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UNDERWATER TREASURES ON BOARD THE DELFINO 93′ M/Y AZUL

Azimut-Benetti’s new Delfino 93′ M/Y Azul boasts a stunning interior scheme, which showcases some of the world’s most luxurious natural materials. Design Society corporate members ShellShock Designs were called upon by Benetti to install a freshwater mother of pearl wall in the bathroom. The pure white, seamless brick design sits alongside beautiful onyx panels in the shower room, creating a sophisticated yet contemporary scheme. Jonathan Kern, CEO of ShellShock Designs, shared his thoughts on the project with us: “In working

DESIGNER IN PROFILE: Jean-Pierre Alfano

AirJet Designs have reached the shortlist in both the International and Asia Pacific aviation awards for their elegant interior scheme within the private jet Dolce Vita BBJ.   Here, Jean-Pierre Alfano, Founder and Creative Director of AirJet Designs, reveals his thoughts on the key factors directing aircraft design today…   1. NATURE “People are expressing a need to return to natural elements, favouring ecological materials. People want products and designs that are respectful of the environment and in harmony with

SHORTLISTED: EXPOSÉ BY ICON YACHTS AND IMPOSSIBLE PRODUCTIONS

Established Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts and the New York based design studio Impossible Productions Ink LLC have joined forces to create a cutting-edge design for a 120 meter vessel. EXPOSÉ made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012, and has just reached the shortlist for the Concept Design over 50 Metres Award in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013. A unique hybrid design, EXPOSÉ effortlessly incorporates the amenities associated with an explorer vessel alongside the luxuries of a

FOSTER & PARTNERS LAUNCH FIRST UK HOTEL

  High-end hotel group ME by Meliá launches its flagship hotel, ME London this month.  The hotel is Foster + Partners’ first UK hotel project and the first for which they have designed all of the interiors and exteriors. The interiors fuse contemporary detailing and classic traditions, with a dramatic monochrome palette. Situated in Marconi House, the original London home of BBC radio, ME London offers a luxe collection of 157 rooms, including 16 suites, and ultra-luxurious Suite ME and

The Pot Calling the……What Black?

Homeowners can now cook vegetables, create pasta dishes and make a cup of tea quicker than ever before. The Franke Minerva Boiling Water Tap eliminates the time spent on basic kitchen preparation by the delivering 100°c boiling water at point of use instantly. No longer will a kettle take up space on crowded kitchen surfaces and ruin the delicate design with entangled wires. This represents the future in kitchen essentials, offering hot, cold and instant boiling water to save time,

Relax At The Bar With Jessica Charles…

Based in Hickory, North Carolina, an area with deep roots in furniture production, Jessica Charles continues the tradition with a creative, contemporary twist…. Jessica Charles has created a diverse range of bar stools, with individual quirks making each very different from the last. From the suave sophistication of the Rayford Memory Stool and old English style of the Nicolae Memory Stool, designs then stretch to a very modern, minimal style with the Metro Bar Stool. The Lauren Bar Stool provides

Design. Then Edit…

NB Design Group’s very own Nancy Burfield talks about the Washington based business as it approaches its 25th year. After being shortlisted this year for her Capitol Hill Kitchen design, Nancy hopes to continue her success in high-end property design with a focus on the environment, nature and original art…. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Design is becoming more aware and thoughtful in how it impacts the environment and the people and animals

Susan Quirke Is Stepping Into The Light

After their sleek, shiny bathroom design was shortlisted for The Design and Architecture Awards, Quirke McNamara Consultancy’s MD Susan Quirke gave us her thoughts on space, lighting and dividing your day…..  What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Lighting is a key factor in design now and is starting to be considered along with the overall materials and space planning. Also clients want items that stand the test of time and a lot more bespoke elements

COOL AT THE TOP – HO CHI MINH’S ‘CHILL SKYBAR’ MAKES INTERNATIONAL HOT LIST

Saigon’s most opulent skybar makes it to the International Hotel & Property Awards 2013 shortlist for the BAR / CLUB / LOUNGE.  Designed by world-class architecture and interior design firm dwp| design worldwide partnership, the firm behind the world-renowned Sirocco in Bangkok, the bar justifies its lofty reputation. Chill Restaurant crowns AB Tower, comprising two levels, on the 27th and 28th floors, with an upper lounge and lower dining area. Smoked mirror walls create an illusion of endless space in

Samuel Heath Launches Style Moderne Collection

English-based brassware manufacturer, Samuel Heath, has announced the launch of its Style Moderne collection of exquisite bathroom fittings. Samuel Heath has taken its design cues from the Art Deco period which began in Paris in the 1920’s, whilst preserving the manufacturing excellence of English craftsmanship. The glamour, elegance and fluidity of the period’s style provide the Style Moderne collection with inspirational and aesthetically alluring products for any opulent bathroom.Vanessa Allan, marketing manager at Samuel Heath, provides us with an insight