• Christian Lacroix Maison and Schmidt Create a Kitchen Full of Flamboyance and Flair

    When two of France’s most innovative design houses join forces, the result is sure to be something truly spectacular. Combining their creativity and passion for home interiors, Schmidt and Christian Lacroix Maison have collaborated to produce Print in Algae Bloom Pearl, a decorative finish that can be mixed and matched with existing Schmidt ranges, seen here with Loft, to create the ultimate in a bespoke interior full of flair and flamboyance.

  • Online accreditation Ambiente now available + + + Ambiente

    Online accreditation Ambiente now available + + + Ambiente

  • COP26 – Why I’m Remaining a Stubborn Optimist

    At COP26 I’m seeing a trend for stubborn optimism amongst the delegates. To me, stubborn optimism requires balancing reality, hope and conviction. The science is clear on the increase in greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon) and that temperatures are rising - businesses, governments and society have to respond

  • COP26 – Our Predictions

    COP26 will be the first time that governments will discuss their progress and are likely to find themselves challenged and asked to increase their level of ambition. In many ways - it is a report card for the planet - where governments will be assessed on attainment and effort.


    International natural stone exhibition scheduled at Veronafiere 29 September-2 October


    The relaunching of the Italian national system is being driven by the construction industry. In 2021 Italy is aiming for + 6% growth in GDP compared to the previous year. Thanks to the construction sector, at a European level supply chain production in the first months of 2021 increased by 3.3% in the Euro area and by 3.8% in the European Union compared to last year (Eurostat estimates). With this in mind, Milan is preparing to welcome the world of building and construction. In Italy, large international real estate developers are looking with interest above all at the redevelopment of new urban areas, while the latest challenges consist in catching the technological, social, environmental and regulatory trends that are pushing urban agglomerations and their associated industrial fabric to adapt to new collective needs. MADE expo, the point of reference trade event for the design, building and construction sector will take place at fieramilano, Rho, from 22nd to 25th November 2021 and it will be the opportunity to present an important evolutionary moment in the world of construction.

  • University of Surrey – CFJ Awards 2021

    The University of Surrey wanted to offer its 17,000+ students a space different to any other on campus; an area accessible to all students where they could switch off, temporarily forget about learning and recharge

  • Designing for Cognitive & Sensory Wellbeing Guide

    Over the last four years we have been investigating the many benefits that a human centred design approach can offer, focusing on human connections to nature through the evolutionary approach of Biophilic Design. Much of what affects whether design is beneficial or not, comes down to our sensory experiences of spaces.

  • The 1841 coffee and espresso bar in Glasgow uses HIMACS for some Italian flair

    In 1841 the Thomson Coffee Roaster company was formed, and nearly 200 years later this great coffee and espresso bar has opened – showcasing the delicious coffee and acting as a retail shop for Thomson coffee. With a mix of modern, minimalist materials, such as the solid surface HIMACS, and traditional period features like the art deco motifs and Japanese-style joinery, the owners have created a space that is calming and welcoming, whilst also maintaining a high attention to detail and with a clear design aesthetic.

  • Embrace the green colour trend with Combes by Vogue (UK)

    The UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of luxury radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), provides the perfect addition to this season’s go to green colour trend, with Combes: a polished chrome ladder rail in a variety of sizes with contemporary curved bars and adjustable brackets for flexible installation.