Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 preview

Smith installation by Studio Weave for Clerkenwell Design Week

Dezeen promotion: new products by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and a pavilion by Studio Weave will feature at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London from 20 to 22 May.

Tunisia Made lighting and vessels by Hend Krichen
This image: Tunisia Made lighting and vessels by Hend Krichen. Main image: Smith installation by Studio Weave

Highlights of the fifth annual Clerkenwell Design are set to include installations around the central London district and product launches from prominent designers and brands.

London-based Studio Weave has designed a pavilion for St John’s Square that references Clerkenwell’s craft heritage and will host a series of workshops during the event.

Mews tiles by Barber Osgerby and Mutina for Domus
Mews tiles by Mutina, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Domus

Design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby will showcase a new range of tiles for Domus created with Italian ceramics company Mutina.

A new line of pendant lights by Arik Levy is to be presented by Barcelona lighting manufacturer Vibia.

Skyline lamps by Örsjö
Skyline lamps by Örsjö

More lighting on show will include British studio Deadgood‘s metal laser-cut Marionette lamps and new a range of lights from UK brand Another Country by New York designers Workstead.

Register free online to attend Clerkenwell Design Week 2014, taking place from 20 to 22 May.

Read on for more information from the organisers:


Trend Spotting at Clerkenwell Design Week – 20-22 May 2014

At the forefront of design and innovation, Clerkenwell Design Week (20-22 May 2014) – now in its fifth year – once again plays host to a curated showcase of some of the best creative ideas from both design and architecture. The key shows, Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Additions, will present a comprehensive collection of the latest designs by leading brands from the UK and around the world. These four shows, coupled with a range of specially commissioned projects – as part of CDW Presents, firmly place Clerkenwell Design Week as a leading festival for innovations and design trends.

Deroma lights by Pinch
Derome lights by Pinch

Texture

A mix of materials, natural surfaces and tactile fabrics emerges as a key trend at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. Celebrating its 40 years of textile innovation, leading fabric brand Camira will launch its new Silk fabric, a mix of three natural fibres including flax, wool and silk. Pinch Design’s new Derome light will have its UK launch at the festival, while Swedish brand Örsjö will launch Skyline by Folkform, a new lighting collection with a pixilated effect – inspired by the architecture in Stockholm.

Architectural

Clerkenwell is renowned for its high concentration of architects, and it is only natural that this influence is reflected at Clerkenwell Design Week with architectural themed designs. Chisel & Mouse will present their scaled-down models of architecture landmarks, introducing the new Frank Lloyd Wright collection at Additions. Newcomer to the festival, Discipline will launch the sculptural Last Side Table by Max Lamb at Design Factory.

In collaboration with designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Domus and Italian ceramic house, Mutina will showcase a new collection of tiles – entitled Mews – by the designers at the festival. The range is inspired by the landscape, history and personality of London. Meanwhile, Barcelona based lighting manufacturer Vibia will present Wireflow, a new line of pendant lights by Arik Levy that symbolises linear and three-dimensional geometries, on the top floor at Design Factory. For CDW Presents, architecture practice Studio Weave – led by Je Ahn – has created Smith, a pavilion that pays homage to Clerkenwell’s heritage of craft making. During the festival, a series of workshops will be held in this space on St John’s Square.

Cushions by Toghal
Cushions by Toghal

Pattern

Floral prints and colour-popping fabrics are a key trend at Clerkenwell Design Week. Newly launched African textile specialists Toghal will exhibit at the new show Additions. Their first collection takes inspiration from the Mbuti of the Congo forest and the Yoruba from Nigeria.

Pattern enthusiasts Lewis and Wood will showcase their new wallpaper and fabric collections at Detail, while Tori Murphy – known for her geometric designs – applies soft muted colours to her British made, woven textiles, resulting in a soft and luxurious look.

Craft

Another prominent trend this year is craft – products with emphasis on the maker and materials. Young designer Hend Krichen will bring her Tunisia Made collection, a series of vessels created using Tunisia’s artisanal skills and craftsmanship, to the festival.

At Platform, new design company Tamma Design – run by Estonia born Johanna Tammsalu – will showcase its porcelain Solid Spin lamps, while The Camberwell Collective, a group of third year students and recent graduates from the BA 3-D Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, will present a selection of their latest work.

Bent wall lamp by Workstead
Bent wall lamp by Workstead

Woodwork

A rustic revolution, there is a growing emphasis on natural materials in furniture design. German based Vitamin Design will bring its Stool Klotz to Clerkenwell Design Week, a solid design that embraces the natural knots and formations in the wood. Meanwhile Barnby and Day will showcase hand-made furniture from their country workshop near the picturesque Hay-on-Wye, including a new handmade range using American black walnut and oak.

As part of CDW Presents, design collective Okay Studio, supported by the American Hardwood Export Council, has produced an exhibition – entitled FIVE, to celebrate the festival’s fifth edition. Inspired by five American hardwood species – tulipwood, ash, hard maple, red oak and cherry, five design teams from Okay Studio are working independently to create an eclectic mix of designs that will be on show at the Scin Gallery during the festival.

Lighting

Lighting is always a standout feature for Clerkenwell Design Week, and this year is no different with a dedicated lighting floor at Design Factory. Leading lighting experts Holloways of Ludlow, Artemide, Anglepoise, Prandina, Catellani and Smith, Studio Italia Design and ModoLuce will showcase their lighting range in the area.

A festival regular Deadgood will present its Marionette light, made from laser cut, folded sheet metal, while British design brand Another Country will launch an exclusive new range of industrial lighting by New York design studio, Workstead.

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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A’ Design Awards and Competition 2014 winners announced

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Dezeen promotion: the A’ Design Awards and Competition has revealed this year’s winning architecture, interior and design projects.

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This image: Yoshi Bar 2nd by Naoya Matsumoto. Main image: Aesop installation by Cheungvogl Architects Ltd.

