Monday, 28 June 2010

Guaranteed ROI

How many hours a day do you spend at your desk? How many hours do your employees spend at their place of work? How important do you think the overall environment and working atmosphere is to achieving a better performance? Do you believe that your clients do not associate the look of your office and meeting rooms with the quality of your products/ services?
We love the minimalist Piergiorgio Cazzaniga design for MDF Italia above, but whether you want to achieve a contemporary or a traditional look we can introduce you to an amazing designer with whom you may well get a free consultation as well as helping you to incorporate the vision of your brand and beliefs into every corner of your company. We can also help to get the best deals on furniture, paints, wallpaper and fabrics.


The Surreal House Exhibition

The Barbican Centre has invited us to inhabit The Surreal House and this is definitely one invite that we’ll take up.
What we’re visiting is a mysterious dwelling infused with subjectivity and desire. We can’t wait to step inside the labyrinth of chambers- designed by acclaimed architects- and experience haunted rooms, delirious forms, blasted architecture and cinematic dreamscapes featuring a host of artists, architects and film makers including Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Man Ray, Joseph Cornell and Maya Deren right through to more contemporary figures, among them; Louise Bourgeois, Rebecca Horn, Edward Kienholz and Rem Koolhaas. Surreal!


Friday, 25 June 2010

Dandelion Rug

If you want to draw attention to the floor, this explosive rug designed by Sally Baring for Knots Rug is one that we love and would highly recommend. Inspired by exploding fireworks and blossoming flowers it looks amazing on the floor and it is definitely a great way to bring some warm colours in.
We can introduce you to amazing designers who will not only supply you with suggestions and information but also get you the best deals on rugs, fabrics, furniture, wallpaper and lighting.


Outside Table

Crinoline is one of our favourite outdoor round tables. We especially love this sculptural style. A perfect complement for the rest of Patricia Urquiola collection for B&B Italia, it takes on the same curved lines of the seats as well as the interlacing fibres. This latter version was designed to hold a parasol allowing us to add our very own creativity. We can help you get the best deals on your outdoor furniture and fabric... Oh and also choose a fabulous parasol of course!


Stephane Lebrun for Roche–Bobois

Lebrun’s elegant striking assembly; a stunning oak and leather chair is part of the Les Contemporain collection from Roche-Bobois.  It look beautiful on its own, in a pair or as part of a complete dinning set.
 We can introduce you to the most creative traditional or contemporary designers who will help you choose the right furniture for your space and get you the best deals on Roche Bobois collections.


Thursday, 24 June 2010

Happy Anniversary Sanderson

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2010, the Sanderson studio has launched a beautiful new collection of fabrics and wallpapers called ‘Vintage,’ focusing on a revival of the most vibrant and varied prints, embroideries and wallpapers to date. 

We can, of course, find you the best deals on Sanderson products. 

ARTic Side Tables

These stunning side tables are a new creation by VS Design Studio and Studio Jens Praet. They have teamed up to create two brand new collections.
The tables are made at Corinor in Norway and the only decoration comes from the water carved grooves around the edges representing the melting ice cap at the Arctic.
We can help you on your search for recently launched collections and get you the best deals on the top brands.


The Unusual perfect Gift

If you are looking for a gift that is both highly original but also beautiful, check out these tea glasses from Urteriket; a new Norwegian brand focusing on herbs. What you get is a gorgeous package of herbs, tea strainer and six separate and individual glasses for herbal tea.
We can help you find the most exclusive gifts and new design brands also introduce you to designers and stockist who will be glad to help you get the best deals.  


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Life in Plastic, Emeco & Coca Cola Chair

How about recycling your Bottles to make a table?  That’s because the chair has already been created! Coca Cola and Emeco have teamed up to replicate the original Navy Chair using 111 recycled plastic bottles. The colour palette was selected by Laura Guido-Clark, who has developed colours for HP, Samsung and Toyota among others.
We can help you in your search for the best deals on Emeco furniture.


Elitis Mise en Cene

If you want to cause a creative stir, we highly recommend this recent Elitis wallpaper collection and its numerous forms to create a chic interior. Extremely fine fibres and linen combine to achieve a unique look, cross stacks of non woven fabrics on gold or silver metallic background proportion sophisticated glamour and achieve a dramatic ambiance in which to entertain: enjoy your parties!
We can introduce you to great designers who will help you to develop your ideas and get you the best deals on Elitis products.


