The World of Interior Design

Utility Chairs

These two objects are the Fork Chair and the Peg Chair by Finn Stone. I think they would be perfect for the kitchen and the utility room respectively. They are cast in fibre glass and hopefully they are the first of a large collection. www.justcoolchairs.com Until next time Anthony

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Mercure Grand Hotel Le Touquet

This week we have a treat from guest editor Julie Hubbard, the Academy’s Instructional Designer. Fresh back from a trip to Le Mans, she was dying to share with us the fabulous Art Deco furniture in the lounge area of the Mercure Grand Hotel, Le Touquet. Along with the original and contemporary interiors, the hotel…

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24 Karat Blau

This light was designed by manipulating the wavelengths of the spectrum!The gold leaf on the shades of this lamp, produced by Ingo Maurer, is beaten to a thickness of 1/10,000th mm, corresponding to 1,000 atomic layers. This allows short wave blue light to pass through the molecules whereas longer wave yellow-gold light is reflected. Therefore,…

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Uplifting Radiators

Goodness me! This is the new ‘Madonna’ (yes really!) radiator Clearly influenced by the JPG foundation garment made famous by Madonna during her Blonde Ambition tour; the radiator is part of the impressive Aeon collection by PITACS Ltd Visit their website and keep warm www.pitacs.com   Until next time Anthony  

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Porcelain is not just for plates!

Delft Central Railway Station Mecanoo Architects are redesigning the railway station at Delft, Netherland. As you know, Delft is famous for its blue and white porcelain so it seems appropriate that it is used to decorate the station…all of it! The top level will be glass-ceilinged, and even the underground levels will have a feel…

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