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Design Industry Weekly News Friday 17 January 2014 | Issue 14


AYKA Designs Are Shortlisted In The International Product Design Awards 2014 ‘Avore’ (The Textures Collection) by AYKA Designs South America has been the inspiration for this collection reflecting the most amazing landscapes and colours. Visually stimulated by the richness of the patterns formed by the tropical forest, sunsets and thunderstorms. As a designer, Michelle’s approach behind the design of each individual rug is its story. It inspires her to be bold and not to be afraid of

Purcell have been Shortlisted for the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 design et al are delighted to announce that Purcell have been successfully shortlisted for the Hotel under 50 Rooms Award of the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. Their project, Ballyfin Hotel in County Laois, Ireland will also compete for the Hotel Suite Award. Ireland’s finest Neo-classical house, Ballyfin, was transformed through conservation and repair into an exquisite and comfortable country house hotel. The design brief was to restore the house with great sensitivity and a strong understanding of the estate’s significance and refurbish it to serve as a five star hotel following years of dilapidation and its former use as a school. Scholarly research by the architects and historians informed the

Shortlisted: Purcell for the Spa Hotel Award Architectural Practice Purcell have achieved further shortlist success in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their project, Coworth Park Spa, shortlisted for the Spa Hotel Award. This project will also compete for the Hotel Design Award – Europe. Having created a luxury 21st Century country house at Coworth Park, the Dorchester Collection required a unique eco luxury spa. The range of facilities determined a new stand-alone building to provide an exceptional, modern spa experience in an

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current trends. This strength creates the soul in each rug which is far beyond one single element of the designer’s journey. The design is interpreted from a different perspective, as it is not just a rug, it is art itself. The rugs journeys starts from an inspiration to paper to colour to the loom and finally, to the many hands that will patiently create it slowly and meticulously over the ensuing months. The rug is no longer a floor covering but a piece of Art. www.aykadesign.com Read More

conservation and skillful restoration of the house by Irish and English craftsmen. The house features fine dining, wine cellars, a lively bar and a large and comfortable library with books on Irish art, architecture and history, carefully repaired and adapted. Purcell remodelled a modern, four-storey dormitory extension to provide an additional wing, with bedrooms, ballroom, swimming pool and spa. An extensive scheme of repair was undertaken in the demesne. The water courses, fountains and streams were cleared and run through the grounds via a new cascade, surmounted by a small classical temple. Other park features, including a grotto and tower with observatory, were carefully restored for the use and enjoyment of hotel guests. www.purcelluk.com Read More

undeniably English setting with an eccentric spirit. The spa emerges as a sculptural form from the natural landscape, blurring the edges between built and natural form. Facilities are arranged on two levels: a lower level with pool and gym, and an upper entry level containing the changing rooms, treatment rooms, lounges and café. The building is the world’s first spa to be built out of carbon negative lime hemp walling with natural lime render and a timber glulam monocoque structure. www.purcelluk.com Read More


Further Shortlist Success for AKYA Design In The International Product Design Awards 2014 ‘CHAMBRAY’ (The City Lanscapes Collection) by AYKA Designs. The inspiration for this piece was borne out of a love of architecture and fashion. The ever changing climate, the light from dusk to dawn, from colour to neutral, from pattern to textures are all an inspiration. The setting of the industrial cityscape fuses into one, harsh industrial lines melt, faces mellow, colours soften to create this beautiful canvas.

It inspires her to be bold and not to be afraid of current trends. This strength creates the soul in each rug which is far beyond one single element of the designer’s journey. The design is interpreted from a different perspective, as it is not just a rug, it is art itself. The rugs journeys starts from an inspiration to paper to colour to the loom and finally, to the many hands that will patiently create it slowly and meticulously over the ensuing months. The rug is no longer a floor covering but a piece of Art. www.aykadesign.com

As a designer, Michelle’s approach behind the design of each individual rug is its story.

