VILLIERS BROTHERS MAKE THE CUT – To be included in Style Bible 2013

Award winning design company Villiers Brothers are the first in a series of successful companies to make the cut following yesterdays editorial meeting, for the 2013 issue of Style Bible. Now in its 6th year this coveted annual title is a must for designers and architects and is the essential book of forecasts and predictions for the coming year. If you would like to submit a product or collection for consideration please contact us immediately. pr@design-et-al.co.uk To view Villiers Brothers’

DWP Inspired By The Sea…

World Class architecture and design firm dwp have created an exclusive club for one of chinas biggest sportswear brands. Over looking a white sandy beach, the Xiamen VIP club boasts a gym, putting green, electric golf, bar lounge, tea rooms, Karaoke room, Chinese and western dining rooms and a wine/cigar bar. Inspired by the beach, the design planning took on the fluid form of the seaside, with each room offering maximised views of the sea. The bar lounge and dining

Wilkinson Beven Design Become Design Society Partners…

To receive a Design Society application pack email: enquiries@thedesignsoc.com The Design Society are delighted to announce Wilkinson Beven Design as partners.  Their experience of creating a wide range of projects from opulent home cinemas to luxurious ski chalets both in the UK and abroad, has given Wilkinson Beven a wealth of expertise. They pride themselves on attention to detail and individual customer satisfaction, which is aided by the complete variety of services available. Practical, architectural services such as Site Survey and

ITN Architects ‘Hive Graffiti Apartment’ project shortlisted

To enter the Asia Pacific Design & Architecture Awards 2013 please contact – asiapacific@thedesignawards.co.uk   Australian architect Zvi Belling of ITN Architects has recently completed ‘The Hive Graffiti Apartment’ in Melbourne. The architect developed the three apartment project with PROWLA, a well known Melbourne graffiti artist who contributed the design of the ‘wild style’ letters that are inscribed in the precast concrete walls of the apartments, along with the other hip hop iconography. The graffiti relief panel spells ‘Hive’. The

Congratulations to JAB Anstoetz, winner of the Fabric Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2012

The Design Society are delighted to welcome the award winning fabric company JAB Anstoetz as corporate partners in the Design Society.  JAB  took home the award for the fabric category in the 2012 Design Awards hosted by design-et-al and The Design Society at the Dorchester. Founded in Germany in 1946, JAB Anstoetz is one of the world’s leading fabric houses and is renowned for providing the very best furnishing and decoration fabrics, wall coverings, curtain rails and carpets. JAB Anstoetz

Deve Build selected for the Asia Pacific Design & Architecture Awards with two shortlisted entries.

Architect Feng Yu of Deve Build China discusses his thoughts on the design of ‘The Oriental Club-Settling Down’ – an old renovated villa. The whole design originated from the traditional gardening techniques. None of the traditional gardening elements is unavailable: tortuous paths, gallery bridges, bamboo groves, lean rockery stones: but it is a show of modern times, the illumination of oriental philosophies. In the white delicate form and structure dotted the fine motes design. It will be found accidentally, and

Dubai’s real estate sector measured by counting the number of expat children

A novel method of gauging the property market in Dubai has been launched that involves counting the number of expat schoolchildren around the city.   US banking giant Citigroup has issued a report which uses school enrolment patterns to estimate growth levels among the expat population. This, in turn, links to economic wellbeing in Dubai, which is a good indicator of the health of the property sector. Farouk Soussa, Middle East economist for Citigroup, said: “In an economy where 96

5 Minutes With Hola Design..

Monika Bronikowska the owner of Hola Design sat down with us after being shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture 2012 to tell us about her practices diverse design field.   What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? At present there isn’t any single prevailing trend in interior design. A distinctive feature is the parallel occurrence of a few main currents and many secondary ones, and this feature in the best way reflects the diversity

SA BAXTER and The Lost Art..

Known for its high-end architectural design, SA Baxter produces the exquisite hardware that adorns the most luxurious homes and businesses. In a time of mass production, the company has revived a lost art form and is making fully customized hardware by hand in the industry’s widest selection of finishes and alloys.   SA Baxter products are all handmade to order by a group of local artisans using both modern and old-world techniques. By marrying the age-old process of lost wax casting

DESIGNER IN PROFILE… 5 minutes with Anita Srisakulchawla

DESIGNER IN PROFILE… 5 minutes with Anita Srisakulchawla, Principal of ASC Interior What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Design should respond to the tension among everyday culture. We approach all our projects with rigorous research being aware of the newest trends in architecture, interior design, cultural events, economic situation, social innovation etc. What are the key influencing elements at present? “Thinking globally and acting locally” we started to source the project material from local