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HEATHFIELD.CO.UK ISSUE #01 SPRING 2014 FREE TO DOWNLOAD

RPW DESIGN

HEATHFIELD & CO’S LIGHTING AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL ST JAMES PAGE 48

CHRIS FOX

AN INTERVIEW WITH HEATHFIELD & CO’S INSTALLATION DESIGNER PAGE 04

DESIGN MUSEUM

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2014 PAGE 08


Heathfield & Co was established in 1977 and has since grown to become one of the best known decorative lighting companies in the United Kingdom. Our vision has always been to create and deliver exactly what our clients wish for, and in recognition of this we have first class project management teams who back up our product ranges with service that is second to none. Design has always been at the forefront of what Heathfield is about. The company always maintains a very strong creative focus and our design team continually works to develop beautiful ranges for clients all over the world. Indeed many highly respected interior designers work in close collaboration with us to realise both one off and bespoke items for their projects.


CONTENTS SPRING 2014 04

AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS FOX

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The designer behind Heathfield & Co’s new website explains his concept design work.

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DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2014

An exclusive interview with Heathfield & Co’s Managing Director, Andrew Watson 44

The Design Museum reveals the nominations for Designs of the Year 2014

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THE LATEST PRODUCTS

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SCOTTISH INTERIORS SHOWCASE

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THE GLAMOUR OF ITALIAN FASHION AT THE V&A

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CONCEPT FOCUS SPRING 2014

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PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2014

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Radiant Orchid has been selected as Pantone’s colour of the year for 2014

MAISON ET OBJET 2014

The full event round up from one of the biggest interiors exhibitons of the year

The first installment in our focus on Heathfield & Co’s fantastic new installation concepts 34

AN INTERVIEW WITH BLANK SPACE

Discover one of the most unual and intriguing architectural contests

The V&A’s exhibition ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion’ looks to be a real highlight of the year 28

INTERCONTINENTAL ST JAMES

This beautiful hotel showcases some of Heathfield & Co’s latest designs

The full details from Heathfield & Co at this year’s mini interiors exhibition 24

THE BRITS WHO BUILT THE MODERN WORLD

This exhibition from the Royal Institute of British Architects focuses on a key generation of exceptional architects

Discover the latest products from Heathfield & Co following the release of the Collection V catalogue 20

AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW WATSON

BIID CONFERENCE 2014

The BIID looks at how design can make a real positive impact on our lives

THANKS FOR READING

Keep an eye out for the next, Summer 2014 edition of Heathfield & Co’s digital maga`zine

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | CHRIS FOX

AN INTERVIEW with CHRIS FOX Chris Fox is the exceptional young designer behind the newly unveiled Heathfield & Co website. Additionally, he is also working on an array of inspiring new installation concepts. In the first of our new interview series we caught up with Chris to discuss his involvement with Heathfield & Co, what famous landmark he would love to see one of his installation concepts in and much more. PAGE 04 | HEATHFIELD.CO.UK | SPRING 2014


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | CHRIS FOX

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | CHRIS FOX Tell us about yourself? I’m a 27 year old product designer currently living and working in London. I’m from a small village in the middle of nowhere in the Peak District so for me London has…. a bit more going on! Especially for a product designer as most of my clients are based here. I actually started off studying architectural design, but quickly realised concrete calculations weren’t really doing it for me. Always passionate about the design of objects, I moved to study product design at the University of Leeds. I then went on to specialise further with a master’s in design at the same university and haven’t looked back since.

create more bespoke pieces for their clients. I was commissioned to design a range of creative light installations to help them do this, the kind of thing you see in hotel lobbies, restaurants and public buildings that make you really look up! To give the best possible platform for these designs we soon realised the current website needed an update, so I was also commissioned to redesign the site refreshing Heathfield & Co’s identity to reflect their exciting future. How would you describe the design direction behind the new Heathfield website? The new website is about putting content first

My first job was a great entry into the design industry. I began back in 2008 as a design assistant for Bodo Sperlein, a design consultancy based in London, specialising in luxury home accessories, from tableware for Michelin starred restaurants to oneoff furniture pieces. The range of clients meant I was always doing something new, and learning about new materials and processes. I later became design manager, being responsible for delivering projects to an increasingly international range of clients.

clarity and ease of navigation, along with frosted glass menus and subtle animations all come together to offer a better experience to online visitors. That and of course the new bespoke lighting section. Tell us more about your concept design work for Heathfield & Co The great thing about the project was that the brief was broad, Heathfield were very open to new ideas, choice of materials, shape and form, giving me space to explore. I experimented a lot with material combinations in the designs as Heathfield have a lot of capabilities in glass, metal, and ceramics. You have to think a lot about how they transmit, reflect and colour light, but this also allows you to play. Light installations after all can be very sculptural and create a focal point within a space.

The new website is about putting content first and showcasing Heathfield & Co’s designs at their best

Working for Bodo, I really began to develop an eye for good design and hone my creativity… with tableware it’s surprising how much difference a curve can make! I left in the summer of 2012 to pursue my own design direction and have taken on some interesting projects and commissions. Since then, I have been working hard to establish myself in the field, there’s still a lot to learn but that’s what I’m finding exciting: with each project comes a new challenge. Tell us about your involvement with Heathfield & Co Heathfield & Co are well established in the decorative lighting market, they have a lot of manufacturing expertise and want to use this to

and showcasing Heathfield & Co’s designs at their best. Large images and a lack of visual clutter help the visitor engage with what is most important, the products! With the new website, visitors are now immediately connected to the identity of Heathfield and the kind of products and bespoke services they offer. What do you think will be a real highlight of the new website?

There isn’t really a single thing, page or feature that will be the highlight. It’s more about a series of small things that aim to delight the user. Minimal, responsive design,

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What is your favourite current Heathfield product and why so? That would have to be the glass table lamps, like the Sophia or Bubble lamp. They are simple and contemporary, but timeless in their design.

What famous landmark, space or building would you like to see as the setting for one of your concept lighting pieces?

