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03/2013 - CWTCH MEDIA LAUNCHES

Angela has been working on additional Cwtch developments for Orangebox extending the landscape of units to include Cwtch 'One-to-One', '2+2+media' and '3+3+media'. The existing Cwtch highback units can now be configured and connected with an upholstered link panel to create an even more practical, private and intimate workspace. Further additions are optional table tops and shelves integral to the link panel or free-standing tables for flexibility. The big '+' to the Cwtch Smart-Working concept is the media, data and power setup plus offers outstanding acoustic performance for quiet meetings and localised presentations.



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02/2013 - INNOVATING A NEW IDENTITY FOR TECHNICAL KNIT 

Over the past 6 months Angela has been commissioned by Camira Fabrics to create a portfolio of exciting new textile designs for their technical knitting capability here in the U.K with the aim of innovating and diversifying across market sectors. Camira Teknit has been a leader in technical knitted solutions for task chair mesh backs and screens for the contract office market for over ten years. Angela has been exploring unchartered design and production territory experimenting with stitch, structures, yarns, colour and product application which is yielding a collection of extremely fresh evocative textiles with remarkable aesthetics, handle and application. The most amazing and intriguing outcome is these new textiles don't even look knitted. The concept is inspired by architectural glass and the reflective facades of the urban environment. This is where technical knit mimics the architectural fabric of the city. Here's a snapshot of some of the experimental structures.




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09/2012 - AIR & AIRO FLIGHT BAGS LAUNCH PREVIEW 
Angela Gidden and Fi Campbell recently previewed their new luggage collection designed for British brand Nomad & Nest. The Worldwide Limited Edition Air & Airo flights bags will be launching  early in 2013. Both Air and Airo will be a limited edition no.50 for each design.



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05/2012 - LANDING SOON
But still under wraps. Angela Gidden and Fi Campbell are giving a sneak preview of the limited edition flight bags and companion collection designed exclusively for Adain Avion Cultural Olympiad commission working closely with curator and creative director Marc Rees. Photos by Warren Orchard

LUGGAGE LANDING 24.6.12



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02/2012 - WEAVING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE BY DESIGN
A recent visit to Camira Fabrics, one of the UK's most established and innovative textile mills, yielded some fascinating and inspiring facts about their weaving processes, the skills they harness and the vast meterages they produce in one of their equally vast mills - which is as good as any fact to start with.

2 football pitches, roughly the size of the Meltham mill  66 looms across flat & plush weaving 16 double plush Van de Wiele double plush looms  7552 total threads used on each loom  3808 warp threads  3744 pile threads  230 metres woven on a single plush loom per week  1150 metres per month  17 skilled weavers passionate about their craft  61 employed in production including 'warpers' & 'knotters'  24/5  production  3 work shifts per 24 hrs  30 different yarn compositions can be woven with almost  200 colours in any one composition  127,000 meters of fabrics woven each week  30+ commercial weavers active in Huddersfield alone in 1992  30 approx commercial weavers across the whole of the North of England in 2012  1 industry in decline  1 innovative UK company weaving a sustainable future by design


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11/2011 - CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
A busy month of international design and global entrepreneurship.

FX INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS
Firstly the Cwtch designed by Angela Gidden for client Orangebox was announced as a finalist at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2011 dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel on the 29th November. And although it was up against the winner, the Sayle chair by Herman Miller, the design integrity and continued commercial success of Cwtch is still well and truely being celebrated.



GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
Angela Gidden works very closely with the Welsh Government delivering inspiring talks, presentations and workshops on entrepreneurship and creative thinking and this month has been a busy one in and out of schools, universities and colleges working with students involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week - A great global event creating an international conversation about entrepreneurship across 104 countries with 40,000 events and 10 million participants.



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10/2011 - A WIN AT THE CARDIFF DESIGN FESTIVAL AWARDS
Angela Gidden & client, Orangebox, picked up another award for the Cwtch seating system at the Cardiff Design Festival Awards this month winning the Best of Welsh Design - Furniture category.


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09/2011 - CWTCH LAUNCHES AT SATURDAY IN DESIGN EVENT SINGAPORE
Orangebox and partners BW Furniture launched the Cwtch seating system during the first Saturday In Design event in Singapore in May this year, collaborating with Hassell Architects and LaSalle College of Arts to create an installation based on the theme "Connectivity and sustainability: Together we can".


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05/2011 - DESIGN AWARDS DOUBLE
It's early days but Cwtch seems to be grabbing the a fair bit of attention and winning awards.
DESIGN GUILD MARK AWARD - Angela Gidden is extremely honoured to be awarded the prestigious Design Guild Mark 2011 for the Cwtch soft seating collection designed for Orangebox. The Design Guild Mark is awarded to designers for excellence in British Furniture Design.

THE MIDDLE EAST OFFICE AWARDS - Cwtch wins award for Outstanding Product - Seating Category,  at The IIDA Middle East Office Awards 2011. The awards recognise and award new products introduced to the interior design industry and showcases products for their function, innovation and outstanding aesthetic advancements. The awards and event knowledge  partner  is the International Interior Design Association. IIDA Dubai awards



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