Baker appoint Austin Rothbard as President.

Austin Rothbard has been appointed President of  Baker. The appointment was announced by Rachel D. Kohler, Group President of Interiors and is effective immediately. Bringing over 15 years of experience to Baker, with a distinguished work history and set of accomplishments, Rothbard will be responsible for directing all functional aspects of Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc. “Austin is the right leader to take Baker to the next level of performance,” said Kohler. “It is his combination of leadership and experience

Beautiful Bathing from Bathrooms International…

Bathrooms International Present the Bagatelle Bath.  A beautifully curved, elegant and graceful bath design, the Bagatelle is showcased in its art-deco inspired matt white and anachrite finish.  It is the epitome of opulent design and luxury for the contemporary bathroom. The design is part of Bathrooms International extensive collection of free-standing resin baths, all of which can be created in any colour or pattern.  The limitless possibilities for bespoke finishes allows the creation of the most stylish baths, providing a truly relaxing and luxurious

The International Design and Architecture Awards Launch for 2013..

After the unparalleled success of the 2012 Awards programme The International Design and Architecture Awards enter their 4th year. Launching today the awards continue to attract some of the leading names in Design and Architecture, with projects that continue to amaze. At design et al, our aim is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and quite simply to offer inspiration. The ID&A Awards offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture and interior design. Focusing on the residential

Award Winning Designer Joyce Wang Reveals Her Design Directions for 2012…

Award Winning designer Joyce Wang provides us with her thoughts on Design Trends for 2012.  Her Award Winnning project Ammo will feature in the ‘Design Issue’ after claiming the Restaurant Award at the International Hotel and Property Awards What direction do you feel hospitality design is moving toward in general terms? You don’t yearn for the bells and whistles; you yearn for well-designed experiences. What projects are you currently working on? Currently, we’re focusing on luxury hospitality projects and selective

The “ultra glam’ bathroom that’s every girls dream by Hill House Interiors Bathroom Award Winner 2012

Hill House were brought in by luxury property developers, Octagon, to create a sensational scheme in a luxurious mansion. An art deco inspired über glamorous space to appeal to 7star international clientele in a modern mansion in Surrey.The key feature of this project is the view through from the master bedroom, leading from the lavish mirrored dressing area to the piece de resistance, the master bathroom. This creates a perfect transitional composition between spaces.The dressing area is a Hill House

The Return of the Pendant Light…

Whilst some of our ceilings have been pendant free zones for the past decade or so, with ceiling spots and soft pools of light in the form of lamps dotted around our homes, the time has come to re dress the situation, as the pendant light makes a timely and welcome return into our design schemes. Over the coming weeks we will be taking a closer look at some of our favourite designs and key looks. For today  the DERRICK

Award Winning Designer Maurizio Pellizzoni Discusses Design Directions and Influences…

Maurizio Pelizzoni is a London based designer and winner in the 2012 International Design & Architecture Awards. Next month his award-winning project will be featured in the highly acclaimed ‘Design Issue’. For today however we have taken time to learn a little more about the man behind the projects.   What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Good quality mixed with bespoke pieces, antiques and family memories. What are the key influencing elements at present?My

Hugh Grant Joins Local Residents To Oppose Redevelopment Plans in Chelsea….

The Phene Arms, a local Chelsea Pub is the latest U.K pub under threat by developers who want to turn it into yet another multi- million pound home in the heart of Chelsea. Celebrity residents including Hugh Grant, Sol Campbell and Mark Knopfler are joining local residents to oppose the development in an attempt to preserve the traditional English pub in the heart of the community.   At design et al for the most part we applaud and celebrate regeneration.

Will Oxford Street Rival The Champs-Elysees?

Oxford Street, tired and worn as it is in certain places, is set to get a new look, new life and become a boulevard of style and stature with homes to rival those of any in Paris or New York, over the next five years. Plans are underway for Park House, a contemporary glass structure that will house 39 apartments with a Mayfair entrance, away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Whilst Verge Mayfair a scheme of ten

Award Winning Designers Villiers Brothers Become The Latest Design Society Members….

Creating strikingly beautiful furniture appears to come naturally to the Villiers Brothers. Dedicated to the    challenge of innovation and the pursuit of excellence The Villiers Brothers were rewarded for their work at the International   Product Design Awards, winning the table category for their Brooklyn Coffee Table, showcasing stainless steel  and a mirror polish finish.  As partners in the Design Society, the Villiers Brothers work epitomises the qualities of the Design Society members and their commitment to providing products

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