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Pantone Colours Over the Last Decade

Posted on 14 Nov, 2022

Each year Pantone announces its Colour of the Year, a particular shade (or, sometimes, a pair of complementary colours) that they believe will be a standout in fashion, interior design, graphic design and other lifestyle industries over the coming twelve months. As the leading colour experts in the world of design, thanks to their revolutionary Pantone Matching System, they know what they are talking about.

For 2023, the Pantone Colour of the Year is going to be Digital Lavender – a warm, moody, and enveloping hue that builds upon the previous year’s winner, Very Peri. Digital Lavender is a neutral colour that is gender-inclusive, incorporating traditionally feminine hues such a blush pink with an infusion of dark blue to provide an edge to the colour.

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British Furniture Design

Posted on 13 Apr, 2021

When British furniture is mentioned, the first things that may spring to mind are vintage chesterfield sofas, antique wooden wardrobes, or mahogany dressers. It is synonymous with class, elegance, restraint, and tradition. 

As we move forward to more contemporary design movements, the UK's design industry has welcomed a new wave of modern craftsmanship by combining the usage of high-quality materials, technology, and innovative designs with traditional cabinet making. Here are some of the best British designers that you need to know about and their origins, style, and iconic products.

Nina Campbell

Initially, a veteran of luxury British interior design, Nina Campbell's furniture considers factors that were mis... Continue reading >

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Design Books to Read in 2021

Posted on 22 Dec, 2020

A career in interior design can be fun and intellectually rewarding, it can also be a very challenging career choice that offers you the amazing satisfaction of creating beautiful and attractive spaces and rooms.

Interior design is an excellent choice for anyone looking to use their creativity, love for art, spatial awareness, eye for colour, and technical design skills to create unique and appealing designs. We have been searching around for great books on the subject and have come up with these top reads.

Biophilia: You + Nature + Home: Sally Coulthard

Biophilia is the hot new word in interior design. It refers to a love for nature and living things. This fantastic book by Sally Coulthard explores the benefi... Continue reading >

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5 Kitchen Gadgets with Great Designs

Posted on 22 Jul, 2020

Product design is a competitive market. Every designer in the business is trying to create something innovative that combines aesthetic appeal with functionality. Here are just some striking examples of kitchen gadgets that caught our eye with their exciting design.

Ordine by Adriano Design

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Brighten up with a Lighting Design Job

Posted on 25 Mar, 2020

In light (excuse the pun!) of this awful and worrying situation we find ourselves in, we wanted to write a blog with a cheerier note and give us something to think about whilst we wait for our lives to return to some form of normality.   

The clocks move forward on Sunday and the days will be longer but lighting can be one of those things that we take for granted. Though it's what we see by, it tends to go unnoticed or, at the very least, unremarked upon. And yet, it cannot be understated just how important a part lighting plays in our everyday lives and the field of lighting design is an exciting one where you can make a huge impact on your environment.

From bars and restaurants, to galleries and museums; from shop displays and corporate events to the comfort o... Continue reading >

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Advice in Negotiating a Pay Rise

Posted on 23 Jan, 2020

There comes a time for many of us when we start to feel that we are not being sufficiently compensated for the work we do. Many of us find asking for a pay rise an awkward affair, preferring to go with the flow rather than rock the boat.

 It needn’t be that way however. If you believe you deserve to be paid more, here are a few tips to help you negotiate one with your manager:

1. Be prepared

Check out the salaries for other jobs that match your current role to see where your salary falls. Put together examples of how your work has contributed to the performance of your team, or the bottom line of  your company. Make a note of your recent achievements, added responsibilities that you have taken on and more that you now feel ready to face. Whateve... Continue reading >

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Spotlight on Household Designer Names

Posted on 03 Apr, 2019

The design world exists and impacts on so many aspects of our lives, from the mobile phones we use to the clothes we wear. Most of the time this is done so unobtrusively that we are not aware of the amount of thought, effort and skill that has gone into it.

An example is when visiting a hotel lobby, a guest may be impressed by the opulence, but we might not consider how this has been achieved. The mixture of textures, use of colour and carefully structured layout may well go over their head, but the experience that the designer wishes to create is conveyed all the same. In this way, designers are not often known outside the industry, though they may be very successful.

At Careers in Design, we love matching up clients and candidates to form long-... Continue reading >

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