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Wall Art: From Bare to Insta-worthy

Wall Art: From Bare to Insta-worthy

PENSON team was keen to be part of Northmodern in Copenhagen last week. In a nutshell, it is a bi-annual trade fair for design industry professionals, buyers, journalists and general public. You can expect to see everything from contract furniture, bed linen and scented candles to experimental student work, independent labels and carpenters. In this hub of beautifulness,...
Don't be square!

Don’t be square!

DON’T BE SQUARE . BE ROUND! Because a circle’s circumference provides the largest edge-to-area efficiency when compared to a rectangle or any other shape, HOTCAKES.com project tables are 20% more efficient in the take-up of office floor space, when compared with any other shape of desk. This brings many spatial benefits, such as freeing-up floor...
Let's talk about where you eat

Let’s talk about where you eat

How many times in the past week have you had your lunch in peace – without checking notifications or attempting to respond to emails? How often have you had your lunch away from your desk? If you’re not sure, you should listen to what some scientists have to say. They call us a generation of mindless eaters as most of our calorie...
Walls or no walls?

Walls or no walls?

We are big fans of open plan offices, so much so that most of our projects aim to break up walls and create flexible spaces without barriers. Crumbling those pesky cubicles lead to better communication, encourage collaboration and improve speed of work. It’s no surprise that more and more modern agencies are embracing this open-office...
New Project | UKTV

New Project | UKTV

How often do you go to a meeting and one of your directors is discussing the idea of having a 50ft-high Emo with its head poking out the top floor as it stands tall between two floors and explaining it is because UKTV don’t bury their heads in the sand??? Well in the end they didn’t...
Stockholm Furniture Fair | Trends 15/16

Stockholm Furniture Fair | Trends 15/16

This year saw the return of ever popular Stockholm Furniture Fair. Since its first fair in 1951, it has grown into what is generally considered as one of the two top-notch furniture fairs in Europe – the other one being Salone del Mobile in Milan. SFF for interior designers, purchasers, architects and enthusiasts is like...
Upcoming Design Events. Part I

Upcoming Design Events. Part I

As a team of interior designers we always look for opportunities to take a sneak peek at tomorrow’s trendy creations.  And how could we not? New technology and innovative ideas inspire us to create intelligent, beautiful and tailored designs PENSON is known for. With this in mind, this week we decided to share our favourite major design...
PENSON's Pick: Home library

PENSON’s Pick: Home library

You’ve started wearing your thick pyjamas with long sleeves. You go to work in the pitch black, you come home in the pitch black. Every borough has a Christmas market; and 10 degrees is considered a heat wave ….  It’s official – Wintertime is here. I greet December with mixed emotions: firstly sad about how horrible and grey...
“The Master of Glow” has gone to “Gods Own Junkyard”

“The Master of Glow” has gone to “Gods Own Junkyard”

This week we heard the sad news that Chris Bracey passed away aged 59 after losing his battle to cancer. Chris Bracey was the founder of Gods Own Junkyard, a known for designing iconic neon lights he transform neon signage into an art form. He became a well know British artist creating and designing some...
Did you see us last night on The Apprentice - no deadwood with us!! "We’re hired!"

Did you see us last night on The Apprentice – no deadwood with us!! “We’re hired!”

The 2014 BBC The Apprentice will be remembered for Lord Sugar removing the ‘deadwood’ and without doubt no one will forget when he fired three candidates in one episode. Last night Lord Sugar’s task was to set up an online channel, which will go viral and gain millions of hits. As this was an internet...
Translating LFW Trends To Design

Translating LFW Trends To Design

As I’m sure you’re all aware, last week London Fashion Week descended on the capital and flooded the streets with stylish megababes in extravagant outfits. We all paid close attention to the shows as the week unfolded, as we believe that it’s important for the world of design to take huge influences from the world...
5 Great Interior Design Books

5 Great Interior Design Books

One of our favourite things about the interior design industry is the levels of interest and passion that it’s inhabitants possess for their jobs. You’ll rarely find an interior designer who isn’t inspired by new designs from other interior designers. It’s an industry of sharing and supporting, and we thought we’d spread that love a...