New Designers Week 1 2019

New Designers Week 1 2019

Last week we visited Week One of New Designers, an event which takes each year at the Business Design Centre in London. The show presents the work of design graduates from across the country with week one focusing on textiles, contemporary craft, precious metalwork, ceramics and glass. A year after being given the opportunity to exhibit myself at show, I was excited to take a look at this year’s design talent.

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Sustainable Design Interview: Striving to be a zero waste business

Sustainable Design Interview: Striving to be a zero waste business

Kerri Hollingsworth is the director of an.ti.quate, an Australian brand that creates quality upholstery designs with an environmentally conscious mind.  We first became aware of her extraordinary upholstery work and business ethos when selecting exhibitors for our Trend Tours at the Australian International Furniture Fair last year.  Her stand was a favourite stop on the tour and visitors loved hearing about her journey.  an.ti.quate went on to win the ‘Best Small Stand’ award at the show.  Kerri also presented fascinating talks about how she strives to have a zero waste business as part of our ‘She Says…’ seminar series feature on the Trend Hub at the show.  Sustainability, the re-use of waste materials and recycling all play key roles in her creative process.  The business was born from a love of upholstery and interior design, but it’s how the an.ti.quate story unfolds that makes it so inspirational.  And we’re delighted Kerri has agreed to share her story with us in this guest post…

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2019 Design Trend Inspiration for Retail, Residential & Workplace Interiors

2019 Design Trend Inspiration for Retail, Residential & Workplace Interiors

Do you have a product development, or redesign to complete early in January? Or an interior design scheme to begin? Maybe a workplace project to consider?

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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

Hello Friends, visitors, passers-by and even greetings to those who never come here; we think of you all, often.

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Future Design Trends in Furniture at INDEX – Dubai

Future Design Trends in Furniture at INDEX – Dubai

Next week Phil & I will be heading out to Dubai to prepare for the INDEX exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre where we’ll be involved with 3 features at the show including:

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How to reclaim a sense of calm when you’re time poor but design savvy

How to reclaim a sense of calm when you’re time poor but design savvy

In my recent trend seminars and media events I’ve been discussing the new luxuries of Time, Space and Quiet.  Our online & offline lives are busy, crowded and noisy, and nothing is going to change soon about that pace and intensity unless we take control ourselves.

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