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londondesignfestival.com/events A few colour highlights here of this years London Design Festival for you to check out, but first: "Enter through the main entrance of the V&A, the main hub for the festival, and immediately look up. Here you are greeted by 28.280, a custom-made chandelier by Canada-based designer Omer Arbel. Hung from the cupola, the highest point of the building, the installation spans the vast height of the museum." A unique display of colour and light that grabs both your attention and imagination.
Norwegian designer Kim Thome has created interesting, subtle and unexpected colour mixes using stripes of colourful vinyl and a clever trick of reflection. The installation in the William Benington Gallery, London, creates the effect through a series of two-way mirrors in the centre of the room that reflect the vinyl stripes covering the walls. Each of the semi-transparent surfaces create different optical illusions as the reflections are overlaid onto the background viewed from different angles. images - Kim Thome

The 'Bleep'trend, set to be huge in interiors this Autumn Winter, is described here by trend magazine 'Mix'- 'The trend harks back to the days when technology was not simply touch screens and apps, buttons clicked and made strange noises; the bleeped. While technology continues...

Derlot Editions have released their latest modular seating collection; Prisma. Designed by Alex Lotersztain. The angular shapes of the loungers and ottomans can be linked together to create an endless array for configurations. The fluorescent colours can be mixed, matched and combined for interesting effects. These bold colours are grounded by the muted wood tone of the corner table sections. Derlot Editions have always made bold colour choices for their ranges, a few of our favourites are pictured below. images - Florian Groehn
A bold new staircase has opened, bridging for the first time the old South West Coastal Path to the continually modernising 19th Century Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Designed by Gillespie Yunnie Architects, the cantilevered stairs not only have a bold and striking appearance, it is when night falls the other half of the design is revealed. The stairs, and all that use them, are flooded with LED light in a circulating colour loop. It creates an inviting entrance to the yard and a lasting memory for those who leave through it. The stairs are part of the ongoing regeneration of the yard by developer Urban Splash, which has been converting the complex of Grade 1 listed warehouses into apartments, offices and restaurants.
'Paper Patchwork by Studio Job is a new member of Moooi’s renowned Paper Collection family, which celebrates classic forms and a material with infinite potential: paper' (www.moooi.com). Using clever compositions and honeycomb structures, Studio Job creates a durable furniture range with a unique twist. The material choice is not only unique in this application but it also accommodates for an extensive range of bespoke colours. As the name suggests, the patchwork theme clashs, contrasts and compliments colours with interesting results, fitting perfectly with this summer's mis-match trend.

Today saw the press launch of Habitat's Autumn Winter collection and Indigo was the colour! From textiles to tableware the beautiful hue reigned supreme. Creative Director Polly Dickens (formerly Creative Director of The Conran Shop) has succeeded in her aim to take the brand "back...

Six block shapes, six fluorescent colours and 62 versions of a promo poster for the Katowice Street Art Festival, Poland. Graphic designer Marta Gawin silkscreened these original prints, combining bright contrasting, complimenting and clashing colours for bold and visually stimulating results. Expect to see neons everywhere this summer, hopefully bringing a little optimism to our British weather. Plus, watch this space for our upcoming neon vase range.

This month Tate Britain will play host to an exciting new exhibition from UK artist Gary Hume. The exhition has been cleverly curated as soon as the viewer enters through bright pink doors. The doors are a sign of things to come within the exhibition...

The design highlight of the year so far for us at Block, a fantastic trip to Clerkenwell Design Week. An amazing variety of exhibits and activities held over 3 days. Here are a few of our highlights including innovative lighting by David Trubridge ...

This year at Pulse London, Earls Court, the Nordic trend was clear to see. From stylish textiles by Seven Gauge Studio to wallpaper and ceramic the nordic vibe was very popular. The distinctive tones were an inspiration for our new Desk Clock range and also...