The A’ Design Awards and Competition is an annual scheme that honours exemplary design projects, judged by a panel of industry experts.

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Gamsei by Buero Wagner

This year’s winners include an installation of translucent boxes to display products from skincare brand Aesop, a nest-like pavilion and the Google Campus in Dublin.

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Google Campus, Dublin by Camenzind Evolution

Keep scrolling to see a selection of successful projects and check out the full list of winners here.

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Architecture Factory by Marc O Riain

Designers can register for next edition of the awards with an “earliest bird” discount from 27 to 30 April.

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Halle A by Designliga

Find out more about the A’ Design Awards and Competition on the website.

Here’s some more information from the organisers:


A’ Design Awards and Competition

World’s Largest Design Competition

A’ Design Award & Competition is now over with over 12536 entries in 105 categories from 208 countries. This year there are more than 758 winners from 77 countries, in 74 different design disciplines.

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Ajando Next Level CRM by Peter Stasek

Given the number of competing countries (208) and winner countries (77), A Design Award & Competition, is officially the worlds’ most diffused and international design accolade.

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Opx2 by Jonathon Anderson

World Design Rankings, published by A’ Design Award & Competition each year has become a tool for scholars to discuss development of design in different countries. A’ Design Award winning projects will be translated to almost all languages to celebrate and promote the winners internationally.

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Note et Silence, Mint Kobe by Shin Takahashi

Rigorous Jury Voting

The internationally influential 50-person jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs voted all entries.

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School of Technology and Management by Nuno Montenegro

Each entry was given a score between 0 to 100 by each jury member voting them, jury members were also allowed to cast negative votes for issues relating to entry guidelines or intellectual property rights. Before final score calculation, raw evaluation scores were weighted based on evaluation criteria, the expertise of jury members, and classification of jury members to arrive at real-raw scores.

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Smartstreets-Cyclepark by Chris Garcin and Andrew Farish, Smartstreets Ltd

For each category, standard deviation was calculated and gauss error function was used during conversion of the calculated normal distribution to approximated cumulative standard normal distribution within ranges of 0 to 100. Award status depended on the calculated z-score as long as the threshold for minimum raw score requirement for each category was met.

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Osaka by Ariel Chemi

Call for Entries to A’ Design Award & Competition

A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading international annual juried competition for design. The A’ Design Accolades are organised in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines.

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Osteoid by Deniz Karasahin

Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and established professionals. A’ Design Award & Competition promises fame, prestige, publicity and international recognition to all A’ Design Award Winners through the A’ Design Prize which is given to celebrate the awarded designs.

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Duna by Mula Preta Design

The “A’ Design Prize” is a coveted and comprehensive winners’ kit for awarded designs. “A’ Design Prize” includes but not limited to: international design excellence certificate in metal frame, invitation to the exclusive gala-night in Italy, online + offline exhibition of awarded projects, A2 poster of awarded projects, hardcover printed best projects’ yearbook publication, special 3d printed metal award trophy in luxury black box, project translation to 20+ languages in order to truly reach international audiences, an exclusive interview with the winner, press release preparation and distribution, license to use “A’ Design Award Winner Logo” in your communication, promotion of awarded works to thousands of other publications, media appearances through our press partners, inclusion in World Design Rankings as well as access to further marketing and PR tools.

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ICON E-Flyer electric bike by Jonathan Ward

Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Design Award. Entries are accepted annually till February 28th and results are announced every year on April 15. Designers worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Entries are accepted as long as they were designed in the last 10 years.

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M Lamp by Juniper Desgn

www.adesignaward.com

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Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan

Dezeen promotion: Japanese furniture brand Maruni Wood Industry will launch new furniture, including two wood-framed sofas, at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next week.

Maruni will be exhibiting a range of wooden furniture by Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison from its collection, alongside new products.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Roundish three-seater sofa by Naoto Fukasawa

Maruni art director and industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa has created the first new sofa with a curved upholstered back that gently wraps around the body. The seat is also upholstered and rests on a simple wooden frame.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Roundish three-seater sofa by Naoto Fukasawa

The Roundish sofa is a version of a chair Fukasawa designed for Maruni in 2011.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Bruno three-seater sofa by Jasper Morrison

Maruni will also showcase the new Bruno sofa by British designer Jasper Morrison, which features full rounded cushions on a bench-like wooden frame.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Bruno three-seater sofa by Jasper Morrison

Morrison also designed the Lightwood chair for Maruni in 2011.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Lightwood chair with mesh seat by Jasper Morrison

The sofas are upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics newly acquired by Maruni: smoky green and navy.

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Lightwood chair with mesh seat and Lightwood table with Corian top by Jasper Morrison

The items have been made using woodworking techniques derived from handcrafting, shown in the movie above.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Roundish chair with wooden seat by Naoto Fukasawa

The Maruni Collection 2014 will be on show at Stand D33, Hall 6, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan from 8 to 13 April 2014.

Maruni Wood Industry to launch two new sofas in Milan
Roundish chair with wooden seat by Naoto Fukasawa

For more information about Maruni Wood Industry and its products, visit the website.

Here’s some more information from Maruni Wood Industry:


Maruni Collection 2014 by Maruni Wood Industry at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile

With Maruni Collection 2014, we will be introducing attractive living items by Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in the Fiera main exhibition complex.

Maruni Collection 2014 Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa
Date: April 8 (Tue) – 13 (Sun), 2014
Venue: Rho Fiera, Hall 6, Stand D33
Press Reception: April 8 (Tue), 2014, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What is “Maruni Wood Industry”?

It is a Japanese furniture brand that continues to create sophisticated minimalism design with minute manufacturing to rediscover original spirits of the wood.

