Jan 192013
 

Swedish company Bolon is known for its specific flooring made of woven acrylic thread. It is produced in rolls or tiles similar to linoleum and stuck to the floor, but has completely different vision and feeling. I personally had the opportunity to see it live at one of the exhibitions of the design festival in London and even took a samples book with the new collection designed by the Italian fashion brand MISSONI. Bolon floors are very durable as the warranty is 10 years and can be used both at home and in offices and commercial buildings. In my opinion, though the true beauty of pattern and material is revealed in large areas where you can see it from afar or from a higher level. The material can also be installed on walls and ceilings which gives designers complete freedom of imagination. On the website of Bolon you can see videos for installation and maintenance.

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Dec 112012
 

I am a designer and maker with a strong belief that sustainable design does not have to result in a boring or compromised product. I hand make simple and elegant pieces which have won awards, and are recognised for their imaginative use of an underused resource – coppiced hazel.

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Dec 062012
 

Alex MacMaster launched ‘MacMaster’ in 2009 specialising in contemporary lighting and furniture products. The creative studio is run by award winning designers, Alex MacMaster and Limahl Asmall who share a passion for exemplary design and an appreciation of the many time-constraints busy clients are burdened with. MacMaster’s exclusively ‘hand-made to order’ approach offers shorter lead times and a streamlined service from initiation to receipt of delivery.

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Nov 282012
 

On 13th October M&S launched an exciting new Christmas product range under creative direction of Marcel Wanders. The ‘Marcel Wanders for M&S’ collection is a cohesive gifting range that includes men’s and women’s accessories, cakes and confectionary, cosmetics, Christmas decorations and homewares. The collection comprises over 150 uniquely designed gifts with the Marcel Wanders gift shop present in 60 stores nationwide and on-line.

“I wanted to create a new collection of personal objects from my heart to you. Design allows us to reach out and inspire and I am so pleased M&S have joined me in my quest to make beautiful design accessible for everyone.” – Marcel Wanders

Nice objects and nice imajes we would say …

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Nov 162012
 

After 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands, in 2008 Melanie Porter turned her expertise to furniture, creating one-off contemporary designs from antiques sourced at auctions and markets across the UK.

Trained at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College, Melanie’s ability to create exquisite, textured fabrics which are individually knitted and felted for every project has drawn attention from clients and press all over the world.

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