Harlequin Tempo,

We love colour and the way Harlequin suggests we bring it in to our homes. Tempo is a collection of prints and embroideries woven fabrics inspired on the designs of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s fabulous for a sophisticated funky scheme. We can find you the best deals on Harlequin fabrics and wallpaper and introduce you to the best interior designers and curtain makers.  


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Guild’s New Home

Wonderful news for all those living in Marylebone, Designers Guild has opened a new showroom at 76 Marylebone High Street, the first out of Chelsea, where we can now check out all their wonderful products from fabrics, furniture, one off pieces of Murano glass to works by the amazing ceramicist Kate McBride.


Architects Build Small Spaces

We can’t wait to check out this creative, new exhibition at the V&A: a haven of relaxation. They have commissioned a group of international architects to build a series of structures throughout the museum which respond to the theme of the 'retreat'.  The starting point for these experimental projects is the idea of a small enclosed space representing an escape from the chaos of urban life to an area for peace, contemplation, shelter or creativity. The exhibition moves away from explaining architecture through drawings and models and instead allows the visitor to experience the architecture itself.

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New Slow Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec from Vitra

This has to be one of our favourite chairs- especially one for spending hours reading ..or maybe nodding off in. This latest design by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is a fantastic expansive armchair made by using an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the metal frame like a fitted stocking. The result is a soft, transparent, light and extremely comfortable armchair that fits perfectly into any contemporary design scheme.

We can help you in your search for the best deals on Vitra products.  


Monday, 21 June 2010

Sex and the City & Montauk Sofa

As we mentioned before, guilty pleasure or great fun, we love some of the new Sexy and the City glamorous interiors, like Carrie and Big’s living room above, with this stunning sofa by Montauk Sofa and the pair of beige midcentury side chairs. We also recognize the bright floral Birdie Blossom Cushion by Paul Smith for the Rug Company.
We know the perfect glamorous interior designer who will be thrilled to help you achieve the Sex and the City look and get you the best deals on furniture and soft furnishings.

Rodolfo Dordoni’s DNA

We love this stunning rug designed by Dordoni for The Rug Company. It is entirely handmade and unique. It was crafted by weavers in the Kathmandu area then the vision of a world class designer was added; the result being this amazing hand knotted contemporary rug of extraordinary beauty.
Rodolfo Dordoni  designs for a large number of companies including Barovier & Toso, Moroso, Foscarini, Tisettanta, Ar-temide, Driade, Arteluce, Venini, Flos, Lema, Fontana Arte, Minotti, Flou, Molteni, Jab, Dornbracht, Sam-bonet, Rossana, Fiamand Arper.  He has also designed a number of boutiques and showrooms for Dolce & Gabbana all over the world.


The IDC History Class: Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair 1958

Initially created for Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen the chair was designed in a typical Jacobsen style, one where there was no fear of pushing materials to their limit, and often using entirely new materials to make his designs come true.
It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinen's "Womb chair", from which it gains some traits. The Egg was (as was the Swan) designed as a couch also - though the actual piece was thought to be a figment of someone's imagination, fed by the existence of the Swan-couch. While the Swan-couch is still in production, only a handful of Egg-couches have ever been made. A few were made for the Radisson Hotel, and a few years back, some were made as a "special edition" couch. The price was quite high, about 400.000 dkr., the equivalent of 60,000 USD. Many fake copies are produced the original still made by Fritz Hansen

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sparkling Fendi Glamour

We firmly believe that light is definitely one of the most important and often neglected factors to be considered in any interior scheme: it can give the environment a protagonist role, redefines spaces and objects and can create different environments, themselves enhanced with new colours and transparencies.
To achieve the perfect light for a glamorous scheme we love the entire Fendi collection- in particular the chandeliers with faceted, sparkling crystals, with white or black Swarovski elements, then assembled in series to reflect light in a magic game of contrasts. We can help you in your search to find the best deals on any Fendi product.


Rubelli Outdoor Fabric

We love the outdoor fabric collection from Rubelli with its warm passionate colours. The concept is a kaleidoscope of shades which breaks up into fragments of light which outline geometric shapes. The fabrics are both strong and durable with a natural-looking weave, while dense surfaces capture the light and the inevitable sailor stripes; the horizontal ones of gondoliers. We can help you get the best deals on Rubelli fabrics.


