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Perception at The W London

Hakwood flooring adds edgy glamour to the city’s newest bar and lounge

Overlooking the hustle and bustle of the streets of Soho, The Perception at W London has been designed to give the capital a bold new hangout that brings together the many faces of modern London. It is a hub of social activity for discerning travellers and in-the-know Londoners alike.

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Canova Hall Opens

We love it when beautiful old buildings are looked after and brought back to life. Launched this August, Canova Hall breathes new air into one of Brixton’s most commemorated buildings; what used to be the beloved worker’s hall of Britain’s first department store Le Bon Marché across the road.

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Kelly Hoppen and Brintons

Sometimes the contract market gets the best collaborations. This time, Kelly Hoppen MBE has joined forces with leading carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a bold new collection of contemporary woven carpets. The new venture is the renowned interior designer’s first ever carpet collection and will be launched at Sleep, the annual hotel design event taking place in London this November.


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Talks at 100% Design

The talks programme at 100% Design is always world class. We’ve picked out some of the must-sees across the show.

design museum

2016’s programme has been curated by the Design Museum as part of their ‘on loan’ campaign, bringing the museum out in to the world and the design community. Focusing on quality and depth, the talks will feature agenda-setting discussions exploring trends in contemporary practice and the future of design, as well as giving a glimpse of what to expect from the new museum when it opens in Kensington on 24 November 2016.

ron arad, 100% design
Ron Arad is set to headline 100% Design this year as part of a programme curated by the Design Museum. The designer, architect and artist will take to the stage on the Auditorium to discuss his career and work, where experience has brought him and the future projects he is most excited about. When: 1.45pm, Thursday 22 September

afroditi krassa

Award-winning interior designer Afroditi Krassa talks about what experience has taught her about hospitality design, and where she hopes to go next.  When: 4.30pm, Thursday 22nd September.

asif khan

Architect Asif Khan will open 100% Design, followed by a talk on some of his recent and upcoming projects. When: 11.00am, Wednesday 21 September

Make sure to register to attend here.

Hotel Magna Pars opens a Perfume Laboratory

LabSolue - pharmacy furniture

LabSolue is a new Perfume Laboratory inside Magna Pars Suites, Milano, the first Hotel à Parfum. Situated on the site of an old scent factory in Tortona the design captures the spirit of its industrial heritage using objects recovered from the original building.

A refined wooden cabinet based on the impressive pharmaceutical laboratory of Marvin, the historic cosmetic brand established by Vincenzo Martone, displays pieces from the family archive and defines the work area. Continue Reading…

Hotel to home


Detail: Overlaid posters

Swedish design firm Koncept designed the 82 room Story Hotel in 2009. Today the interior styling still feels so fresh. Here are a few of our favourite details to try at home. Continue Reading…

Living Rooms reveal plans for hotel in Notting Hill


Alternative hotel chain Living Rooms has announced its plans to open a 27,000 sq ft., 50 bedroom hotel located within five terrace houses in Notting Hill, London. The chain aims to reflect the free spirit and creativity of the area throughout the design.

The Laslett named after local Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the Notting Hill Festival is designed by Waldo Works who  reworked the ‘typical’ hotel room concept, adding a more homely feel. Irregular framed art works; modern furniture pieces and the finest textiles feature evoke a modern lifestyle.

The hotel opens in Summer 2015.

Living Rooms


Hotel: Fontevraud L’Hôtel**** and Fontevraud Le Restaurant by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

Fontevraud l'Hôtel and Fontevraud le Restaurant 10

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku confirm their vision of luxury via the redesign of Fontevraud L’Hôtel**** and Fontevraud Le Restaurant situated in the heart of the Loire Valley in France. The historical Fontevraud Abbey dates back to the Middle Age period when monks occupied it. It changed hands over the years housing nuns, prisoners and now 200 000 tourists flock there every year. Continue Reading…

Curzon’s New Flagship Cinema by Afroditi Krassa


Leading interior designer Afroditi Krassa has designed the Curzon Victoria, the cinema chain’s flagship venue, with a refined, elegant and technologically impressive style. Continue Reading…

White Wolf Hotel by AND-RÉ


White Wolf Hotel designed by AND-RÉ. Continue Reading…

Hospitality News: Sneak Preview of Koncept Stockholm for HTL


Swedish design agency Koncept Stockholm reaffirm their impeccable design credentials with the sneak preview of HTL’s first hotel in Stockholm. The trend driven design agency specialises and seamlessly work across disciplines in the hospitality, office, retail and residential markets. Continue Reading…

We noticed: Lindsey Lang Design

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We noticed: the new flooring launch from Lindsey Lang Design, her graphic patterns that usually adorn textiles transfer easily onto the tile creating a clean modern option for a home, interior or business setting. Continue Reading…

Just in: Ian Schrager to headline at Sleep Conference


UBM announced Ian Schrager as the headline speaker at the Sleep Conference where a host of industry leaders will voice their opinions on the latest trends in hotel design and development. Topping the conference bill this year is entrepreneur Ian Schrager, co-founder of Studio 54 nightclub and originator of the boutique hotel concept in the 80s as well as many other groundbreaking ‘modern lifestyle’ concepts which have revolutionised the hospitality industry. Continue Reading…

5 minutes with Lubna Chowdhary

Lubna final

‘Five Minutes Only’ is the first in a series of quick fire rounds with influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome the ceramicist Lubna Chowdhary who creates tile-based artworks for interior and exterior spaces. Continue Reading…

Modern Swissness at Swissotel HQ


The DesignLab at the Zürich Headquarters of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is a traditional Swiss parlour situated in the heart of their corporate office. Continue Reading…

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