25 January – 6 April 2014 In January 2014, Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will see the Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts transformed by seven architectural practices from around the world. The RA has commissioned the architects to create site-specific installations; the shared brief is to explore the essential elements of architecture. Instead of representations of… Read More >
WHAT WAS IT LIKE WINNING THE BCFA SCOTTISH LEATHER GROUP AWARD? Winning the BCFA Scottish leather Group Award at New Designers was incredible as I know how highly regarded the New Designer Awards are for both design and craftsmanship. I felt that it was a major achievement and an honour to be recognised as a highly… Read More >
Kai introduces its latest new collection, called JANCO, where Impressionist inspired fabrics fuse to create a collection that is full of personality and colour.
HARRODS ALWAYS DO IT IN STYLE The Contract Chair Company have taken on the huge project to provide seating for Harrods, the worlds most famous luxury department store has recently opened an enormous food court with 550 seats, 28,000 square foot dining space and six areas, each of which serve different cuisine. What’s most amazing… Read More >
Many familiar faces at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the show clearly reflects the quality of Scandinavian design and attention to detail. Environmentally aware and relaxed is the common theme.
VINTAGE-CHIC LOOK KAI have recently launched their Althea Collection. Althea combines intricate woven surface textures to create a stunning range of glamorous tactile fabrics. Raised weaves, embroidered satins and a chic burn out voile complete this vintage-chic look. The colour palette includes soft, subtle tones of moonstone and eau de nil, kitten grey and blush… Read More >
WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE IN ROSEBERRY PARK With its carefully-chosen colours and comforting upholstery, seating provided by Knightsbridge Furniture is helping to create a calming and welcoming atmosphere in Roseberry Park, a specialist mental health hospital in Middlesbrough, run by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. The winner of several RIBA and BBH design awards,… Read More >
IMM A RENOVATION TO INNOVATION The Cologne Furniture Fair, or more accurately IMM Cologne, is one of the world’s biggest furniture shows, taking place every January in Cologne, Germany. It sets trends for the year and factories use it to showcase themselves and introduce new products. The Contract Chair Company sends a team every year, with… Read More >
TOM DIXON’S ÉCLECTIC OPENS IN THE BEAUGRENELLE CENTRE, PARIS After relooking Le Bon and launching Ma Cocotte, Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak open Éclectic restaurant this January in the magnetically attractive surroundings of the Beaugrenelle Centre in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. For this address within an address, the couple entrusted the design brief to UK designer… Read More >
Lively interiors inspired by the ingenuity and creativity of a wanderlust world traveler, comfortably at home everywhere! Kobe’s journey in its endeavor to create interiors that reflect the latest trends in our society has brought NOMAD – a compilation of a truly nomadic exploration of a world traveler with treasures from all over the world. Nomad reflects the… Read More >