Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) has worked with bespoke furniture suppliers, Design & Contract Furniture to modernise the recently completed expansion of two of the university’s social hotspots.
With the Chinese New Year approaching on January 31st, 2014, IKEA is rolling out a new limited edition collection of decor that blends Chinese culture and Scandinavian design.
via: Design Milk
‘Talking Interiors’ will feature international architects, designers and writers from New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Munich who will discuss their own practice and dissect the role of interior design. Forthcoming speakers include the New York-based architect Annabelle Selldorf; German furniture and product designer Konstantin Grcic; Paris-based interior designer Luis Laplace; William Russell from London design consultancy Pentagram; Ben van Berkel of Dutch architectural design firm UNStudio; renowned British interior designers Dinah Casson and Morag Myerscough; and design writer Marcus Fairs.
Pedrali has furnished the new Google Campus in Dublin which was designed by the Swiss architecture studio ‘Camenzind Evolution’ in collaboration with local firm Henry J. Lyons Architects. The new campus is the center of Googles EU and EMEA operations and is decked out with 5 restaurants, 42 micro kitchens, game rooms, a fitness center, a pool, a learning & development centre over 400 informal and formal meeting rooms.
Hellman-Chang are something of an oddity, two young Brooklyn-based guys that in less than a decade have gone from mere start-up to showroom darlings in the world of high-end furniture, a position that has taken some furniture groups entire generations to achieve. When faced with the challenge of undertaking their first company photo shoot they opted to capture images of themselves demonstrating what they’ve become famous for, crafting solid wood furniture from hand.
The Guardian talks of how “Crafts are making a comeback” and how “the UK leads the way in skills such as furniture making” in this fascinating article “Furniture design: a chance for graduates to change tack“. Well worth a read.