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Roundish chair with cushioned seat by Naoto Fukasawa

Maruni was founded in Hiroshima in 1928 with the motto of “industrialise handcrafting”. Hiroshima has a long history of lifestyle involving wood, from building structures such as Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines to private dwellings, as well as tools and artefacts that we use in our everyday lives. Although Japanese furniture production previously relied on manual labor, Maruni was one of the first to start the mass-production of furniture by the division of labor that does not rely on manual skills of artisans, aiming to “industrialise handcrafting”.

After the Second World War, Maruni Wood Industry made improvements in various production stages; for example, applying new techniques such as advanced kilning system for drying wood acquired by research and development, and learning streamlined production methods developed in Europe. These improvements brought great success to Maruni in the large-scale production of decorative European furniture, allowing it to become a leading brand of classical furniture in Japan, and grow into a high-quality furniture brand known for its traditional beauty. However, as time passes, the needs for classical furniture started to decrease in Japan, driving Maruni to develop a new line of core products.

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Chairs from the Nextmaruni project

Thus, the “Nextmaruni” project began in 2004. In this approach, Maruni aimed to introduce a series of chairs to the world with the theme of “message directed towards the Japanese aesthetic”, by collaborating with 12 globally recognised designers such as Alberto Meda, Michele De Lucchi, and so on.

This project proved to be a significant turning point for Maruni, because it was the first time it encountered Naoto Fukasawa, who later became an art director of the company. Fukasawa and Maruni deeply shared the enthusiasm to “create timeless wooden furniture that will be loved by people as a standard in a hundred years’ time”. This desire gave birth to Maruni Collection in 2008 as a coproduction of the designer and Maruni.

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Hiroshima armchair by Naoto Fukasawa

“Wooden chairs, that have been the worldwide standard, have a sense of warmth as a craftwork, rather than a designed product. What this collection aims to present, is this humane warmth combined with subtlety and purity,” Naoto Fukasawa says. In order to produce high-quality standard furniture, it is vital to have technology rooted in a thorough knowledge of wood and furniture production. It encompasses not only the form of the furniture, but also the seating comfort, the combination of robust structure and lightness for easy handling, and delicate finishing that brings out the most of the wood quality.

One of Maruni’s distinguished technologies recognised by designers is shaving processing technology, enables a machine to take care of complex processing procedures that previously relied on craftsmen’s manual work, contributing to high-volume production. But, in the final process, the chairs are manually polished and finished one by one. The mellow, smooth curve of Hiroshima armchair from its back to arms produces a soft, gentle atmosphere that invites people to touch. While pursuing industrialisation, Maruni has kept the balance of stable production and beauty of craftwork, by leveraging the technology and knowledge of woodwork inherited from hand to hand. You can see the spirit of “manufacturing with craftsmanship”, which has been Maruni’s tradition since its foundation.

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Hiroshima armchair by Naoto Fukasawa

Maruni started Maruni Collection in 2008, and welcomed Naoto Fukasawa as an art director in 2010. Jasper Morrison also joined Maruni as a designer in 2011, and this collection has grown up for covering 25 countries worldwide. The products are genuinely original to Maruni, combining the international design sensibility, uniquely Japanese aesthetics of wood material, and the detailed manufacturing techniques. They are the furniture that Maruni proudly presents to the world from Japan as a beautiful fruit of fine craftsmanship. Maruni will never stop its journey to reach even higher, producing beautiful furniture in Japan that will be long enjoyed as ultimate standards.

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New Design Britain winners to exhibit at May Design Series

Brunel furniture by Rob Scarlett

Dezeen promotion: past winners of the New Design Britain awards will show a retrospective of their products at this year’s May Design Series in London.

New Design Britain celebrates young design talent in the UK and awards designers each year in a range of categories.

Pendant lights by Daniel Schofield
This image: Pendant lights by Daniel Schofield. Main image: Brunel furniture by Rob Scarlett

Previously held at the Interiors UK trade event in Birmingham, the New Design Britain initiative is relocating to London’s May Design Series from 2015.

To celebrate this move, previous alumni will exhibit their winning products along with new designs at a dedicated section of the fair.

Shelf by Daniel Schofield
Shelf by Daniel Schofield

Designers including James Harrison, Rob Scarlett, Daniel Schofield, Alex Macmaster, Limahl Asmall, Jason Heap, Jennifer Jones and Henoc Maketo will all show how they have progressed since picking up the prize.

The May Design Series will take place at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London from 18 to 20 May 2014.

Nest Coffee Table by Liamhl Asmall
Nest Coffee Table by Liamhl Asmall

For more information about the event visit the May Design Series website. Find out more about New Design Britain here and register to attend here.

Here’s some more details sent to us by the organisers:


Join us for the re-launch at May Design series 2014, and a celebration of young British design talent! New Design Britain is back with a revitalised ethos, bringing talented new designers to the forefront of the international design industry. Every year young designers enter with their newest and most inspiring products and eager ambition to display their unique take on the market – perfect for visitors looking to network and meet the freshest design talent in the industry.

Scarf by Jennifer Jones
Scarf by Jennifer Jones

The move to London has given New Design Britain the opportunity to become bigger and better than ever before, bringing with it the chance for an exciting new re-launch!

With the first new edition of New Design Britain planned for May 2015, we’ll be using this year’s show to re-launch the awards, and will be bringing with us a selection of New Design Britain alumni, each with their own success story to tell. Past New Design Britain award winners to see at the show will include James Harrison, Rob Scarlett, Daniel Schofield, Alex Macmaster, Limahl Asmall, Jason Heap, Jennifer Jones, and Henoc Maketo.

Rocker chair by James Harrison
Rocker chair by James Harrison

Every winning product from these past winners will be at the show, as well as fresh new work from each designer – a real opportunity to see the positive effects New Design Britain has had on these young designers’ lives and careers.

