Bluescape from Haworth - The future is here

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Bluescape from Haworth - The future is here

Our world today is split into two. The one we walk about in and the other where all of our work is stored, our information is filed, and our business takes place; the omnipresent ‘cloud’.

Bluescape set out to take this mass of folders, laid out like endless Russian dolls full of files, and make it visual, collaborative and even tactile. Imagine your desk, covered in documents, pictures and notes - you can move things around with a sweep of your finger and scribble across anything as it pops into your mind. What Bluescape have done is make that desk as big as 160 rugby pitches and accessible to anyone with an internet connection and a password. Usable on any phone, tablet or computer, people can collaborate in the same work space, editing in real time, working together and pooling information.

The real ‘showstoppers’ here are the enormous interactive boards the size of home cinema screens. They enable you to use two hands to zoom around the workspace, organising and creating content on something taken straight out of a Sci-fi film and put right into tomorrow’s meeting room.

The Day2 team were invited to an intimate afternoon at Haworth’s ever-impressive Clerkenwell showroom, led by Bluescape’s Vice President Products and Marketing, Nicholas Brown.

After an eye-opening presentation, we were all able to have a play ourselves on the 85 inch screen acting as a window to the vast workspace. I am sure everyone had the same thought of how impressive this tool would be in a pitch environment, as well as ideas of how it could be used on our own work within the office, as a collaborative tool with endless potential. We walked in as sceptics and came out as converts, dropping hints to our MD as to when we can expect our one here in the Day2 office.

Haworth bought the Californian based tech company when they were just getting up to speed a number of years ago. After booming in America with clients such as the US government and GSK Europe is the next stop and from what I have seen it won’t be long before it’s the must have office item all over London.

Check out the website for more information and even schedule in a live demo. https://bluescape.com/product/

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London Design Festival 2016

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London Design Festival 2016

Since we are now all simmered down after a without a doubt, hectic Design Week, we thought we would share with you a few photos captured during LDF by our team.

The Day2 Team spread out in attempt to visit as much as we could in the time we had as well as juggling our work in the office. We managed to get to Design Junction, V&A, London Design Fair and 100% Design. As you'll probably agree, we only managed to capture a small snippet of London Design Festival but we enjoyed it all the same. Now on to Orgatec!

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Lacon House - Morey Smith

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Lacon House - Morey Smith

We've received these quick clicks from a recently completed project and thought we'd share them with you!

The areas worked on included a main reception as well as a touchdown collaborative space. Morey Smith put together a perfect mix of monochrome, natural and bold colours with the porcelain tiled flooring.

The furniture chosen in this project include Arflex, Norr11, Sancal, Vitra, Naughtone and James Burleigh.

The clean cut metal bench pictured was by FSM. Chosen to perfectly work with the porcelain floor. 

To see more of what we've been working on, check out our Projects page!

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Day2 win Furniture Provider of the Year for the second year running!

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Day2 win Furniture Provider of the Year for the second year running!

To our delight, Day2 were selected to be Furniture Provider of the Year at the 2016 Mixology Awards...

Attending the event this year after winning the title at last year's Mixology Awards, Day2 were prepared to hand over the crown to one of our worthy contenders.

However when Day2's name was unexpectedly called out we were thoroughly taken aback... as you can see from Design Manager, Guy Walsh's face looking at the award in disbelief.

We are absolutely thrilled and would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who helped us get here. Another year of hard work by our ever-growing team has paid off and we look forward to more very exciting and busy years ahead.

 

 

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Mixology Shortlist - Furniture Provider of the Year

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Mixology Shortlist - Furniture Provider of the Year

That time of year has come round again and we are delighted to announce that, for the second year running, we have been selected as a finalist for Mixology Award 'Furniture Provider of the Year.'

Together as a team we have followed up a brilliant 2014/2015 with another excellent year. To be nominated again is a great honour.

Now looking forward to another great evening at Billingsgate!

 

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Milan Design Week 2016

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Milan Design Week 2016

Day2 visit Salone Internazionale Del Mobile for Milan Design Week

 

Finally, we have been able to write a small post about the Day2 trip to the 2016 Salone Internazionale Del Mobile!

