London Design Festival Review
We had a fantastic time at London Design Festival this year, launching over 20 new products from seven designer-led brands including Autoban, Studioilse, Matthew Hilton, Leif.designpark, Charlene Mullen and two brands new to the roster, Soren Rose Studio and Benjamin Hubert. The sheer volume of fantastic output from all of the brands prevents us from listing everything here, but do follow the links below for imagery and information on all of the launches.
Read more about De La Espada at Tramshed 2011 on our blog
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View more images of Tramshed 2011 here
The Living Room
Just a short walk from Tramshed 2011 was The Living Room, a small, carefully curated exhibition of products, furniture and printed works that were designed and made in Britain. The
gallery was transformed into a typical British living room, showing the products in their element thus highlighting their function. Matthew Hilton's Kimble Windsor Chair was included in the exhibition alongside work by SCP, Established & Sons, Benchmark and more.
Read what Futurespace magazine had to say about the event here
Next week, from 26-29 October, we take our exhibitions to Berlin, for Qubique, the Next Generation Trade Show. We will present a selection of over 40 new products launched by our seven designer-led brands at Fuorisalone in April and London Design Festival in September. Booth H6 19, Berlin Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrucke 5, 12101 Berlin, Germany
Matthew Hilton solo exhibition, Turin
Opening today in Turin, is Everyday Life Design, Matthew Hilton's first solo exhibition in Italy. From 20 October - 6 November, our Turin retailer, tomdesign presents this retrospective of Matthew Hilton's career to date, including significant products from across his portfolio. Matthew Hilton will speak at the opening reception. tomdesign, c.so San Maurizio 73, b 10124 Turin, Italy
Inside Festival, Barcelona
Inside Festival, running from 2-3 November, celebrates the finest interiors and their creators. The festival features a series of curated events, talks, and installations with a prestigious international awards programme at the heart. The judging panel includes Seyhan Ozdemir of Autoban, and Ilse Crawford of Studioilse. Centro de Convenciones Internacionales de Barcelona, Rambla Prim, 1-17, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
Matthew Hilton talk, Bucharest
Our Bucharest retailer, Intro Design welcomed Matthew Hilton to Romania on 12th of October for a private in-house event with some of Romania's most talented young architects and also some of Intro's closest friends. On 13th October, on invitation of Zeppelin
Architecture Magazine, Matthew spoke at a conference at Central University
Library's Aula Magna in Bucharest, one of the city's most sumptuous
historical buildings. He discussed his design
vision, sources of inspiration, his love for photography or his strong
relationship with De La Espada in an open talk with Mihai Gurei from
Intro Design and Constantin Goagea from Zeppelin, spiced with questions from
Matthew Hilton Photography
Matthew Hilton has just released new lifestyle imagery of his products, this time shot in a residence in Brighton, England. Hilton is the official photographer for his eponymous brand, extending his creative vision to the two dimensional representation of his furniture. Whether shooting on location in the De La Espada factory, the Customs House in Porto, or a residence in Brighton, Hilton always works with contrasting textures, light and sharpness to create visually engaging images that leave room for interpretation. ‘I do not want to prescribe the way my furniture is seen. The locations I choose show a sense of domesticity but also a very strong aesthetic which hopefully allows freer interpretation.’
See how photography inspires Matthew Hilton's industrial design in this video
View online gallery of Matthew Hilton product photography here www.matthewhilton.com
Mansarda restaurant, St. Petersberg
Mansarda restaurant occupies the sixth floor of the Quattro Corti business centre, designed by Milan-based architectural firm, PiuArch Studio. Located in the centre of St. Petersberg, the restaurant offers panoramic views over the city through its glass walls, the dome of St Isaac's Cathedral a stunning focal point. Run by Ginza Project, Mansarda offers delectable European cuisine, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of Deer Armchair by Autoban.
W Hotel and Residences, Doha
Designed by UK-based firm United Designers, the W Doha Hotel and Residences is the ultimate expression of style and sophistication. Conveniently located in the West Bay of Doha, the W Doha Hotel and Residences features an indulging Bliss Spa, which compliments luxurious and spacious suites all adorned with stylish furnishings and sophisticated decor.
The King Lamp by Autoban features in the fantastic E Wow Suite, W Suite and Extreme Wow Suite.
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Recent editorial coverage includes features in FT How To Spend It, Vogue Living, Frame, Elle Decoration, Dwell, Dezeen, Abitare, Elle Decor Italia, and Case Da Abitare. Find further press here