Dover Street Market is perhaps the most iconic fashion store in London. It was among of the first real concept stores, when it opened 12 years ago. The new, much larger store is a testament that fashion can have a lasting presence despite the fast moving markets.
Hem is an online furniture store, that originally started as a Scandinavian design brand, but has expanded so much that it identifies with more broadly just European design. The design team has now 16 nationalities, however the style of the furniture is still very typical Scandi design. Continue reading
The Impact Hub is one of many emerging coworking spaces in London. As soon as you enter this warm and inviting space it is clear what the brand is about. Continue reading
Hunter Boots was established in 1856, making it a true British heritage brand with over 150 years long history. Yet, they have only now opened new global flagship store, the first for the brand. Checkland Kindleysides have designed very successfully a store that feels fresh, which makes the brand on-trend and younger looking. Continue reading
A panel discussion during London Design Festival took place about a hot topic for many heritage brands: How to manage the Design Legacy? The discussion was held between Paula Day (daughter of Robin and Lucienne Day), Paul Newman from Case Furniture and design historian Charlotte Fiell, Continue reading
Hosted by Guy Dittrich the panel discussion at May Design Series event elaborated some of the most important trends in hospitality business. Both big chains Hilton and IHG in addition to hospitality interior specialists gave their views about future directions in interior design for hotels. Continue reading
“Lot of people look but not see.” Paul Smith
I’ve been told that Paul Smith is a very nice man. It is easy to believe walking through the exhibition Hello My Name is Paul Smith at the Design Museum. His spirit of warmth, humour and wit comes strongly across from the exhibition. Continue reading