With the unveiling of the limited edition Egg™ chair and Jaime Hayon's restoration of Arne Jacobsen's original designs in the iconic SAS Royal Hotel, things have been particularly Fritzy of late. To tickle your Tangram fancy this week we thought we'd stick to this main theme but discuss a different Fritz-filled hotel (did someone say alliteration?)

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Exposed light bulbs... We know they've been a prevalent interiors feature for a couple of years now, but particularly so recently. There's definitely a mixed bag of opinions on the trend so we've chosen some images in different settings to try and capture its best light (see what we did there...?)

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2 blog posts in as many days - told you we've been busy! Lots of blog-worthy goings-on.

Mid-September saw the Tangram team visit the London Design Festival which was inspirational as ever. An opportunity to escape our desks and see what's happening in the wider world. London was bubbling with enthusiasm and excitement for all things ‘design’ and we managed to cram in an impressive amount in 2 short days.  Here come the highlights...

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What busy bees we've been this past couple of weeks! This weekend's destination was the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre where Tangram was a proud exhibitor at the Scottish Home Show.

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With the recent introduction of new legislation on blind cords and child safety, we’re focusing on the importance of blind safety.   Blinds are an essential part of many interiors as they provide privacy while still allowing light to shine through and keep the place feeling bright! But... Keeping safe with the correct blinds is equally as important.

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Today's house tour comes to you courtesy of one of our favourite Italian manufacturers. As the only retailer in Scotland to supply B&B Italia, we thought it was only fitting to showcase this stunning rural home decked out in some of the brand's latest pieces.

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The Tangram team have come to find that this summer has sparked a passion for pink. The Milan Furniture Fair  was awash with the on trend colour this year with a subsequent increase in people choosing pink for their interiors... And we can see why!  Be it armchairs, dining chairs or accessories, dusky pink adds a subtle Scandinavian kick to any interior.

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RW104_GruppeMueller produces beautiful furniture using traditional procedures and excellent craftsmanship.

That sentence could apply to any number of manufacturers. What makes Mueller different is that all their products are made out of metal; not just any metal but steel plates welded together by hand and painted with acrylic varnish as used in the car industry. This way Mueller produces a range of vibrant and elegant furniture that will last you for decades.RW_300_2_02

PaulHecker_portrait1One of our favourite blogs for interior inspiration is the Design Files, the perfect place to soak up some Australian design. The home of interior designer Paul Hecker caught our eye because of the beautiful mix of Scandinavian style with sleek, Italian furniture. The effect is a contemporary style that is elegant but still feels at home in a sunny, relaxed environment such as St Kilda, Melbourne.

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silentgliss_02The summer is here! While we are all out enjoying the sunshine and soaking up as much heat as we can, this season can bring some unexpected problems with it. With the sun shining from 4 am till well past 9 pm, many households in Scotland will suddenly find that they actually want to keep the light out.

Summer is the time for blinds and curtains, so you can enjoy the sunshine on your own terms. Here are some useful tips to look out for!

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The corporate work place has seen a dramatic change in attitude within the last few years. The work dynamic has changed, become more relaxed and nurturing, with creative giants such as Apple, Microsoft and Google leading the way. Employee motivation has refocused so that an employee is no longer expected to sit in a cubical with their head down but is encouraged to seek communication, inspiration and enjoyment through their work.

This shift is mirrored in the interior design of offices, as more break out areas are created, vibrant colours are added and nature is brought inside. The new energetic and comfortable workplace is meant to make the employees feel at home, away from home.

interluebke_004_mell_bett_leder_prWe love Interluebke for the quality and elegance of their furniture but also for their amazing product shots. Not many manufacturers go to such lengths to create beautifully staged interiors, and Interluebke is one who gets them spot on. These most recent images were released with the 2014/15 catalogue Coming Home, which introduces their new products from IMM Cologne: the Mell bed and cabinets, the Grid shelving and the Collect storage system. But Studimo won't be pushed aside and stuns with some new looks of its own. Enjoy the eye candy!

cover photoTangram has recently discovered the 3D at Home app  from Montis, which uses new technology to project furniture into your home. To use the Montis app all you need is a tablet or smart phone and the latest catalogue or a printer. The printed sheet or the catalogue serve as dimension controllers, ensuring that the furniture is shown in correct proportion to its environment.

The interface is very user friendly and the digital image is remarkably realistic. Of course we at Tangram could not wait to play with this new toy and quickly projected some Montis furniture into our showroom.                                                                    look how realistic (1)

6a4a7e418db788d9730741a80410f4ffThe 265 light from Flos is one of the many articulated wall lights we have been seeing lately. There is a real trend for these flexible extending lights, but the 265 from Flos has quickly claimed a place in our hearts. It seems to have a unique ability to work in almost any space, with its simple, elegant design.

IMG_0777To celebrate twenty years of Tangram, we threw a party with food, fizz and lots of lovely give-aways. From the Blue Bar in 1995 to the Quartermile Showflats, we have worked on some great projects over the years and met lots of amazing people. Some of these amazing people came to celebrate with us...

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Designed by the Finnish interior magazine Deko as part of the Housing Fair Finland, this home is the epitome of Scandinavian style. The look is dominated by a monochromatic colour scheme with white, black and wood. The furniture channels the same look, adding minimal and functional design. Between the furniture and the high ceiling, the overall effect is one of understated luxury.

The furniture used predominantly to create this look is by the German manufacturer e15. Their Backenzahn stools, a classic e15 design,  are here being used as side tables and the beautiful wooden armchair is the Eugene.

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