Interviews and guest blogs

  • Ashlyn Gibson’s top interior styling tips for indoor plants

    Bringing the outside in - styling indoor plants with stylist Ashlyn Gibson

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    We recently shot our new collections at the Clapton Laundry, a shoot location in east London run by stylist Ashlyn Gibson. In addition to her interior styling work, Ashlyn runs children’s lifestyle boutique Olive Loves Alfie and is the author of two best-selling books Creative Family Home and Creative Children’s SpacesContinue reading

  • Yaarit Mechany - London Design Festival interivew

    Yaarit Mechany is showing her 'workshop-machine' and launching her unique Fabric Vases at the London Design Festival 2014. She developed the machine, which is a work of art itself, as a way of balancing the production process with her handmade ethos. Please come see her work and the incredible machine 13 - 21 September at Adventures in Furniture.

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  • Yurta's fine felt rugs - exclusive launch London Design Festival 2014

    Adventures in Furniture introduces Yurta's stunning handmade Shyrdak rugs at the London Design Festival 2014. We find out from founder Astrid Bellamy about the artisans from the remote country of Kyrgyzstan and their traditional production techniques.

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  • Speaking in colour to Katrine Storebo

    Adventures in Furniture (AIF) is pleased to have a selection of paintings by Norweigan born, London inspired artist Katrine Storebo. Katrine will exhibit watercolours and oils at AIF London in Islington during the London Design Festival 2014. This exhibit will launch our new AIF Creative Gallery which will run throughout the Autumn. Here we find out more about her work. Continue reading

  • Via Cph at London Design Festival

    Adventures in Furniture introduces Danish brand Via CpH to the UK market at the London Design Festival. Read our exclusive interview with Troels Michelsen ahead of the UK launch. Continue reading

  • Tom Raffield Interview

    We've teamed up with award-winning British designer Tom Raffield for our LDF event WORKSHOP: Create to Live. He'll be re-creating a workshop space in our Islington showroom and launching some brand new pieces. The event runs throughout the London Design Festival 13-21 September 2014.  We chatted with him to find out a bit about his design ethos.  Continue reading

  • 'Futurefrock' - Our new find

    Out and about in London town, we happened to bump into the editor of Futurefrock, Alice Wilby, and were very excited to chat to her about her trend-setting online magazine.

    An up-and-coming source of high end fashion, beauty and lifestyle news, Futurefrock has been created for "discerning fashionistas who don't want to compromise their ethnical beliefs in order to feed their style fixes."

    As strong ethical principles are so core to Chest of Drawers, we felt a Karmic connection to the ethos behind Futurefrock, and couldn't be more thrilled to learn about what inspires them.

    Here are our favourite finds from their site. This photo shows a  selection of Fairtrade and sustainable fashion from retailers including Oxfam, Komodo and Adita Zanditon. Gorgeous. Continue reading

  • Interview with FSC-UK

    Rosie Teasdale, Deputy Director at FSC-UK, talks to Kim Corbett

    When we began research for our furniture rating label back in 2003 we asked forest campaigners at Greenpeace to identify gaps in our scheme. While they were enthusiastic about the label, they were very clear that the best independent & credible certification scheme was the FSC. Continue reading

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