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.
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
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
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
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
It was announced today that Admiralty Arch on The Mall is the latest historic government building to be leased to a private developer – at a cost of £60m. The aim is to raise revenue and cut civil service costs – a much needed move some would argue; the result, however, will be a new sense of style and lease of life for this grande dame as it faces the twenty first century with a new purpose as a luxury
With so much happening out there in the design world on a global basis, we thought it would be a good idea to give you daily snippets each day at 1.00pm GMT, think of it as your lunch time news. We will be looking at key new products and launches as and when they are released, plans for new developments will be announced first here and you will learn who is doing what, where and when they are doing it.
GoCarbon have reached the shortlist of the International Product Design Awards with their chair Darwin 2012. GoCarbon is run by Olympic Sailing Gold and Silver Medallist Andrew Simpson, and James Tyler. The aim of the Darwin Chair was to create a chair using traditional and modern materials, in effect bringing a modern feel to a classical Windsor chair. The chair had to have a sailing feel to it and be lighter than the traditional Windsor chairs .The chair needed to
They are revered as one of the worlds leading design companies, showcasing the very best in British talent, creativity and skill. Candy and Candy’s ethos is driven by the pursuit of perfection and attention to detail. The company is globally recognised to be consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible in terms of design, functionality quality and delivery. The Design Society are delighted to welcome them as Design Partners.