the Fillmore East in the East Village area of Manhattan and throughout the New York City suburbs from Connecticut to New Jersey during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

For the London opening at the Ace Hotel, Joshua Light show is performing a live visual show to Jonny Greenwood’s Inherent Vice Soundtrack. This video light projection will be on loop through the remainder of the gallery.

Opening: Monday, January 19, 2015

Date: January 19-25 2015

Hours: 4pm-Midnight

Ace Hotel


EC1 Event: Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2014


Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop for design enthusiasts returns for 2014

Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, featuring gifts, London Design Souvenirs and limited editions from UK designers and makers.

A portion of sales goes to charity, benefitting Craft Central’s programs to support UK designer-makers.

Featured designers invited to take part: Amanda Li Hope (jewellery), Jo Davies (ceramics), Kate Clarke London (interior accessories), Lee Borthwick (wood housewares), Oxx Jewellery and TADA Notebooks.

Tue 16 – Tue 23 December, 2014
Weekdays 11am – 7pm
Weekend 11am – 5pm

The Gallery at Craft Central
33-35 St John’s Square
London EC1M 4DS


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