Issue : 1 April 2004
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Calling all those who have done spectacular things with wood, entries are now invited to the 2004 Wood Awards, an annual celebration of outstanding examples of joinery and wood structures completed between May 2003 and May 2004. Awards will be given to the best projects in four categories: private, public access, conservation and structural. This year there will be an additional award for the best small project.
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Resembling an eerie futuristic bee colony, this stool by Freedom of Creation actually introduces a whole new concept in lightweight, translucent and high-strength furniture. Imaginatively titled Honey Bunns, the stool has honeycomb-like structures and was created using stereolithographic construction - the rapid creation of 3D pieces using a computercontrolled laser that polymerises light-sensitive resins - and material from DSM Somos. The material, a ProtoTool ceramic-filled resin, ...
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29 Camden Mews (above) by Ben Pearce Higgins was the prestigious winner of the small projects category at this year's Lighting Design Awards, organised by Emap and the Institution of Lighting Engineers. A dozen winners were honoured across a range of projects including Hull City Council's The Boulevard urban regeneration, St Bartholemew's Parish Church in Leeds, and the exciting lit-grid scheme at London's Finsbury Avenue Square.
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M R S Windows, specialist in steel window refurbishment, has become a member of the Steel Window Association. Premier Forest has become a distributor of Orama's Ardesco range of work surfaces. Light Project Group will distribute Lumascape's range of exterior and underwater fittings in the UK. Axcel is to take over Junckers Industrier A/S.
The drive towards inclusive design could have a drastic impact on the colours and elements used within our buildings. Already it has caused an upset in one trade organisation. Will solutions such as those shown on the right, both with Hewi handles from Turnquest, soon be the only ones that are acceptable?
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Spectrum defines itself as the 'annual contemporary contract products exposition staged for the benefit of manufacturers in the furniture, lighting, textiles, surface coverings, accessories and materials areas of the interiors market'. This year's show will be held at the Commonwealth Galleries on Kensington High Street, London, from 18-21 May. Here we give you a first glance at some of the new products that will be on show.