Alexander James International Are Awarded Design Partner Status

To become a member of the Design Society please email: The Design Society are delighted to welcome Alexander James International as Design Partners in the Design Society. In 2010 Alexander James International was formed by an established team of Hotel Interior Designers. The idea behind the new venture was to take an established group of experienced designers with an international hospitality pedigree and combine this expertise with the well honed skills of the luxury residential studio of the parent

Abigail Owens, design director at Carolyn Parker lets us in on her current projects

TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION PACK FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2013 CONTACT – Abigail Owens, design director at Carolyn Parker talks to us about the work / life balance and lets us in on her current projects. Name: Abigail Owens Position within company: Design Director Website: What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Upcycling, finding new homes for items that we love, restoring them and having more of an eclectic relaxed


TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION PACK FOR THE PRODUCT AWARDS PLEASE EMAIL- American flooring and wallcovering specialists Ann Sacks, have been shortlisted into the Wallcovering category with their Japanese Geo tiles, from the Ogassian collection by Daniel Ogassian. Daniel Ogassian, who designed these stunning tiles, is an artist and designer who is highly skilled in glaze technology. His tiles feature bold, geometric forms displayed in deep relief and are finished in rich, artisan glazes. With vivid shapes and grand scale, these

Sponsorship of the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013..

Strictly by invitation or application only, sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013. This unique PR opportunity is exclusive to one company specialising in each sector.  Extensive benefits include Advertising, Editorial, and Brand Coverage. Applications are currently under review. Email to find out more.

Sara Corker Designs are Awarded Design Partnership Status..

To become a Partner in the Design Society email: Sara and Christian Corker have built a successful design consultancy, with their experience, approachable attitude and meticulous attention to detail. They take pride in the fact that all of their commissions are dealt with commitment and enthusiasm, ensuring that their clients receive their attention to detail at every stage of the process. Whether it is for a private individual, investor or a property developer in the UK or abroad. “We

5 Minutes with Tim Henderson from The Light Corporation…

To enter the 2013 International Product Design Awards 2013 email: After being shortlisted in the 2012 International Product Design Awards Tim Henderson took 5 minutes to talk to us about The Light Corporations future design plans.   What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? For me, design is becoming increasingly conscious of the methods for creating products and lighting schemes using sustainable, ethically sourced materials. The ability to design something in tune with the

Gabriel Nigro Lands A Shortlist Spot

To receive an application pack please contact Danish designer Gabriel Nigro is the latest to be shortlisted into The International Product Design Awards 2013. With only a few places remaining in the Lighting – Piece category, Gabriel secured his by submitted a truly original piece. Nigro’s design titled The Concorde Suspension Lamp: Isabella, comprises of an aluminium frame with 38 individual acrylic lampshades. The shades primary purpose is to diffuse the light efficiently throughout the piece. The designer is particularly fond

The Sofa and Chair Company are Awarded Corporate Partner Status

The Design Society welcomes The Sofa and Chair Company as Corporate Partners, to become a member email : The Sofa and Chair Company is the leading furniture manufacturer of modern and bespoke furniture in the UK.  Their luxury furniture is handcrafted using kiln dried hardwood timbers and they are so confident in their beech-wood frames that they guarantee them for 15 years. Known for their high level of service, they can manufacture furniture for trade and retail clients.All of their


TO SUBMIT A PROJECT TO THE INTERNATIONAL YACHT AND AVIATION AWARDS 2013,  CLICK HERE   The Pearl 75, showcasing Bill Dixon’s sleek external lines and an elegant interior scheme by Kelly Hoppen (MBE), is the latest yacht to reach the shortlist for the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013. The aim was to design a yacht that was totally unique to the market in order to redefine Pearl’s position at the forefront of innovative yacht design. The brief included a

‘Barefoot Meets Armani’, Olivia Newton John’s Discovery in the Hinterland of Byron Bay

Surrender to the beauty and healing cultures of Gaia Retreat & Spa, nestled on 25 acres in the breathtaking hinterlands of Byron Bay. Perfectly poised on the highest point in the shire, Gaia has 19 beautifully appointed bungalows set in lush subtropical gardens… described as the place where, ‘Barefoot meets Armani’. Gaia Retreat & Spa was discovered by good friends Olivia Newton-John and Gregg Cave who stumbled on the property while on the hunt for a country house for Gregg.

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