Thursday, 28 April 2011
PearsonLloyd are right ontop of their game, consistently producing high quality design solutions. Here are their latest offerings at the Milan furniture fair, the Eleven sofa system, Fixie stools, Lox chair and Part sofa and lounge chair. However, Pearson Lloyd work across many design disciplines aiming for their products to be appropriate, intelligent and timeless.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Luca Nichetto has just opened a second studio in Stockholm after his first opened in his hometown of Venice in 2006. The Robo chair for the Swedish manufacturer Offecct is his initial offering from that considers the whole product. It arrives flat-packed and can be carried home in a box. I think someone else in Sweden does the flat-packing thing as well... We welcome him to Sweden and look forward to how our home will influence his work.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Pa Design produce a prolific range of items with a design twist. Pierre and Assia had initial success with their first vase straight from school and have stuck with their simple and endearing design philosophy since then. They consider their showroom to be an ideas laboratory and you can see how these ideas become products.
Monday, 25 April 2011
Following his acceptance of this year's TED award, the artist JR set off for Tunisia to mark the arab revolution with his trademark style of black and white portrature. He has gained growing status as an artist since first appearing after the Paris riots in 2005. He found a camera on the street and took a set of close up portraits of the protesters. His next piece of work was on walls bordering Palestinians and Israelis. His technique is immediate and provocative, easily accessible and asks questions. He puts people back into the heart of a problem.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
To mark the fortieth anniversary of the Caldic Collection at the Rotterdan Kunsthal, they are holding an exhibition named after one of the collection's pieces, Tracey Emin's neon "I Promise to Love You". A collection of 80 plus pieces by Joop Van Caldenborg. The exhibition has been extended until 05 June due to its popularity.
Friday, 22 April 2011
This British pair are the men of the minute having worked their way into our design consciousness after their talent was first recognised by Guilio Cappellini in Milan in 1996. Barber & Osgerby have a design ethos they say comes from 5% inspiration and the rest is hard work. The hard work is taking a concept and making the solution look easy. Their latest project for Vitra is the Tip Ton chair. This is their solution for a robust and elegant school chair. It rocks forward to improve desk posture, as we all do naturally on chairs anyway. And guess who has been chosen to develop the torch for the 2012 Olympics?
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
We first met the girls at Darling Clementine 3 years ago at a London tradeshow. Even then their designs shone out amongst the galaxy of greetings cards that stifle these shows. The girls now make notebooks, trays and cushions and more collaborations. Their designs are delightful, who would not adore one of the Marionette cushions. Their latest range of Charlatans can be found at 1973 and their next range of children's products for Ferm Living looks lovely. Well done girls!
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Tamasyn has a wonderful attitude to design and is producing delightful scarves, notebooks and cushions. It is these neo-geo patterns that caught our attention. Tamasyn emphasises her environmentally friendly and responsible credentials in her design. Her ambition is to have a huge print room in an old French farmhouse with some crazy dogs and her boyfriend. Sounds good to us, I hope we can visit her their one day.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Olof & Ulf are the duo who make up Fulo Design Studio in Gothenberg. They showed off their Bits Bench at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and is also be at the Salone Satellite, Milan this week. The pair work with geometric pattern and "cheap" materials. This bench is made from plywood triangles with a padded interior and fabric between the plywood layers, making the bench more comfortable than it looks.