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Design Industry Weekly News Friday 23 May 2014 | Issue 32


Further Shortlist Success: Design Intervention i.d. in the Residential £5 Million+ Award

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Design Intervention i.d. have once again achieved Shortlist Success in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014, with their project ‘Tropical House’ taking a spot in the £5 Million Plus Residential Category. The property is an expansive, open plan property. The key design challenge for this home was to find the fine balance necessary to fill the large rooms without cluttering the space and detract from the outside views. We needed to keep the interiors simple to allow the vista to be the major visual element. But at the same time, the client wanted a home with personality and life. Our challenge was to achieve both these goals simultaneously.


This was to be, first and foremost, a family home, full of life and fun. This client wanted a relaxed, welcoming, comfortable home, free from the pretentious – a place where they could really feel at home. The beauty of the property was the lush verdant views. Our brief was to allow the garden view to be the key design feature of the home.

imbue a sense of permanence as if the home would always be there as a refuge to return to at the end of each day- a true haven from a frenetic city life.

The client was a keen cook and enjoyed entertaining but in an informal relaxed style. A significant portion of the floor space was to be allocated to a kitchen and family space. These spaces were to reflect a feeling of easy, relaxed living. Solid elements and strong forms work together to

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Richard Mitzman Architects Enjoy Further Shortlist Success in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014

Shortlisted: Alexander James Interiors for the Residential £2.5 – £5 Million (Property Value) Award

Richard Mitzman Architects have been successfully shortlisted for a second time in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. Hampstead Lane House will compete for the Residential £2.5-5 M Award.

Alexander James Interiors have been shortlisted for the Residential £2.5 – £5 Million (Property Value) Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.

A modern house built on a Palladian plan around a central atrium stairwell. The front facade blends in with the Conservation Area and the garden facade is unapologetically modern.

The project is a contemporary house showcasing the latest in modern design and innovation with dividing walls that can be opened out to create a flexible space.

The brief was an 8 en-suite bedroom, 11,000sqft house with pool, gym, cinema room etc, maximum light and amenity spaces. The house had to be able to get planning permission within the Conservation Area and therefore blends in from the front. The garden facade is modernist with balconies, terraces and loggias with nearly every room having an outside space. The plan is Palladian and all the rooms having Palladian proportions especially the ceiling heights. www.richardmitzman.com Read More

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The brief for this property was to design a scheme that complimented the striking external architecture while still making it feel homely and inviting. The breathtaking and contemporary house was an exciting project to work on, with everything in the house dedicated to the stunning south facing views. In an effort to create a seamless transition from inside to the outdoors, the interior follows a scheme of predominantly earthy tones. The walnut doors and bespoke cabinetry bring a warmth and depth to each room, and this contrasts beautifully with the washed grey

oak floors and the sunken textured hand woven carpet in the ground floor. Bringing in deep bursts of reds and oranges in textured fabrics provide another dimension of warmth that is sometimes needed in such contemporary homes. The clever use of textured wallpapers throughout really enhanced certain areas like the fireplaces. I designed a bespoke pendant light in the entrance hall which makes maximum use of the double height internal space and really shows off the two storey high glazed windows. Carefully selecting art sourced from around the world gives a sense of individuality to each room and the lighting system was designed to highlight these unique pieces. A specialist motorbike was displayed as a piece of art in the hallway creating a central core to the house. Key pieces of furniture were used in each room such as the over sized sofas in the family area. Pairing this with metalframed parquet top coffee tables gives a genuine eclectic feel. www.aji.co.uk Read More


Stylt Trampoli Compete for the Hotel 50-200 Rooms Award in the IH&P Awards 2014 Stylt Trampoli compete for the Hotel 50-200 Rooms Award in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with Stora Hotellet Umeå, Sweden. The Hotel is located in the port town of Umeå, northern Sweden, hard by the Baltic Sea and at the end (and the beginning) of thousands of seafaring routes. The 82 rooms are divided between six categories, all named for the ideas closest to the sailor’s heart. The master suite is called “Freedom”, which is symbolised by the soaring seagull that features both on the holographic door, and in the wallpaper above the bed, and finally, in the magnificent open-to-theskies trompe-l’oeil ceiling. The suite, which comprises a huge sitting room, a bedroom, and a double bathroom with its own sauna, occupies a space that was once the hotel’s banqueting hall. The wallpaper replicates the wooden panelling that covered the walls in those days. www.stylt.se Read More

