Curve at London Design Week 2014

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Last week Ben was in London progressing our interior project in Surrey. While he was there he got the opportunity to visit Chelsea Harbour Design Centre for London Design Week. Highlights included the Tatler seminar featuring one of our favourites at the moment, Jessica Zoob for Romo – also new products at Porta Romana, new collection ‘Folie’ from Cole and Son, catching up with Poliform and Simpsons Mirrors.

Ben also managed to get an invite to the launch party of the new Ralph Lauren shop at One New Bond Street which was a great chance to see the fantastic home collection. He was also especially excited to meet yacht design hero Terence Disdale, recent recipient of the 2014 ShowBoats Design Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Uppermill .. before and after.

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Last year Curve were appointed to work on the complete refurbishment of this fabulous house in Uppermill, Saddleworth. This was a dream project for Curve, being in one of our favourite locations to work. There was also a personal connection, as the client was Ben’s uncle’s colleague all the way from Houston, Texas!

Georgie and Ben took the project from the initial stages of planning a whole new layout to the house, totally stripped back the interior and refitted to include a beautiful hand made kitchen, new bathrooms and an attic recording studio. Each room was decorated and furnished, right down to the last details of lighting design and window treatments.

The new interior provided a perfect palette for the client’s eclectic collection of artwork and artifacts from around the world. The project is now completed and will be featured in full in our portfolio later this Spring .. for now we thought you’d like to see these snaps of how the house looked ‘before and after’ Curve got involved!

Meet the Designer: Jessie

Welcome to our brand new feature ‘Meet the Designer.’

It was Jessie’s idea to write a blog feature to introduce you to our design team in an informal way, so you can find out a little more about the fab team of people we have here at Curve. So, we asked her to go first …

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How did you come to be working at Curve?

I chanced my arm .. walked in the doors of the Curve studio and explained why I should work here!

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic, vintage, alternative, unique, bold.

What is your dream interior design project?

A vintage style boutique bedroom, or maybe a nightclub, bar and party room!

What do you feel is your biggest achievement working at Curve?

Completion of a fab apartment project in St George’s Church, Castlefield.

And your favourite moment?

Going to Milan for design week.

What are your favourite products, brands and designers?

Zaha Hadid, Moroso, Penny Seume, Boco do Lobo.

What is your first choice of radio station in the studio?

6 Music!

What is your favourite building in Manchester?

Longford art deco cinema in Stretford

Aside Manchester, what is your favourite city?

Milan

Favourite after work cocktail?

Pina Colada

Thank you Jessie – Jess is currently involved in designing a show home for PH Properties’ beautiful new development in Mellor, the design of a city centre apartment Deansgate, Manchester, phase 2 of Gelli Gynan hall in Wales and the design of brand new premises for Purple Wifi in Ashton.