There is less than a month to go until 100% Design, the UK's leading contemporary interior design fair. Visitors will have a chance to see the latest products from more than 450 exhibitors, visit the AJ small projects exhibition and attend a range of related events. The AJ seminar, which will take place at 6pm on 25 September, will concentrate on tiny buildings which have made a big impact.Philip Gumuchdjian will present 'Think Tank', the hideaway which he designed for David Puttnam on the southern coast of Ireland; and Charlie Sutherland of Sutherland Hussey Architects and artist Donald Urquhart will discuss their collaboration on the Tiree Shelter in the Inner Hebrides. Both buildings have won RIBA awards.
The seminar will be followed by the AJ/100% Design architects evening, to which all AJ readers are invited.
Invitations, which will be sent out in the 11 September issue of the AJ, entitle you to a free beer at the party and a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes shown here and overleaf.
The AJ is giving away two tickets to the Stirling Prize dinner and awards ceremony along with an overnight stay in the exclusive Veuve Cliquot suite at the stylish and contemporary Hotel du Vin Bristol, a magnificent conversion of a Grade IIlisted warehouses (pictured) into dramatic loft-style rooms. The prize includes breakfast and lunch for two with wines selected by the sommelier. The Stirling Prize ceremony, which will be televised by Channel 4, takes place on Saturday 11 October at Explore@Bristol, designed by Wilkinson Eyre. Tickets for the Stirling Prize dinner are priced at £141 each and are always in demand.
Total prize value: £600
Propello is a virtually silent fan from Black + Blum. Made in conjunction with Johnson Electric, which supplied the ballbearing motor, Propello is made from polished and sand-blasted aluminium and has soft natural rubber blades. It even comes with a nifty reusable storage tin.
Prize value: £80
The irreverent ShipShape multi-functional storage unit has been designed by Shin & Tomoko Azumi for Isokon. It is made from birch veneer and, at 400mm in height, the ShipShape provides a compact and stylish solution to those lazy weekend garden breakfasts.
Prize value: £250
The Light Cube, from Dornbracht's range of Meta Plasma units, offers interiors a vibrant splash of colour. The light-gathering transparent material is called 'Lisa'and allows the corners to shine with varying degrees of brightness depending on the level of incident light.
Prize value: £177
Aduki is the latest addition to Mathmos Mobiles' range of portable kinetic lights. It has a chrome-plated metal base and its soft thermoplastic shell houses LEDs which move through a variety of kaleidoscopic colours.
Using a cord, Aduki can be hung just about anywhere, indoors and out. Prize value: £35 You can't quite eat it but the Chocolate Biscuit Coffee Table from Pad Living, a company that counts 'retro-fetishists' in its fanclub, is still rather fun.Designed by Webster and Newbury, the table combines a laminated surface with a striking and durable tubular steel frame.
Prize value: £300
The powerful 2 x 200W RMS micro hi-fi system donated by Philips Lighting will appeal to those who like their noise very loud indeed. It has 50 hours of MP3-CD music, a five CD changer and MP3 playback. It also features advanced sound settings, boost bass and a USB PC link.Groovy.
Prize value: £250
Designed by Philippe Starck, the Slick Slick is an indoor/ outdoor stackable chair made by XO and available from Viaduct.
Manufactured by a special process whereby gas and foam are injected into a mould, the Slick Slick is strong and flexible with plenty of support.
Prize value: £50
Oliver Hemming has been doing interesting things with steel since he left art school, and the Nio collection is considered a contemporary classic. Made from polished stainless steel and with a matt black PPS heat-resistant handle, the Nio Teapot is a striking addition to any kitchen.
Prize value: £62
Made from nickel-plated brass and finished with a hammered effect, the Silver fire bowl from Gelfire will be a talking point in any room or exterior setting.Bowls use an organic, nopetroleum gel which burns without smoke, is non-flaring and, we are assured, completely safe.Prize value: £149 The Roman numerals on first-time exhibitors' John Harding and Andrew Wootton's innovative wall-clock are created by one continuous cut of a laser.
Made from aluminium and finished in a matt-satin effect, the Laser Clock is a stylish addition to homes, foyers or offices.
Prize value: £75
25-28 September at Earls Court 2, London.
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