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MCGUIRE LAMP IS THE STAR OF THE SHORTLIST MEETING

TO ENTER THE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS PLEASE CONTACT- productawards@design-et-al.co.uk Luxury interiors brand McGuire are the latest company to be shortlisted into the Lighting – Lamp category of The International Product Design Awards 2013, taking one of the few remaining spaces in the category. The Starfruit Table Lamp is from one of McGuire’s famous collaborative collections with Robert Kuo. The lamp features a faceted, smoked crystal base. The smooth, hand carved crystal reflects light from the room in an organic pattern, creating

LEADING LIGHTING SPECIALISTS BESSELINK & JONES SECURE THEIR SPACE ON THE SHORTLIST

TO ENTER INTO THE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS PLEASE CONTACT – productawards@design-et-al.co.uk London based Lighting masterminds Besselink & Jones, have confirmed their space on the shortlist by presenting their stunning Library Light to the panel. The lights can either be fixed to the wall or they can be made with extending arms making them an incredibly popular design. The lights are carefully made in a modern environment, using contemporary tools, with with an old fashioned endeavour for craftsmanship and functionality. All are

5 Minutes With Honky Owner Christopher Dezille

Honky owner  Christopher Dezille spent 5 minutes talking to us about his design projects and predictions for the years ahead. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? There is a general softening in shapes of furniture and the texture of material choices selected for products and a move away from the more angular brutal pieces associated with the 1990’s. There appears to be more of a global understanding and a leaning towards pieces which, although

The Design Society Welcomes Another Design Partner Increation..

To become a member of the Design Society please email: enquiries@thedesignsoc.com The Design Society welcomes another Design Partner Increation.  This luxury interior design company based in London specialises in providing bespoke solutions for interior design and furniture. Their focus on the client is strong, with no limits or restrictions placed on the client’s wishes. This is summed up on their website, “If you’re not happy at home, you’re not happy anywhere else”. Combining luxury design with project management, Increation provide

PENDENNIS BOASTS BUSIEST REFIT SEASON IN 25 YEARS

Despite the current challenging economic climate, UK shipbuilder Pendennis has seen the busiest refit season in its 25-year history. The Pendennis Palma facility is also showing a reassuringly strong order book moving into 2013. Pendennis has also recently reached the shortlist for The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013 (click here to apply) with Hemisphere, the world’s largest sailing catamaran. We take a look at Pendennis’ current and upcoming refit projects here:   M5 STERN EXTENSION During the course of

SHORTLISTED: PRIESTMANGOODE’S FIRST CLASS CABIN FOR TAM AIRLINES…

TO SUBMIT A PROJECT TO THE INTERNATIONAL YACHT AND AVIATION AWARDS 2013, CLICK HERE Priestmangoode are the latest designers to reach the shortlist for the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013. Their cabin interior scheme for Brazil’s national air carrier TAM Airlines has been shortlisted for the First Class Cabin Award. The concept for the contemporary first class cabin is ‘Home Away from Home’, bringing all the comforts of home onboard the aircraft. Seats are designed as beautiful pieces of

Ann Sacks Leave The Panel Swept Away

TO ENTER THE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS PLEASE CONTACT – productawards@design-et-al.co.uk  Luxury tile and stone specialists Ann Sacks, have been shortlisted into the Flooring – Hard Floors category. The stunning Lazio Collection features multi – hued Terra cottas, which are partnered with marble or limestone and then antiqued for warmth and character. It is an excellent choice for sophisticated interiors with an old world charm. The Lazio Collection comes in many patterns including Celest, Diamante, Esagono and Signoria. For more

Dominic and Frances Bromley of Scabetti, on having a little bit of soul in an interior..

Owners of lighting company Scabetti, Dominic and Frances Bromley,  tell us about adding a little bit of soul to an interior.. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? We try not to analyse trends/ predict design direction. Sculptural forms have a timeless quality and we rely on the eye and emotion to carry the desire to own a piece of our work. What sort of projects are you working on at the moment? Along side

J Rotherham Are Awarded Corporate Partner Status

To Become a Member of the Design Society please email: enquiries@thedesignsoc.com The Design Society are delighted to announce Master Craftsmen J Rotherham as Corporate Partners in the Design Society. In the 1890’s Henry Rotherham (Great Grandfather to the present generation of Rotherham’s in the company), worked as a mason on the Cathedrals and Churches of South Yorkshire. He became the founder of what is now one of the oldest and most respected stone masonry companies in the United Kingdom. Having

AND THE BARBARA BARRY SOFA MAKES IT TWO ….

TO ENTER THE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS PLEASE CONTACT – productawards@design-et-al.co.uk Baker have once again been winning over the shortlist panel with a piece from the legendary Barbara Barry, who designed a timeless collection for them. The Cove Sofa from The Barbara Barry Collection at Baker, has successfully secured its space on the shortlist of the Sofa category. The elegant piece is a private sanctuary. The wraparound arm embraces and supports, while the subtle arc of the arm and back