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Success is on the menu for innovative, eco-friendly disposable plate firm The Good Plate Company

The war on single-use plastics has found a new ally – The Good Plate Company. Especially when it comes to tackling the colossal amount of rubbish generated by takeaway food outlets, events and festivals. According to WRAP – the national waste reduction charity – the hospitality sector produces two million tonnes of waste every year. The Good Plate Company has found a way to manufacture 100% organic, compostable tableware, including eco-friendly disposable plates, bowls and cutlery. The firm’s ambitious plans to roll out its product line has been given a boost through receiving a start up loan and mentoring from Virgin Start Up and the government Start Up Loans fund This ethical, sustainable tableware is the brainchild of friends Hersh Thaker and Raghav Chandegra. Company Co-Founder Hersh Thaker said: “We’re pleased to have secured the funding and it acts as further validation that we have a real opportunity to grow in this market. “Consumers and businesses are increasingly looking for an alternative choice to single-use plastics and are becoming more conscious about their waste. This …

Luxury Palms Casino Resort with Iconic Julius Chairs

After undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation, the new and improved Palms Casino Resort brings a new meaning to the world of luxury in Las Vegas.Known for the posh and playful suites in its iconic Fantasy Tower, the hotel is now among the world’s most expensive. The boldest suite is the 2-Story Sky Villa, a 9.000-square-foot space designed by British artist Damien Hirst in collaboration with Bentel & Bentel. This incredible suite includes two bedrooms, a private massage room, a fitness area, ample living space and tons of original artwork.The iconic Julius Chairs from DUISTT make part of the living room décor, a place where the floor is made of avalanche marble and the space is filled with an elegant mix of gold, grey and white veining to match the brass hardware accent throughout the space. For the project it was chosen a custom-made version of Julius in white leather and polished brass.   DUISTT’s best seller, Julius Chair, inspired in mid-century modern design is a timeless and understated luxury piece. It is constructed with noble materials like brass, leather or 100% cotton velvet …

Brentano’s Clearwater Collection Proves to be an Instant Hit at NeoCon

Brimming with people and high-profile design, more than 50,000 industry professionals ascended upon the Merchandise Mart to view the latest and greatest from the design industry’s top manufacturers at the 51st Edition of NeoCon. With a newly renovated showroom and a highly anticipated Fall collection preview, Brentano celebrated their best NeoCon to date! Brentano’s upcoming Clearwater collection captured the attention of judges from both Metropolis and Interior Design, taking home the award for #MetropolisLikes and a distinguished honoree for Interior Design’s HiP Award. Rejuvenating, captivating and wondrous, the Clearwater collection is an entrancing display of nature’s beauty, artfully translated into stunning fabrics, through the vision of Founder and Design Director Iris Wang.  Fascinated by the movement of water, Iris began creating her own studies of water’s behaviour and place in nature; Capturing these images on canvas while traveling led Iris to design many of the serene and beautiful textiles in the collection. Classically trained in Fine Arts, Iris showcased her extraordinary painting skills with an 8-foot centerpiece painting of the collection’s most distinctive textile, Fontaine. Mimicking the reflections of light on the water from her trip …

Gres, Huma and Nautica of Expormim at the permanent exhibition of the Barcelona Design Museum

The Gres stool, the Huma chair and the Nautica swing chair, recognizable pieces of Expormim that have been designed by Miguel Milá, Mario Ruiz and MUT Design respectively, are incorporated into the permanent exhibition From the world to the museum. Product design, cultural heritage, of the Barcelona Design Museum. Expormim has expressed its gratitude for the recognition that the Barcelona Design Museum has made when selecting its products and for the validity of the craftsmanship techniques that it maintains. This is the only collection that allows us to examine the history of industrial design in Spain, “it is an honor to be part of this permanent exhibition because it facilitates the meeting between the public and the product design, through a collection of objects that exemplify the social changes that have occurred since 1930 to the present day”, says Alberto Ales, Product Manager at Expormim. Each of the exhibits is considered a representative sample of the design of its time, in terms of the material and the technical contributions proposed by its authors, as well …

Clerkenwell Design Week – A Visitors Review

Clerkenwell Design Week event held 21st-23rd May 2019 This year I ventured to the Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW19) event, a hub for creatives, architects and designers within Islington, London. Armed with a good pair of shoes and a map of the festival I was ready to experience the installations, talks and creative suppliers that bring an area into the spotlight on this already established London design hub. What makes this festival a successful event each year? Well its a case of its ‘in the blood and bricks’ of the Clerkenwell area itself. With a history of attracting skilled craftspeople and artisans dating back from the Industrial Revolution. The current Clerkenwell district is now home to over 100 world-renowned design brands and their showrooms, sitting beside 200 architectural practices. The event itself attracted 34,185* visitors from over 66 countries and these tend to be architects or designers looking for inspiration and sourcing opportunities. For me, it was a chance to look at the latest trends and products that would be featuring within future projects and designs …

Morgan unveils vibrant art installation in London showroom

This week, Morgan, contract furniture designer and manufacturer, welcomed artists, interior designers, visionaries and other creative minds to a special viewing of a new art installation by David Shillinglaw at their Clerkenwell showroom. Attended by more than one hundred guests, the evening’s high energy was fitting for the exuberant composition. Celebrating the spirit of collaboration and imagination, Morgan has been sharing its showroom with artists since opening in 2014, transforming the interior’s blank walls into thought provoking galleries and colourful canvasses. Entitled ‘Alive in the Human Hive’, the new installation is a dynamic, large scale mural alongside a selection of David’s recent artworks. David brings his energetic imagery to the Clerkenwell showroom for a second time, ever growing his relationship with Morgan. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins 17 years ago, he has been commissioned by Converse, The Dulwich Picture House and agnès b. Beyond the UK, he has exhibited in galleries from Japan and China to The Gambia and Turkey. Evading categorisation, David’s work includes small handmade books, paintings, album covers and set design. …

Benjamin Moore opens second UK showroom in Cheshire

Following the success of the first showroom in Chelsea since its opening in October 2017, the leading North American paint brand has announced the opening of a second Benjamin Moore UK showroom in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Situated in the centre of Wilmslow, the 1,650 sq ft showroom opened its doors on the 8th April. Showcasing all 3,500 of its extensive colour collection in a gallery display, the new showroom stocks Benjamin Moore’s full range of exceptional residential and commercial paint products. Serving painting professionals, interior designers and consumers alike, the expert showroom team will be on hand for product advice and in-house colour consultations. Helen Shaw, Director of Benjamin Moore UK commented: “We are thrilled to be opening Benjamin Moore’s second UK showroom in such a prestigious location in Wilmslow. Since our launch in the UK in 2015, we have built up a strong customer base in the North West and thanks to popular demand, we’re pleased to finally provide our loyal professionals, interior designers and consumers with a place to source our bespoke colours, industry …