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Woadden Nash are shortlisted for ID&A Awards 2014

appeal within the Poole residential market. In a competitive marketplace it was necessary to work hard to give this project an edge on the competition. The brief was also to present a modern and fresh lifestyle, whilst retaining a feeling of warmth and luxury, providing potential purchasers with a welcoming and luxurious home, which would prove to be an easy transition for anyone moving from an older property.

design et al are delighted to announce the shortlist of Woadden Nash with their Lagoon Residence in the Residential £1-£2.5 million category. A relaxed and striking contemporary home, with stunning harbour views. The design brief was to fully specify all aspects of the interior finishing as well to dress and style this property to maximize its

Further Shortlist Success for Woadden Nash in The ID&A Awards 2014 Woadden Nash have achieved further shortlist success in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2014, this time in the Residential £10 million plus (property value) Awards. A magnificent fully bespoke luxury family home, with direct and private water frontage. The brief for this family home was to create a truly bespoke design that reflected the personality and lifestyle of a busy young family. The house had to provide many solutions for the clients, as well as quality daily living spaces. The formal dining and drawing rooms were designed to offer a more luxurious and decadent feel for occasional use whilst the

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entire lower ground floor is to be used for recreation and relaxation. This was achieved with a stunning indoor pool, Gym, Sauna, Cinema, Bar, and Games room. The mood here was changed dramatically to achieve a moody and relaxing atmosphere, commensurate with its purpose. The six bedroom suites were individually approached, with each child’s room carefully reflecting the personality of its owner. The master suite was designed to be a haven from daily life. This was achieved with a private sitting area, with a tunnel fire affording a connection through to the master bathroom. www.woadden-nash.com Read More

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GIL Art & Design Consultants are shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 Hong Kong based GIL Art & Design Consultants have been shortlisted for the Residential £1- £2.5 Million (Project Value) award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. The Palm Springs International apartment in Chongqing, is a proud and confident portrayal of modern design and stylish life style. The sophisticated use of sharp contrasts of lines, forms, features and details exudes a sense of visual intensity.

design et al are delighted to announce the successful shortlist for Griwaplan in the ID&A 2014 £1-£2.5 Million Award (property Value) design et al are delighted to announce the successful shortlist for Griwaplan in the ID&A 2014 £1-£2.5 Million Award (property Value). This beautifully constructed two bedroom apartment also provides access to the Hotel Facilities including the SPA area whilst providing the highly desirable feature of SKI-

GIL Art & Design Consultants with their stunning Beijing residence GIL Art & Design Consultants have been shortlisted with a second project in the Residential £1 – £2.5 Million (Project Value) award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2104. The Yunhe Residence in Beijing is a grand villa is the crown jewel in the entire luxurious development in Beijing. The splendor is simply unparalleled. A classic imperial life style blends into the palatial architectural interiors. The villa is designed as a true embodiment of classical Chinese values and aesthetic ideals. It is not just a mere revival of classical decorative traditions of Ming and

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When these contrasts are calculated to appear in layers repeatedly, dedicate and sensitive nuances in moods are created. What is most worthy of mention is the innovative and tasteful use of material. The unique selection of material and their application convey a modern attitude towards life with great emotional resonance. Cool and proud are the black and white marbles. Dynamic and fashionable are the metals and leathers. Extravagant and romantic are the horsehair upholstery and woolly carpets. All of the above exemplify an indulgent sense of luxury. www.gil-id.com/en/ Read More

IN SKI-OUT. There is an overall feeling of being located in an eagle’s nest whilst this property provides an unsurpassed view of the Grindelwald valley. The apartment is constructed using all of the finest local materials as well as having oak parquet flooring. The features are enhanced by the traditional design of the local carpenters and craftsmen and is of a very high quality and precision with a focus on functionality. www.griwaplan.ch/en/ Read More

Ching Dynasties, the interior design is an expression of the modern pursuit of an ultra-luxurious life style. A careful orchestration of classical Chinese patterns is utilized as the backbone of space planning. The ritualistic rhythm of progression in space is achieved. The emphasis of symmetry, balance and harmony in spatial concepts reflects quintessential Chinese spiritual ideals. Gold-leafing is used profusely to decorate the ceiling and various architectural details. Nobody can miss the symbolic status of gold as an emblem of wealth and power form ancient to modern times. www.gil-id.com/en Read More


Further Shortlist Success for Griwaplan in The ID&A Awards 2014 Success for Griwaplan in the Ski Chalet category in the ID&A Awards 2014. This Chalet in the heart of Grindelwald is fully beautifully furnished whilst also providing a full and luxurious spa-area. The breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains include the world famous Eiger North Face. The Chalet Princess was built incorporating the most recent engineering technology which has been used throughout.