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ID&A Awards 2014: Morph Design Company make the Shortlist Morph Design Company have successfully been Shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. Their project ‘Silver Oak’ has been Shortlisted in the Asia-Pacific Interior Design Awards – £1-2.5 million category. Silver Oak villa is designed in a contemporary interior style. It is tailored to suit the aesthetic sense of both Indians and expatriates. The Silver Oak model villa was designed for Prestige Estate Projects Ltd. with the intent of creating a beautiful living space which will be a marketing tool to sell other villas in the Silver Oak property. The design brief specified that the villa needs to satisfy a broad range of audience ranging from high income group Indians as well as expat community looking to buy properties in Bangalore. This villa should also be functional in its design as this villa would be sold as a furnished home to the interested buyers.

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“Our favourite aspects of the project were the dining area which has a cosy corner tucked in next to the kitchen. A two seater sofa against the wall with glossy framed mirror, along with four chairs with a mix of colours sets the space in the centre wide open to create an open expanse through to the kitchen. The opposite wall has a buffet unit with creative shelving designed to complement the rest of the dining area.” This design works well because it understand the functionality requirements of an Indian and an expat home owner and incorporates the same in its layout. It understands that a living area is the most important for an Indian family where as a kitchen is the heart of the home for a European client. The design merges this beautifully, creating cozy sense of warmth to the villa. www.morph.prestigeconstructions.com Read More


YA Interior Design Ltd Further Shortlisted In the International Product Design Awards 2014 YA Interior Design Ltd Enjoy Further Shortlist Success in the Lighting – Pendant / Chandelier Category of The International Product Design Awards 2014 Inspired by the Art-Deco decadence of the house of Jeanne Lanvin. Streamlined rose gold curvature angles coalesce with hand blown Murano glass discs. Hanging colourful teardrops of Swarovski crystals are topped with lofty black silk shantung lampshades.

A demi couture like piece that engages the client in creating a beautiful bespoke item, which is unique to their surroundings. The Murano glass, the Swarovski crystals, the palladium arms and the silk lamp shades – all components can be changed to create a unique bespoke piece. The pendant light is manufactured by a reputable Italian atelier that provide lighting for the Scala in Milan. www.ya-interiors.com Read More

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5 Minutes with Sophie Douglas, Partner at Fusion Tell us a little about Fusion’s background in design

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond.

Fusion was set up 16 years ago by interior Designer Sophie Douglas and Architect Roger Gascoigne. Sophie studied interior design at Chelsea School of Art and Fusion have specialised in projects within the leisure and speciality retail sectors since day 1.

Sustainability, luxury, flexibility, escapism, customisation

How would you describe your personal design style? Keen not to be identified with a particular style, Fusion feel strongly that the style of a project must be driven by the client, the customer, the building and the locality rather than any individuals ego or taste. Where does your design inspiration come from?

Name: Sophie Douglas Company: Fusion Position within company: Partner Website: www.fusiondna.co.uk

Sophie Douglas and Jillian McLean (the client from Drake and Morgan) regularly travel throughout the world on “innovation and inspiration” tours, having visited East and West Coast USA, the Middle east, the Far East, Japan and Australia, the next trip is currently being planned, but South America is looking very exciting! In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense? Rather than following any general design direction, customisation is such a key word at the moment, again, looking carefully at the end user to ensure that their expectations and aspirations are addressed as appropriately as possible.

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If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design, what would it be? Keep your eyes open all of the time, there are amazing details wherever you look. How important are The International Hotel and Property Awards as recognition of talent and achievement? These awards, that are so sector specific are a great recognition of such a fast growing area, there have always been general property and retail awards, but it is great to put the exciting work that is happening in this hospitality sector in the spotlight What projects are you currently working on? We currently have new concepts underway for Drake and Morgan as well as exciting projects for Everyman Cinemas and our other clients within the bar and dining sectors. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months? To keep producing great schemes for great clients. Read the full interview at: http://thedesignsoc.com/designer-profile-sophiedouglas-partner-fusion/


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