Anthony Stern Glass

On entering Anthony  Stern’s glassblowing workshop, established some 30 years ago, we were warmly welcomed by Phil & Hayley and the BLASTING heat from the roaring furnaces’. As Hayley talked us through the process, we saw the buckets of recycled Dartington lead crystal glass chips, lined up to keep the furnace stocked up 365 days … Continued

An interview with…

We were introduced to the creative mind of Abigail Edwards this year through seeing her original and imaginative styling for editorials. More recently she is breaking into the product market with wallpapers and soon, ceramics. Studying at the Wimbledon School for Art and Design, Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and having worked in New York, … Continued

Design Festival 2013

Design Junction Walking through Design Junction is like exploring independent showrooms on the hidden streets of London – yet we are spoilt by three floors of original design and talent, and surrounded by a wonderful crowd of people, ending up at one of the few pop up bars along the way. Design Junction launched ‘lightjunction’ … Continued

Trend report May: Milan ’13

Throughout the next few months Matteo Bianchi Studio will take you through prominent trends for 2013 straight from Milan From the 8th of April throughout the week at Salone del Mobile, the world famous and leading design week in Milan, Matteo Bianchi studio explored all there was to offer in the up and coming design … Continued

Colour comeback!

It may be cold outside but Design Week brightened up the mood with an array of colour. Goodbye grey For so long grey has dominated interior schemes (and skies) – it was the new biege. Our trip to Design Week was a breathe of fresh air as we were confronted with patterns and colours from each showroom. … Continued

February: Brands we love

Working on projects in London and Internationally, we do not only design and project full scale projects, we also source furniture for clients.  We have large and varied library of designers we know and trust, which grows each month. These here are a few we have recently come to know and love – and specify … Continued

Discover & Deliver Interview

I am meeting today with Isabel Rutland, the Founder of Discover & Deliver at their headquarters full of energy and personality where a wonderful Labrador called Molly greets you as soon as walk in.     The concept is genius — you spend a night in a beautifully-designed hotel or enjoy a nice meal in a … Continued

The world of Fornasetti

As an admirer of Fornasetti, having sourced their designs for projects, I visited their Milan showroom earlier on this year. It’s like going back in time and the staff are wonderful. The collection is displayed like fine crafts in a museum and the exceptional quality is there to see. The brand is unique; they are … Continued

Design Festival Report ’12

London Design Festival Report 2012 What a fantastic two weeks we’ve had in the city – crowned by the New York Times as the ‘Design Capital of the World’. London Design Festival was bigger than ever this year and we have been very busy between shows and events. The following is a round up of … Continued

James Balston interview

I’m here with James Balston at the W hotel in Leicester Square. James is a professional photographer and a good friend of ours. He has worked with us on many shoots as he specializes in interior photography. He has an impressive list of clients and regularly contributes to magazines and newspapers such as House & … Continued

Surface Material: Tiles

Tiles are hard wearing, practical, versatile and with new technology can achieve many finishes and mimic textures and properties of other surfaces. We have compiled a brief summary and trend report on tiles to help you better understand the right tile for you. Stunning ‘Folded’ Tiles by Raw Edges   Trends The most popular trend we’re … Continued

Christos Passas Interview

I am meeting today with a good friend of mine, Christos Passas. We are going to a hidden gem of a pub in Clekerwell for an informal interview.. Christos Passas has worked as a Senior Designer with Zaha Hadid since 1998 and has worked as a Project Manager on numerous projects. He has won many … Continued

White Out by Faye Toogood

While wandering around the Milan furniture fair last week feeling a bit weary but as ever not wanting to miss out on anything, I suddenly found myself being drawn into a White circular tent within the MOST pavillon organized by Tom Dixon….. Once Inside the tent this very calm and serene atmosphere immediately hit me, … Continued

Milan Furniture Fair 2012

Wow! as always I was blown away by all the amazing designs I saw at the Milan Furniture fair… and so many!! I found the fair a bit less “grand” than last year but nonetheless inspiring and focused. Below is a short insight into my favorite pieces of bathroom design at Milan ’12 … I love these … Continued

Venice Boutique Hotel

The hotel was a damp, disused building in the heart of Venice that begged to be renovated. We wanted to create a unique haven for guests to stay in luxury. The reception area was transformed from dull and dated to warm, elegant and eclectic.

Carlton Estate Agents

The Estate Agents on Upper Street was a typical dated working space with suspended ceilings and busy, cluttered desks, whilst very unorganized and dark. The clients wanted a Fresh, Sophisticated and Inviting office with a good flow. This is a good example of how a good lighting scheme can really make a space that much better

Harrods

The concession space we transformed at Harrods was previously untidy, dark and didn’t do justice to the space around it in such a high end retailers. The French couture brand D.Porthault wanted an elegant, vibrant open space to display their linens.

Farringdon

When we first visited the loft apartment in Farringdon, we were greeted with sterile, basic fittings, all white walls – very cold. We transformed the space to be warm, contemporary yet with personality. The original features behind the walls were enhanced and functional lighting added heaps of atmosphere.

Kensington

Like the rest of the apartment, the bathroom in the Sloane Court property was very dated, plain and cold. The clients wanted a atmospheric, hotel feel to the ensuite, somewhere not only to wash but to relax after a day in the city. Mosaic niches lit from within and dark slate tiles with underflor heating … Continued