Every day I cycle past Richard Rogers new tower dubbed ‘The Cheesegrater’ as the building process has slowly evolved. Rather than the building’s architectural design, the exposed structure of the construction itself has fascinated me. There’s a large empty foyer and I have imagined the light I have been designing that week hanging there in this big empty space. My favourite buildings are not always on the top architecture lists, they’re often more obscure and subtle or even underground! Lately I have seen a lot of, let’s say, mediocre architecture popping up, especially in London, I think what they need is a light installation to bring some creativity to the building’s interior.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | CHRIS FOX CHRIS FOX DESIGNER HEATHFIELD & CO

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DESIGN | DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2014

FRAC CENTRE - LES TURBULENCES Photograph by Nicolas Borel

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DESIGN | DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2014

DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2014 Designs of the Year gathers together a year of cutting-edge innovation and original talent; showcasing the very best in global Architecture, Digital,Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport design.

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he Design Museum has recently unveiled the nominations for the ‘Designs of the Year 2014’. Amongst the total of seventy-six nominated designs are what the the Design Museum describe as ‘Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts, virtual mountain rescue teams and a recoiling mudguard for the discerning cyclist’. The Designs of the Year brings together a fantastic range of incredibly innovative designs from designers around the world from an eclectic mix of disciplines and industries including Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport design. This years nominations feature some of the biggest names in international deign including Zaha Hadid, John Pawson, Stephen Jones, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Prada. However, the Designs of the Year also feature a significant amount of work from lesser known designers including crowd-funded start ups and student projects. Designs of the Year also highlights a mix of work with varying emphasis ranging from amusing designs to those which are incredibly innovative. The Dumb Ways To Die app, for example, Designed by McCann Melbourne, certainly falls into the first of these two camps. The work features a song, a book, a smartphone game, and tumblr GIFS focusing on a range of cute characters who meet increasingly grisly ends but with the intention of persuading young people to increase their awareness of safety issues. By contrast, the amazing PEEK (Portable Eye Examination Kit), Designed by Dr Andrew Bastawrous, Stewart Jordan, Dr Mario Giardini, Dr Iain Livingstone, harnesses smartphone technology to potentially revolutionise eye care in developing countries. The broad reach of the competition allows for an overview of emerging trends and common themes from across different design disciplines. This year the ubiquity of the smartphone is particularly apparent, as is the disruptive effect of crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter. More than ever, designers are seeking to blur

boundaries between the digital and physical worlds with new ideas like the calendar made of Lego Designed by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero, Duncan Fitzsimons, Simon Emberton. The Lego calendar is a wall mounted time planner invented for a studio, with colour coded bricks representing time spent on projects. The calendar is made entirely of Lego, but when you take a photo of it with a smartphone

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all of the events and timings are synchronised to an online calendar. After the success of its first outing in 2013, the Visitor Vote will return, allowing visitors to the Design Museum to pick their favourite design from the exhibition. New for 2014 is the Social Vote which sees two nominations fight it out each day through the exhibition’s online Social Vote platform. Broadcast to


DESIGN | DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2014

IRO - Jo Nagasaka for Established and Sons Named after the Japanese word for colour, Iro is a family of vibrant yet elegant furniture which remains true to Nagasaka’s minimalistic style, whilst making bold use of brightly coloured resin. The smooth finishing highlights the natural grain of the wood enclosed within the resin.

over one million of the Design Museum’s Twitter and Facebook followers, the Social Vote allows people from all over the world to participate in Designs of the Year 2014.

spread), a contemporary art centre located in an old boat warehouse, IRO - Jo Nagasaka for Established and Sons (pictured above) and the ‘Totemic’ collection designed by Sadie Williams featuring a collection of dresses in stiff 3D embossed Other designs featuring in the textiles created by a multi-step, nomination list include Frac Nordmulti-layered process developed by Pas De Calais, Dunkerque Designed the designer. by Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal (pictured on previous Whilst one overall winner will be

selected from a panel of expert judges later on in the year, all of the nominated designs will be exhibited at the Design museum in an exhibition that will run from 26th March - 25th August 2014. Keep up to date with the latest design news by visiting www.heathfield.co.uk/news.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST | ANDREW PRODUCTS WATSON

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST PRODUCTS

THE LATEST PRODUCTS Here at Heathfield & Co we were delighted to recently unveil our latest catalogue ‘Collection V’. This new catalogue features a range of brand new beautifully designed products.

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST PRODUCTS

MALLORY TURQUOISE Base Code: C/MALL/TQS Shade Code: 18RMD/STQS

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any of the new designs appearing in the catalogue, including the Lorne and Lexington pendants and Moore and Herzog table lamps, first appeared in front of the public at last year’s ‘Decorex International’ interior design festival held at Kensington Palace. 2013 proved to be an incredibly successful year for the annual Decrorex International exhibition. The event was able to boast a record breaking year for attendance! This larger than ever audience for the event comprised of designers, bloggers and clients made the exhibition the ideal venue for Heathfield & Co to launch the latest new products to the public for the first time.

products were unveiled early 2014 at the Sleep interiors exhibition at London’s Business Design Centre and the enormous Maison et Objet interiors exhibition in Paris. Once again, the products received a fantastic response at both of these key interiors exhibitions. Heathfield & Co’s Design Director, Donna Gridley, commented on the success of the exhibition

“We had a fantastic two days at the Sleep exhibition showcasing a range of new products including table lamps, pendants and wall lights. It was wonderful to be able to meet many of our existing and new customers in person and to be able show them our new ranges Building upon the momentum of the great feedback directly. The Heathfield & Co exhibition stand had a that the new products generated at the Decorex great response from designers and hoteliers alike. International exhibition, a further selection of the latest Heathfield & Co are regular exhibitors at the Sleep

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST PRODUCTS

MALLORY TURQUOISE Fluted gourd shape in reactive chrome green and crackle distressed turquoise glazes with antique brass detail Base Code: C/MALL/TQS

HERMES GOLD Base Code: M/HERM/GLD

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST PRODUCTS event so its great to see the exhibition continue to be one of the leading events of the year.” The Maison et Objet exhibition allowed the new products to be exhibited to a much larger international audience. As well as being another great venue to showcase the latest ranges, the Maison et Objet exhibition also provided the chance for Heathfield & Co to unveil the ‘Collection V’ catalogue to the public for the first time. ‘Collection V’ showcases the new product ranges as well as a select range of complimentary older classics from Heath field & Co that have remained incredibly popular throughout the years. Included in the new ranges in Collection V are the Yves table lamps (shown right). These beautiful Deco inspired lamps features strong curves and lines using square section tubing giving the form a real visual impact. The Moore range (shown right) are mid-century inspired metal sculptural pieces with fluid lines and presented on a black rectangular base. The Provence glass table lamps are also a stunning addition to the new catalogue. The Provence range (shown opposite) is available in three decorative colours and finishes. The range is mould blown, using a harmonious colour palette of glass powders and frits. The Mallory range of ceramic table lamps (shown on previous page) feature a fluted gourd shape in reactive chrome green and crackle distressed turquoise glazes with antique brass detail.

