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new kit on the BLOCK

new kit on the BLOCK

Isn’t it funny how coincidences seem to line up like dominoes waiting to be knocked down? I recently visited Spring fair in Birmingham on a research and buying mission on behalf of the various companies I work for and met the clever design company Block Design. A week later I got an email from Block telling me I had won a selection of their products in a competition run by Elle Decoration VIP club. I was impressed by their range of simple but brightly coloured homewares so it was an absolute treat to have won my own selection.

My standout favourite is the magazine rack, in its utterly palatable pastel colourways it slides seamlessly into our homes. The wire construction has an engineered appeal but the softened colour coating brings it back down to true domesticity.

The solid acrylic type design of the other products are not as modern as you may at first think, they hark back to art deco style solid chunky cut glassware but with much more colour. The table lighter may be an outdated concept but its got such appeal, just keep it for the scented candles instead of the fags! Maybe I’m just being nostalgic.