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    Award-Winning Glamora Wall Coverings at Aria

    Award-Winning Glamora Wall Coverings at Aria

    Italian wall coverings manufacturer, Glamora, have been winning awards for their products since 2013. Around 600 non-repetitive designs feature across six specialist bases, including fully waterproof, sound-absorbing, metallic, and organic.

    The coverings make a perfect feature, and our in-house team can support your project from start to finish.


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    Simon Howard

    Alessandro: Sales Advisor

    Alessandro: Sales Advisor

    We caught up with Alessandro, our sales advisor at Barnsbury Hall, to find out what design means to him and which are his favourite local Islington spots to enjoy.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Art House | From Memphis to Mondrian

    Art House | From Memphis to Mondrian

    Positivity leads the way this year as interiors get creative. Our art house edit takes its cue from the spirit of optimism, embracing joyful design with expressive colour and playful forms.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Meet The Team: Ollie | Sales & Visual Merchandising

    Meet The Team: Ollie | Sales & Visual Merchandising

    One of Aria’s original team members, Ollie has been advising customers and styling our showroom visual displays since the early days! We caught up with Ollie to discover a day in the life of a sales advisor, visual merchandiser and in-house artist.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Meet The Team: Yasemin | Furniture Manager

    Meet The Team: Yasemin | Furniture Manager

    We take a break with our Furniture Manager, Yasemin, to discover her design favourites and the best local Islington spots to enjoy within a stone’s throw of our Barnsbury Hall showroom.


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    Jennifer Ring

    The New Naturals

    The New Naturals

    As the world around us becomes increasingly digitised, our desire to get back to nature becomes more apparent than ever. Natural materials within our home can evoke a sense of calm, through tactile, sustainable design . Discover our “New Naturals” edit of furniture and accessories, from rattan lounge chairs, to solid ash furniture and handmade glassware.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Meet The Team: Spyros | VM & Sales Advisor

    Meet The Team: Spyros | VM & Sales Advisor

    We caught up with our VM and Sales Advisor, Spyros Giannakos to discover a day in the life of a visual merchandiser and which are his most coveted designs at Aria.


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    Jennifer Ring

    IWD 2021 | Women In Design

    IWD 2021 | Women In Design

    In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, we highlight the work of six inspirational designers making an impact in the fields of furniture, lighting, architecture and interiors, through design innovation. Discover the stories of Cecilie Manz,  Anne Qvist, Kateryna Sokolova, Marie Christine Dorner, British furniture makers &New and design legend Aino Aalto.


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    Jennifer Ring

    In the Press: Country Homes & Interiors

    In the Press: Country Homes & Interiors

    Explore our most converted rattan furniture this season selected by Country Homes & Interiors for their Hello Spring! March 2021 issue.


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    Leanne Tamara

    Meet The Team: Simon | Office Manager

    Meet The Team: Simon | Office Manager

    We took time out with our Office Manager and in-house photographer, Simon Howard, to discover his favourite local Islington spots and what design means to him.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Spotlight On: Jasper Morrison

    Spotlight On: Jasper Morrison

    Jasper Morrison has established himself as a tour de force, designing contemporary furniture, lighting and home accessories to enhance the beauty of the everyday. We take time out to discover his inspiration, process and what design means to him.


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    Jennifer Ring

    In the Press: The Simple Things

    In the Press: The Simple Things

    The Theo Coffee Maker by Stelton is selected by The Simple Things Magazine as part of the Things To Want and Wish For edit. Noted as ideal for the 'slow coffee gang', the Theo is one to watch for slow living enthusiasts. 


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    Leanne Tamara

    In the Press: The Guardian

    In the Press: The Guardian

    The Guardian selects our Herringbone Wool Throw by Tweedmill in their top 10 best accessories for working from home this winter.


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    Leanne Tamara

    In the Press: Financial Times

    In the Press: Financial Times

    Discover our most coveted at home barware for the festive period selected by the Financial Times.


