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Upcycling & Antiques

Incorporating an antique into your interior design scheme doesn’t have to be difficult, in our ‘Upcycling & Antiques’ blog post we help you to understand how to incorporate antiques into a modern room setting and we share our top upcycling tips.
Upcycling inspired ideas & incorporating antiques into your Interior Design scheme. French decorator and designer Frédéric Méchiche's living room and antiques collection.

Read our Upcycling & Antiques inspired blog post here.

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Set Design: Sex and the City inspired Interior Design Trends

Continuing our set design inspired interior trends blog series, we continue this week by bringing you the first part of our Sex and the City interior design ideas inspired by the SATC movie’s style-driven set designs. Are you a Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha or a Miranda?Sex and the City Set design inspired blog post

Read our Sex & the City Set Design Interior Trends blog post here.

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Vertical Gardens & Sustainable Design

We have an exciting blog post today that showcases the need for buildings to not only be eco-friendly, energy efficient and sustainable but also the need for buildings to help clean the air around them. We look at architectural examples from around the world that have incorporated sustainable, eco-friendly, innovative solutions into their design.

Vertical Garden Design and sustainable architectural design

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Interview with Interior Designer Expert Susie Rumbold

Are you thinking of becoming a Professional Interior Designer?

We interviewed Interior Design expert Susie Rumbold the Creative Director and Owner of Tessuto Interiors in our latest Industry Professional video series.

We get her portfolio tips and important advice for budding interior designers, we also discuss the important skills every designer should have, being part of the British Institute of Interior Design and we talk about her team’s current Interior Design projects.

Susie Rumbold Interior Designer Professional design series interview video

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Looking back on the Mad Men era: Interior design inspiration

In honour of Mad Men’s last ever episode that aired last night in the UK, we draw inspiration from the award winning set design that has captured the 1960’s period. We pick our favourite ‘Mad Men’ inspired interior pieces to help you inject some 1960’s glamour into your interior…

 Don Draper's Mad Men office set design, Interior design inspiration

To see our top Mad Men inspired furniture & home furnishings picks read the rest of the Mad Men blog post here.

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Set Design Inspiration: The Great Gatsby Interior Design Trends.

Our source of inspiration this week is F.Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic The Great Gatsby, we look at the set design from the cinematic adaptation of the famous novel. Talented Set Designer Catherine Martin was tasked with designing the glamorous 1920’s sets to depict the roaring 1920’s…

THE GREAT GATSBY SET DESIGN INTERIOR DESIGN IDEA INSPIRATION

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3D Printing: Interior and Architectural Product Design

Interior Design:

We look at the huge 3D printing trend that is improving the cost, speed and projected time lines of several Interior Design projects, from fashion, jewellery and interior to large-scale architectural projects. Take a look at our top 3d printed design projects…

3d printing Interior architectural design by emerging objects

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A to Z of Interior Design: J is for…

Jacobson (Arne)

Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) is the Danish architect who mastered the interpretation of international functionalism. His architecture includes a considerable number of epoch defining buildings in  Denmark, Germany and Great Britain. He is also perhaps more famous for his iconic furniture designs, such as the ‘Egg chair’.

In 1930 he established his own design office and worked independently as an architect, interior, furniture designer, textile and ceramics designer. A major source of inspiration stemmed from the bent plywood designs of Charles and Ray Eames. He was also influenced by the Italian design historian Ernesto Rogers, who had proclaimed that the design of every element was equally important “from the spoon to the city” which harmonised well with his own ideals.

The “Ant” from 1952 became the starting point of his world fame as a furniture designer and became the first of a number of lightweight chairs with seat and back made from one piece of moulded wood. Model “3107” from 1955 is often merely called “The Number Seven Chair”. “3107” has become the most important success in Danish furniture history, with over five million manufactured.

During the 1960´s Arne Jacobsen turned his focus to using classic forms such as the circle, cylinder, triangle, and cubus. Both the stainless steel tableware set “Cylinda-Line” and the “AJ” lamp series reflect this.

All Arne Jacobsen´s designs have become international design classics and are used in modern interiors throughout the world.

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My final goodbye

Good afternoon All! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

I’d just like to thank everyone who has supported The Design Hub and taken the time to read my posts. Sadly however, this is my final post as I will be stepping down as Site Editor from today.

When I first set up this blog I never expected it to become so successful and attract such a fantastic readership base. I’ve grown along The Design Hub and thoroughly enjoyed writing all kinds of  posts on Interior Design, as well interviewing designers, shooting videos and generally having a brilliant time!

Do not despair, this does not mean the end of The Design Hub, someone else will step into my shoes and carry it on.  If you have come to love my waffle and want to follow me on my design journey, I have created an independent blog Couch Design News, for you to get your teeth into.

I’d like to thank the National Design Academy for giving me the freedom to blog my heart out and support everything that I have done.

Thank you once again.

Kellie Hill

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Grand Designs Birmingham competition winners!

Thank you to all who entered the Grand Designs Live Birmingham competition, we had a fantastic response but sadly only 5 pairs of tickets to give away.

So here are the lucky winners!

Alison Galsworthy from Buckinghamshire

Rose Cooke from Leicestershire

Anthony Hughes from Huddersfield

Sally Keys from Worksop

Chris Roberts from Manchester.

Image: Grand Designs Live

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