YVES ANTIQUE BRASS base code: M/YVES/T/AB shade code: 20YVE/PSATIV

MOORE GOLD Base Code: M/MOOR/GLD Shade Code: 18SOV/PSATB/GL

The Hermes range of metal table lamps (shown on previous page) is another Deco inspired design incorporating beautifully styled wings into the design. The Lexington range of ceiling pendants (shown on next page) showcase delicate borosilicate globes displayed in a group from the mirrored diffuser and highlighted by halogen capsules. Products which have stood the test of time and continued on from Collection IV through to Collection

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST PRODUCTS

PROVENCE AUTUMN Base code: G/PROV/AU Shade code: 14TFRD/SBDX

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THE LATEST PRODUCTS

LEXINGTON PENDANT LEXINGTON SMOKE 16” MOCHA Satin ANTIQUE Gold SILK lining Base code: P/LEXI/16/SM Shade code: 16/11H/PSATMOCH/SAGL

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V include the Bubble glass table lamps. These stunning lamps use moulds from the archives of the 50’s. Available in three finishes; Smoke, Olive and Clear, these lamps are individually blown in coloured glass using an optic to create a bubbled effect.. Also making the continuation from Collection IV to Collection V are the Swann table lamps which are free blown by master craftsmen in melted clear and coloured glass with elegantly curving detail and decorative coloured effects. The Esme glass table lamps also join Collection V from the preceding catalogue. These extremely elegant lamps feature a beautiful ‘strawberry pip detail’ and come in three colours; Antique Rose, Garnet and Turquoise. The digital edition of the Collection V catalogue can be browsed online for free on the Heathfield & Co website at www.heathfield.co.uk. You can also request a hardcopy of the brochure or a PDF download by submitting a request form on the website. Hardcopies of the catalogue can also be requested by contacting Heathfield & Co’s sales team at sales@heathfield.co.uk or by calling 01732 250450. While the new catalogue provides a great selection of brand new products as well as some old classic additions, for the full definitive range of Heathfield & Co’s products please visit the product listing on the Heathfield & Co website. Browsing the full range of products online and discovering that perfect interior addition is now easier than ever with the website’s latest redesign. As the website’s designer Chris Fox explains “The new website is about putting content first and showcasing Heathfield & Co’s designs at their best. Large images and a lack of visual clutter help the visitor engage with what is most important, the products!” For any product image requests please contact chris@heathfieldco.uk.


HEATHFIELD & CO | SCOTTISH INTERIORS SHOWCASE

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HEATHFIELD & CO | SCOTTISH INTERIORS SHOWCASE

SCOTTISH INTERIORS SHOWCASE The Scottish Interiors Showcase has grown to become a hugely popular interiors annual mini exhibition. The exhibition was another fantastic chance for Heathfield & Co to reveal some of the very latest ranges from the recently released catalogue ‘Collection V’. PAGE 21 | HEATHFIELD.CO.UK | SPRING 2014


HEATHFIELD & CO | SCOTTISH INTERIORS SHOWCASE

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ow in it’s seventh year and with more than eighty interiors brands exhibiting at this year’s show, the Scottish Interiors Showcase has grown to become a hugely popular interiors mini exhibition providing one of the first opportunities in the calendar year for visitors to see the latest product ranges from select range suppliers.

exhibition and were joined by a range of interior suppliers including experts in fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, cushions, rugs, paints and more.

The Showcase was hosted at the suitably stunning and historic Victorianstyle Dunblane Hydro Hotel set amongst ten acres of beautiful countryside. The venue, which dates back to 1878, has adapted to a multitude of different purposes over the years including functioning originally as a health spa resort before later being converted to a military hospital. Amongst other things, the hotel is now in part known as the venue for the annual Interiors Showcase.

the recently released catalogue ‘Collection V’ as well as giving visitors a chance to take a copy of the new catalogue for themselves. Kenneth Meikle, Sales Director at Heathfield & Co commented on the success of the exhibition

“It was great to be able to support the Scottish Interiors Showcase once again. It’s easy to see why this event has become so popular; visitors can be inspired by the latest interior trends in a very welcoming & personalised environment”.    “Following on from Maison & Objet in Paris we were able to showcase a few  of the new designs from our latest exciting collection ‘Collection V’ which has received a very positive response. A lot of time was spent not The just on choosing which products to exhibition was another fantastic feature in the latest catalogue, but chance for Heathfield & Co to reveal also on  the design of the catalogue some of the very latest ranges from itself. We feel sure it’s our best

It’s easy to see why the event has become so popular, visitors can be inspired by the latest interior trends

Heathfield & Co, were again delighted to support this year’s

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A: Verdi Gold, Base Code: G/VERD/GLD Shade Code: 12VRD/PSATGILT/SL, B: Portia Garnet, Base code: G/ PORT/GAR shade code: 11OV/PSATCH , C: Pigalle Ocean Medium, base code: G/PGLE/M/OCN shade code: 14RMD/PSATCBN, D, Mallory Turquoise, Base Code: C/MALL/TQS Shade Code: 18RMD/SLIV, E, Josephine Nickel base code: M/JOSE/NKL shade code: 14FD/PSATMOCH, F Columbe Medium NIckel, Base Code (Left): M/ COLU/M/NKL/L Base Code (Right): M/COLU/M/NKL/R Shade Code: 14SOV/PSATMOCH collection to date and the last few exhibitions have been the perfect opportunity to share it with our clients.   “With the success of this years Scottish Interiors Showcase we definitely hope to be back again in 2015!” Included in the products on display at this year’s Showcase was the Verdi glass table lamp (pictured opposite) featuring Mould blown glass with volcanic frit, lava and marble textures and patinas

creating a stunning form. Also on display at the show was the Columbe metal table lamp (shown above) featuring a Cast aluminium abstract dove sculpture finished in polished Nickel and the Josephine metal table lamp featuring fluid abstracted forms and available in Nickel and Gold finishes and presented on a polished granite base.

www.heathfield.co.uk or to request a hardcopy contact our sales team on 01732 350450 or email sales@heathfield.co.uk. For the full range of products from Heatfeld & Co please refer to the website at www.heathfield.co.uk. For more information on the Scottish Interiors Showcase visit www. scottishinteriorsshowcase.co.uk.

