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Susan Quirke Is Stepping Into The Light

After their sleek, shiny bathroom design was shortlisted for The Design and Architecture Awards, Quirke McNamara Consultancy’s MD Susan Quirke gave us her thoughts on space, lighting and dividing your day…..  What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Lighting is a key factor in design now and is starting to be considered along with the overall materials and space planning. Also clients want items that stand the test of time and a lot more bespoke elements

COOL AT THE TOP – HO CHI MINH’S ‘CHILL SKYBAR’ MAKES INTERNATIONAL HOT LIST

Saigon’s most opulent skybar makes it to the International Hotel & Property Awards 2013 shortlist for the BAR / CLUB / LOUNGE.  Designed by world-class architecture and interior design firm dwp| design worldwide partnership, the firm behind the world-renowned Sirocco in Bangkok, the bar justifies its lofty reputation. Chill Restaurant crowns AB Tower, comprising two levels, on the 27th and 28th floors, with an upper lounge and lower dining area. Smoked mirror walls create an illusion of endless space in

Samuel Heath Launches Style Moderne Collection

English-based brassware manufacturer, Samuel Heath, has announced the launch of its Style Moderne collection of exquisite bathroom fittings. Samuel Heath has taken its design cues from the Art Deco period which began in Paris in the 1920’s, whilst preserving the manufacturing excellence of English craftsmanship. The glamour, elegance and fluidity of the period’s style provide the Style Moderne collection with inspirational and aesthetically alluring products for any opulent bathroom.Vanessa Allan, marketing manager at Samuel Heath, provides us with an insight

The Amalfi Bath

The soft curves and steep slopes of the World Heritage Site, Amalfi Coast have been replicated in this very unique bath design. The crisp, white contours of the Amalfi Bath sloping into clear blue water will make you feel like you have your very own piece of Italy in your bathroom. The elegant design also features practical elements, with a separate tap to reduce waste pipe clutter and smooth gravy-boat shape providing head support for total relaxation. The bath is

THE TATTERSALLS ROOM AT FIVE STAR BERKLEY HOTEL UNDERGOES REVIVAL…

Perfectly positioned in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, the infamous Tattersalls Room at the five-star Berkeley Hotel one of the latest interior design projects to be added to Design Forum Interiors impressive portfolio; a project that commemorates the famous blood stock auction house that once stood on the site. The magnificent room with grand windows has been beautifully updated in a style that complements the existing Tattersalls scheme. The prized equestrian portraits provide a main focus and inspiration for the

Style Bible Applications Flood In, Ahead of First Shortlist Meeting..

This year for the first time, the annual Style Bible – a book of forecasts & predictions 2013, will be different. It will contain the same chapters on kitchens, bathrooms, technology, fabrics, furniture, floorings, light and heat. It will feature the the key looks for the forthcoming year, but you are able for the first time to apply to be part of it. There is no charge. Yes that’s right no charge, you simply need to send new ranges, products

The Design Society Welcome Martin Hulbert Designs..

The Design Society are delighted to welcome Martin Hulbert Design as a partner in the Design Society.  With 25 years design experience Martin Hulbert has become an award-winning designer.  Designer of The Grove hotel and  Coworth Park hotel for the Dorchester Collection Martin Hulbert Designs bring their experience to every project. The team at MHD are dedicated and enthusiastic and highly professional. They thrive on hard work but also aim to bring a sense of enjoyment and wit to their

Gregory Phillips Gives Us His Thoughts on Sustainable Design…

Winner of the Residential Property Europe Award at the 2012 Design Awards Gregory Phillips talks to us about the importance of sustainable design and his goals for the next 12 months.   What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Personally, I like to create houses that are both glamorous and a sanctuary. A house is a place for living, entertaining and finding some peace from the stresses of fast moving modern lifestyle. What are the key influencing

5 Minutes with Bodhi Tree Decor Company

Thailand based Bodhi Tree Decor Company Ltd were shortlisted in the 2012 Product Design Awards in the Wallcovering category. Design and Marketing Director Cholakarn Visutipitakul talks about the company’s aims, goals and influencing elements. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? No mass designs to appeal to everyone. Instead, each design needs something unique that reflects one’s character/preference. Therefore, designs that the reflect taste/preference/character of the property owner will be thing we are moving towards.

A World Wide Design Community…

The Design Society is an exclusive online community driven by people who believe in the promotion of exceptional design. First Established in 2005 by design-et-al magazine, The Design Society aims were to work closely with interior designers to promote their work to a wider audience via the magazine. Fast forward to 2011 and the Design Society is re-launched to include those who work in all sectors of the design profession. Its aims are the same; to provide a community that,

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