10 people. The ground floor of the chalet is the location of the fully equipped SPAArea including a Finnish sauna, steam bath and whirlpool. This area also houses private shower facilities. The spacious garage area provides sufficient garaging for two cars and also provision has been made here for a Ski-room and wine cellar. The first floor is made easily accessible by the means of an elevator where three bedrooms can be found all with beautiful en-suite bathrooms. www.griwaplan.ch/en

This spacious chalet provides ample room and space to comfortably accommodate

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Further Shortlist Success for Purcell’s Ballyfin Hotel in the IH&P Awards 2014

all of the original material with repairs and replacement of any material done in the manner and form of the original work.

allyfin Hotel in County Laois, Ireland, has been shortlisted for the Hotel Suite Award in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. The project, submitted by Architectural Practice Purcell, will also compete for the Hotel under 50 Rooms Award. Ireland’s finest Neo-classical house, Ballyfin, was transformed through conservation and repair into an exquisite and comfortable country house hotel. Purcell retained almost

Comlux Creatives Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 Comlux Creatives have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with their KCJ concept for a corporate ACJ31 aircraft, entering the Private Aviation Interior Design Concept category. This luxury tip-to-tail Airbus was completed by Comlux America’s Indianapolis, USA, the completion center of Comlux The Aviation Group. Not only is this one of the finest ACJ319 on the private market today, but it can also boast about being one of the quietest Airbus Corporate Jets currently flying with cabin noise levels on average at 5dBSIL below the upper limit specified. This specific ACJ319 is licensed to carry up to nineteen passengers, and has the

The house features fine dining, wine cellars, a lively bar and a large and comfortable library with books on Irish art, architecture and history, carefully repaired and adapted. Purcell remodelled a modern, four-storey dormitory extension to provide an additional wing, with bedrooms, ballroom, swimming pool and spa. www.purcelluk.com Read More

capability of sleep eleven passengers very comfortably. Guest are immediately impressed at the light and spacious cabin while also having the opportunity to retreat into one of two private compartments. One can truly spread out, relax and unwind in this five star resort like atmosphere. Comlux spared no expense to make this interior one of a kind; by hand sourcing some of the finest materials, glove soft leathers, exotic wood veneers and handmade carpets that were created specifically for this aircraft’s interior by artisans around the world. No details were over looked as all these materials were combined together by Comlux’s own craftsman to produce this spectacular interior. www.comluxaviation.com/ Read More

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5 Minutes with Sofia Bune Strandh Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I studied law in Sweden, and then worked as a solicitor for 10 years in Brussels and London before setting up Sola Kitchens in 2006. I have no formal design education but having designed over 200 kitchens by now I feel I have pretty good experience! How would you describe your personal interior design style?

Name: Sofia Bune Strandh Company: Sola Kitchens Position within company: CEO Website: www.solakitchens.com

The ID&A Awards provides a great recognition of design talents, regardless of background and “brand name”. What projects are you currently working on? We are working on a range of very exiting projects, both in London and outside.

Being Swedish, I do love Scandinavian style with its light colours and clean lines. I love natural materials, and try to use natural materials as much as I can in my designs.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

Where does your design inspiration come from?

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself:

Very much from my Swedish roots, and the classic Scandinavian designers. In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense? In terms of kitchen design, people are getting braver with colours and we are seeing our customers choosing bolder colours in their kitchens. Name key themes to consider when approaching design in 2013 and beyond.

– technology – colour – functionality – materials

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be? Speak to a professional! They can give great advice and help you to avoid the standard pitfalls and get the best possible design.

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How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?

We are looking to open another showroom in 2014 which is very exciting.

Your most treasured possession? My 4 year old labrador, Smilla Your favourite holiday destination? Botswana Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar? Hakkasan Your favourite book/ film/ song? Book: Embers by Sandor Marai Your favourite food and drink? Lasagne and red wine Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Long walk with the dog If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? A vet Read the full interview at:

http://thedesignawards.co.uk/ designandarchitecture/interview-solakitchens.html


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