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Dropp is one of two new designs in Howe's corporate collection.

Designed by Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, the easychair is upholstered and has a silver lacquered frame. Contact Howe on tel 020 8673 9777.

Daybed by Rachel Whiteread.

Initially designed as part of the Glasgow collection exhibited at The Lighthouse last year this has now been modified and put into production by manufacturer SCXP. Its form is taken from the negative space beneath a bed, and features ridges left by springs, and holes where legs would be. For more details contact SCP on tel 020 7739 1869.

Fireplace designer CVO has launched a gas version of one of its most popular fire installations. The firebowl is an organically shaped bowl cast in white or black concrete, solid bronze or cast iron.Contact CVO Fire on 01677 450713.

The Maui chair designed by Vico Magistretti is virtually a classic, and Kartell has now launched the Maui sofa, also made of single mould polypropylene and available in the full range of Maui colours.Available through SCP on tel 020 7739 1869.

Birds Portchmouth Russum's range of door handles for Dorma was unveiled last week at Spectrum. The 'mitten' (above) combines all the elements of door furniture in a single face-fixed element, while the spindal and the 'spoon-dal' (left) explore the potential of the door spindle itself. The 'paddle' (not shown) looks at the principles of folded plate technology. Dorma Door Controls can be contacted at or call tel 020 8558 8411. Contact Birds Portchmouth Russum by e-mail at or on tel 020 7613 1777.

Milliken Carpet has commissioned Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, founders of fashion label Red or Dead, to design a range of contract carpet tiles. 'Comfortable Concrete', shown here, is the first of five designs to be launched this summer. Contact Milliken Carpet on tel 01942 826073.

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