Casamance Blend

We find the recent stunning collection from Casamance called Louxor, very creative, with its rich tones, delicate stripes and a perfect and refined blend of voiles. Nobody would guess from the outset that it is Trevira - which means that is extremely resistant and safe, meeting all the strict requirements of the hotel industry.
We can put you in touch with the best interior designers who will surprise you with the most wonderful, original and creative schemes for your house, office, hotel or even yacht!


Musa Armchair a Future Vintage

Already a classic, designed by Antonio Citterio for  Maxalto, this stunning chair  can be used for any contemporary scheme. The solid frame is offered in brushed light or black oak, gray or brown oak finishes. We have no doubt that the Musa chair will remain looking contemporary for at least the next 100 years.

With its outstanding Maxalto quality and Citterio signature this chair will be a future vintage and represents a great present investment.


Saturday, 19 June 2010

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Let the Summer Exhibition Begin

We are very excited at the prospect of this year’s Summer Exhibition at   The Royal Academy of Art; the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition. Now in its 242nd year, the Exhibition is on from 14 June to 22 August 2010.
The exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This year’s co-ordinators, Royal Academians Stephen Chambers and David Chipperfield, will select works for the exhibition around the theme of ‘Raw’.
The Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants each year with over 11,000 entries this year. The majority of selected works will be on sale, offering visitors an unrivalled opportunity to purchase original artwork by high profile and up-and-coming artists.

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Jasper Conran & Designers Guild Stunning Collection

We consider Sackville, the latest Jasper Conran collection for Designers Guild, a future classic. Named after the location of his flagship store in London, the fabrics take their inspiration from the strong British tailoring ethic that has always imbued his work and encompasses new interpretations of classic suitings and stylish tie designs flannel, pinstripe, birds-eye spot and windowpane check in a restrained and elegant colour palette, counter pointed by zingy silks. We can put you in contact with the best designers, curtain makers and upholsterers and find you the best deals on any Designers Guild collections.


Alfredo Häberli Fabric for Kids

How about this for a creative way to make the children enjoy their curtains? We love this fabric by Alfredo Häberli designed to enchant children and printed with a fluorescent pattern that glows in the dark. Alfredo has also designed for some grown up companies such as Alias, Camper, Iittala, Kvadrat, Luceplan, Moroso and Volvo. We can introduce you to the best interior designers who will help you and your children to create a very “cool” scheme.    


Nina Campbell designing Stradivari

When looking for patterns to totally transform a room and get a unique result, one really should consider Nina Campbell’s elegant and playful Lombardia Collection with its colourful butterflies or this bold, ornate fretwork in monochrome above which evokes the shape of a violin called Antonio Stradivari the most renowned of all the Cremona ‘luthiers’ or makers of stringed instruments. His violins and cellos are still highly prized today. We can introduce you to great Interior designers who will be glad to help you choose the right wallpaper, potentially offer you a free consultation and get you the best deals on Nina Campbell products.  


Friday, 18 June 2010

Sex and the City Interiors

Guilty pleasure or pure fun?  The debate goes on. However, one thing we can all agree on is that some of the film interiors are amazing. We adore this blown-glass chandelier by Lindsey Adelman Studio which looks perfect for Carrie and Big’s hallway. If you would like to get the Sexy in the City look –discretely of course- in your house we can introduce you to a fabulous designer who will be also able to get you the best deals on the top end fabrics, lighting and furniture.    

Arne Jacobsen Textile

We love all the collections from Kvadrat, the perfect textiles for architecturally driven interior schemes. Who could tell that the stunning fabric on the cushion above was designed by Arne Jacobsen, to many known as a design icon of the 20th century in architecture and design. His furniture and other design work have become of national and international heritage, however, very few people are aware that he produced designs for textiles. We can help you find the best deals on Kvadrat fabrics.


Busby & Busby going Pineapple

We can think of so many different contemporary or traditional ways to be creative using this amazing timeless Busby & Busby cool linen called Pynefrute. Busby & Busby is recognized as an inspirational fabric producer of originality and elegance. The collections embrace prints and weaves also in crisp cottons and sumptuous silk. We can introduce you to the best interior designers and curtain makers as well as looking to get you the best deals on Busby& Busby fabrics.


Thursday, 17 June 2010


If you’re after glamour and style in your window dressing, attention to each and every detail is extremely important. Once you choose the fabric is time to find the matching sumptuous tie backs, tassels and why not go even further by using decorative trimmings. We especially like the sparkling beaded braids from Romo who also produce playful pom-poms, tailored pleats and furniture fringes, perfect to match their fabric collections. We will be pleased to put you in contact with the best curtain makers and help get you the best deals on Romo products.


