B&B&3* Exhibition – Grande Papilio Special Edition in London

by Baron & Baron – Elmgreen & Dragset – Viktor & Rolf in partnership with Wallpaper* Magazine


On display right now at B&B Italia in London are three very special versions of the Grande Papilio chair by Naoto Fukasawa.

Put together by Wallpaper* Magazine, the three design teams were each given the freedom to create one off pieces to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV & AIDS charity.

B&B&3* Exhibition
September 23 – October 18, 2009
250 Brompton Road
London SW3 2AS

visit the Terrence Higgins Trust

more at www.wallpaper.com

Left by Baron & Baron – Right by Viktor & Rolf

OSCAR BON Carbon Fiber Chair by Philippe Starck for DRIADE


Released during the 2009 Salone de Mobile in Milan, the OSCAR BON chair is made from moulded woven carbon fiber. Originally designed in 2004 by Philippe Starck and true to his style this chair is sleek and sexy. When you pick up the chair for the first time you realize how light the carbon fiber makes it and it almost seems delicate but this is the true beauty of the material.

To truly understand this chair you must first understand what the chair is made from. Woven Carbon fiber is made from microscopic bonds of crystals that align parallel to the fiber . Thousands of these fibers are twisted together to produce the yarn which is the base of the woven carbon fiber. This process results in a material with three times the tensile strength of steel.  Used prominently in aerospace and Formula 1 engineering to make parts that require minimal weight and dimensions. With this, designers can create incredibly strong products with a very low mass to weight ratio.

Available in Silver or Black – see in store for pricing and availability


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UBC Museum of Anthropology – Poltrona Frau Theater Seating Contract Installation


Designed in 1976 by the renowned Canadian Architect Arthur Erickson the Museum of Anthropology houses over 500,000 ethnographic and archeological products. Renewing the facilities of the museum, the design team took many options into consideration for the theater project.

The first Canadian installation of the Poltrona Frau Group this theater seating showcases the exceptional quality of their products in the amazing Museum of Anthropology. Clients in other parts of the world have experienced their work in projects such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Museum of Anthropology at UBC (website)


Contract Inquiries – Contact Paul Sjaarda here

Soft curves and padding for extended comfort

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The DIRTY APRON cooking school


With the work of Paul Sjaarda and the Contract sales of Inform Interiors we get to hear about exciting projects some time before they open. Recently we were able to provide the seating for the new cooking class room at The Dirty Apron Cooking School located south of Inform at 540 Beatty St (map).

A wide selection of classes are available from French cuisine to dessert and even knife skills. The Dirty Apron offers a hands on cooking experience with top class chefs in which the clients produce the the delicious meals they eat at the end of the evening. Satisfying and educational visit their site to see which class is right for you.


540 Beatty St.
Crosstown – Vancouver, BC
P: 604-879-8588
E: info@dirtyapron.com

Contract Inquiries – Contact Paul Sjaarda here

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IDS West Final Day – Don’t Miss Out


There have been some great talks the past few days and a few more lined up for today. Head down to the Vancouver Convention Center for a gathering of the cities best design companies.

Open until 5pm we hope to see some of you there.

If you miss out visit our showrooms in Gastown Monday – Saturday.
50 and 97 Water St.

Vannessa has been keeping busy showing everyone the ins and outs of the Bulthaup B2 Cabinet

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IDS West Setup to an Amazing Opening


For the last two days the crew worked hard to get our store away from store ready for IDS West. 125 floor panels and 27 wall panels make up a modular showroom of some of our top lines. Lots of great exhibitors from all around Vancouver are here showcasing their goods and Inform was happy to bring some of our favorite pieces.

Come visit our booth 706 and see all that we have to offer.

The opening night was a great hit with a huge turn out and some stimulating conversations. Niels and Nancy presented their Pecha Kucha topics on Machines and Cars but unfortunately we weren’t able to capture the whole moment for you all. Maybe next time.

A big thanks to Jason Heard and all the staff of IDS West for putting together a great opportunity for all of us.

And a huge round of applause for all the Inform and Bensen staff that shuttled, lifted, drilled, swept, scrubbed, and polished our great exhibit.


More images on the jump and more coverage to continue from IDS West 2009.


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Every morning when we go to work some of us have to drive down Blood Alley to get to our parkade.

On those lucky days we get to experience a transition phase of many of the neighborhoods less desired furniture pieces. We are sure to snap a photo every time we see one and we’re happy to share our favorites with you.

Live or work in Gastown? See some interesting happenings in the neighborhood?

Email us some photo’s and captions here.

Elemente Magazine at Shangri-La

Visit the current issue here

Recently Inform Interiors provided pieces for elemente magazines photo shoot in Vancouver’s new Shangri-La tower by James KM Cheng Architects.

Photography by Philip Jarmain (site)

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Tom Dixon – Wingback Chair; Poltrona Frau – Holly Lamp

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