September, 2011

  • Clients, readers, prospective clients and friends of ours will have no doubt heard us harping on in recent times about a new trend that has inspired us; we have coined this new design trend as “Industrially Rustic”. Other sources simply refer to it as being industrial design or rustic design, either of which is appropriate but we enjoy the fusion of these two principals. […]

  • September 27, 2011

    The reality of working as an Interior Architect / Designer for a large retail firm is that your scope of creativity can often be hindered by brand design principals and guidelines. With this is mind we have to come up with constant new ways to create atmosphere and interactive spaces that are innovative or unique but find the correct balance so as not to […]

  • The winners of the 2011 HI-MACS® Design competition organized by LG Hausys Europe have been announced at a ceremony during the 100% Design show in London. The eight finalists in the two categories, professional and student, were all at the exhibition, where their designs – fabricated in real size by Global Vacuum Presses were all on show. The winner in the professional category was […]

  • September 25, 2011

    Rarely has there been a project that has caused so much division and contention at EMquarters than today’s feature project, which is why we felt we had to share it on our blog, to get your feedback or help us to gain a general consensus of opinion on the project. The two schools of thought that largely sum up the attitude towards this project […]

  • September 24, 2011

    Below is the latesest press release from our friends at HI-MACS in Switzerland concerning the The HI-MACS® House in Bavaria. As this is an incredibly long blog post we felt it best to put the images first.   A House, An Acrylic Stone And A Vision! A house where people can recover from the stresses of everyday life, situated right in the middle of […]

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    September 21, 2011

    Who doesn’t love a good pizza? With pizza being one of the worlds most loved foods it’s quite puzzling to think that there are not many pizza parlor designs out there than stand out as being unique or a step away from the norm. When we think of pizzeria designs its hard not to automatically draw our minds to the clichéd image of red […]

  • September 20, 2011

    We have all heard the expression that “not everything that glitters is golden” our project today does not glitter but it certainly is golden, and that is official. The Founding Farmers Restaurant in Washington DC is one of a view rare examples of a high-end restaurant that has been awarded Gold LEED rating. Amidst talks of carbon credits, energy bills and other popular environmental […]

  • September 18, 2011

    Interior Design with a sense of humor inevitably leads to vastly more creative concepts than those hindered by rigid obstructions such as company policy, governmental regulations and landlord constraints. A worry with taking a concept and giving it a humorous edge can be that it can lack credibility or alienate customers. A project that gets the balance right by creating a fresh concept with […]

  • September 15, 2011

    Being retail interior designers we are always interested in keeping an eye on the local retail market, latest projects and new store designs. With this in mind we leapt at an invitation from the guys at Mojo PR to check out the new Virgin Megastore opening at The Dubai Mall yesterday.  At this point it would be remiss of me not to mention our […]

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    September 14, 2011

    We came across this article earlier today on Dezeen and thought that this is a concept that is just way too cool to not blog about. Before we get to the project at hand, let me paint a scenario. You are flying to Dublin on KLM Airways and you have to have a stopover in Schiphol after a 7 hour flight from Dubai, the […]

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