Best Goods, Best Quality, Best Price

The Interior Design Club is the best way the discerning buyer can acquire top quality interior design related goods at the best price

At a time when we’re all looking even more closely at our expenditure and value for money is paramount, the IDC can be the most cost effective way of purchasing exactly the same high end Interior Design goods that we’ve seen in showrooms or on the internet, but, at less than the recommended retail prices. We use our knowledge, expertise and experience to broker the best deals for our members. And on top of that you’ll get the right professional advice to make sure you’re making the right choice… for free!

We only work with and supply the best, and that means the interior designers with whom we work, to the fabric and soft furnishing houses, lighting, wallcoverings and furniture suppliers; all keen to deliver the most professional services and prove to you why they are the leaders in their sector.

Working with ‘the best’ also means that we are happy to search for particular vintage goods on your behalf and occasionally a designer or supplier will ask us to offer our members fantastic, mint condition pieces at knock down prices because of oversupply, a change of heart or even simply a mistake!

There are no joining fees; by using us you’ll become a member and will then get access to other services we’re developing – all free of charge.

So whether you’re upgrading your curtains, thinking of changing your sofa or redesigning your whole house, and want the best of the best, call us on 0208 123 9693 or send us an email:

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper...

Visiting F&B showroom last week aiming to choose a paint colour, almost made me change my mind. Once I started flicking through their wallpaper samples which I must admit that I never associate with their paint brand, I was so impressed and inspired that I almost decided not to have the room painted. In particular I was struck by the creative Vermicelli based on an 18th Century textile design. I was also happy to learn that they are printed using environmentally friendly water based paints. We can help you decide between paint and wallpaper, to choose the right colours and get you the best price on F&B.


Jim Thompson “Luna”

Already a classic, inspired by Jim Thompson’s classics, we love and can highly recommend the stunning Voyager; it brings together a glamorous and sumptuous collection of fabric that is reminiscent of the historical beginnings of Jim Thompson silks in the 1940’s.  Above, the amazing hand woven Luna replicates the famous Jim Thompson humps and bumps look crafted for durability but also hangs beautifully as curtains. We will always strive to find you the best deals on Jim Thompson fabric.


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Midsummer Night's Fire

For people like us who love being outside, but never feel warm enough and then end up spending most of the magical summer evenings inside the house, we found this very clever and not too intrusive patio heater. The fire uses biethanol, which heats the air around it without make the glass surround too hot.
We can introduce you to great designers who will be glad to supply you with amazing ideas and products for your home and get you the best deals on Go Modern products.


IDC designer of the week: Piero Lissoni

Born in Seregno in1956, Lissoni graduated in architecture in Milan in 1985. The following year he opened his own interior design and architecture studio. 
He has worked for many Italian design houses, not only in the field of product design but also in marketing; coordinating the brand image, managing communication campaigns as well as creating showrooms. He has recently been working on numerous projects for private homes and hotels for example in Venice (Monaco & Grand Canal), New York, Zurich, Istanbul and Bangkok. His designs are influenced by fifties and seventies chic and look as if they belong in a film by Frederico Fellini or even by Kubrick. His inspirations include the designs of designers such as the Danish Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm and his sense of keen minimalism is derived from his affinity with the famous Milanese designers that came before him including the heyday of heroes Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni, and Vico Magistretti.

The New Paolo Lucidi & Luca Pevere design for Foscarini

Any time that Foscarini  launches a new lighting range there is considerable excitement and interest in the world of interior design. When that new launch is a Lucidi e Luca Pevere there is even more excitement particularly here at the IDC.
Named Aplomb, according to Foscarini the challenge was create an incredible leap of scale: from large architectural constructions to a little suspension lamp with a thickness of just a few millimetres at its finest point, with the additional challenge of using concrete - a material that is renowned for being inflexible. The challenge has been met with impeccable ‘aplomb’, thanks to the use of special concrete that is particularly fluid when moulding and then creates a material effect that is both rough and, at the same time, elegant.
We can introduce to the best interior designers who will help you to create schemes such as direct, precise lighting on occasional tables, peninsulas and counters, alone or in a multiple compositions. We can also help find you the best deals on Foscarini lighting.


