Expertise should be shared. This is one of our core beliefs and also that of our client ARCHITECT@WORK.  That’s why this global architectural trade show doesn’t just host the latest in product and material innovations, but provides a platform for a series of expert talks for visitors.  We wanted to capture the passion of some […]

  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 […]

Twenty structures and fourteen product designs have been selected for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards are free to enter and aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand B05, Hall T2), Old Truman Brewery, 21st-24th September.

On the sofa with

Jasmin Sohi

Date
July 24, 2017
Associate Architect, dRMM
What they do:
Architecture
What we do for client:
Business Development, Creative Collaboration, Public Relations

National cancer support charity Maggie’s has just opened Maggie’s Centre Oldham, in Greater Manchester, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) using American tulipwood. This Maggie’s Centre is one of the most important developments in a decade of research and development by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) into structural timber innovation. It will transform the way architects and engineers approach timber, and will signal a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction. We caught up with Jasmin Sohi, Associate Architect from de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM), who led the project team that constructed Maggie’s Oldham.  

Makers for Selfridges featured in March issue of Elle Deco

Date
February 02, 2017
What they do:
Product Design
What we do for client:
Business Development

Elle Decoration has featured  Makers for Selfridges, the homeware collection curated by Friends & Co for Oxford Street’s iconic department store, in its Small Spaces, Big Ideas issue, which is out now. The collection proved very popular over the festive season and is still on sale on the fourth floor.        

On the sofa with

Khai Foo

Date
January 30, 2017
Founder and Director of Paloform, high-design fireplaces and fire pits brand
What they do:
Product Design
What we do for client:
Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

Khai Foo founded high-spec, high-design fire pits and fireplaces brand Paloform in 2010. Paloform has become the leading manufacturer of fireplace solutions for private homes, condominiums, hotel lobbies and restaurants throughout the world, and is Friends&Co’s latest client. Clean, geometric lines and restrained elegance result in spectacular, Zen-like design statements that complement contemporary architecture, interiors, gardens and patios, and evoke ease and relaxation.

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