Join the New Design Britain alumni on stand Monday 19 May find out more about the 2015 edition of the awards.

www.maydesignseries.com

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B-LINE to launch latest products in Milan

B-LINE to launch latest products in Milan

Dezeen promotion: Italian furniture brand B-LINE will exhibit its latest product range at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next month.

B-LINE to launch latest products in Milan
Park chairs and Park stools

B-LINE is to showcase German studio Neuland Paster & Geldmacher‘s Park range of outdoor seating formed from thin steel rods, which has been extended to include stackable stools in two heights.

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Park stools

The brand has also begun production on a series of 1960s creations by Italian designer Joe Colombo, including a soft upholstered pouf with contrast cross stitching and a stackable container module with a cylindrical hole.

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Crossed pouffes. Also main image

Colombo’s injection-moulded plastic trolley is being introduced in a smaller size and lime green colour.

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Crossed pouffes and Park chairs

B-LINE will be located at Hall 6 Stand C37 at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile from 8 to 13 April.

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Boby XS

Photography is by Andrea Pancino, Claudio Visentin and Ioannis Schinezos.

For more information about B-LINE and its products, visit the website.

Here’s some more information from B-LINE:


2014 new entries – among fresh projects and attractive variants

B-LINE has a totally progressive view and has always proved that the value of an object transcends the historical moment in which it was designed. It is the very idea of design, as interpreted by the Paduan company, in setting itself on a different plane where quality, functionality and originality make each
of the products immune to the trends’ precariousness. A contemporary appearance and, at the same time, universal in content.

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Boby 3 section

The products’ catalogue enumerates artists that have written the history of design (from Joe Colombo’s Boby and Multichair to Rodolfo Bonetto’s Boomerang and 4/4), famous designers on the international scenario and introductions that set the spotlight on new Italian realities.

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Ring storage units

2014 now counts on three new products and a significant series of interesting variants on the theme, applied to successful existing products. Collaboration with the German duo Neuland Paster & Geldmacher has been renewed with an extension to the Park family and, finally, two of Joe Colombo’s projects that had always been safely tucked away among the treasures of the Joe Colombo Studio, are being launched: a pouf and a container module.

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Close up of Ring storage unit

Ring by Joe Colombo, 1964

A versatile container module, Ring consists of a painted steel plate shell and two oak shelves. On its own it can also be used as a low table; by stacking it with other modules, its capacity is increased, and can be used for wall fittings or for creating partitions. Version with swivel casters also available.
Colours – white/oak and anthracite grey/oak.

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Ring storage units

Park by Neuland Paster & Geldmacher

In galvanised and painted steel rod, Park is a stackable stool with interesting lines, sober and rigorous, just as the chair from which it evolved. It features a slender footrest and its light appearance is sustained by the sled frame on which it rests.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, it is available in two heights, one for the home (66 centimetres) and the other for bar use (77 centimetres). Colours – white, black and deep orange.

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Park stools

Crossed by Joe Colombo, 1963

A soft upholstered pouf with contrast cross stitching, Crossed is available in two sizes, one square-based and one rectangular: by using multiple element combinations, differently shaped and coloured arrangements can be created.

Its water-repellent wooden base and an opportune choice of fabrics make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

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Crossed pouffes

Boby XSmall

Boby, Joe Colombo’s injection moulded ABS plastic trolley storage unit is reintroduced in the new lime green colour, and offers a new set of three oak wooden shelves to level the upper section and to provide it with a touch of warmth. A new height is introduced as well: thus the single-section Boby is born, called BOBY XSmall. This is ideal as a bedside table, perfect for storing small objects.

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Boby XS in different colours and arrangements

Sit and stock with B-LINE

Two seats and a container module according to the Joe Colombo Studio and Neuland Paster & Geldmacher.

Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the leading venue at which you can exhibit your own new entries to the most qualified public. Since its first participation, B-LINE organises meetings with designers and press presentations for its most interesting products and now, in 2014, the formula is repeated with a day dedicated to the press.

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Gemma lacquered chairs, awarded the Good Design Award 2013

On Wednesday 9 April from 11am to 2pm the designers of the two innovations introduced to the catalogue will be present at the B-line stand: authoritative names in international panorama, such as the architect Favata, leading light of the Joe Colombo Studio, and the Neuland Paster & Geldmacher duo.

This is not the usual press conference, but an occasion for directly experiencing the best of the company production, for exchanging a few words with key designers and for getting in touch the exhibitor.

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Woopy leather chairs

Apart from a selection of products from the new B-LINE catalogue, at an exclusive preview, the Paduan company will exhibit the Ring container module, the Crossed pouf (Joe Colombo) and the Park stool (Neuland Paster & Geldmacher). As simple, direct and clean-cut as are the names chosen, so is the research on these products maniacal down to each detail.

The result is pure design, no frills, very B-LINE. Where? At Hall 16 Stand C37.

www.b-line.it

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Dezeen readers get 25% off Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition tickets

Dezeen promotion: Dezeen readers can receive a 25 percent discount on tickets to the Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition, opening today at London’s Design Museum (+ slideshow).

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

The exhibition displays architecture and designs nominated for this year’s Designs of the Year awards, which will be given to the best projects in each category and an overall winner later this year.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

Projects on display include a fashion collection made from metallic heat-pressed neoprene, a concept car with a retractable windscreen and a bamboo bonnet by Jean-Marie Massaud for Toyota.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

Dezeen is media partner for the exhibition and our readers will receive 25 percent off regular admission price when pre-booking online and using code DEZ25 under the Dezeen Special Offer.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

There is still a chance to win free tickets to the exhibition in our competition, which closes on 9 April – find out how to enter.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

For more information about Designs of the Year 2014, visit the Design Museum website.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

Exhibition photographs are by Luke Hayes.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

Here’s some more information from the Design Musuem:


25% off Designs of the Year 2014 at the Design Museum

Now in its seventh year, Designs of the Year gathers together a year of cutting-edge innovation and original talent; showcasing the very best in global Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport design.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

Featuring Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts, a mobile phone you can build yourself and many others, Designs of the Year 2014 include international design stars such as Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Prada, alongside crowd-funded start ups and student projects. This not to be missed exhibition is a clear reflection of everything that is current and exciting in the world. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

Designs of the Year 2014 exhibition at London's Design Museum

As a Dezeen reader, you receive 25% off regular admission price when pre-booking and using code DEZ25 under the Dezeen Special Offer.

