Posts tagged ‘interiors’

April 13, 2011

Milan Salone del Mobile 2011

Photos from The Milan Salone del Mobile 2011 by the Future Laboratory (via their Facebook Page)

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via Milan Salone del Mobile 2011

March 22, 2011

HBL Pattern & Colour Inspiration: Sally Angharad

Huddersfield University MA Graduate Sally Angharad features on the blog –  global trend forecasting service and product development tool focused on the ever-evolving needs of the home and interiors industries.

MA graduate Sally Angharad has launched a new collection of bespoke paper designs that take inspiration from the weathered finishes, aged surfaces and colours of Venice.

These unique tactile wall hangings are created from sourced papers which are then printed with delicate patterns. Sally uniquely manipulates and distresses them by hand and arranges them into layers, simulating peeling paint and billboard posters. The layers of paper are sensitively arranged, creating an inspiring palette that plays with combinations of pattern and proportions of colour.

from WGSN Home buildlife

January 21, 2011

The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future

The future is green, as could be seen from the ‘Green Exhibition’ at this year’s Heimtextil.

“Called ‘Welcome to Utopia’ by designers Anne Marie Commandeur and Arie Vervelde of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, the ‘Green Exhibition’ comprised a landscape with white windmill fields, clouds of over-sized balloons and heavenly staircases made of light wood.

It was striking that the exhibition refrained from raising a warning finger but rather seemed to say we still have time to change things and will be given a second chance if we re-focus on essentials.

In the case of the ‘Green Exhibition’, however, it was not only the sustainable, natural-coloured textiles to be seen hanging from stands, draped over tables and scattered around Bedouin tents that attracted attention.

Considerable interest was also shown in the information on the walls, e.g., details about the Heimtextil Green Directory, a list of eco-labels and certificates, such as ‘The Blue Angel’ and the ‘FSC Forest Stewardship Council’, which help consumers not only to find sustainable home and household textiles, but also prompt them to rethink their buying habits in general and as a whole.”



via The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future.

September 29, 2010

Decorex 2010 @ Scarlet Opus Trends Blog

Check out coverage of Decorex by Scarlet Opus here
and find out who won their 1st Scarlet Opus Star Award

Decorex 2010 @ Scarlet Opus Trends Blog.

September 29, 2010

London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock

“[..this year’s quirky, thought-provoking selection for the London Design Festival did not disappoint. The show itself was housed at a location that was just as interesting in terms of design as the products were – the Bargehouse down at the South Bank….]”

Read more: London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

See more on the London Design Festival blog “….[On your next visit to the V&A during the London Design Festival, be sure to build into your day a visit to Few and Far, for two very good reasons. The first is the shop itself – an eclectic mix of fashion, furniture and fair. Few and Far was set up by the buying force behind Habitat and the Conran Shop, Priscilla Carluccio. Priscilla is the sister of Sir Terence Conran, a passionate supporter of UK craft and a photographer in her own right. Part of the shop is given over to exhibitions, and this brings us to the second reason to visit. For the duration of the LDF, Few and Far’s… ]…….”More

March 11, 2010

Walls Are Talking The University of Manchester

6 February – 3 May 2010

The first major UK exhibition of artists’ wallpapers with work by over 30 artists including Andy Warhol, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. Kitsch ideas of home decoration are turned upside down as artists subvert the stereotypes of wallpaper to hit home messages about warfare, racism, cultural conflicts and gender.The exhibition is grouped around themes: subversion, commodification, imprisonment and sexuality. In Sonia Boyce’s work Clapping, a feeling of claustrophobia and menace is strengthened by the repeated design of the black and white hand print. Zineb Sedira uses wallpaper patterns to illustrate social inequalities and gender difference from her French-Algerian Islamic perspective. Thomas Demand, one of the foremost conceptual artists working today, covers the entire South Gallery in his Ivy wallpaper – intricate pieces of paper cut out and photographed make up a lifelike work of imprisoning beauty. In stark contrast to this are popular commercial papers that reinforce cultural and gender stereotypes; from Barbie or the Spice Girls to the use of male symbols such as beer cans, football teams or idealised female bodies.

via Walls Are Talking The University of Manchester.

January 19, 2010

The Interior Design Show/IDS 10

Where will you be from January 21 to 24 2010?

“Take a peak at the first IDS 10 video – ” IDS 10 The Interior Design Show/IDS 10 is Canada’s largest contemporary design event. Since our inception in 1998, over 500,000 design professionals, consumers and media have attended. The newest and most innovative in international an…d Canadian products are annually presented by 300 exhibitors. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers; and highlight international interior design, architecture and industrial design trends. The most influential architects and designers from around the world share their design philosophies and experiences within the international keynote speakers program. IDS is more than just a show. It is the total design experience.”

visit the official website IDS 10

November 19, 2009

FX Focus on Retail – ‘pop-up’ stores

The November issue the FX Focus on Retail is available to view online. In this 28 page special supplement editor Johnny Tucker looks at the retail sector: the move towards ‘pop-up’ stores, the high street post Woolies, dream jobs, and the top 100 shopfitters- facts and figures. FX Digital is completely free. Click here for details and to register then each month they will send you an email alert telling you when the latest issue is available to view online.

FX Digital

The Paper edition is alo available in the library
November 9, 2009

WIDN blog: Interior Lifestyle China

From WIDNworld Interior Design Network blog

Interior Lifestyle China

November 09, 2009, By Nicole Robinson

This Wednesday kicks off Interior Lifestyle China 2009. This trade show for household products and accessories has an international focus and attracted 8,100 visitors last year.

Expect everything from furniture to mirrors, lighting, garden accessories and other home furnishings—as well as several international designers at the On Design Shanghai gallery. Each designer will explore issues facing today’s industry from hospitality and technology to household product design.

via WIDN blog: Interior Lifestyle China.

October 23, 2009

Papuru, a chair for children made of DuraPulp

Trio of Swedish architects Claesson/Koivisto/Rune is proving that innovation is the best weapon in times of crisis. With the help of STFI-Packfosk (research&development) and Södra (Production factory), they have created Papuru, a chair for children made of DuraPulp (derivative of paper) and PLA (bioplactic extracted form corn starch). It’s all very technical and it has to be, to achieve that performance : the chair is waterproof, recyclable, stackable, colorful…and it should cost half of the price of a classic plastic chair. We can’t wait to see it in stores (2010).

via Bubble Kids News & Trends.