‘California has changed our lives’ – so The Design Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘California: Designing Freedom’ tells us, as we enter a futuristic space on the museum’s ground floor. After you’ve finished navigating the expansive show and start to document your visit on your Cupertino-hailing iPhone and with the help of Palo Alto’s very own Facebook - it’s hard to argue with that premise.
For those in the design industry, colour is the foundation on which we all work. It is ever-present and helps define the things we create, critique and promote. You could argue, quite easily, that colour is in our DNA. For that reason, we were thrilled when we got the chance to visit the new exhibition currently taking place at The Design Museum – Breathing Colour, by Hella Jongerius.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of House & Garden magazine, this year saw the launch of the House & Garden Festival at London’s Olympia. The event served as a fitting celebration of summer and stylish living which combined three events; Spirit of Summer Fair, the HOUSE Fair and Grow London.
At nearly 100 years old and with the highest circulation of any British home interest magazine, it’s undeniable that Ideal Home is one of Britain’s best-loved magazines – not to mention one of ours. We’re great friends of the title here at Hillgate, so when Gorkana announced a briefing with editor Vanessa Richmond, associate editor Ginevra Benedetti and digital editor Amy Cutmore, we jumped at the chance to attend.
We were thrilled to attend one of Homes and Garden’s Designer Insight sessions earlier this week, which explored the future of bathroom and kitchen design within the confines of London’s Soho Hotel. Chaired by Tom Dyckhoff, the panel – formed of Mark Bickerstaff from Kohler, as well as interior designers Roselind Wilson and Hayley Tarrington - engaged with current and emerging trends from within the kitchen and bathroom sector, exploring everything from product development to room layout.
With the outcome of last week’s election still fresh in our minds – not to mention the referendum of last year – we thought it might be a pertinent time to revisit one of the highlights from last month’s Clerkenwell Design Week.
Harvey Jones have been working with a number of universities on their first ever collaborative Student Design competition. We were fortunate enough to host a judging panel day at the Divertimenti showroom in South Kensington, with a Harvey Jones kitchen on site.