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Ventura Lambrate announces exhibitors for 2014

Furniture by Matthias Borrowski

Dezeen promotion: the list of exhibitors has been announced for this year’s Ventura Lambrate exhibition to be held in Milan next month and a map of the show is now available to download.

Design by Nikoline Liv Andersen. Photograph by Nicky de Silva
This image: design by Nikoline Liv Andersen. Photograph by Nicky de Silva. Main image: furniture by Matthias Borrowski

The Ventura Lambrate design district in a former industrial area in the north-east of Milan will be open from 8 to 13 April 2014, showcasing young and upcoming creatives and companies from over 39 countries.

Balloon bench by H220430. Photograph by Ikunori Yamaoto
Balloon bench by H220430. Photograph by Ikunori Yamaoto

See a directory of exhibitors here and download a map of Ventura Lambrate 2014 to help find your way around here.

Tables by Johan Van Hengel
Tables by Lambie & Johan Van Hengel

Dezeen are media partners for the event – see all our stories from last year’s event here and Ventura Lambrate 2012 here.

Design by Dorry Hsu
Jewellery by Dorry Hsu

Read on for the press release from Organisation in Design below:


Ventura Lambrate 2014: announcing all exhibitors

Here it is – the full list of all 168 international exhibitors taking part in Ventura Lambrate 2014.

From 8 to 13 April, 76 exhibitions by emerging and established designers, academies, institutions and labelsfrom 39 countries will transform northeast Milan into the only fully curated district of Fuori Salone.

Casa della Luce: Arte, Technologia e Design by Catellani & Smith
Casa della Luce: Arte, Technologia e Design by Catellani & Smith

Designs, projects and other works will be on show in a massive 13,000 square metres of exhibition space, across 19 varied and authentic locations, including familiar locations and new venues. The new home base of this year’s event will be the Ventura Living Room, at Via Ventura 14. Until a few months ago, it was a working snow shovel factory, and an industrial feel still permeates the building.

Stationery by Archivia
Stationery by Archivia

The activities in the authentic printing factory at Via Dei Canzi 19 will be twice as big as last year’s: the group exhibition Ventura Hive will be staged in a genuine beehive structure, and in Ventura Team Up, collaborative projects will rule the day.

Storage system by Thinkk Studio
Storage system by Thinkk Studio

This celebrative fifth edition of Ventura Lambrate also launches the special project VENTURA X, in the city center of Milan. The first edition of Ventura X is in collaboration with designer Maarten Baas, BAAS IS IN TOWN, coproduced by the 5VIE district.

Design by Arnout Meijer. Photograph by Erik Petra Hesmerg
Lamp by Arnout Meijer. Photograph by Erik Petra Hesmerg

See the full list of participating exhibitors here. Scroll all the way down to make sure you don’t miss anyone!

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Preview of products to launch at May Design Series

Furniture by Casamania

Dezeen promotion: international brands will be launching new products at this year’s May Design Series event, taking place in London from 18 to 20 May.

Almost 300 designers and brands have signed up to exhibit at The Furniture Show, one of four sections in the May Design Series.

Furniture by Casamania
Furniture by Casamania. Also main image

Italian furniture company Casamania is among those debuting new collections and will also showcase colourful storage units with grid patterns across the surfaces.

British brand Hitch Mylius is to exhibit its range of upholstered seating, including sofas, armchairs and benches.

Furniture by Hitch Mylius
Furniture by Hitch Mylius

Gallery Direct is set to show its expanded collection of British-designed sofas and chairs, console tables and occasional furniture ranges this year.

Lamps by Danish firm Ebb & Flow and UK company Enigma Lighting will also be displayed at the event.

Furniture by Hitch Mylius
Furniture by Hitch Mylius

The May Design Series will take place from 18 to 20 May at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre.

For more information about the event and to register for a free pass to attend, visit the May Design Series website.

Here’s some more information from the organisers:


International innovative and all including – It’s a new dawn!

Exhibitors show their unparalleled support for the UK’s definitive international furnishing fair as close to 300 brands sign up for the show.

The Furniture Show at May Design Series, organised by UBM Live Built Environment, is delighted to announce a truly international offering at this year’s show set to deliver just what the industry has been waiting for; an event with a wealth of new, established, international and UK brands signed to the show.

Furniture by Gallery Direct
Furniture by Gallery Direct

We are thrilled to announce a 30% increase in international exhibitors from over 15 countries and the Furniture Show will be joined by Danalight, Stone Italia, Mango Crafts, Alpine Lounger and Weavart to name a few. Plus, an incredible 72% new brands are now joining the best line up to date.

We take a behind the scenes look at the new products that will be available to visitors as well as the sentiment from exhibitors, partners and associations on what they’re looking forward to seeing at this year’s show.

With over 100 brands specifically previewing at The Furniture Show at May Design Series we are pleased to welcome familiar favourites and those both new and ambitious to be part of the move to the London show such as Gallery Direct, Albioncourt, SITS, Chapel Street and Collins & Hayes to name but a few. Mazhar Ayub, Managing Director, and Highgate Beds said: “We’re very excited about The Furniture Show. London is the capital of the country, so why shouldn’t it be the capital of the industry? I’m confident that London is the best place for the show to be going forward.”