BUSY as Milan Design Week always is, it was another hugley successful Italian trip to see what the lovely furniture manufacturers worldwide have to offer.  We wanted to put ALL of our pictures up here (as there was so much to see) but it felt like we were overloading you a bit... so we've decided to put up just a few of our favourites and a couple of trends that we noticed while we were out there. Enjoy! And to see more images nip over to Pinterest.

Trend: Forestry. One of the most obvious visuals that stuck out on a majority of stands this year was greenery! The resurgence of the very 1970s trend of house plants and florals was definitely prominent at this years Salone.

We love this new collection of the Catifa 46 by Arper this year with a polished plastic back in a 'soft yet complex palette' available in colours - rose, petrol, yellow, ivory and smoke. All can be paired or contrasted an array of fabrics and frames.

The Arper stand was also showcasing an array of exciting new products/variations for the Meety, Yop and Parentisit which we were big fans of.

Trend: Luminous/Bright colours. Throughout many of the stands we visited, there was a real push for brightly coloured furniture. Especially noticable was in these images of Meritalia with their very colourful modular seating, Moroso with their almost ethnic collection by Tord Boontje and Kartell with their surreal salon of colour.

Another item that we were a particular fan of (as well as the lovely couple having a snooze on it in our picture) was the Moroso Belt sofa by Patricia Urquiola. The sofa is made up of folded cushions held together by knitted belts.

'Urquiola's aptly named Belt range comprises large fabric-upholstered cushions that double over to form the sofa backs.' Read more about the range.

Trend: Linnear/woven. As you can see from the amount of pictures we have of this, it was particularly prominent throughout the show, particularly in Moroso with their ethnic influences. Other linnear trends stuck out through Gebrueder Thonet Vienna with their woven Hideout Chair, Fermob and Alias showed a variety of linear indoor and outdoor furniture aswell as Lammhults with their Dexter stool.

Another couple of products we had to mention was the Lofoten modular system by Casamania (pictured left). It looked like a new take on Ben Grimm and we like it just as much if not more! Another product we are a fan of and have specified many times before was the Tiptoe sofa by Sancal (pictured right). Sancals stand was set in a soft 'Space Age' 'Futura' style. Read more about it here.

Last but certainly not least we paid a visit to the Walter Knoll stand displaying their range of a new take on an old classic collection. Huge fans of their sleek lines and beautiful finishes, they were, as usual, on point with this year's stand. Items which stood out to us were their new 375 single seater and sofa, extendable table (pictured far right) and the classic Heely chair in blue velvet (pictured middle right)

Click here to see more images of what they had on display.

 

As mentioned above, to see more of our images taken at the show take a look at our Pinterest Page!

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Mix Interiors Magazine

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Mix Interiors Magazine

Day2 feature in the February 2016 issue of Mix Interiors.

Be sure to pick up the February copy of Mix Interiors Magazine (if you haven't already) for the full low-down on the finest dealers in the industry.  Day2 features with what we have been up to over the past 12 months, big wins from Mixology 2015 to big projects like British Land, as well as key moments and how we are moving forward in 2016.

Our Managing Director Jim Meier also features; talking about what the most important thing we offer to our clients, other than brilliant service.

Pick up a copy today to find out more about us and the industry. The report not only talks about individual dealers it also shows some key market stats and some inside opinions from the biggest and best.

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Project Update - Jupiter Asset Management

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Project Update - Jupiter Asset Management

Day2 complete installation of furniture for Jupiter Asset Management's new London HQ at the landmark ZigZag Building in Victoria.

Day2 have recently completed the installation of a wide ranging furniture package for Jupiter Asset Management. Working closely with the design team from HLW International, Day2 provided a complete furniture consultancy service, from specification development and value engineering through to project management and installation.

A major aim of the project was to provide easily accessible collaborative spaces for Jupiter's staff to get away from the open plan work space to refresh and meet informally. This was achieved through the creation of the 'bow-tie breakouts' (named after their footprint on plan) in the centre of the floor-plate, breaking up the main open plan areas. It was a real pleasure to visit the space after occupation and find these spaces buzzing with activity and visibly engaged staff!

A particular highlight of the new office is a stunning suite of front of house meeting rooms on the 9th floor, offering awesome views across London. Day2 worked with the design team at Opus Magnum to develop a bespoke flexible table system to accommodate the client's complex AV connectivity requirements. The tables are complemented by Brunner's sleek and stylish Fina conference chair.

