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Lotusier: the magical Sakura

In keeping with the ice-cream pastel colours that have so been a feature of the SS 2018 catwalks, luxury brand Lotusier has brought this trend into the home with the launch of two new colour options to their Kyoto collection: champagne pink ‘Sakura’ and the ‘Kyoto sky’, in a delicate blue. They are understated yet …

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Paradise on the King’s Road: The Imperial’s Botanical Eden

The Imperial, one of the last remaining original Victorian pubs in the heart of the Chelsea Design Quarter, has launched ‘Eden’ in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët. The Imperial is a botanical paradise in central London ideal for private functions, and for communal dining around a long, white oak table surrounded by live plants, delicate flowers and white butterflies.

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The Best of LDF: ‘BELOVED’ at the V&A Museum

You may remember that SEEN very much admired ‘Beloved’, the evocative installation by Istanbul-based architecture practice Tabanlıoğlu Architects, set on a bridge over the beautiful V&A’s Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, conceived as part of the London Design Festival, London. It was indeed one of the most interesting design proposals seen by SEEN during the week.

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Melt Week London: Art and the City

London is a city that always astonishes. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes another initiative to prove you wrong. So it is with Melt 2016 as it heralds Frieze, Maverick, Crossroads and a host of other art fairs. Melt is here to promote artwork that is accessible, stimulating and engaging.

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LDF16: MAP to the Start-ups

SEEN was delighted to chat to Jon Marshall of Map Design Consultancy, who founded the company in 2012 with Barber and Osgerby, for whom he worked as Studio Director. Map’s clients include Virgin Atlantic, Google, Yamaha and Panasonic. So with such an impressive line-up of heavy-hitters, it was heartening to see that Map’s pop up shop in Charlotte Road, Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, to showcase some of the new start-ups that they are supporting.

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LDF16: Studio Job at Bisazza

A walk down Sloane Avenue never fails to please SEEN’s senses. If you’re down there yourself, check out Bisazza for the most beautiful designs in tile form; wood, glass and ceramic. SEEN was there to view the new tiles on display by Studio Job, whose singular reinterpretation of parquet flooring epitomises the Belgian design duo’s motto of ‘New Renaissance’.