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Nordic Pavilion

Huge cell-like balloons inflate and deflate according to atmospheric conditions at Venice Architecture Biennale!

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A piece of Sky at #CDW2018

Sky-Frame will present A Piece of Sky, an installation designed by award-winning Swiss architect and designer Stephan Huerlemann, during Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 (22-24 May 2018). This thought-provoking installation aims to bring out positive feelings amongst visitors by telling a story that transports them for a few seconds away from their hectic daily lives, so that they can think and even dream; and most importantly put a smile on their face. 

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Historical Promiscuities

The exhibition displayed a selection of ceramics by the British young designer that reinterpret history and architecture through shapes, colours and pop atmospheres.

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The best of Milan

As always, Milan Design Fair, presents a wealth of design inspiration – here are just a some of our highlights from the week…

COS × PHILLIP K. SMITH III’s OPEN SKY

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Hot & Wet

For years we’ve been restricted with bathroom lighting design, but thanks to Tom Dixon, it won’t be a problem anymore! Transforming our bathrooms where lighting not only looks great, but must perform exceptionally well in the face of steamy hot and wet conditions.

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Rejected Landmarks

Some landmarks are instantly recognisable and have become part of a city’s identity – others, however, could have turned out remarkably different…

Below are some of the most notable transformations including Paris’ stunning Arc de Triomphe as a giant elephant and the Lincoln Memorial featuring an impressive pyramid.

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At Home Havens

Whether you’re looking to create a garden summer house, party pad, family annex or creative retreat, Shepherd’s Huts have become the go-to choice for quirky living space amongst homeowners.

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Tom Dixon’s IKEA hacks

Tom Dixon gets into bed with the biggest furniture company in the world to create a durable, transformable platform for living – DELAKTIG.

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Future Icons

Future Icons is somewhere you need to get your good self down to. Yup, there are great presents and investment pieces for other people, but mainly there are brilliant things for you to buy. For yourself. A pop up showroom that acts as a base for a rotating list of international brands, here are some of our favourites at the moment.

Anna Barlow

Anna Barlow

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Dubai Design Week

It may be a 7 hour flight away, but Dubai is fast becoming a key stop off on the design calendar. Pitching itself as the point where East meets West and where design lovers the world over can meet and celebrate and now with the respected Will Knight at the helm, Dubai Design Week, the leading festival in the region, starts tomorrow. Here are some key features and installations as well as brands and talks to make sure you visit.

Abwab

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Jason Bruges in Hull

Hull really are getting the best of the best at the moment and now award-winning art collective Jason Bruges Studio is creating a major new art installation for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Where Do We Go from Here? will use a specially choreographed interplay of light, shadow and sound to guide people through Hull’s Old Town.

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Bethan Laura Wood Makers Mini Market

From Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th October, Finsbury Avenue Square at Broadgate became home to a pop-up mini market, hosting stalls from East London’s up-and-coming designers and artists.
Bethan Laura Wood

Bethan Laura Wood

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Not Just a Shop

University of the Arts London (UAL) will launch a pioneering new retail space this autumn, selling design-led products and artwork from its abundance of talented alumni.

Alice Stewardson

not just a shop will stock a diverse range of home, fashion and giftware – from cards, stationary, bags and jewellery, through to limited edition prints and one-off artworks – all created by those who studied at UAL’s six leading arts colleges.

UAL

A unique and welcome addition to London’s busy High Holborn, the store will sell products by a wealth of established and up-and-coming design talent, with a focus on sustainability, British manufacturing and traditional manufacturing techniques.

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The launch collection will include designs by: By Alex, Chatty Feet, Fawn & Thistle, Finchittida, House of Cally, Jacqueline Colley, Kangan Arora, Materia Rica, Mystic Forms, Nose To Tail, Ralli, Reiko Kaneko and Tatty Devine.

UAL

Shopping at not just a shop will allow consumers to source beautiful design products, whilst simultaneously supporting London’s vibrant art and design community and investing in the next generation of creative talent. The ultimate guilt-free shopping experience!

 

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London Design Medal Winners Announced for #LDF17

Every year, London Design Festival presents the London Design Medals; paying special tribute to designers who are making, or have made, a significant difference to our lives through their innovation, originality and imagination. We are very pleased to see women at the top of their fields being recognised.

Es Devlin

Es Devlin

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News from 100% Design Emerging Brands

Not long now people. Get registered for 100% Design, the key show to be seen at during LDF and also a great place to spot some emerging talent. We outline some of our top picks and best bits in their Emerging Brands section.

Mairi Helena

Mairi Helena

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