November 13, 2017

Spotlight on: Bette Bathrooms - Bathroom Renovation Ideas

When we were warmly invited to experience and test out our products in the 1000m2 showroom in Delbrück. We couldn't wait to take Bette up on their offer, especially as we had 12 bathrooms coming up that we needed to specify for and several that their products had been perfect for. 

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November 03, 2017

Spotlight On: Anne Kyyrö Quinn

When I say the words "acoustic wall coverings" most people will think of the traditional look for creating an acoustic sensitive room - egg boxes. Anne Kyyrö Quinn has turned that entire idea on it's head by providing architects, designers and sound technicians with somethings completely different with their bespoke acoustic wall coverings. 

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September 27, 2017

Spotlight On: Solus Modern Fire Pit Design

It has to be said, I am a huge fan of fire pits - both inside and outside. I adore them, I feel that they can instantly create a zen feeling (especially when we are design this for a client with toddler twins!) . We have several projects we are working on at the moment that will need these kinds of features to create the look and thankfully we...

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July 19, 2017

Spotlight on: Bisazza

Luxurious Industry Leader

Bisazza is the industry’s leading producer of glass mosaics and tiling for interior and exterior decoration.

Established by Renato Bisazza in 1956 in Alte, Vicenza, Northern Italy, the company has become a trailblazer, marked by a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, a mastery of modern technologies blended with the charm...

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July 12, 2017

Spotlight On: Naked Kitchens

New Kid on the Kitchen Block

Modern kitchen design fall into 3 categories

1) Traditional

Usually handmade and bespoke. Think luxurious woods and inflame design.

 

2) High Street

Global trends in manufacturing make them cheaper and quicker to produce and more modular: easily changed, altered and replaced. They can be as bland as possible, for...

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June 12, 2017

Spotlight On: The Zaha Treatment

Try not to have your products overshadowed by their surroundings

Visiting the ROCA showroom in London's Chelsea Design Quarter is quite something. The 1,100 sq m facility was designed and installed by Zaha Hadid's architectural practice in 2009. The project took 2 years to complete and cost (but you didn't hear it from us) in the region of...

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May 31, 2017

Spotlight on: Heathfield and Co

Quality lighting with a creative edge - Heathfield

Heathfield & Co are British designers and manufacturers of decorative lighting for luxury residential and commercial projects. Established in 1977, the company designs and manufactures all products in the UK and as such provides extremely competitive lead times and can be extremely flexible....

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May 24, 2017

Spiral Staircases Made Easy

Every now and then you stumble across a product that you wonder how no one had thought of creating something this simple before. "Thanks to the innovative tread sleeve fastened to the central pole with a vice-like system, the Clip kit staircase is easy to install not requiring any spacers. What’s more, a fresh and young design, a steel...

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November 30, 2016

Spotlight On: BeatWoven

BeatWoven was born through professional dancer and weaver Nadia-Anne Rickett's love for the evocative nature of music. Music has the ability to ignite strong emotions from within and transport us to specific times and places. When Nadia-Anne first started weaving, she got the impression that her loom was an instrument, giving her the idea of...

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November 23, 2016

Spotlight on: Sian Zeng

We had a great time at Decorex last month, and it is still igniting excitement amongst our team! Especially when we have anew projects that gives us the opportunity to use the products that we have seen and absolutely love.

One of those products was the work of Sian Zeng, who designs and create stunning wall coverings. Zeng was a graduate from...

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November 22, 2016

The Rise of Patterned Flooring

Here at Kia Designs we adore patterned flooring. From a simple herringbone to a complex basket weave we have admired them all and clients are responding to it more with each passing month, we are seeing the rise of patterned flooring. There are many trends that come and go but we hope that patterned flooring is one that sticks around,...

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November 10, 2016

Spotlight On: FRONT - Modern Rugs of Mayfair

In the design industry, one sees all manor of creative and innovative products. It's always lovely when a design has heritage, history and a story to tell. Recently, after a trip to the FRONT showroom in Chelsea Harbour we were blown away by the tale of how their stunning 'Erased Heritage' collection came into being. They tell it better than we...

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November 09, 2016

Spotlight on: Carmen Almon

American Artist Carmen Almon makes the most exquisite hyper-real botanical structures. And far from being delicate models, her pieces are made from sturdy and durable wire and copper, fashioned into the most meticulous detail.  Artificial flowers have gained popularity in recent years, as technological advances make them more realistic and...

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October 26, 2016

Spotlight on: Bethan Gray

Bethan Gray has been a celebrated name in the design world for some time. She was a successful Design Director at Habitat before leaving to start her eponymous collection. Her keen eye for pattern, colour and luxury finishes make her a sort after designer and her furniture is stocked in some of the most exclusive stores around the globe.

She...

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June 21, 2016

Spotlight On: Sylka Carpets

We're often visited at our office by sales reps who have come to show us their new wares and demonstrate their products. It's great to see what's in the pipeline before it hits any showroom, and it's always good to have a library of innovative products in mind when listening to clients concerns.

 

A recent visit that most impressed us was Sylka...

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May 17, 2016

Spotlight on: Stools

When finishing our latest project, we were still amazingly surprised at how details can influence the overall look of the design. Each of the interiors, as mentioned in previous blog post here, is kind of like creating a perfect outfit - it is all about layering. Recently, we talked about bespoke items, today we will focus on stools.

Those...

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March 31, 2016

New Tile Trends 2016

It's trade show time again. This week we've been looking at new trends in tiles and at the various wares on show at Surface Design. The big emerging trends are more geometric shapes, lots of hand-painted effect tiles and imprinted porcelain. Whilst we never really go in for "trends", as nothing dates a property faster, we do like keeping up...

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July 23, 2015

Extraordinary Rug Design

We are constantly designing new rugs (we even have a very exciting announcement regarding that coming soon) and every now and then you will get to design a rug that is not only stunning but that the client has been searching for without fully knowing it for years!  This is that rug. Designed to evoke the gorgeous patterns of natural marble they...

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June 18, 2015

Spotlight On: Malabar

Malabar as a recently established furniture design brand with a distinct luxurious style that is  a bit on the quirky side. The company originates from Oporto in Portugal starting up in 2012. This area is renowned for its beautiful artisanal handmade furniture, which Malabar has built on by modernising this style.

There is emphasis put upon...

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June 11, 2015

Spotlight On: Tamma Design- Solid Spin Lamps

Young Estonian Designer Johanna Tammsalu has designed a collection of beautiful lamps, of which shapes were inspired by some very common every day objects, which you would never expect. She has used a very unusual technique to create these shapes which can be made in various finishes/colours. She creatively used items that no girl would leave...

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