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,

A Very Woolly Affair…

Wool is the word for Alternative Flooring, they have launched new fine and chunky wools into their inspired collection of natural floors. From the practical Wool Shaker to the pebble style Wool Dune, there is wool for everyone.  With evocative names such as Wool Shaker, Wool Dune, Wool Knot and Wool Romance, these are woolly floors to love.  So go on indulge and bring some comfort and joy into your home.  

Luigi Esposito on the Importance of Professional Development in Interior Design…

Co founder and creative director of design Practice Oro Bianco Interior Design Luigi Esposito discusses the success of the fledgling company, and the importance of continued professional development for interior designers as a professional standard. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Professional qualifications: discerning clients are beginning to demand that interior designer and interior architects should be as qualified as any other professional they consult. You expect your doctor and dentist to be qualified,


London are to host the Global Design and Architecture Awards during design week 2013.  The International and Asia-Pacific Awards 2013, hosted by luxury interiors magazine design et al will celebrate in tandem at the global Design and Architecture Awards this September Now in their fourth year The International Design & Architecture Awards are to celebrate in style alongside the newly launched Asia-Pacific Design & Architecture Awards which have grown at an unprecedented rate since their entrance into the design arena

Sara Cosgrove Presents her Design Essentials for 2012 and Beyond…

 Awards Winning Head of Interior Design at Harrods, Sara Cosgrove, reveals a little of the history of Harrods, and the direction that it is taking with its Interior Design. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? The overall aesthetic is moving towards a more casual transitional look with luxury elements and moving away from a bling/overly formal look. What are the key influencing elements at present? Throughout our interiors colour – and bright colour at

IPDA 2013: Splinter Works Win Over the Shortlist Panel..

Sculptural furniture designers Splinter Works are the latest to be shortlisted into the Table category with their stunning commissioned piece Soar. Drawing on inspiration from their clients, an aviation business, the base, made from polished nickel, is an impressionistic reference to flight and so resonates with the company perfectly. The glass centre of the table allows everyone to view the base even when surrounded by people and the geometric shape of the table top allows for a large number of


The annual book of forecasts and predictions published in January each year, will once again be the ‘designers bible’. Now in it’s 6th year, the coveted book was upgraded back in 2009 to a hard back book format, printed and published to the highest specifications. The 2013 issue will once again carry recommendations on everything from kitchens and bathrooms to flooring, fabrics, furniture, lighting, heating and much more and is the essential sourcebook for designers and architects for the year ahead. The process for inclusion however

The Design Practice by UBER Takes a More Glamorous Approach to Farmhouse Living

This glamorous and up-to-date interior space, achieves a wonderful juxtaposition of original oak beams mixed with contemporary furnishings, to create a modern and luxurious twist on farmhouse living. Paired with the use of some incredible textures, not only in the materials used in the soft furnishings but also in the specialist metallic textured walls, polished plasters and riven stones. The dining room provides a purpose built oak framed link building between the main house, just off the kitchen, to the

SJB reach the shortlist with three redevelopment projects

SJB Architects have reached the shortlist in our Architecture & Design Awards 2013 with three stunning redevelopment projects. One of the shortlisted projects Loisa Road is a block of six luxury apartments nestled into a historic streetscape overlooking Sydney harbour. The project brief for Louisa Road was to design a contemporary apartment building that would sit comfortably within an existing 1960’s cream brick building.

Candy & Candy commissioned as the base-build designers for Hotel du Parc renovation.

Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the regal Hotel du Parc first opened its doors in 1907, and now, thanks to a sensitive renovation project, is set to be reborn as one of Switzerland’s most luxurious residential developments. The Belle Époque structure and facades of the building have been conserved, whilst interior designers have taken the utmost care to preserve original fixtures and fittings, from spiralbannisters to exquisite cornicing. Old will be seamlessly married with new as cutting-edge fittings