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Salone Del Mobile, Milano – Part 2: Glass Furniture

A couple of weeks ago we posted about the vibrant root vases we discovered thanks to Salone del Mobile in Milano. Today we’re looking at Patricia Urquiola’s work, also present in the Milano exhibition: and we were quite taken by her innovative approach!


Are you as intrigued as we were? Entitled SHIMMER, the collection comprises low tables, consoles and shelves in laminated and glued glass, characterized by a special iridescent multi-chromatic finish:


The nuance varies according to the angle of the light source and the vantage point, giving the reflected objects a magical and ethereal appearance:


We learned from Glas Italia that the collection items come in opaque or transparent glass, or transparent glass with a special micro dot decoration. We this this one in particular is hypnotically elegant:


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Moody Monday Showcased in Shenzhen, China

It seems as though just yesterday we were (carefully) packing our elegant and contemporary wallcoverings, and shipping them over all the way to Shenzhen, the UNESCO City of Design!


Three weeks and almost 6000 miles later, there they are, being prepared for display in the Edinburgh Creative Industries taking place in Shenzhen, China. The incubator opens in a very short three days, on Friday 15th May and we’re very excited our work will be displayed in the venue for the upcoming three months.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity of sharing my wallcovering designs with the Chinese market, as Shenzhen is a vibrant and creative city, which falls in line with the designs I create. I’m looking forward to find out how my work will be received in this new market!” Eliza Kesuma, the designer behind Moody Monday.

The designs that will be on display are part of our first luxury wallpaper collection inspired by the inner workings of a musical organ. Here’s what we’ve sent over:


1. Geometry of the Sound, Reds on Black | 2. Black Keys, Black on White | 3. The Dance, R. Blue on Black | 4. Geometry of the Sound, Blues / Purple on Black

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Design Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milano – Part 1

The Salone Del Mobile di Milano has recently finished, so we took a sneak peak to see what the latest trends in furniture design are. The first piece that grabbed our attention and won us over, are the root vases, created by Milanese designer Giorgio Bonaguro and produced by DRIADE.


We think these are a brilliant execution of an ambivalent object: they combine a simple, clear glass cylinder on the outside, with an internal element of coloured glass imitating the roots of a flower:


The creative vase is both appealing in design, and functionality as it can be turned and used either to hold one single flower, or flipped over, to hold a colourful bunch:


The vases are made in blown borosilicate glass, and come in three lovely hues: yellow, green and blue, the central colours of nature, representing the sun, grass and skies. What a lovely touch!


all images © andrea basile studio

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Start Up Hub Finalist Exhibition, Manchester

Start Up Hub Finalist Exhibition, Manchester


We’re proud to say that we have made it as one of the 12 finalist in the Start Up Hub competition for top start-up businesses in the UK, sponsored by Fujitsu and BVCA. As the other start up businesses that made it to the finals are not only so varied in terms of what their business offers, but they seem like businesses with a solid proposition. Which is of course reassuring for us to know that we’re up against quality candidates and that we’re one of them! The finalists gets a chance to exhibit and present their business in front of thousands of delegates, the nation’s media and business leaders from across the country.


Start Up Hub finalist award handed by the sponsors
Start Up Hub finalist award handed by the sponsors


It’s been a very busy few months for us with a couple of main exhibits to attend and participate in, among many other things we’ve been busy doing. One main exhibition being 100% Design at Earls Court, London, the other being Start Up Hub, Manchester at the Conservative Conference with the two exhibitions being only a week apart.


Start Up Hub group picture with fellow finalists, sponsors and organiser
Start Up Hub group picture with fellow finalists, sponsors and organiser


To read our interview with Fujitsu, click on the link below:


More images from this event:

Moody Monday stand with Start Up Hub @ Manchester
Moody Monday stand with Start Up Hub @ Manchester


Vote for your favourite start up @ Start Up Hub stand
Vote for your favourite start up @ Start Up Hub stand


Our stand right across from the Beebs'
Our stand right across from the Beebs’


We’d like to thank our kind and generous sponsors and organisers who had invested their time and money into helping the start up finalists in this event.


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We are so 100% Design!

We’ve got great news to share from our Edinburgh studio.. We will be exhibiting our newly released wallpaper and homeware in 100% Design, London 2013 this coming September! Exhibiting along some of the big names and players in design, we will perch ourselves on Stand D42 (right across from the seminar theatre), as part of the Emerging Brands circle. This event has been noted as one of the biggest event to go to during London Design Festival, and the registration is free if you get in there early.

Stand D42 – ©100% Design

We will be posting updates leading up to this event. So keep your eyes and ears peeled for our exciting updates on what will be happening leading up to it.


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In the Press..

First things first, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I certainly hope that you’ve had the most enjoyable time with your loved-ones over the festive period, even if they occasionally do your head in.

Now we’re into the main bit of the subject I’d like to share with you.
New Year, New Press! How about that eh? (Not too shabby at all!)
Here’s one news I’d like to receive on my desk more often!

Fourfront Exhibition Press @ The Metro (Wed, 9/1/13)

For more information on the actual ‘FourFront’ Exhibition itself, which is still on until 9th March 2013, you can read more about it here:

Craft Scotland – FourFront
Manchester Craft and Design Centre (MCDC) – FourFront

Moody Monday – Post Exhibition Update, Pre-Exhibition (The Process)

And here’s another one that was featured at MODH just before the end of the year (for January 2013 issue though):

New Wallpapers featured @ MODH (January 2013 issue)

Also another page where my wallpaper and business gets a mention:

Black Keys, Lime on Black Wallpaper featured @ MODH (January 2013 issue)

You can also read/ download the full copy on this link:

Hoping to see more of this in the new year! 😉

Warmest New Year Greetings,