For more information about Heathfield & Co’s latest Catalogue ‘Creative Lighting V’ visit

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FASHION | V&A’S LATEST EXHIBITION

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ondon’s iconic Victoria & Albert Museum will be launching a new Spring exhibition focusing on Italy’s comprehensive contribution to fashion stretching from the end of WWII to the present day. The exhibition, entitled ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014’, runs from 5th April - 27th July 2014 and will seek to highlight the elements that have become so uniquely synonymous with the Italian fashion industry such as highly skilled regional manufacturing methods and the use of opulent and luxurious material. The exhibition will be showcasing approximately 100 accessories and ensembles from some of the most infamous and influential Italian fashion houses including Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Pucci, Valentino and Versace. As well as highlighting the work of these household names, the exhibition will also look to shine a spotlight on some of the unsung figures of the Italian fashion industry whose influence is unquestionable such as Sorelle Fontana, Mila Schon, and Walter Albini. The exhibition will also be identifying the key milestones in shaping the global perception of Italian fashion throughout the decades. This stems from the seminal fashion shows from the early 1950’s, originally taking place from organiser Giovanni Battista Giorgini’s home, before being hosted at the Sala Bianca in Florence. One of the pieces on display at the exhibition that typifies this era in Italian fashion will be ‘Evening Gown of Embroided Silk’ by Simonetta, 1952. The exhibition then moves to later milestones for the Italian fashion industry such as the role that many Hollywood films had in further popularising Italian fashion globally. Films such as Anthony and Cleopatra, War and Peace and Roman Holiday enabled many Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn to become figureheads for Italian fashion as they immersed themselves into Italian fashion whilst shooting on location. A photograph on display at the exhibition showing Audrey Hepburn with designer Salvatore Ferragamo perfectly encapsulates this process

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FASHION | V&A’S LATEST EXHIBITION

Evening dress of silk, designed by Roberto Capucci, 1987-1988\ © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A focus will also be placed on many of the traditional techniques that have been so important in underpinning the Italian fashion industry such as spinning, dyeing, weaving, cutting and stitching, A digital map at the exhibition will highlight the numerous mills and workshops scattered throughout Italy. Martin Roth, Director of the V&A commented on the

upcoming exhibition “I am thrilled to be celebrating Italy’s immense contribution to the international fashion world in this first major exhibition on the subject. The V&A has a long tradition of working with Italian designers and this comprehensive exhibition will chronicle the development of the legendary Italian style, not only focusing on the familiar but,

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importantly casting light on the less well known designers and stories as well as considering the significant contribution made to the economy by its fashion and textile industries.” Other highlights at the exhibition will include Evening dress, Maria Grimaldi, 1950s, Evening dress of silk, Roberto Capucci, 1987-88 (pictured above), and Ankle boots, Dolce & Gabbana, 2000.


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HEATHFIELD & CO | CONCEPT FOCUS SPRING 2014

Installation Focus Spring 2014 In the first of a regular feature for Heathfield’s magazine, we explore a particular collection from Chris Fox’s new installation designs in order to gain a deeper understanding of the designs’ inspirations as well as the practical features and uses.

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hris Fox’s inspiring new installation designs for Heathfield & Co present the ability to create a range of truly stunning, bespoke lighting features to enhance a multitude of interior spaces including hotel lobbies, restaurants, staircases, libraries, living rooms, reception areas, kitchens and bars, to name a few. This edition of Heathfield’s magazine sees us focus on Chris’s ‘Glass Tube’ series of installation designs. Rooted in iconic Art deco design, the ‘Glass tube’ series features a distinctive set of complimentary ‘chandelier’ designs. This series of installation pieces are capable of providing ideal feature pieces for both very large scale spaces such as large staircase areas (such as shown opposite), through to much smaller scale interior spaces ranging from intimate restaurants to living rooms. Whether these beautiful glass designs work as smaller pendents or much larger chandeliers, they all have an overarching feel of opulence and luxury. This is in part emphasised by the refracted warm light the design is able to provide, giving an intense and atmospheric glow. Chris Fox commented on the inspiration behind the range and how the designs incorporate both a sense of luxuriousness as well as truly contemporary feel “Glass is one of the best materials to use for chandeliers for obvious reasons, it scatters and refracts light in complex and unpredictable ways, creating shadows and highlights that interact with the surroundings. 1920’s Art Deco lamps do this particularly well by using

profiled glass, creating Jewel-like lights that seem to add glamour and atmosphere to the spaces they describe. I wanted to create this same atmosphere, but remove the visual clutter of shiny metal frames and clunky lamp holders of the past to concentrate on the glass itself”. This contemporary feel is further emphasised by other core elements of the design. For example, the light sources as well as the fixtures being hidden in the design. This once again reinforces the importance of removing visual clutter from the design. Regardless of the scale of the piece from the range, they will make use of the same bent glass tube production technique. Chris Fox commented on the production technique and the chosen materials used “The designs are constructed from concentrically arranged elements of borosilicate glass tube, it’s the same glass used in Pyrex jugs so it’s less sensitive to temperate change and it’s easy to manipulate making it ideal for use in large installation’s. The tubes have been blown and bent into various shapes to form the elements of the designs”. The installation section of Heathfield & Co’s website, found at www.heathfield.co.uk/installation, provides details on a series of installation designs and ranges from Chris Fox. This full series of installations features designs that utilise a varied mix of different materials including a multitude of different types of glass and metal, acrylic sheeting and lampshade fabrics.

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HEATHFIELD & CO | CONCEPT FOCUS SPRING 2014

GLASS TUBE LIGHT INSTALLATION

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HEATHFIELD & CO | CONCEPT FOCUS SPRING 2014

“” Glass is one of the best materials to use for chandeliers for obvious reasons, it scatters and refracts light in complex and unpredictable ways

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DESIGN | PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2014

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DESIGN | PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2014

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2014 Pantone, the global colour authority to the design world, has announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, described as “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple”, as the official colour of the year for 2014.

