Always a scene stealer, Yellow Diva has brought out a new range of furniture: the contract T Series and the W Series, a new domestic line.
Shown here are WC1 and WO1, a mobile chair and small ottoman. Pieces can be ordered in an unlimited variety of coverings. With these new series, Yellow Diva's characteristic 'body shapes' appear to be moving towards a machined aesthetic. Machines for sitting on?
To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Alvar Aalto, Artek, the company set up by Aalto to produce his designs, has launched limited editions of his Tea Trolley 900 and the fan-legged X603 stool in a slightly enlarged form so that it can double as a table. The pieces will carry a centenary marking and are available from Coexistence (tel: 0171 354 8817). The stool costs £220 plus VAT , the trolley £1009 plus VAT .
The theme of textile artist Jennie Moncur's wall-hanging for the main entrance to Milton House, in the City, is based on Paradise Lost . Moncur's inspiration for the 6000 x 3000mm wall-hanging came from the building's connection with the poet Milton and its location in the street named after him. Contrasting shapes and vibrant colours - hand-gun tufting was used to achieve fabric density - depict the landscapes of Heaven, Eden and Hell and the struggle between the forces of good and evil. The building has been radically refurbished by architect Sheppard Robson for Development Securites and Commerz Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft.
LONDON DESIGN WEEK 1998 A co-ordination of three events: Living Design London, Chelsea Harbour Spring Week and Chelsea Design Week. Specially arranged transport will link the three venues - Battersea Park, Chelsea Harbour and the main streets of Chelsea. The dates are 22-25 March (public day 25 March). A series of lectures, seminars and demonstrations will take place at Chelsea Harbour. Further information from Lara Grylls PR, tel: 0171 352 5674.