Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:34

Feld Wood Collection

Upholstered oak bench from Feld's Wood Collection Belgian furniture brand Feld has expanded their Wood Collection to include upholstered versions of the range’s solid oak chair and bench. The new pieces use Polo 2 fabric from Kvadrat – a hard wearing combed yarn textile by designer Anne Gry. The pieces are available in four subtle, earthy tones reflecting Gry’s recent interest in Scandinavian colours and patterns. 
Friday, 20 January 2012 15:54

Bonsai coffee table - Meik_Studio

Bonsai coffee table - Meik_Studio Inspired by the Moyogi bonsai tree’s informal appearance and elegant movement, and the angular forms of Swarovski crystals, Meik Studio created the Bonsai coffee table. Made from a unique piece of high gloss lacquered aluminium, the Bonsai coffee table grows from the root like a natural plant. The table measures 1000 x 500 x 650mm and is available in a variety of colours.   www.meikstudio.com
Friday, 20 January 2012 08:59

Le Lumiere - Le Puji

Le Lumiere - Le Puji Le Lumiere from Le Puij is an LED illuminated ring that can be used with or without a lampshade. Using the two forms of lampshades, they can easily adapt the look and functionality of the lamp, as well as the look of the room. The lampshades are available in white and black and their looks can also be varied by the LED’s dimming function. This lamp is a play on shapes, perfect for a stylised interior. www.lepuij.com
Thursday, 19 January 2012 15:04

Isola by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Isola by Claesson Koivisto Rune Swedish design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune is poised to introduce a new “integrated surface and seating object” called Isola for Italian furniture brand, Tacchini. A generously sized armchair with built-in table for laptops, Isola is intended for both work and relaxation. It will launch this week in Paris during Maison et Objet 2012.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:01

Arc Show preview

The Arc show floor For all of you lighting buffs out there, it’s time to gear up for the ARC Show 2012 – the UK’s key event for architectural, retail and commercial lighting. Curated by lighting designer Durham Marenghi of Lumitect, ARC will be held from 29 February – 1 March at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington. Marenghi will transform areas of the exhibition venue with theatrical lighting and contributions from manufacturers and designers. Glow Stick Graffiti, an installation from UCL Bartlett…
18 Kowloon East What makes an office building green? By most standards, it would be energy efficient and have features like ground source heating and cooling, photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting. It would probably boast top marks from a sustainability assessment body like BREEAM or LEED. But there is a new, quite literal, facet to the “green” trend emerging; architecture with luxuriant plant life embedded into the design. The latest built example is 18 Kowloon East in Hong Kong, which was completed late…
Monday, 16 January 2012 18:02

Netlife's Urban Forest

Netlife's Urban Forest Internet companies are vague and mysterious entities: it can be hard to work out what they actually do. Architects seem to be aware of this too, and when their client’s product exists in web space there is seemingly less to inspire them as a starting point. In the past they’ve adopted a number of approaches, from questionable node graphics to glassy meeting boxes and the obligatory exposed ductwork. Skilfully and thoughtfully weaving in some of these elements, Norwegian practice Eriksen Skajaa…
Monday, 16 January 2012 17:55

3Fold's fit-out for Marchday

3Fold's fit-out for Marchday Corridors really are the workhorses of the office design world aren’t they? While receptions have been sexed up and made multifunctional places to meet, greet, research and party in; canteens are the place you’re most likely to encounter the CEO in these days; and even the humble staircase is heralded as a place of chance encounters and encouraging movement in the office, the corridor has maintained its unremarkable mundanity. At Yarn, a new shared office space at Darlington’s Lingfield Point completed…
Monday, 16 January 2012 17:47

IMd by Ector Hoogstad Architects

IMd by Ector Hoogstad Architects “We have known each other for a very long time and worked on many projects together,” says Joost Ector, partner at Ector Hoogstad, about his latest client, Rotterdam engineering firm IMd. So it must have felt a little like business as usual when IMd asked the practice to design its new office. In a way it was almost the repaying a favour – the engineers had acted as consultants for Ector Hoogstad’s own office revamp, and, impressed with the results,…
Monday, 16 January 2012 17:42

Photostory: EMI factory lives again

Photostory: EMI factory lives again A group of derelict buildings in Hayes, Middlesex, once the home of legendary record label EMI, is being restored in a joint effort by Studio Egret West, Duggan Morris Architects and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The £250m project by Cathedral Group and Development Securities will see the 1927 Art Deco complex updated for offices, residential and cultural space.The Old Vinyl Factory, as it will be called, hopes to celebrate the unique heritage of the site, which was originally acquired at…
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