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eatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute® commented on the transition between the selected colours for the year from 2013 to 2014 “While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” The selection process for the Colour of the Year sees Pantone identifying influences across the globe from a multitude of different industries including cinema, the entertainment industry, artists and the latest collections, even through to travel destinations, technology, sporting events and a range of other socio-economic conditions. Pantone’s official press statement stresses the importance that the Colour of the Year selection can have on the worlds of fashion, beauty and interiors. “Radiant Orchid for Fashion - Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion

designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year”. “Radiant Orchid for Beauty - A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails”. “Radiant Orchid for Interiors - Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant colour is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any colour palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces”.

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DESIGN | PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2014 A visit to Pantone’s colour of the year board on Pinterest will further demonstrate the influence that the colour selection can potentially have on an even wider range of industries and design including hair trends, floristry, jewellery, and even cookery. The fuchsia, purple and pink undertones that comprise Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2014 can be found in, and complimented by, many of Heathfield & Co’s products ranging from glass and metal table lamps through to wall light, floor lamps and ceiling pendants. The Sabine table lamp, for example, shows how sympathetic tones to Radiant Orchid can be beautifully illuminated within the ornate glass middle-section of the lamp. These tones are further complimented by the beautiful satin finish of the shade.

Additional complimentary designs that make effective use of metals include the Conniston wall light, the Dakota wall light and floor lamp the Stavely rectangle ceiling pendant. The Stavely Rectangle pendant light demonstrates how the purple tones can really jump out as a feature piece, especially against a more monochrome area. The Freya Fuchsia table lamp features more muted purple tones in the shade with the brighter pink tones used tastefully sparingly in the glass base of the lamp. The Polorus Frost Violet lamp works in much the opposite way to the Freya lamp, with the muted tones present in the base of the piece, in part due to the glass’s frosted effect and the more vibrant purple tones coming through in the satin shade.

The Olivia bronze wall light features a more muted version of the Radiant Orchid but still manages to For the full details on all of Heathfield & Co’s ranges beautifully compliment the colour tone. The bronze please visit heathfield.co.uk. effect is particularly striking with iridescent copper and oiled effects.

OLIVIA BRONZE WALL LIGHT Base Code:M/OLIV/W/BNZ Shade Code: 11OV/SFIG/GL

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CONNISTON WALL LIGHT


DESIGN | PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2014 SABINE TABLE LAMP NICKEL Base Code: M/SABI/T/NKL/AMET Shade Code: 14FD/PSATPUR

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DESIGN | PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2014

DAKOTA BRONZE WALL LIGHT Base Code: M/DAK/W/BNZ Shade Code: 08SR/H7/SFIG/GL

DAKOTA BRONZE FLOOR LAMP Sku Code: M/DAK/F/BNZ

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DESIGN | PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2014

FREYA FUCHSIA Base Code: G/FREY/FUSC Shade Code: 10TFRD/PSATMAUV/SL

STAVELY RECTANGLE Base Code: P/STVL/V/NKL (Vertical) Shade Code: 10/17H/PSATPUR/SL

PELORUS FROST VIOLET

CZARINA SIX ARM

Base Code: G/PELO/FVLT Shade Code: 15OV/PSATPUR

Base Code: PC/CZAR/CL06 Shade Code: 10FRD/PSATPUR/SASL/GL

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | ANDREW WATSON

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | ANDREW WATSON

Interview with Andrew Watson We talk with Andrew Watson, Heathfield & Co’s Managing Director, providing a personal insight into the origins of the company, some key developments within the industry as a whole through to the exciting plans for the year ahead.

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hat were the first initial origins of Heathfield & Co and how did you first discover your passion for lighting design?

I was always pretty determined to work for myself and during the early 80’s I had developed a few flats in London on a part time basis while also working for Tektura Wallcoverings and Chelsea Artisans. At the same time I was always on the lookout for my chance to start my own business, and in 1986 I found a small company, based in Bromley (South London), who specialised in making lampshades, that was for sale. There were two key attractions – firstly its main customer was the John Lewis Partnership (who, I might add, were incredibly supportive to put their faith in a green 25 year old) and secondly it owned its own factory. I bought the company and financed the purchase by immediately selling the factory and concentrated on making lampshades in a rented workshop. Over time, this small business has developed into Heathfield and Co and undergone changes that has seen it move from designing decorative lighting for retail shops and department stores, to now focusing on top end residential and hospitality markets where the key decision makers are more often than not, professional interior designers. What are the biggest key milestones or changes that Heathfield & Co have gone through over the years? The issue with the biggest impact for Heathfield has been the change in buying patterns from our original

customer base, who moved from sourcing their main ranges from UK based companies, to far eastern suppliers. Effectively this meant that our original client base disappeared but luckily we had developed new markets and adapted our design approach and product ranges accordingly. What upcoming changes within the company, its products, its promotions etc are you most excited about? 25% of what we now sell is from our own product ranges, while the remaining chunk of what we produce is based on project specific or bespoke designs for the hospitality industry – hotels, restaurants and other clients. It is always exciting to see the new products and ideas that we come up with, but we are developing a specialism for designing, manufacturing and installing large scale decorative lighting pieces. It’s massively exciting to see these ideas being developed and worked through so that, when completed, they provide a stunning impact in an atrium or foyer of a large building, or the ballroom of a five star hotel. I can’t take the credit, but I love to see the creative process bring a huge impact to bear on our clients’ vision! What was the best thing about exhibiting at 2013’s major trade shows? It gives us the chance to meet customers and hear what they think and to really understand what they want – they are very much our judge and jury and we want to hear their feedback.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | ANDREW WATSON What do you think makes Heathfield process. & Co unique in the decorative lighting market? A few years ago we had the opportunity to develop a second We try to ‘put our money where our UK based production factory and heart is’…..and by that I mean that I am sure that this was the right we both design AND manufacture decision as it gives us two clear our products - that way we stay points of difference. To start with we very much in control of the whole feel that we are on the same design

wavelength as our customers and are under no illusions as to the commercial realities of value in what they want, and secondly, we are now able to back that up with “in house” production facilities that mean we are not reliant on a fragile supply chain. We simply try to deliver that point of difference..