Wallpaper* iPhone app now available free

Wallpaper*, one of our favourite magazines, has launched a free app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. Available now from the app store:

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

1945 Toy Elephant by Charles & Ray Eames & Vitra

In times when designer Elephants are all around London it’s time to remember that Charles and Ray Eames also succumbed to their charms and in 1945 designed a toy elephant made of plywood. The Eames elephant is now available in a plastic version for those... hmmm it was originally intended for: children. Whether used as a toy (also outdoors) or it can look great as decorative item, stool, in a children's room and it might help to start developing some interest in design ;o) We will be happy to find you the best deals on Vitra furniture ... and toys.


Maxalto Time to Bed

One of our favourites and already a classic, Talamo is a contemporary bed designed by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto. Having this bed in a design scheme means you will only need to add another couple of complementary pieces to the room to get the most elegant, chic but light look. We love the details such as the combination of the leather strips of the upholstery and the peculiar shape of the wooden frame. We can put you in touch with great designers who will be glad to help you get the best deals on any Maxalto collection.


Montague x Capulet, Donghia Classics

This most romantic damask is already considered a classic by Donghia and apt for the most glamorous of schemes. The Verona collection inspired by William Shakespeare's classic tale of star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet is also complemented by Montague and Capulet, the striking wallcovering collection. We can introduce you the best designers who will be glad to find you the best deals on Donghia products.


New Galerie BSL

We are packing to Paris soon to check on the newly opened  Galerie BSL in  Marais  that will provide a space for conversation and debate among one-off and limited edition design-art pieces, ranging from jewellery and fashion to furniture and lighting. The gallery was named after a former executive at the French Ministry of Culture Béatrice Saint-Laurent.


Monday, 14 June 2010

Coco by Creation Baumann

The stunning and extravagant fabric called Coco, is what is called a creative adventure- inspiration by Creation Baumann. We can think in so many wonderful ways to use it to transform any boring room in a unique place to entertain. We love all the amazing collections by Creation Baumann, one of our favourites for architecturally driven interior schemes. We can introduce you to the best designers and curtain makers who will be glad to provide you with the most creative ideas and get you the best deals on fabrics.


Carlo Colombo for Poliform

Very elegant and minimalist we can propose this table, by the famous Italian designer Carlo Colombo, for any contemporary scheme. It is –amazingly- made from one seamless piece of Cristalplant, a composite of natural minerals, polyester and acrylic what gives it a very light feel. We will glad find you the best deals on Poliform furniture.


The Galleries of Modern London

The Museum of London is opening its new £20 million Galleries of Modern London, Three years in the making, five new galleries tell the story of London and its people from 1666 to the present day. Highlights include a gilded Art Deco lift that once graced Selfridges and the ornate 18th century Lord Mayor’s couch.

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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Outdoor Fabric from the Designers Guild

A great option for an outdoor fabric is the amazing Tiana from Designers Guild a graphic large scale leaf design. We love the idea of using it on a parasol; the leaves look great when you are near to it as well as from a distance- you might want to live the parasol open on your garden or poolside during the entire year. We can help you choose all your outdoor furniture and fabric with the best deal on Designer’s Guild products.


All the world loves a clown by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat

Here is another inventive and fun piece that we love by Dutch designer Marcel Wander from the collection called 'United Crystal Woods’ for French crystal company Baccarat: 'l'ivresse des bois': the ‘drunken woods’ blown crystal decanter with red crystal stopper. Wanders is a self-professed hedonist of great wines and has added some humour to the turned crystal stems by including his seal - the famous clown with the nose that pops up in much of Wanders' collections.
Here it has become a motif for the stems and stopper in baccarat red or clear crystal. Marcel has also designed two carafes, including a decanter.

We will be pleased to find you the best deals on any Baccarat collection.


The IDC Designer of the week: Frank Lloyd Wright

The Eternal Frank Lloyd Wright , Celebrating his 143rd Birthday
Born, 8 June 1867, the American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works, promoted organic architecture was the leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home.

His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings

Already well-known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time"

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Carolyn Quatermaine Textile

We are always very impressed by the stunning fabric collections from the Artist, textile designer and one of the most popular Interior Designers in the world. Carolyn Quartermaine works from her various studios in London, Belgium, and southern France. She imagines her textile collections by creating patterns or random signs in very personal colors. Her designs are than hand-printed using a frame. From the abstract lettering of fine French 17th century calligraphy, to enlarged 18th century lace prints, her work has a strong identity with dashes of colour and paint which conjure up Bonnard, Twombly and Monet. We will be pleased to put you in contact with the Carolyn Quatermaine stockists in the UK and get you the best deals on her amazing fabric collections.