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RE-WORK IT: 90 leading British talents reinterpret Race Furniture’s BA2 chair for The Art Room charity

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Nancy Fouts, Paul Smith, Lulu Guinness and Cara Delevingne

Race Furniture marks the 70th anniversary of its iconic BA2 chair with a flamboyant installation entitled Re-Work It in collaboration with The Art Room.

The BA2 chair designed by Ernest Race in 1945 has been re-interpreted by the 90 leading British talents, including Paul Smith, Barber Osgerby, Cara Delevingne, Bourellec Brothers, Lulu Guiness and Tom Dixon.

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Vitra hosts Jean Prouvé’s retrospective at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

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Vitra will host a retrospective of architect Jean Prouvé during Clerkenwell Design Week 2015. This coincides with the launch of Vitra’s Prouvé RAW Office Edition, a second limited edition revival collection, originally designed by Jean Prouvé and developed in partnership with G-Star RAW. Continue Reading…

SO? architects appointed to design a ceramic installation at The Royal Academy of Arts

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 and the Royal Academy of Arts have appointed Istanbul-based architectural practice SO?winner of a design competition between four emerging design practices, to reconfigure a quiet space at the Royal Academy’s Grade-II listed Burlington Gardens. Continue Reading…

Sale: 15% off at Skandium

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Don’t miss: Skandium’s Weekend Sale offering 15% off all product lines from Scandinavia Now – a new room at the Brompton Road store from Friday 1st May until Monday 4th May. Brands featured include: HAY, Normann Copenhagen and Muuto.
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Hypnos: The architecture of sleep at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

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As mobile technology impacts on the traditional working hours, the ability to ‘switch off’ and rest is increasingly more important. Two leading design practices HASSELL and Draisci Studio will present an exhibition entitled Hypnos: The architecture of sleep, to address the issue at Sto Werkstatt’s main gallery during Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.

Francesco Draisci, Creative Director of Draisci Studio explained: “Sleep is mysterious. It cannot be avoided, only delayed. Could there be a future scenario in which a new typology of ’public sleeping parlours’ populate our city streetscape? Will the lack of a night’s sleep for many, create a future generation of day-nappers? We have collaboratively investigated these ideas to create a narrative environment that will explore future sleeping concerns.”

The outcome, a multisensory and interactive architectural space with an area for physical or mental rest will feature felt hammocks suspended from tall wooden structures placed throughout the gallery.

 

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Register now:  Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

19-21 May

 

Preview: Muuto’s new brochure

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Muuto‘s new brochure is coming in the next few days. Here is a preview image shot on a houseboat in Copenhagen featuring the white FIBER chair.

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Buster Bulb from Buster & Punch

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Above: Buster Bulb Collection – Gold, Smoked and Crystal, £39.99 each.

Two years ago Buster and Punch set themselves a challenge to produce a light bulb that took advantage of low energy technology, and also showed the world how environmentally conscious design could be “sexy.”  The new Buster Bulb is finished in the brand’s signature black and gold palette. A resin light pipe at the centre of the bulb emits a subtle ambient light, whilst at the same time throws a focused spot light onto surfaces below.

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News: Furniture brand established by Terence Conran changes its name to Content by Terence Conran

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The modern furniture brand established by iconic British designer Terence Conran in 2003 has changed its name — but retained its philosophy and aesthetic. Now called Content by Terence Conran the name pays tribute to the man who brought contemporary design to the masses. “My ambition has always been to make good design accessible by creating products that work well, are affordable and look beautiful.”

Following on from the success of the Wave sideboard new for SS15 is the geometric Stanford Sideboard — a substantial sculptural piece with a chevron motif cut into the pebble grey doors. This highly practical storage, resting on the white gloss frame perfectly embodies Sir Terence Conran’s philosophy.

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Exhibitor Alert: Wood Melbourne at 100% Design 2015

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If you are reading this the likelihood is that you are the type of person who would consider every element of your home right down to the bath tap. Oliver MacLatchy founder of Wood Melbourne is that type of person. Having spent so much time unsuccessfully researching wooden bathroom spouts for his bathroom, he decided to put pencil to paper and design his own range. Continue Reading…

Winter Sale now on at Sebastian Bergne

Please Wait To Be Seated open a new pastel painted showroom in Copenhagen

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Danish Design agent Please Wait To Be Seated has brought together the latest brands, artists, designers and manufacturers in a new showroom situated in the centre of Copenhagen. Continue Reading…

John Pawson, Richard Meier and Eva Jiricna will collaborate on Oaks Prague residential development

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Three architectural practices led by John Pawson, Richard Meier and Eva Jiricna will collaborate on the Oaks Prague residential development. Oaks Prague is situated near Prague and directed by Czech-based Arendon Development Company.  Continue Reading…

Save the date: Picasso ceramic auction at Sotheby’s on 18 March

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The Artist’s Ceramic prices start from £800 upwards to £55,000.

On 18 March 2015, Sotheby’s London will hold a comprehensive sale of approximately 150 Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso. The vases, pitchers, plates, bowls and more, showcase the modern master’s playful side. Continue Reading…

Sale: Vitra showroom sale on 21 February 2015 – up to 70% off

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Above: Star buy is the Eames Storage Unit reduced to £299 from £1,648

Don’t miss the annual Vitra sale opening 9.30 am on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at the Clerkenwell showroom. The one day Vitra sale will offer iconic modern design at massively reduced prices and include over 700 exceptional products, starting from as little as £10.

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A set of four Mauve GreyDSW Eames Plastic Side Chairs is £99 reduced from £1,108.

We recommend you start queuing early!

 

Vitra Showroom

30 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5PG Tel: 020 7608 6200

 

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HALFLIFE animated tunnel by Speirs + Major

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On 6 March Award winning design practice Speirs + Major will reveal HALFLIFE a 90-metre pedestrian tunnel animation with 180 sources of light. Each source has five shades of red, green and blue, which meticulously blend with warm and cool white to display a diverse range of tones and saturations.

The light installation, produced in association with King’s Cross Central Partnership connects David Chipperfield’s One Pancras Square office building to the King’s Cross Underground network.

“HALFLIFE is inspired by British physicist Ernest Rutherford’s principal of decay, the concept being that visitors may witness the changing cycles of growth and deterioration through light and colour,” said Speirs + Major.

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