Rachel Powell is a UK based textile designer whose range of wallpapers, fabric and homewares feature bold playful prints. Popular designs from the range include the cool retro vibe of Woodstock and the Scandi feel of Nelly. New for 2015 and launching at Home will be the Nelly wallpaper, Woodstock bone china mugs and Yoko plates.
Home tour | this quirky colourful family home in London was renovated by interior design studio Avocado Sweets. They made the house, which started as an open plan apartment, into a home without losing the feeling of space and while making sure the owner’s personalities come through in the design. I love the fabulous collection of vintage radios which is shown in their full glory as a wall feature set against striking yellow wallpaper.
Design studio Avocado Sweets re-configured the existing space to create a stunning kitchen and lounge area, turning the previous windowless kitchen into a walk-in wardrobe. They added an extra bedroom on the mezzanine and closed the space with stylish shutters for privacy, peace and safety. Two staircases were changed to broaden the living space and allow extra height. Read More
Broste Copenhagen will present their brand new Spring/Summer 2014 collection at Home; their first major UK show in several years. Inspired by a fresh and modern mood, and with strong references to Scandinavian landscapes, the colour palette is natural, using raw materials and clean shapes, with contrasting, clear and bold nuances – perfectly on-trend for Scandi-style loving UK buyers.
Home will be a unique opportunity to see this stunning new modern interiors collection that spancs the homeware categories of furniture, textiles, candles, lanterns, ceramics, glassware, kitchenware and lighting. The list of home accessories brands exhibiting at Home 2014 is unrivalled in the UK: from the established pioneers of contemporary living to emerging new talent. Bringing a broad and exceptional caliber of exhibitors together under one roof at the start of the buying calendar is what makes Home a must-see trade event. Read More
Street Art Collection by Royal Doulton at Home 2014 – the UK’s definitive home wares and accessories buying event. Home is a beautifully designed and curated tradeshow sitting alongside Top Drawer and Craft in the heart of London. As the first show of the European season, Home brings together over 250 of the very best modern and classic brands from around the world.
Street Art Collection by Royal Doulton at Home brings street art in to homes, partnering with pioneering British street artists to produce a range of limited edition plates and mugs. Iconic British brand Royal Doulton has broken the barrier between street art and the home. Read More
HAM screen prints captures unexpected moments from the contented lives of a pig, a horse and a rabbit on a range of thoughtfully crafted and 100% British made wares. HAM is the brainchild of East London based designer Jo Robinson.
HAM’s design aesthetic is defined by a striking minimalism; bold silhouettes against a crisp white background. On taking a closer look, you will find that there is much more at play, the subject of the designs is really very curious indeed. London based designer Jo Robinson captures the unexpected moments of a pig, horse and rabbit as they enjoy the seemingly banal pursuits of humans. It’s hard not to be drawn in by their peculiar behavior and intriguing stories. This playful subject matter provides a delightful contrast to the sharp minimalist aesthetic. Read More
London-based company Lindsey Lang Design have expanded on their inspirational collection of geometric kitchenware and cushions with the launch of an extensive range of wall and flooring tiles. Lang’s confident translation of her designs onto tiles creates jaw-dropping Gio Ponti-esque graphic repeat patterns that truly transform an environment.
The high quality Granito tiles are reinforced with fine chips of coloured marble. The thick top layer of pattern is made from a blend of pigmented granite and marble aggregates. They are extremely resistant to high footfall abrasion and impact. Perfect for high traffic retail and hospitality locations, Granito tiles have a thick top layer of pattern that can be polished back to their original state and completely restored. Read More
Reiko Kaneko Introduces the Stone Dipped serie. She has been working hard to bring some stoneware like glazes on fine bone china. The contrast between the bright white china and the organic glaze is very special, not to mention that each piece will be slightly different because of the nature of our glazing techniques.
So far, 2013 has marked a number of significant developments for Reiko Kaneko. After successfully introducing colour to her notably pure white bone china pieces, she has continued to experiment with glazes in a series of dipped products. The new pieces display a dynamic contrast between the bright white of the bone china and the rich earthiness of the glazes. Read More
100% Norway at Tent London 2013 – Kristine Five Melvaer investigates communicative elements in her design work, bridging the disciplines of product design and graphic design. Her pieces focus on the potential of objects to communicate stories, helping to create emotional bonds between object and user. This week at Tent London Kristine will exhibit four remarkably different products, all with different functions, using a broad range of materials.
The Soft Bowl series consists of three incredibly smooth bowls made purely of expertly worked beech. They create three different landscapes that present their contents in varying ways. Read More
SQUID INK STOOL made by turned ash by Felix McCormack available from Folklore. This is the first in a collection of furniture that uses squid ink as wood dye. The inspiration comes from the way coloured slips are often applied to ceramics, where you can see brush strokes and the impact of the human hand on the work.
100% Norway at Tent London 2013 – a new wave of Design from the Land of the Fjords! The Bergen based designer Philipp Von Hase is one of 10 x 10 designers to feature in the showcase at Tent London this September. He will present these two wonderful pieces, Trialog and Spire.
Philipp Von Hase was born and raised in Hanover, and for the last few years he has been studying at the Bergen Academy of Art & Design. While there he has embraced every element of Norwegian life and culture. Read More