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“There is something about Charlene Mullens embroidery. It could be the quirky humour of her Drawings range, or the pleasingly simple shapes of her Geometric designs, or the clever way she has updated traditional embroidery and folk motifs. Whatever it is, it speaks to people.”

 Jennifer Goulding, House & Garden.

After an established career in the fashion industry, she has successfully turned her talents to designing luxury embroidered homewares. Since the launch of the studio in September 2008 at 100% Design where she made the best newcomer list, she has won international acclaim having work shown in London, Paris, Milan and New York as well as being featured in leading interior design publications worldwide. Charlene creates unique embroidered textiles mixing traditional techniques with modern design. Drawing on a wide range of inspiration she makes cushions, blankets and lampshades suitable for residential and commercial projects. The studio is committed to original design and making quality products. In addition to the collection Charlene provides a commissioning service working with private clients, interior designers and architects to create bespoke projects both in the U.K. and worldwide.

To read more go to: Charlene Mullen
(images & text taken from: http://www.charlenemullen.com/)
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Here they are: a selection of some design Hotels in Berlin, London, Zermatt, Playa del Carmen and Navarra Spain. Una selección de hoteles de diseño para esta temporada.

The Michelberger, Berlin
Hotel Matterhorn Focus,village of Zermatt 
Hotel Basico, playa del Carmen 
The Boundary, London

Aire de Bardenas, Spain 

(images taken from the hotels websites)

Since I started this blog I have been collecting in a personal online way my favorites Designers, for this and more coming post I thought it would be interesting see this designs in a real atmosphere, today Manolo´s Yllera portfolio helps !

images from: MANOLO YLLERA

Barcelona – born, London-based Cristian Zuzunaga studied Typo / Graphic Design at the London College of Communciation followed by an MA in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. His final degree show was a collaboration with a menswear designer based on the pixel – the icon of our time – and Supermodern Architecture.

Since 2004, Cristian Zuzunaga has been looking at the city as a metaphor, a living organism that evolves and changes in a way that reflects our own evolution. Using architecture and the way global cities such as Barcelona, London, New York or Shanghai are constructed inspires and gives form to his unique visual vocabulary. He uses a combination of graphic design with letterpress and screen-printing techniques to create colourful visual landscapes.

His clients include Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Christophe Delcourt, Tate Gallery and Nanimarquina

ligne roset
tate gallery
Belmacz
kvadrat
nanimarquina
nanimarquina
significant colour exhibition
lagom
To read more go to : Cristian Zuzunaga
(images & text taken from : http://www.cristianzuzunaga.com/new/web.php)

London based Product Designer Mathias Hahn was born 1977 in Germany, and graduated from Essen University, Germany, as Diplom Designer for Industrial Design in 2004. During his studies in Germany he worked as a freelance designer on several projects with industry and gained experience in the Product Design department of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. Since his move to London he graduated from the MA Design Products course at the Royal College of Art under Ron Arad in 2006 and worked as a freelance designer for Tom Dixon. Late 2006 he was one of the founding members of OKAY studio.Mathias is attracted by the material integrity and longevity of everyday objects – in opposition to fast, ephemeral product consumption. His recent work explores traditional technologies and materials, while introducing basic mechanical principles and applications.Transforming these into simple but useful objects he takes a twisted angle at familiar object categories, in order to find new fields of application.

Coatlight
Wooden Chair
A Vase

E8 – table
Lantern – height adjustable light

Scantling Lamp – ceiling lamp
Scantling Lamp – floor lamp

 

To read more go to : Mathias Hahn

(images & text taken from :http://www.mathiashahn.com/home/home.html)


Tricia Guild

Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild, Designers Guild designs and wholesales furnishing fabrics, wall coverings, upholstery and bed and bath collections throughout Europe and worldwide.The Company is headed and owned by brother and sister, Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director, and Simon Jeffreys, Group Chief Executive. The Designers Guild business philosophy is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality: quality of design, product, service and people.

Extensive investment is made each year in new product.The studio, headed by Tricia Guild, has produced designs from such diverse inspiration as Eastern decorative art, Italian architecture and classical documents.Designers Guild was awarded 22nd place in the Pricewaterhousecoopers profit track 100, a listing for the fastest, privately owned profit growth firms in Britain 2008 and secured a place in 2009 as well.

Royal collection by Tricia Guild

to read more go to : Designers Guild

(images taken from http://www.indenfor.com/?tag=royal-collection , http://www.designersguild.com/Images & Text taken from http://www.designersguild.com/)


Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London (1979-82 BA (Des.)) and The Royal College of Art for Postgraduate studies (1982-85 MA (Des.) RCA). In 1984 he studied at Berlins HdK on a Scholarship.

In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London. His work was included in the Documenta 8 exhibition in Kassel in 1987, for which he designed the Reuters News Centre. The following year he was invited to take part in “Design Werkstadt”, a part of the “Berlin, Cultural City of Europe” program, where he exhibited “Some new items for the house, part I” at the DAAD Gallery.

He then began designing products for SCP in London, the German door handle producer FSB, the Office furniture company Vitra, and the Italian furniture producer Cappellini. In 1992 together withJames Irvine, he organised Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini, a collection of household objects designed together with a group of young European designers. He also worked with Andreas Brandoliniand Axel Kufus on a variety of installations, exhibition designs and town planning projects under the umbrella of Utilism International.

In 1992, his slide show lecture “A world without words” was published in book format by the graphic designer Tony Arefin.

In 1994 Jasper Morrison was guest of honour and held an exhibition at the Interieur 94 exhibition in Belgium. In 1995 he held a solo exhibition at Bordeauxs Arc en Rêve Centre darchitecture. He began a consultancy with Üstra the Hannover Transportation Authority by designing a Bus Stop for the City.

In 1995 Jasper Morrisons office was awarded the contract to design the new Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail production contract of its time, at 500 Million Deutschemarks. The first vehicle was presented to the public in June 1997 at the Hannover Industrial Fair, and awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award.

More recently exhibitions and installations have included: “The State of Things” to complement the editing of the 1999 Design Year Book. Solo exhibitions at the Axis Gallery, Tokyo, for Flos at theYamagiwa Centre in Tokyo, as Designer of the Year 2000 at the Paris Design Fair.

to read more go to Jasper Morrison Ltd

(Jasper Morrison portrait© Suki Dhanda,images & text taken from http://www.jaspermorrison.com/html/8796313.html)