Furniture by Gallery Direct
Furniture by Gallery Direct

At the heart of the UK’s definitive international furnishing fair are UK’s leading design names and we thrilled to have created a proposition that has made many UK suppliers come out of the woodwork, including including Parker and Farr, Velda, Kozmo Furniture and Original Bedstead. Original Bedstead Director, Tony Dham said, “I’m delighted that The Furniture Show is coming to London as this is without a doubt the right choice of location for the event – not only is The Original Bedstead Company back at the show, but we intend to stay. The Original Bedstead Company will be using this opportunity to showcase our extensive new ranges of metal, wooden and painted bedsteads, as well as our recent collection of linens – I’m seriously looking forward to it!”

Strengthening the international offering will be focus areas from around the world including Design China, a collaboration with our sister event Furniture China creating a one-stop destination to see the latest in original Chinese design. May Design Series will also be working with the Portuguese association AIMMP to showcase companies renowned for their craftsmanship and quality, highlighting some of the best pieces to come out of Portugal.

Lamps by Enigma Lighting
Lamps by Enigma Lighting

It’s clear that London is deemed the gateway to the UK market, and we are pleased to introduce suppliers that not only are new to the UK market but show exclusives. New and inspirational brands to May Design Series and include Gwinner, Casamania, Dune, Ebb and Flow and Pp Mobler.  Matthew Rhodhes from Danish brand Pp Mobler was keen to add on signing: “We are delighted to be rounding of the exhibition season by showing at May Design Series. Coming to London after Milan feels like a natural step to take, and it is uplifting to see that London now has a long-awaited internationally competitive event. PP Mobler will be using this opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Hans Wegner by presenting a contemporary take on some of his most well known designs, as well as introducing some brand new collections to the UK market, which we are very much looking forward to.”

Phillip Westgarth at SITS agrees: “The industry needs a successful London event to compete with the international fairs in the likes of Cologne and Milan, but crucially the timing of the May Design Series means that not only is it positioned perfectly to catch the peak of the retail cycle, but it does not clash with any other significant events on the calendar – making it an important place for Sits to be. The May Design Series is the ideal opportunity to showcase Sits to the contract market, as well as independent retailers, and we are looking forward to what promises to be a lucrative show. It’s good to see a London venue become home to an international interiors trade event.”

Tim Robinson, UK Agent for Koiner said: “After a 9 year break from showing in the UK, we felt that this year’s May Design Series was the right time and location for us to exhibit again.”

Lighting by Ebb & Flow
Lighting by Ebb & Flow

Industry associations too have shown their support, Dids MacDonald, Chief Executive, ACID said: “The ACID team is very excited to be getting involved with May Design Series this year. Anti Copying in Design (ACID) is committed to raising awareness of Intellectual Property issues in the design industry, and what better place to spread the message than at an international furnishings fair. By encouraging originality in design we hope to strengthen the industry for many years to come, and we look forward to offering help and advice – from frequently asked questions to more complex issues – at the show in May. We will also be launching ACID Marketplace, the UK’s first design and IP exchange, a safer trading conduit between designers and design buyers.”

Veronica Dunn, Marketing Manager at The Furniture Makers added: “As the charity for the furnishing industry, The Furniture Makers’ Company is looking forward to having the chance to see and meet so many new and interesting companies exhibiting at the May Series. It promises to be a great event!”

May Design Series 2014 will amass close to 400 exhibitors in 5 distinct sectors right through from Furniture, Decor, Lighting [including Arc], Kitchens & Bathrooms and DX. The Furniture Show at May Design Series, new for 2014 will welcome a preview of what is to come in 2015 -the destination for new products covering each interior space.

May Design Series will run from the 18-20 May at London ExCeL. Visit the website to register for your complimentary pass.

www.maydesignseries.com

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Register now to attend Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Vessel F by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Dezeen promotion: registration is now open to attend this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week festival in central London from 20 to 22 May.

+HALLE True Love Chairs
This image: +HALLE True Love Chairs. Main image: Vessel F by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

The fifth edition of the annual design gathering will celebrate work by the high concentration of architects and designers based in Clerkenwell, along with international names.

Anglepoise Type75 Maxi Collection Graphite
Anglepoise Type75 Maxi Collection Graphite

During the three-day festival, design brands with showrooms in the area including Arper and Vitra will open their doors to present new collections and relaunches.

Tokyo Coffee Table by Loic Bard for Tacchini
Tokyo Coffee Table by Loic Bard

Exhibitions of new products will take place in Clerkenwell’s historic buildings, including The Farmiloe Building and the crypt of St James Church.

Cape chair by Nendo for Offecct
Cape chair by Nendo for Offecct

Design collective Okay Studio and architecture practice Studio Weave will create interactive installations for the district.

+HALLE Lobby seating system
+HALLE Lobby seating system

The Campana Brothers, Ron Arad and Arik Levy are among speakers lined up for the Conversations at Clerkenwell seminar programme.

Verso collection by Tomoko Azumi for MARK Product
Verso collection by Tomoko Azumi for MARK Product

Dezeen is media partner for the event and we’ll be launching our second book, Dezeen Book of Interviews, at the festival. We’ll also present the world’s first augmented reality watch store at the Farmiloe Building, allowing users to virtually “try on” and share images of Dezeen Watch Store‘s most popular brands.

Shelltwo Chair and Stool by VW+BS for Decode
Shelltwo Chair and Stool by VW+BS for Decode

These images show a sample of products that will be on display during the festival. To find out more about events taking place and to register to attend, visit the Clerkenwell Design Week website.

See all our coverage of Clerkenwell Design Week 2013, including our series of movies about the event.

Read on for more information from the organisers:


Celebrating its fifth edition this year, Clerkenwell Design Week (20-22 May 2014) will showcase the latest innovations by designers and manufacturers from the UK and around the world. Set against the historic backdrop of Clerkenwell, the three-day festival will be centred upon leading design showrooms in the neighbourhood, as well as four focused exhibitions including The Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Additions. Design brands such as Magis, Dare Studio and Ginger & Jagger are amongst those that will present their latest collections at the festival for the fifth year.

