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During Milan Design Week 2017 we brought out a strong team of ten who between them covered all the disparate zones sharing their discoveries along the way, which gave me more time to spend at the Salone and at showrooms … Continue reading

This month UK copyright law with regard to furniture and lighting finally comes into alignment with that of mainland Europe. This will greatly extend the protection given to designers and the licensed manufacturers of their works, which here in the … Continue reading

“Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment.  I use it. It can change the way I feel in the mornings. The same work can change me in … Continue reading

If you look closely, amidst all the tablet and kindle users glued to their screens on public transport, you will still see the odd person with a book in their hands. For some, books have become clutter; an annoyance and … Continue reading

The Milan Furniture Fair is without doubt a behemoth. As well as in the vast RHO Fiera showground, interesting things are displayed across the length and breadth of the city – in showrooms, galleries and in specially designated design districts. … Continue reading

Aram Store launches two new lights designed by Foster + Partners for Lumina, the Milanese lighting manufacturer, on 13 May. There is a pendant light, called DOT, and a table light called EVA. Both will be presented for the first … Continue reading

For the first time, PANTONE® have selected a blend of two colours as their go-to-hue for 2016: Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919). There’s no doubt they make a nice couple and the thinking behind this unison appears to stem … Continue reading

Every year, Pantone – the world-renowned authority on the communication of colour across a variety of industries – announce their chosen Colour of the Year.  For 2015, the hue scientists at Pantone have chosen ‘Marsala’ as the go-to colour and … Continue reading

Each year in the UK, fire is the cause of over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries. Many could have been prevented by early warnings enabling people to get out before the fire spreads. Smoke alarms are installed in 85% … Continue reading

I have been visiting the Milan furniture fair every year since the early 90’s and it is still one of the most important and enjoyable events in my work calendar. I’d like to share some of this year’s highlights with … Continue reading