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Kate Watson-Smyth

April 13, 2018
Blogger, Author, Journalist

Kate Watson-Smyth is an interiors journalist, blogger, author and runs an interior design consultancy. Kate’s award winning blog, Mad About The House, documents her interior inspiration and insights including our own Makers for Selfridges project. Kate has expanded her blog with a book of the same name, sharing her knowledge on how to confidently decorate your home.  She has also been writing for the national press, including the Independent and Financial Times, for over 15 years, whilst her house is often featured in the likes of Living ETC and The Wall Street Journal.  

  The winners of the Wood Awards 2017, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A. Coastal House, Devon by 6a Architects was awarded the Arnold […]

The winners of the 45th annual Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture & Product Design were announced by design journalist and editor of Crafts magazine, Grant Gibson, on the 22nd November at Carpenters’ Hall. Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners, was awarded the Arnold Laver Gold Award, the winner of winners, […]

Makers for Selfridges

November 15, 2016
What they do:
Furniture, Interior Design
What we do for client:
Business Development

Friends & Co is delighted to announce its first foray into creative collaboration and product development – Makers for Selfridges. Selfridges, the iconic London store on Oxford Street, approached Friends & Co to curate a homeware collection of products made in Britain and designed by independent makers. The collection was to be targeted at both […]

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Annabel Karim Kassar

October 31, 2016
Architect and designer, AKK
What they do:
Architecture, Furniture, Interior Design, Product Design

French-born architect Annabel Karim Kassar founded her architectural practice in Paris in 1994 and has been credited with breathing new life into the Middle East’s most creative capital, Beirut. She is currently working on major architectural projects in Lebanon and the UAE and hospitality and interior projects in the UAE, London and Paris.

During London Design Festival 2016, The Aram Gallery will present Blend, a solo exhibition by Raw Color. The Eindhoven-based interdisciplinary design studio will show a range of products, experiments and installations that relate to its research in colour. The title Blend also refers to the various media across which the studio works: photography, textile, interactive […]

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