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    Leanne Tamara

    In the Press: Luxury London

    In the Press: Luxury London

    Luxury London select the Planner Shelving MC520 by Fritz Hansen as the best investment piece for the perfect kitchen shelfie in their latest edit of the top interior trends of 2021.


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    Leanne Tamara

    The Age Of Nostalgia | Mid-Century Design Classics

    The Age Of Nostalgia | Mid-Century Design Classics

    2020 has led us all to reflect on the interior design of our homes, as they’ve become multi-use spaces, for both work and play. New interiors at Aria encapsulate a sense of nostalgia with mid-century design classics, crafted from naturals materials. From the clean lines of the Bauhaus to the glamour of the 70s.


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    Jennifer Ring

    In the Press: Royal Academy of Arts

    In the Press: Royal Academy of Arts

    One.Six.Eight, designed by Amin Taha, is featured in London Architecture, from post pillar to Post-Postmodern. Written by Piers Gough RA in No.149 of the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Winter 2020 issue.


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    Leanne Tamara

    Sandqvist - Sustainable Style With Scandinavian Roots

    Sandqvist - Sustainable Style With Scandinavian Roots

    Founded in 2004, Sandqvist started life as an experimental design project between three childhood friends. Identifying a lack of well-made, functional bags and backpacks, they set out to disrupt the status quo. With their Scandinavian roots at the heart of everything they do, Sandqvist place sustainability and care for the environment at the forefront of their methodology.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

    Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

    Active during the peak of the Italian design Renaissance of the 1950s, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni established themselves as pioneers of industrial design, combining modern aesthetics with technical innovation. They developed some of the most iconic furniture, lighting and home accessories of the 20th Century, with a legacy that continues to influence the design industry today.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Aria meets: &New

    Aria meets: &New

    We caught up with award-winning furniture company &New to find out more about their design process and the story behind the brand, founded by British-Finnish design duo  Jo Wilton and Mirka Gröhn. Their designs are characterised by clean lines, contemporary shapes and vivid colours, crafted with honest and sustainable materials.  Exclusively manufactured in Britain, their distinctly modern aesthetic combines playfulness and simplicity. 


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    Jennifer Ring

    Alvar Aalto’s Iconic Vase Collection Reinvented

    Alvar Aalto’s Iconic Vase Collection Reinvented

    An iconic design from one of the world’s most respected designers, Iittala have launched Alvar Aalto’s vase collection in a brand new colour for 2020 - "Linen". 

    Adopting a rounder and softer visual language, the vase's organic form was inspired by the undulating waves of the Baltic Sea that surround the designer's native Finland.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Enter To Win | Marimekko at Aria

    Enter To Win | Marimekko at Aria

    Based in Finland, Marimekko have been bringing joy to everyday life through bold prints and colours since 1951. Renowned for their original patterns and playful colour palettes, their collection includes, ceramic tableware, textiles and soft furnishings for modern interiors.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Enter to Win | Aria Gift Card

    Enter to Win | Aria Gift Card

    Housed in a historic Islington building, our Barnsbury Hall showroom showcases iconic design and future classics within a unique architectural space. Explore a curated collection of furniture, lighting, home accessories and fashion. Sign up to our newsletter for a chance to win a £100 gift card.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Aria X Iittala Giveaway

    Aria X Iittala Giveaway

    Iittala have launched Alvar Aalto’s iconic collection of handcrafted glass vases, in a brand new colour for 2020. Plus discover the new collection of ceramic Nappula planters, designed by Metti Klenell. A modern Nordic design with maximum impact, perfect for displaying succulents and cacti. We have joined forces with Iittala to offer you the chance to win one Nappula Planter and one Alvar Aalto Vase.


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    Jennifer Ring

    Aria X Colorful Standard Giveaway

    Aria X Colorful Standard Giveaway

    We have joined forces with sustainable clothing brand Colorful Standard to offer you the chance to win one classic sweatshirt and one t-shirt crafted from 100% organic cotton in the colour of your choice.


