The Brits Who Built the Modern World exhibition to launch London’s new Architecture Gallery

February 2014 has seen the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) open a brand new gallery at its Art Deco headquarters in central London. The opening exhibition, The Brits Who Built the Modern World, which runs from 13 February – 27 May 2014, tells the story of how a single generation of exceptional architects – […]



Design Museum announces nominations for Designs of the Year 2014

The Design Museum has recently unveiled the nominations for the ‘Designs of the Year 2014’. Amongst the total of seventy-six nominated designs are what the the Design Museum describe as ‘Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts, virtual mountain rescue teams, a recoiling mudguard for the discerning cyclist’.



Maison et Objet 2014 – Exhibition Round Up

Maison et Object is one of the calendar’s most celebrated and largest exhibitions for interiors. The Paris based show is a bi-annual event attracting visitors and exhibitors from around the world. The first of the year’s two Paris shows, held in January, was a true spectacle in size and scale. Spanning across five days (24th […]



Heathfield & Co at the 2014 Scottish Interiors Showcase

The Scottish Interiors Showcase has grown to become a hugely popular interiors mini exhibition providing one of the first opportunities in the calendar year for visitors to see the latest product ranges from select range suppliers. Heathfield & Co, one of the best known decorative lighting companies in the UK, are again delighted to support […]



Heathfield & Co interviews Blank Space

New York based architectural platform, ‘Blank Space’ has launched its truly unique ‘Fairy Tales’ contest, described as ‘the world’s first architecture storytelling competition’. In the latest in our interview series we discuss the motives behind the contest, the unusual ambiguity behind Blank Space and the dramatic change of the role of the architect over the […]



Join Heathfield & Co at Maison et Objet, Paris, 24th – 28th January

Join Heathfield & Co at this year’s Maison et Objet exhibition at Paris Nord Villpinte and discover some of our finest new additions to our product ranges. The five day exhibition runs from 24th – 28th January 2014 and promises to be an incredible event with 85,000 predicted visitors. Heathfield & Co will be exhibiting […]



The world’s first architecture storytelling competition: ‘Fairy Tales’

Launched in September last year, the Blank Space’s ‘Fairy Tales’ competition takes a stance on architecture competitions by asking new questions of architects, inviting them to think about architecture in terms of narrative and visuals combined. The response to Fairy Tales has been overwhelming so far, with registered teams in over 25 countries. The jury […]



Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, has announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue […]



Victoria & Albert’s Spring exhibition ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014’

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum will be launching a Spring exhibition entitled The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 (5th April – 27th July) highlighting Italy’s comprehensive contribution to fashion from the end of WWII to the present day. The exhibition will aim to focus on the most central unique elements of the Italian fashion industry. […]



Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform

Design Council announced that it will be leading a consortium to deliver the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) – a project to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe. The project has been co-financed by the European Commission. The EDIP will be delivered over 3 years and aims to accelerate design-driven […]