Room 9 Ceramic Pendant lights by James Tattersall
Room 9 Ceramic Pendant lights by James Tattersall

The festival will once again work with established and emerging names from both design and architecture, within its Clerkenwell Presents stream, offering an array of curated features and installations stationed across Clerkenwell. Also returning to the festival this year is the Fringe, where local creative practices – from architects to branding agencies and craft studios, will host workshops and displays open to the public.

This year, design collective Okay Studio and architecture practice Studio Weave have been appointed to create projects aiming to push the boundaries of design, in terms of concepts, process and material capabilities. Working with AHEC and Equitone by Marley Eternit respectively, these design teams will create one-off experiences that the public can interact with and enjoy. 

Year-on-year, Clerkenwell Design Week has successfully demonstrated its unrivalled quality as a global community supported by creativity and originality. This year, the festival will continue its strong relationships with the local design showrooms, studios and galleries, promoting their latest projects in architecture and design.

Hatcham Table by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode
Hatcham Table by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Following on from last year’s debut, Italian furniture manufacturer Arper will return to the festival, with a key celebration to mark its 25th anniversary. Meanwhile, the festival’s veteran Vitra will present a world-exclusive collective project – a relaunch of Ron Arad’s Tom Vac chair, 15 years after it was first launched. This iconic design will now be re-styled by selected designers and architects, and unveiled in Vitra’s showroom during the festival.

Keeping the festival fresh is essential, and this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week has introduced some exciting new names to the line-up. Sto Werkstatt, specialising in architectural cladding with a newly launched showroom and The Reclaimed Flooring Company who have created an inviting public space and workshop full of floors from all over the world. Other showrooms with big plans during the week include Brinton Carpets presenting, Deep Grid by Cristian Zuzunaga, and Scandinavian Business Seating, who will present the Red-dot Design winning Noor chair amongst other products.

Kelly chairs by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini
Kelly chairs by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini

The Design Factory, based at The Farmiloe Building, will play host to some of the best contemporary furniture, lighting and product design brands from UK and around the world; Case Furniture, Anglepoise, Benchmark, Decode, Another Country, Anglepoise, Henry Swanzy and Pinch are just a few of the names participating.

Clerkenwell Design Week will once again see a strong line-up of Italian brands participating this year. Leading lighting specialists Foscarini will feature an installation in the atrium and tunnel with other Italians Catellani & Smith also taking part. Newcomer to the design scene, as well as to the festival, Discipline will launch its brand new Last Side tables by Max Lamb to the UK market at the event. 

With its unique, architectural setting at The House of Detention, Platform will provide the perfect atmospheric backdrop for emerging young designers from around the world to exhibit their exciting new work including Johanna Tammasalu, Clivework, and James Tattersall. 

Celebrating fine quality and exquisite craftsmanship in the luxury sector, Detail at the Order of St John will bring together the best and most prestigious names in high-end interior design.

One of the most exciting billings at Detail this year will be an exclusive collaboration between .IT_All About Design, EDRA and The Campana Brothers, entitled From Art to Design. An exhibition of The Campana Brothers’ masterpieces as well as their designs for EDRA will be unveiled by the designers themselves at Detail on 20 May. The exhibition will explore how design and production processes render “a piece of art” – a successful, commercial product. Other stunning exhibitors at Detail include NICO, C&C Milano and Christopher Jenner for Drummonds.

RBM Noor chair by Scandinavian Business Seating
RBM Noor chair by Scandinavian Business Seating

New to Clerkenwell Design Week 2014, Additions will take over the Crypt on the Green at St James Church. It will be the main hub for a curated collection of small design items and home accessories, targeting retail buyers, interior designers and specifiers.

The newly launched Toghal brings heritage African designs into contemporary homewares, with a focus on textiles. Similarly, Urbanara offers high-quality home textiles and accessories using the finest natural materials.

Known for its architectural sculptures with a touch of playfulness, Chisel and Mouse will launch its new models at the show with London being a key inspiration. Meanwhile, Hend Krichen will bring her beautifully handcrafted vessels to the show, all of which are made using the rich artisanal skills and craftsmanship in Tunisia.

Clerkenwell and its creative community have earned a reputation for remaining at the centre of debate, pioneering activities and forward-thinking. Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 boasts an impressive line-up of speakers for its curated programme of seminars, Conversations at Clerkenwell inviting some of the best names in design and architecture to address and discuss the latest hot topics and industry issues. Already in the running are The Campana Brothers, Ron Arad, Asa Bruno, Arik Levy and Sir Peter Cook.

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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Register now to attend Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Vessel F by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Dezeen promotion: registration is now open to attend this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week festival in central London from 20 to 22 May.

+HALLE True Love Chairs
This image: +HALLE True Love Chairs. Main image: Vessel F by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

The fifth edition of the annual design gathering will celebrate work by the high concentration of architects and designers based in Clerkenwell, along with international names.

Anglepoise Type75 Maxi Collection Graphite
Anglepoise Type75 Maxi Collection Graphite

During the three-day festival, design brands with showrooms in the area including Arper and Vitra will open their doors to present new collections and relaunches.

Tokyo Coffee Table by Loic Bard for Tacchini
Tokyo Coffee Table by Loic Bard

Exhibitions of new products will take place in Clerkenwell’s historic buildings, including The Farmiloe Building and the crypt of St James Church.

Cape chair by Nendo for Offecct
Cape chair by Nendo for Offecct

Design collective Okay Studio and architecture practice Studio Weave will create interactive installations for the district.