“” We both design and manufacture our products - that way we stay very much in control of the whole process

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | ANDREW WATSON What are the biggest changes that you think the decorative lighting market has gone through as whole? It’s now easy to look back and see how we took the warmth and colour tone that we got from the old incandescent bulbs for granted, because now the choice of bulb

is vital to the light output that any beautiful lamp produces. So for many designers, and I would agree, the obvious answer to this question would be the impact that the change of choice from incandescent bulbs, through CFL bulbs and on to LED bulbs, has made and will continue to make to their design schemes.

Lampshades can help with this and as a result we try to offer different linings and other options that can override the shadows and inconsistent light that some of today’s bulbs produce. How would describe the overall style of the products that Heathfield & Co produces? I would say Contemporary Classic… it seems to cover most of what we do! In European markets we would probably be considered more Classic in our approach while in some other markets our style is more Contemporary. We just try to keep it simple and design with our clients in mind so that our products are a central focus within any room. As a company we have been around long enough to remember when designers wanted traditional products which were right for the time, but over the years interior design has moved on and now there is a more of an eclectic design trend. How important do you think it is for Heathfield & Co to have access to its own production facilities? It’s vital….without them we would not be able to provide the products and service that we do. The aim is very much to develop our commitment to our own in house production facilities and to work with great key suppliers to ensure that things stay on track. What is the most satisfying part of your role at Heathfield & Co? There is nothing better than great product and a delighted customer. Fopr more of the latest interviews from Heathfield & Co visit www.heathfield.co.uk/news.


DESIGN | THE BRITS WHO BUILT THE MODERN WORLD

THE BRITS WHO BUILT THE MODERN WORLD ‘The Brits Who Built the Modern World’ is a series of exhibitions and events organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) which looks to tell the story of how British architecture reached global recognition and celebration from 1750 to the present day.

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he exhibition series, inspired by the soon to be broadcast BBC documentary series of the same name, is the launching exhibition for RIBA’s new London based architecture gallery. The gallery was recently opened by some of of the biggest names in architecture including Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, Terry Farrell, Michael and Patty Hopkins. The new RIBA gallery aims to provide an exhibition space which RIBA describe as being of ‘museum quality,’ with an ongoing emphasis on hosting numerous exhibitions to an ever increasing audience, and turning the venue into a recognised cultural hub. ‘The Brits Who Built the Modern World’ exhibition series, running until 27th May 2014, will feature a comprehensive array of documentation including photographs, drawings, models and film to illustrate the success that British architecture has enjoyed globally. Much of this material will be sourced from the RIBA’s own worldrenowned collections. The exhibion series will look at a range of architectural styles including classical / classical revival / neo classical, gothic / gothic revival / neo-gothic, modernism, brutalism, high tech and postmodernism. The classical style will be highlighted by iconic buildings such as the Bank of England, designed by Sir John Soane. The gothic style will highlight buildings such as the St Pancras Hotel and Chambers designed by Sir George Dilbert Scott, which back in 1865, was the successful design entry submitted into an architectural competition to create the now iconic hotel.

“” One of the most astonishing artistic achievements of our time

it believes took a highly analytical approach to the functions of the buildings and made use of materials that were new and inovative at the time.

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation office, the Sainsbury Centre for the Arts in Norfolk, described by Norman Foster as the building that would “challenge almost every preconception about The postmodern style will be what a museum should be”, the highlighted by works such as University of Ibidan in Nigeria, Embankment Place in London The exhibition focuses largely on the James Stirling Michael Wilford & work of Norman Foster and Richard Associates’s colourful Staatsgalerie and the infamous Eden Project in extension in Stuttgart. Cornwall. For more information on Rogers as typifying the ‘high tech’ the exhibition series visit RIBA’s architectural style. (One iconic website on www.architecture.com building in part attributed to Richard Other buildings celebrated in the exhibitions include the Lloyd’s or the dedicated online area for the Rogers is the Pompidou Centre building in London, described exhibition at http://www.architecture. pictured on the previous page). by Architectural Review as “one com/Explore/The-Brits-Who-Builtof the most astonishing artistic The-Modern-World.aspx. The modernist section of the achievements of our time”, the exhibition will look at the buildings

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TASTE OF DESIGN INTERIOR DESIGNERS ROADSHOW RHS GARDEN WISLEY, WOKING 14TH MAY HAYNES MOTOR MUSEUM, YEOVIL 15TH MAY BORHAM HOUSE, CHELMSFORD 20TH MAY BRAMHAM PARK, WEST YORKSHIRE 22ND MAY Shows open 10am – 4pm. The day will include drinks and a light lunch Please register for your chosen venue at www.tasteofdesign.co.uk

www.thomasneile.co.uk Image shown: Hermitage Table Lamps by Heathfield & Co Folly House Studios, Clapham Hill, Whitstable 01227 272650


CLIENT FOCUS | INTERCONTINENTAL ST JAMES

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CLIENT FOCUS | INTERCONTINENTAL ST JAMES

INTERCONTINENTAL ST JAMES RPW Design were behind the recently redesigned interiors for the Intercontinetal St James Hotel, London. Featured in the new interior spaces were a selection of products from Heathfield & Co.

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PW design is a London based interior design practice specialising in creating interiors for a wide range of prestigious clients in the hospitality industry. With over twenty five years of experience and a huge spectrum of projects and awards, RPW Design is one of the world’s leading practices in their field. They are currently working on projects for Intercontinental, Marriott, Hyatt and Starwood as well as other bespoke hotel properties. One of RPW Design’s most recent projects was the highly acclaimed design for the public areas and guestrooms at the Intercontinental Westminster Hotel, London, a luxurious five star hotel situated in the government district at the very heart of the capital. Included in these interiors are lounge areas featuring the elegant Swann Olive glass table lamps from Heathfield & Co. These table lamps are free blown by master craftsmen in melted clear and coloured glass with elegantly curving detail and decorative glass and coloured effects. The Olive/Chartreuse colour of the glass chosen for the Intercontinental London Westminster perfectly compliments the rest of the interior space. The Swann lamp is available in other colours including Fuchsia, Mocha and Topaz. The club studio bedroom schemes created by RPW Design also utilise lighting from Heathfield & Co with a range of wall, floor and desk lighting. The Berlin Chrome wall light is a very simple, elegant design utilising a chrome back plate with solid crystal cube detail. The Halo floor lamp features very clean lines with a turned detail to the base . Finally, the Jato Round Chrome desk lamp- effortlessly functional with an adjustable arm and cowl. Also included in RPW’s designs are Heathfield’s & Co’s mid century inspired Chagall Wall light and the classically shaped, slip cast Hermitage Gold ceremic table light. Bespoke work also saw a unique feathered shade design (as shown opposite). Jan Wilson, owner and Managing Director at RPW Design is one of the leading figures in international hospitality design. Jan commented on using Heathfield & Co’s lighting in the Intercontinental London Westminster project “Heathfield provided stylish, bespoke lighting designs at contact quality and value for money, with their usual excellent service and can do attitude” Donna Gridley, Design Director at Heathfield & Co also commented on supplying several of the key lighting pieces for this major project for RPW Design “We were delighted to work with RPW Design on this prestigious project – the lamps that were specified perfectly complemented the stylish interiors created by Jan and her team” Heathfield & Co have worked with RPW Design on a range of other proects including Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi and Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, London.