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    Jennifer Ring

    In the Press: Wallpaper*

    In the Press: Wallpaper*

    American artist, filmmaker and photographer Robert Longo creates a dark and delicious dish for the March issue of Wallpaper*. The Artists Palate features the Sunshine Linen Napkin by Himla and Raami Plate by Jasper Morrison for Iittala.

     

     


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    Leanne Tamara

    Alessi X Aria Giveaway

    Alessi X Aria Giveaway

    We have joined forces with Alessi to offer you the chance to win a Plissé Kettle and Caffa Travel Mug. Bridging the gap between functional kitchen appliance and decorative object, the Plissé Kettle, designed by Michele De Lucchi, has fast become one of Alessi’s most recognisable designs.


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    Jennifer Ring

    In the Press: The Guardian

    In the Press: The Guardian

    Observer Design shines a spotlight on green living in their Elegantly Ethical: Best of Sustainable Design shortlist. It features the Canopy Vase Planter by LSA which is handcrafted from recycled glass and individually boxed in recycled and recyclable packaging, with a graphic design printed with organic vegetable inks.


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    Leanne Tamara

    Personalised Jewellery Evening with Alex Monroe

    Personalised Jewellery Evening with Alex Monroe

      Join us at Aria One.Six.Eight to celebrate the beginning of the festive season with an evening of customised engraving with jewellery extraordinaire Alex Monroe. The team of skil...


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    Jennifer Ring

    Aria x Mondaine Giveaway

    Aria x Mondaine Giveaway

    We have joined forces with iconic Swiss watch brand, Mondaine, to celebrate sustainability in design and offer you the chance to win the recently launched Essence Black Watch 32mm worth £149.00.


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    Jennifer Ring

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    In the Press: The Guardian

    From the 10 Best Cushions to Shop the Look: Bauhaus at 100, explore some of our best-loved products featured in The Guardian Weekend, voted the supplement of the year. 


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    Leanne Tamara

    One.Six.Eight Wins RIBA London Award 2019

    One.Six.Eight Wins RIBA London Award 2019

    20.05.2019 One.Six.Eight was announced the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects' prestigious Regional Awards 2019. Spanning counties and diverse categories to highli...


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    Morgan Meredith

    In the Press: ELLE Decoration

    In the Press: ELLE Decoration

    Discover our products featured in ELLE Decoration, a monthly style magazine for your home. Useful, beautiful and inspirational, discover everything you need to decorate your home, from the Mami Casserole by Alessi to Kartio Tumblers by Iittala.  


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    Morgan Meredith

    In the Press: The Simple Things

    In the Press: The Simple Things

    The Simple Things is a monthly magazine that is all about taking time to live well. Their articles celebrate slowing down, enjoying life and making the most of where you live. Discover our products featured in this unique magazine, started by three friends who wanted to bring a fresh approach to publishing. 


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    Morgan Meredith

    In the Press: Homes & Garden

    In the Press: Homes & Garden

    Explore some beautiful scenes from Homes & Garden. The festive December issue features the Nobili Tealights by Kahler while the Fumi Table, Black by Aytm cuts a striking silhouette in the July edition.


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    Morgan Meredith

    In the Press: Wallpaper*

    In the Press: Wallpaper*

    Discover Aria's press features in Wallpaper* Magazine, including our Tibidabo Spaghetti Fork by Alessi, Natural Sea Sponge by Compagnie de Provence, Pumice Stone and Marble Black Soap both by Sevin.


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    Morgan Meredith

    How to: Simple Origami

    How to: Simple Origami

    Origami comes from the Japanese words ‘ori' ('folding’) and ‘kami’ (‘paper’). Paper folding is an ancient Japanese art that spans over 1,000 years. Origami is an ideal activity for a quiet afternoon: it is both creative and educational, and your kids have the satisfaction of creating something beautiful they can keep or give away as gifts.


