Especially suitable for small living spaces – the Mirror Ironing Board by Konzept Design has a number of different functions to ease the problem of storage space. It is a mirror, cupboard and ironing board at the same time. The ironing board can be used by opening the two separate parts of the mirror and positioning them so that the bottom half supports the upper half of the mirror creating a horizontal board.
Edinburgh is often described as the city with the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary, and is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe.
The work of Belfast-based Hackett Hall McKnight does a lot to answer the question of whether great architecture is happening in the far corners of the UK. Having beat stiff London competition for the coveted Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA), HHM is another reminder that exceptional work is done by architects based outside of London. In fact, one could say that, in terms of architecture, HHM has put Northern Ireland (and Belfast in particular) on the map.
The Airflite pendant fixture lamp was designed by the Berlin-based Kinzo design team and was produced by German manufacturer idee.design.licht.GmbH. Exterior colour can vary for placement in any room setting and the clean and straightforward design makes Airflite an eye catcher in any environment. It is assembled from four powder-coated aluminium ring segments. Direct light radiates through the opal acrylic and the indirect light through the transparent acrylic. Airflite has a tool free vertical adjustment, a stainless steel cable of 1,50m and the canopy is available in different designs.
Rupert Bevan and Adam Hely-Hutchinson, best known for their commissioned designs, have now used their talents to create a collection of furniture which has been entirely designed to their own taste and specifications. The Collection comprises 14 pieces, each in two colourways, inspired by the designs of the 1930s and 40s. The Obi cabinet pictured, is one design from the collection.
2tec2 flooring enhances the quality and value of any commercial or residential project including offices, retail, hotels, restaurants, wellness and residential venues. The innovative weaving techniques and luxurious yet low-maintenance materials used in this ultra-stylish floor covering offer exceptional design and performance. Le Tissage D’Arcade has created a 2tec2 box of samples for use in room design, which has 25 different examples.
The warehouse district in downtown Toronto is cool. Not crowded with suits and shoppers, its streets are the domain of young urbanites and the places they inhabit. Television production houses, design studios, multimedia outfits, restaurants and bars; this is east London’s Hoxton crossed with New York’s SoHo.
The Atlantis Building on Brick Lane, east London, has an illustrious, some might say infamous, history. Sited within the Old Truman Brewery complex, it’s an important part of the area’s pleasingly hotchpotch heritage. More recently, it has been used as a venue space, hosting everything from media parties to graduate shows and exhibitions. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a member of the local design community who hasn’t stumbled out of it at one time or another, sponsored beverage or three in hand.