Molteni&C, Anglepoise and Diabla showcase products on Dezeen Showroom

Italian design company Molteni&C, British lighting brand Anglepoise and Spanish outdoor furniture brand Diabla are among brands showcasing products on Dezeen Showroom this week.

Furniture including lighting, seating and shelving have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers and projects.

Read on to see the latest products:


D.154.2 armchair by Gio Ponti for Molteni&C

D.154.2 armchair by Gio Ponti via Molteni&C

D.154.2 is a low-rise curved armchair created by Italian architect Gio Ponti for furniture company Molteni&C.

Each chair is composed of a rounded shell encasing a circular seat cushion, which can be upholstered in a range of removable velvet covers, supported by slender steel legs.

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Gioia ottoman by Raffaella Mangiarotti for IOC Project Partners

Gioia ottoman by Raffaella Mangiarotti for IOC Project Partners

Gioia is a round cloud-like ottoman created by Italian designer Raffaella Mangiarotti for office furniture brand IOC Project Partners.… Read more

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How much does a loft conversion cost? Your budgeting questions answered

Converting your loft not only provides more space, it can also add value to your home. But transforming the attic doesn’t come cheap. Are you in need of advice on loft conversion costs?  You’ve come to the right place as we ask the experts to explain the different styles of conversions to suit different properties and how much each costs. Providing ideas to budget your build and make savvy savings along the way.

See all of our project planning ideas for all your  home renovation needs

Converting the attic is a highly efficient way of improving rather than moving. ‘Interest in loft conversions is increasing as homeowners look to add more space to their properties. At Rated People we’ve seen demand for loft conversions surge by almost a quarter (24 per cent) so far this year, compared to the start of 2020′ explains CEO Adrienne Minster.

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Can mortgage brokers get you a bigger mortgage?

Borrowing capacity is one of the first things anyone wants to know when considering a mortgage.

How much can I borrow is a top Google search term and many people tap into the online mortgage calculators to understand how much they can borrow.

However, as I’ve discussed previously, an online mortgage calculator will only give you a rough guide on your capacity.

As such, many borrowers turn to a mortgage broker to maximise the amount they can borrow, or to ensure they are getting the best home loan for themselves.

In 2019, the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia estimated that mortgage brokers claimed almost 60 per cent of the home loan market.

On average, mortgage brokers have around 34 lenders on their panel – that’s 34 different financial institutions that can lend money for a mortgage.

Each lender may offer multiple products and it’s the mortgage broker’s role … Read more

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An Architect’s Iconic Carlton House Is For Sale For The First Time

An Architect’s Iconic Carlton House Is For Sale For The First Time

On The Market

by Amelia Barnes

‘Tube House’, one of very few houses designed by acclaimed architects Denton Corker Marshall, is for sale. Photo – Chris Alexander

The home is located on Carlton laneway. LEft: Photo – Chris Alexander Right: Photo – Tim Griffith.

The subdivided site was purchased back in 2006 by Adrian FitzGerald, senior director at Denton Corker Marshall, and his partner Janet Watts, who designed the home. Photos – Chris Alexander

The three-storey home offers incredible city views. Photos – Chris Alexander

Photo – Tim Griffith.

A courtyard separates the main house from a separate studio. Left: Photo – Tim Griffith. Right: Photo – Chris Alexander

The home won the prestigious National Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Award for Residential Architecture in 2008. Photo – Chris Alexander

This sale marks the

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"Urban Sun is not intended to create a guaranteed safe space" says Studio Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde’s Urban Sun proposal to use ultraviolet lights to make outdoor spaces safer from Covid-19 can only be used at night and people still need to wear masks and observe social distancing, the designer has explained.

The studio stands by the claim stated on its website that Urban Sun “cleans public spaces of coronavirus” but added that it is “not intended to be an ultimate solution”.

It admitted that the concept, which proposes using far-UVC radiation to neutralise airborne viruses in outdoor spaces, can only be used after sunset. “We are not claiming that Urban Sun prevents infection for everybody,” the studio said.

Urban Sun by Studio Roosegaarde
Studio Roosegaarde launched Urban Sun this week

Following the launch of Urban Sun this week, Dezeen readers posed questions about the concept in our comments section.

“If the light is safe why not sell light bulbs we could use everywhere?” wondered Steve Hassler. “Is this … Read more

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