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Newly-formed design company Idaho has just launched its Morse aluminium tile range. The four main designs can be assembled into an infinite number of configurations, and the smaller tiles allow further options and flexibility. Suitable for interior or exterior use, the tiles are available from Idaho on tel 01372 378120.

Zumtobel Staff Lighting is holding its uk launch of Orea at Spectrum, which takes place next month. Orea is aimed primarily at the specification market, to those designers looking for a more appealing and contemporary solution to office lighting. Contact Zumtobel Staff Lighting on tel 020 8589 1800. Spectrum takes place 17-20 May at the Commonwealth Institute, London (tickets tel 0870 751 1479).

For serious collectors of twentieth-century design, Design Trilogy Part II takes place at Phillips on 16 May, addressing the cultures and forms of avant-garde movements throughout the century. Two rare studies of the Sparkassen Pavillion by Walter Drexel are included and this Ron Arad 'a.y.o.r.' chair is expected to fetch between £14,000 and £16,000. Contact Phillips on tel 020 7495 0227 for more information.

Ansel Thompson's 'Sofa' can be seen at recently opened cybercafe Nutopia. Construction process and materials are a closely guarded secret, but we are told that the materials are similar to that of a Formula 1 racing car, incorporating fibre-optic lights. Contact Ansel Thompson on tel 020 7278 7202.

Chris Wight produces bone china window panels, tiles and screens, creating designs that emphasise the delicate translucency of the material and are suitable for private as well as large-scale architectural commissions. Wight can be contacted on tel 01636 815905.

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