Spotlight on: Carmen Almon

American Artist Carmen Almon makes the most exquisite hyper-real botanical structures. And far from being delicate models, her pieces are made from sturdy and durable wire and copper, fashioned into the most meticulous detail.  Artificial flowers have gained popularity in recent years, as technological advances make them more realistic and affordable, but Almon’s creations are […]

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Stunning Bespoke Embroidery Art

New Designers, held every year in the Business Design Centre in Islington is a fantastic platform for up-and-coming talent. We go every year in search of fresh, innovative designs and emerging trends. This year we were particularly taken by the intricate work of Bristol based textile artist Jacky Puzey, whose digital embroidery and layers of laser-cut […]

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Commissioning Art

At Kia Designs, previously blogged about how to design a room around a piece of art, now we’re going to focus on the opposite – commissioning a bespoke piece to match the room. Finding art to dress a room after you’ve completed the design can be one of the most pleasurable parts of finishing off your […]

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What is an Interior Design Survey?

What is an interior design survey? An interior design survey is the process of taking measurements and pictures of the site so that the designer can prepare a design scheme tailored to that particular property. During the process, we take measurements of walls and doors, as well as radiators, windows and all the other fixings. […]

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Spotlight on: Chuck Elliott

Art, some people ‘get it’ some don’t.  For our clients art is extremely personal, it can make or break a project.  Specifying items that pull together a design scheme can be extremely rewarding, we have even had artwork created specifically to pull together the colours of a room (you can read that here, Creating A […]

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Floating Bed Design

Designing A Bedroom Around Art

This design is one of our most talked about designs, maybe because we came at it from the idea of Designing A Bedroom Around Art.  It is visually stunning whist also providing the clients with storage and the space they needed within this compact bedroom. The artwork above the bed is often a piece that […]

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Longest Continuous Wooden Sculpture In The World

Traditional wooden sculptures can often be impressive, the determination to turn a single piece of wood in to art is often inspiring however Zheng Chunhui has taken this art form to a new level.  Zheng Chunhui has spent four years transforming a 12 foot long tree trunk into a detailed replica of  famous traditional Chinese painting […]

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Artwork That Grabs You

Artwork is extremely subjective, the style the colours, the media and the content all need to speak to the person viewing it.  So when I saw these stunning pieces pop up in my email I just had to share them with you. They are by the artist Alicia Dubnyckyj and they are, of course, of […]

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Glimpse In To A Current Project

Cyclone console table by Villiers Brothers… okay so this is not simply a console table, it is in fact a piece of art.  As described by my client it reminded him of something that would be created by Anish Kapoor (high praise!) Cannot wait to see it go in the entrance hall, it is going […]

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