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

Congratulations to Hill House Interiors, winner of the Bathroom Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 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

Joanna Wood’s award winning £20 million project to be unveiled

Leading interior designer Joanna Wood has worked with dignitiaries and royalty alike and is known for her timeless yet contemporary sense of true style. As this year’s winner in the Over £20millon Category at the recent International Design & Architecture Awards she gains a place in the annual Design Issue which will be published next month and, this year, in a hard back book format. This iconic issue will feature some of the winning projects from the 2012 awards and will

Product Awards 2013 take centre stage

Now in their fourth year, the International Design & Architecture Awards are growing at an unprecedented rate, with entries from around the world from leading architects and designers. However hosts design et al recognise the importance of new launches and ranges within these schemes and for 2013 are pulling out all the stops to celebrate this. The 2013 product awards will recognise the talent of designers and manufacturers alike with 10 new awards being added to the original programme.  The aim is clearly