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In Profile: Alexandr of The Sofa and Chair Company

The Sofa and Chair Company have been shortlisted for the design et al International Product Design Awards 2014 Name: Alexandr Company: The Sofa and Chair Position within company: Furniture designer Website: www.thesofaandchair.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design I was working in the construction and interior design industry in Russia and Latvia for a while following my construction engineering course at university. After a few years I developed a preference for working with furniture; one of the more

In Profile: Stanislav Palavrov of The Sofa and Chair Company

The Sofa and Chair Company have been shortlisted for the design et al International Product Design Awards 2014. Name: Stanislav Palavrov Company: The Sofa and Chair Company Position within company: Furniture Designer Website: www.thesofaandchair.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design My current position as a furniture designer is a great opportunity for me to revisit and utilise my qualifications in Furniture Design and Furniture Construction (1989-1993). I also finished another degree in Interior Design which further developed my

In Profile: Michelle Evans of AyKa Design

  Name: K.Michelle Evans Company: AyKa Design Position within company: Creative Director and Owner. Website: www.aykadesign.com Tell us a little about your background in design  I studied interior design in the UK and obtained a BA honors degree in 3D design which I absolutely loved. At the time 3D design was quite quirky and I think it helped to set me apart. After graduating, I was very fortunate and landed a brilliant job where my degree was put to good

Congratulations to Bert Frank, winner of the Lighting – Lamp Award in The International Product Design Awards 2014

Bert Frank successfully won the Lighting – Lamp Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 Shear Table Lamp:  This Shear Desk Lamp is a highly functional task lamp with styling inspiration taken from the 1930’s. The brushed finish on the inner shade produces a softened warm light. Crafted from brass and turned steel this lamp is built to outlast its owner. The Shear Table Lamp comes in Brass or Chrome, with colours options of Matte Black and Matte Old English White. An in-line switch is

Further Shortlist Success for AYKA Design In The International Product Design Awards 2014

AYKA Design enjoy further Shortlist Success for the Flooring Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 ‘CHAMBRAY’ (The City Lanscapes Collection) by AYKA Designs. The inspiration for this piece was borne out of a love of architecture and fashion. The ever changing climate, the light from dusk to dawn, from colour to neutral, from pattern to textures are all an inspiration. The setting of the industrial cityscape fuses into one, harsh industrial lines melt, faces mellow, colours soften to create this beautiful canvas.

AYKA Design Are Shortlisted In The International Product Design Awards 2014

AYKA Design Are Shortlisted for the Flooring Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 ‘Avore’ (The Textures Collection) by AYKA Design South America has been the inspiration for this collection reflecting the most amazing landscapes and colours. Visually stimulated by the richness of the patterns formed by the tropical forest, sunsets and thunderstorms. As a designer, Michelle’s approach behind the design of each individual rug is its story. It inspires her to be bold and not to be afraid of current trends. This

Further Shortlist Success for THE SOFA & CHAIR COMPANY In The International Product Design Awards 2014

THE SOFA & CHAIR COMPANY enjoy further Shortlist Success for the Chair Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 The Oscar range is a glamorous collection of love seats, chairs and bar stools which were designed to make an impact. Chic curves and a deep buttoned back are the hallmarks of these pieces, with an optional swivel plinth and sumptuous layers of padding as standard. Oscar’s inspiration came through experimenting with the diameters and proportions of a circle; exploring how to style a

THE SOFA & CHAIR COMPANY Are Shortlisted In The International Product Design Awards 2014

THE SOFA & CHAIR COMPANY Are Shortlisted for the Chair Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 The Lloyd chair was inspired by coastal scenery, shells and the ocean. It was while taking a walk along the beach that our designer decided he wanted to do something inspired by the scenic beauty of the coast that could fit well within a boutique seaside hotel environment. The result is Lloyd; a sumptuously padded chair that maintains the perfect combination of

Sylka Carpets Are Shortlisted In The International Product Design Awards 2014

Sylka Carpets Are Shortlisted for the Flooring Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 Developed using the innovative NuSilk fibre system, the SYLKA collection of luxury carpets and rugs is like nothing else on the current carpet and flooring market. The NuSilk fibre system is a luxury micro-fibre specially engineered to replicate the delicate aesthetic qualities of natural silk. Although products made with NuSilk are delicate and luxurious to touch, the polymer from which NuSilk is derived from makes SYLKA extremely durable and hardwearing.

Mindseye Lighting Are Shortlisted In The International Product Design Awards 2014

Mindseye Lighting Are Shortlisted for the Lighting Scheme Award In The International Product Design Awards 2014 In 2009 John Pawson Architects were awarded the contract to undertake a vast refurbishment project of the Church of St Moritz and their main aim was to bring clarity and light to the church. Mindseye were appointed as the lighting design team and Associate; Admir Jukanovic, led the team on a five year journey which involved the huge task of designing a scheme that produced