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CLIENT FOCUS | INTERCONTINENTAL ST JAMES PRODUCTS SHOWN Bespoke Feathered Table Lamps Swann Olive Table Lamp Hermitage Gold Table Lamp Dali Wall Light Halo Floor Lamp Jato Round Chrome Desk Lamp

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | BLANK SPACE

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AN INTERVIEW WITH BLANK SPACE New York based architectural platform, ‘Blank Space’ has launched its truly unique ‘Fairy Tales’ contest, described as ‘the world’s first architecture storytelling competition’.

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n the latest in our interview series we discuss the motives behind the contest, the unusual ambiguity behind Blank Space and the dramatic change of the role of the architect over the last 150 years. Tell us about the Fairy Tales competition. We created the Fairy Tales competition because we recognized a split between architecture and the rest of the world by observing how architects only talk to each other. To make architecture more accessible, we figured we’d start by asking architects to tell stories in a more conscious way than they normally do -- all architecture has a narrative, but Fairy Tales are narratives that everyone can relate to. This competition is just the first step: we are developing new competitions, publications, and projects that coalesce to uncover the true power of architecture by creating new opportunities for design to engage the public. You have some amazing judges on the panel. What were the main things to consider when selecting which judges would be involved in the competition? Why, thank you! All of our jury members are visionaries within their respective industries. Going above and beyond that, they have all harnessed the power of storytelling to impact the world around them in a powerful way. The jury includes: Paula Scher, Partner at Pentagram, whose work is included in the MoMA’s permanent collection, and who has won the most important award for graphic designers, the AIGA Medal; Will Alsop, Director at

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | BLANK SPACE All Design, the avant-garde architect who has shaken up the profession on more than one occasion; Klaus, a mysterious architectural cartoonist who has exhibited his work around the world; Mitchell Joachim, Co-President of Terreform ONE, who dreams of edible cars, carbon-neutral cities and houses made from living trees; Nigel Coates, Founder of Nigel Coates Studio, who pioneered the use of narrative in architecture; and Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, who knows more about Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers than Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers themselves.

enjoy interdisciplinary dialogue and finding connections between things that can seem to belong to different worlds, but truly have much in common.

in charge of all aspects of building: from design, to team management, to final construction. Today, the role of the architect has diminished to a point where architects are only involved in 5% of all buildings worldwide. On top of that, architects have ceded many of the design and building tasks to other professions, like general contractors, engineers, and other consultants.

We decided to keep personality out of it and focus all of our attention on curating content around topics that we think are important, while creating a platform that is an inclusive white canvas for ideas, collaborations and new discussions Fairy Tales might seem like a in the field of creativity. completely foreign topic for the architecture community – but at the The fairy tales inspired prelude to core of fairy tales is the power of the competition talks about how communication. It is our first step to architecture may have drifted away realizing that we, as architects, need from its engagement with society to get out there, communicate our as a whole. Do you believe that this ideas and our expertise, and begin in fact is the case and do you think to reassert architecture as a shaper Why do you think it’s important to there was perhaps a certain period of the world. keep Blank Space as an anonymous which can be attributed to this organization? process? Why did the contest decide to focus on fairy tales and story It’s all in the name: Blank Space. The role of the architect has telling? What is it about this that The founders of the company come changed dramatically in the last 150 you think is relevant to the world of from a mixture of backgrounds, and years. Historically, the architect was architecture?

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | BLANK SPACE

“” Blank Space sets out to eliminate the boundaries around architecture altogether

Blank Space sets out to eliminate the boundaries around architecture altogether, and inclusion can only happen through communication. That’s why we think the importance of storytelling is paramount. Fairy tales are a great exercise in creativity and storytelling. When we first thought of the theme, we were struck by how fairy tales are extremely relatable and so powerfully inspirational at the same time. Fairy tales span millenniums and cultural boundaries with their special way of communicating complex ideas through simple, yet fantastical means.

By encouraging architects to think in terms of what story they want to tell with their design, we hope to facilitate the production of architectural ideas that are able to speak to all audiences, bringing architecture out of its cage and into the world where it belongs. What aspect of organising a competition like this gives you the most satisfaction or excitement? The most exciting part of the competition so far has been seeing the submissions. We’ve worked hard over the past year to develop

the framework of the Fairy Tales competition, but in the end the real magic comes from how the brief is interpreted by each entrant. We have participants from over 50 countries around the world, and they each infuse their own thoughts, experience, culture and beliefs into their submission – and that is what makes all of this so special. For more information visit www. blankspaceproject.com

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HEATHFIELD & CO | MAISON ET OBJET 2014


HEATHFIELD & CO | MAISON ET OBJET 2014

Heathfield at Maison et Objet Heathfield & Co were delighted to exhibit at this years Maison et Objet interiors exhibition in Paris, one of the largest interiors exhibitions in the world.