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    Morgan Meredith

    Inspo: Bathroom Décor

    Inspo: Bathroom Décor

    The bathroom can get forgotten about when it comes to home décor, but improving this space can positively impact your wellbeing. Whether you get excited by clean lines, popping colour, indoor plants or vintage design, here are some suggestions to help you create the perfect bathroom for your home.


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    Morgan Meredith

    The Great Outdoors

    The Great Outdoors

    Being outdoors has been shown to significantly ameliorate life satisfaction, vitality, meaningfulness, happiness, mindfulness, and lower cognitive anxiety. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of easy ways to find more time to connect with nature.


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    Morgan Meredith

    Designer focus: Marimekko

    Designer focus: Marimekko

    Marimekko is a Finnish design house that is celebrated around the world for its unique prints and zesty colours. Founded by Armi Ratia in 1951, Marimekko is considered one of the world’s first real lifestyle brands combining fashion, accessories and home décor. A favourite here at Aria, join us as we take a closer look at all things Marimekko and understand the story behind their bold prints and popping palettes.


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    Morgan Meredith

    The Finer Details

    The Finer Details

    The right jewellery adds the finishing touches and flourish to your look. At Aria we understand that jewellery comes in all shapes and sizes, just like us. Browse our collection of accessories curated to match every personality, from those who like to make a statement, keep it subtle or invest in timeless classics.


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    Morgan Meredith

    How to: Have Fun with Shadow Puppets

    How to: Have Fun with Shadow Puppets

    Add some magic to your children’s evening by creating some shadow puppets at home and let them tell the bedtime story. With only a lamp, some stationary and a white wall, you can invent a tale that stretches their imagination and looks beautiful. 

     


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    Morgan Meredith

    How to: Shop Sustainably

    How to: Shop Sustainably

    It is well known that the state of the planet today is a sorry one. When it comes to saving the planet, everybody needs to do their bit. We’ve lined up Aria’s best eco-friendly products, so you can shop smart.


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    Morgan Meredith

    How to: Housewarming Gift Ideas

    How to: Housewarming Gift Ideas

    This housewarming tradition originates from the notion of literally ‘warming’ your new home; before the days of central heating, guests would present firewood as gifts and ceremoniously light fires in all available fireplaces. Here at Aria we’ve lined up the best housewarming gift ideas, from unique one-off items to classic treasures, so you can rest easy and enjoy the party.


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    Morgan Meredith

    Make a Bauhaus a Home

    Make a Bauhaus a Home

    This year marks a century since the iconic Bauhaus school opened its doors in the eastern city of Weimar. Founded in 1919 by German architect Walter Gropius, the school was dedica...


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    Morgan Meredith

    10 Years of Oiva Tableware

    10 Years of Oiva Tableware

    Marimekko welcomes 2019 by celebrating the 10th anniversary of its iconic Oiva tableware. In 2009, designer Sami Ruotsalainen was briefed to create a tableware range that would last for years to come. We join Marimekko in raising a toast ten years later to mark this success.


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    Morgan Meredith

    A colourful life

    A colourful life

    It seems Iris Apfel was destined to make an impact on the creative scene from day one. Born into a family who owned two creative businesses, one in glassware production and the ot...


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    What's On: Happenings in September

    What's On: Happenings in September

      As we move into the end of summer we are full steam ahead with a jam-packed programme of in-store events in September and October…   15th - 30th September | London Design Fest...


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    What's On: Meet the Maker with Sarah Straussberg

    What's On: Meet the Maker with Sarah Straussberg

    Meet the founderInspired by sculptures and natural patterns, Sarah Straussberg jewellery designs are beautifully elegant. Each piece embodies her love of sculpture and her exquisit...


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    Editors choice: Does coloured glassware have healing properties?

    Editors choice: Does coloured glassware have healing properties?

      The power of colour Colour can have a profound affect on the way we feel and impact our everyday lives without us realising. The human brain interprets colour by processing the f...


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