+HALLE Lobby seating system
+HALLE Lobby seating system

The Campana Brothers, Ron Arad and Arik Levy are among speakers lined up for the Conversations at Clerkenwell seminar programme.

Verso collection by Tomoko Azumi for MARK Product
Verso collection by Tomoko Azumi for MARK Product

Dezeen is media partner for the event and we’ll be launching our second book, Dezeen Book of Interviews, at the festival. We’ll also present the world’s first augmented reality watch store at the Farmiloe Building, allowing users to virtually “try on” and share images of Dezeen Watch Store‘s most popular brands.

Shelltwo Chair and Stool by VW+BS for Decode
Shelltwo Chair and Stool by VW+BS for Decode

These images show a sample of products that will be on display during the festival. To find out more about events taking place and to register to attend, visit the Clerkenwell Design Week website.

See all our coverage of Clerkenwell Design Week 2013, including our series of movies about the event.

Read on for more information from the organisers:


Celebrating its fifth edition this year, Clerkenwell Design Week (20-22 May 2014) will showcase the latest innovations by designers and manufacturers from the UK and around the world. Set against the historic backdrop of Clerkenwell, the three-day festival will be centred upon leading design showrooms in the neighbourhood, as well as four focused exhibitions including The Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Additions. Design brands such as Magis, Dare Studio and Ginger & Jagger are amongst those that will present their latest collections at the festival for the fifth year.

Room 9 Ceramic Pendant lights by James Tattersall
Room 9 Ceramic Pendant lights by James Tattersall

The festival will once again work with established and emerging names from both design and architecture, within its Clerkenwell Presents stream, offering an array of curated features and installations stationed across Clerkenwell. Also returning to the festival this year is the Fringe, where local creative practices – from architects to branding agencies and craft studios, will host workshops and displays open to the public.

This year, design collective Okay Studio and architecture practice Studio Weave have been appointed to create projects aiming to push the boundaries of design, in terms of concepts, process and material capabilities. Working with AHEC and Equitone by Marley Eternit respectively, these design teams will create one-off experiences that the public can interact with and enjoy. 

Year-on-year, Clerkenwell Design Week has successfully demonstrated its unrivalled quality as a global community supported by creativity and originality. This year, the festival will continue its strong relationships with the local design showrooms, studios and galleries, promoting their latest projects in architecture and design.

Hatcham Table by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode
Hatcham Table by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Following on from last year’s debut, Italian furniture manufacturer Arper will return to the festival, with a key celebration to mark its 25th anniversary. Meanwhile, the festival’s veteran Vitra will present a world-exclusive collective project – a relaunch of Ron Arad’s Tom Vac chair, 15 years after it was first launched. This iconic design will now be re-styled by selected designers and architects, and unveiled in Vitra’s showroom during the festival.

Keeping the festival fresh is essential, and this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week has introduced some exciting new names to the line-up. Sto Werkstatt, specialising in architectural cladding with a newly launched showroom and The Reclaimed Flooring Company who have created an inviting public space and workshop full of floors from all over the world. Other showrooms with big plans during the week include Brinton Carpets presenting, Deep Grid by Cristian Zuzunaga, and Scandinavian Business Seating, who will present the Red-dot Design winning Noor chair amongst other products.

Kelly chairs by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini
Kelly chairs by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini

The Design Factory, based at The Farmiloe Building, will play host to some of the best contemporary furniture, lighting and product design brands from UK and around the world; Case Furniture, Anglepoise, Benchmark, Decode, Another Country, Anglepoise, Henry Swanzy and Pinch are just a few of the names participating.

Clerkenwell Design Week will once again see a strong line-up of Italian brands participating this year. Leading lighting specialists Foscarini will feature an installation in the atrium and tunnel with other Italians Catellani & Smith also taking part. Newcomer to the design scene, as well as to the festival, Discipline will launch its brand new Last Side tables by Max Lamb to the UK market at the event. 

With its unique, architectural setting at The House of Detention, Platform will provide the perfect atmospheric backdrop for emerging young designers from around the world to exhibit their exciting new work including Johanna Tammasalu, Clivework, and James Tattersall. 

Celebrating fine quality and exquisite craftsmanship in the luxury sector, Detail at the Order of St John will bring together the best and most prestigious names in high-end interior design.

One of the most exciting billings at Detail this year will be an exclusive collaboration between .IT_All About Design, EDRA and The Campana Brothers, entitled From Art to Design. An exhibition of The Campana Brothers’ masterpieces as well as their designs for EDRA will be unveiled by the designers themselves at Detail on 20 May. The exhibition will explore how design and production processes render “a piece of art” – a successful, commercial product. Other stunning exhibitors at Detail include NICO, C&C Milano and Christopher Jenner for Drummonds.

RBM Noor chair by Scandinavian Business Seating
RBM Noor chair by Scandinavian Business Seating

New to Clerkenwell Design Week 2014, Additions will take over the Crypt on the Green at St James Church. It will be the main hub for a curated collection of small design items and home accessories, targeting retail buyers, interior designers and specifiers.

The newly launched Toghal brings heritage African designs into contemporary homewares, with a focus on textiles. Similarly, Urbanara offers high-quality home textiles and accessories using the finest natural materials.

Known for its architectural sculptures with a touch of playfulness, Chisel and Mouse will launch its new models at the show with London being a key inspiration. Meanwhile, Hend Krichen will bring her beautifully handcrafted vessels to the show, all of which are made using the rich artisanal skills and craftsmanship in Tunisia.

Clerkenwell and its creative community have earned a reputation for remaining at the centre of debate, pioneering activities and forward-thinking. Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 boasts an impressive line-up of speakers for its curated programme of seminars, Conversations at Clerkenwell inviting some of the best names in design and architecture to address and discuss the latest hot topics and industry issues. Already in the running are The Campana Brothers, Ron Arad, Asa Bruno, Arik Levy and Sir Peter Cook.

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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