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Goodbye 2015…Hello 2016!

As the year draws to a close, here are just some of the exciting launches, events and projects we have worked on during 2015…

Werner Sobek architects launched the B10 Aktivhaus in Stuttgart, Germany.  Thanks to a sophisticated energy concept and an intelligent building automation system, the Aktivhaus increases sustainability by generating 200% more energy than required. An alternative low-cost modular platform for urban housing.

Viaduct presented White on White on White during the London Design Festival, part of Clerkenwell Design Quarter. Two exhibitions: one introducing new Nordic brands, alongside Spanish artisan pottery studio Apparatu. Pictured: an entirely white dining experience designed exclusively for Viaduct by chef Pepi de Boissieu, with tableware and seating made by Apparatu.

Our client TOTO launched a new experiential public restroom, TOTO GALLERY,  in Tokyo’s Narita Airport, designed by Klein Dytham Architects.

Clerkenwell Design Quarter, an official destination of the London Design Festival played host to a variety of multi-disciplinary events from jewellery to furniture. Seen above is ‘Diamond Geezer’;a brooch design by Maisie Broadhead at The Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Alexander Martin Architects loft conversion with a new take on a secret library door.

northmodern, Denmark’s newest design fair, opened its doors in August, and the next edition is from 13-15 January 2016. A new destination for professionals seeking out original design.

Tania Johnson Design – new wool and silk rug collection, Journeys in Colour, launched at Decorex, alongside a talk on sustainable luxury. Tania Johnson’s rugs are based on her own photography before being hand-knotted by artisans in Nepal. Tania works closely with Goodweave to ensure all her rugs meet the highest level of certification.

ISH is the world’s largest bathroom fair where leading Japanese bathroom manufacturer TOTO showed its hi-tech offering to maximum effect.

Simon Pengelly launched his new UNNIA chair at 100% Design for Spanish manufacturer Inclass.

Refin launched Labyrinth tiles by Guilio Iachetti at Cersaie

The Interior Design School participated in QPDD, part of the London Design Festival, with an exhibition entitled Live Work Play.

Melody Rose launched its latest collection of fine bone china tableware at the Home and Tent shows in London during September. Made in Stoke-on-Trent, Melody Rose tableware combines pottery tradition with vintage verve.

Fabulous Noble – online portrait commissions from some of the world’s leading illustrators

Day True launched the W9 Kitchen with its mega-larder.

To celebrate Viaduct’s exhibition of Hay‘s latest modular storage system, New Order and E15’s David Chipperfield collection, both Stefan Diez (left) and Philipp Mainzer (right), E15, attended a press breakfast and private view at the showroom.

Factory tour and press trip to Refin‘s state-of-the-art HQ in Italy. Part of the visit included an excursion to the OperaO2 vineyard – organic wine, traditional Balsamic vinegar of Modena and boutique hotel…

Paul Kelley has developed the BOB copper cube system of multi-functional furniture, exhibiting the collection throughout Europe this year.

Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen launched their new collection at Viaduct.  Muller Van Severen mixed surface patina and rust adding a new dimension to their hybrid furniture collection.

Photo by Industry Publicity but with thanks to Gareth Gardner for all his help and support in making a memorable and successful photoshoot (a far more professional version of which appeared in FX magazine)!

 

 

 

In 2016 we will be supporting Alzheimer’s Society, please do consider this estimable organisation when you are thinking of donating to charity.