We are delighted to have been involved in such a successful project and wish Jupiter all the best in their new home!

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Day2 visit Stockholm Furniture Fair

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Day2 visit Stockholm Furniture Fair

Day2 Furniture Consultant Iain Robinson has returned from Sweden's capital city sharing with us the highlights of Stockholm Furniture Fair...

The past few years have seen a rise in Scandinavian design, which was particularly prominent at this years design show.  Particular highlights included the usual culprits with new product launches from Fritz Hansen, Carl Hansen and Hay with their Palissade collection. Along with other furniture and lighting brands such as +Halle and their Nest Collection, Lammults with their Attach table and Penne chair. Other brands which really stood out include the blending of brand new product and the resurection of the older from Gubi and the bright colours and bold shapes from Bla Station.

We got an incredibly good feeling about Stockholm this year and like London is getting busier every year. Having an international aesthetic that is so easily transferred worldwide is making Stockholm, like London, somewhere where we can seek out inspiration on so many different levels. We will be returning next year to see the how it has evolved.

In the meantime, see below a few products which caught our eye. Enjoy!

Bla Station

Bla Station

Arki Table by Pedrali

Arki Table by Pedrali

Vestre

Vestre

+Halle Nest Collection

+Halle Nest Collection

Lammults Penne Chair

Lammults Penne Chair

Adea

Adea

Gubi

Gubi

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Aimée visits Bilbao!

Back in November 2015 our lovely A&D support, Aimée, was invited to visit the prestigious Basque Living event in Bilbao, Spain. A great short trip thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who was lucky enough to go along. On her return she filled us all in on everything she saw, so we thought we'd share that with you...

The group, largely made up of architects, designers and furniture consultants were introduced to a variety of new products and some new manufacturer names; most of which are now very much being specified on our current jobs. A name that particularly stood out is Treku, who just so happened to be the ones who kindly sent the invitation, we were particularly impressed with their innovative modular storage solutions.

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Other names which we were impressed by were Sellex and their Fast tables, with rapidly interchangeable tops. Aimée told us, “The Fast tables are brilliantly versatile, it was great to see a flip top table designed in such a unique way”. Other names included Enea and their Lotus chair, B-lux lighting and Ondaretta, all of which are now considered for upcoming and current projects. 

As well as enjoying the design and furniture scene, Aimée was able to see the wonderful city of Bilbao. Taken on 2 architectural tours around the city; Aimée was able to see the sites from the Guggenheim Museum to major architectural transformations in the Ensanche and not to mention the lovely surprise pieces of sculptural art (Salvador Dali for example) dotted around the city. Even simply seeing how much the architecture housing the transporation systems has improved in both the airport and the underground was impressive. The whole trip was rounded off with fantastic company and spoilt with 10 course tapas meals and lots of fine wine!

These are just a few of the pictures that Aimee took on her trip however we will be showing some more on Twitter and Instagram in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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New year, New website!

A very Happy New Year to you and welcome to our brand new website!

A discussion that has been going on over 2015 to create a visual hub for the rapidly expanding Day2 brand, is finally online. We are now proud to present to you the result which will gradually develop and grow with the company.

Regularly updated with our latest projects and news, there is always something going on. Whether this be updating the blog with upcoming events, new projects we have won, sneek pictures of furniture designs we are working on or simply adding to our extensive suppliers list, which just keeps on growing.

We really hope you enjoy using the website as much as we do! 2016 here we come!

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Day2 launch #bestofbritish furniture campaign

Day 2 have embarked on a new mini project; having worked with some of Britain's best designers, we feel some recognition is in order for these iconic works, past and present.

We will be posting weekly with the hashtag #BestOfBritish with projects that we have either found, admired or worked on, new products launched by British brands or simply suggestions made by the British public.

We're looking forward to seeing the result and for lots of people to get involved. Weekly Tweet Chats will take place and will begin very soon (stay tuned on Day2's twitter page for all the details) and we can really get into a debate of what you think is Best Of British design. - See more at: http://day2.co.uk/Day-2-launch-Best-Of-British-Furniture-Campaign/-b37#sthash.xh4V0dOR.dpuf


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