Feb 172013
 

Google’s beautiful new office space in Tel Aviv, Israel, designed by Camenzind Evolution, in collaboration with Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal. This impressive 8,000 sq.m campus occupies 8 floors in Electra Tower with stunning views to the city. It is a tipical example of the new trend in office environment design where creating natural and “non-office” look makes people working there feel much more relaxed, inspired and happy and thus increasing their desire to spend more time in office and improving business results.

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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 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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Nov 132012
 

Originally from Co.Cork, Ireland, Claire-Anne O’Brien is a textile designer based in East London. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2006 with a BA in Textiles, Claire-Anne went on to gain an MA in Knitted Textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2010. In 2011 she recieved the Future Makers Award from the Crafts Council of Ireland.

With a sculptural approach to textiles, Claire-Anne explores form, construction and scale through the unique properties of knitted fabrics.

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