M

aison et Object is one of the calendar’s most celebrated and largest exhibitions for interiors. The Paris based show is a bi-annual event attracting visitors and exhibitors from around the world. The first of the year’s two Paris shows, held in January, was a true spectacle in size and scale. Spanning across five days (24th – 28th January) and hosted at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, the show spanned an incredible 260,900m2 with 5400 exhibitors, 153,772 visitors and attracted 6400 journalists. Maison et Objet comment on their exhibitions “Over more than 15 years, Maison et Objet has established its reputation as a peerless semi-annual event capturing a broad vision of lifestyle, creation, and design. The show, expressing excellence and innovation in tangible and intangible ways, has expanded while remaining true to the original concept: bringing together the most talented home interior professionals”. The Maison et Objet exhibition as a whole has now become so popular on an international level that it has recently expanded to include an upcoming show in Singapore in March 2014 and a show at Miami Beach in May 2014. Maison et Objet commented on the development of these two upcoming international shows “A year ago, MAISON&OBJET’s objective was to assemble 150 brands, 10% of which were from the local market, in exhibition space spanning 5,500m2. Today, MAISON&OBJET Asia has dramatically exceeded expectations and will present 265 brands across 6,000m2, with 30% of exhibitors considered local”

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HEATHFIELD & CO | MAISON ET OBJET 2014 “Held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center and the Miami Beach Convention Center, respectively, MAISON&OBJET Asia and MAISON&OBJET Americas have each assumed decidedly upscale positioning, with show formats that facilitate flexibility, responsiveness and the pilot development of new services.” Maison et Objet also comment “Today, the Maison et Objet community has four opportunities to meet at events taking place throughout the year and around the world.”

had exhibited at the show for some time so it was great to be back in that environment and be able to get such a valuable response from so many interior professionals. With the great responses we received to the new designs we are certain we’ll be returning to the exhibition again next year to showcase a further number of products from our new collection” Andrew Watson, Managing Director at Heathfield & Co commented on the success of the exhibition

“It was great fun to be able to show our clients some of our new Heathfield & Co were delighted to products and present the new exhibit at this year’s Maison et Objet catalogue. We’ll be back again in January Paris show. This followed 2015 for sure!” on from a great year in 2013 of exhibiting at a range of other major Heathfield & Co’s featured products trade shows including London’s at Maison et Objet included the ‘Decorex International’ exhibition at incredibly popular four-ball Medina Kensington Palace and the ‘Sleep’ smoke ceiling pendants, the elegant exhibition at London’s Business Leaf Sconce wall lights, the cast Design Centre. aluminium Columbe table lamps, the Vivienne glass table lamps, the Flux Many of the new products from wall sconce lights and many more. the recently launched ‘Collection V’ catalogue were first unveiled The momentum from the success at Decorex International and of the Maison et Objet exhibition Sleep. However, the Maison et was immediately carried forwards Objet exhibition provided the into the Scottish Interiors Showcase biggest audience by far for the new exhibition held at the historic catalogue and products ranges Dunblane Hydro Hotel from 18th with hundreds of thousands of 19th February 2014. attendees comprised of designers, journalists, bloggers and clients All of these products can be found from all over the globe. in Heathfield & Co’s latest catalogue ‘Collection V’ which is available to It was excellent to be able to receive read for free on the Heathfield & Co such a great reaction and feedback website at www.heathfield.co.uk. from attendees at all three of these key interiors exhibitions, especially You can also request a hardcopy given that each exhibition has a of Coillection V by entering your slight different design emphasis. details on the website, calling us on 01732 350450 or emailing the sales Donna Gridley, Design Director at department at Heathfield & Co commented on the sales@heathfield.co.uk. feedback on the new products and catalogue from the Maison et Objet For the full range of products, exhibition including the full Creative Lighting V collection as well as a multitude of “The great feedback we received other designs visit the for our latest products and Heathfield & Co website at catalogue at the Decorex and Sleep www.heathfield.co.uk. exhibitions last year made us really excited heading into the Maison et Objet exhibition this year. The January show gave us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our new product ranges to a truly enormous range of international designers and clients. It was the first time we

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HEATHFIELD & CO | MAISON ET OBJET 2014 PARC DES EXPOSITIONS DE PARIS NORD VILLEPINTE

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INTERIOR DESIGN | BIID CONFERENCE 2014

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INTERIOR DESIGN | BIID CONFERENCE 2014

BIID’s “Life-changing design’ conference With the power to have a dynamic and positive impact on human thinking and behaviour, design is capable of transforming all our lives for the better. This premise will be explored in depth at the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) Annual Conference, taking place at RIBA’s London HQ, Portland Place, London, on Thursday 19th June 2014.

“We live in a world, where the vast majority of people realise that design offers enormous power for shaping and changing the human experience,” says Sue Timney, President of the BIID.

explain how Maggie’s Centres have created uplifting environments for cancer care, designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Design can be harnessed to solve our problems and make the world a better place. At this year’s conference we’ll look at how health centres and hospices, leisure and work spaces, retail and residential interiors can all be improved through intelligent and creative design. As the professional body for interior designers, it’s our responsibility to tell this story, and help designers and their clients realise just what design can achieve.”

Last year’s conference attracted an audience of more than 220 people, including interior designers, media and leading industry figures. It featured high profile speakers from a range of design disciplines with Thomas Heatherwick, Ab Rogers, Jason Bruges and Deyan Sudjic amongst those taking part. The Annual Conference also provides the opportunity to present the Institute’s Honorary Fellowships created to recognise those who have had a profound impact on the development and success of the interior design profession.

The conference entitled “Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience” will tackle these issues with the help of a prestigious line-up of inspirational and influential speakers who will dissect In 2013, Angela Brady (President of the RIBA), Sir James the nature of good design and assess the impact it can Dyson, Thomas Heatherwick and Deyan Sudjic (Director have. of the Design Museum) joined Sir Paul Smith, Zandra Rhodes, Dr Paul Thompson (Rector of the Royal College Confirmed speakers for the 2014 conference include of Art), Andreas Von Einsiedel (celebrated interiors Lee Penson (pictured opp[osite) from leading photographer) and Graham Watts (Chief Executive of architecture and interior design studio Penson, and the Construction Industry Council) as BIID Honorary Charles Jencks, a trustee and Co-founder of Maggie’s Fellows. Centres. To find out more and book tickets for this unmissable Lee will be talking about his practice’s involvement day visit www.biid.org.uk/lifechangingdesign. in the new Google HQ development and Charles will

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THANK YOU FOR READING

THANKS FOR READING Heathfield & Co’s digital magazine will be published online every quarter so look out for the next issue due our this Summer. For the full details of any of the products featured in this edition of the magazine please refer to the Heathfield & Co website at www.heathfield.co.uk or contact our sales team on sales@heathfield.co.uk or on 01732 350450. For any media enquiry relating to press or image requests, or with regard to featuring in the magazine please contact chris@heathfield.co.uk.

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HEATHFIELD & CO | THANK YOU FOR READING

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