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At the 2013 London Design Festival, the very best of contemporary Polish design was brought to the attention of visitors, thanks to the collaboration between the Warsaw based Adama Mickiewicza Institute and the Creative Project Foundation.
A celebration of concrete in its most unique form constitutes the contents of the Urbi Et Orbi Workshop 2013 Catalogue. The ever growing popularity of the design qualities of this, once thought of, brutal construction material, is elevating it to the subject of experimental studies on its wide range of possible uses in the manufacture of household objects.
Presented at the Design Junction event in September 2013 was the most recent design project by the young Central Saint Martins graduates, Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi who founded the London based practice of STUDIOLAV.
Rutger de Regt aims to revolutionize the design industry by encouraging designers to create their own products! This is exactly what he has done with his latest collection of chairs, stools, lamps, tables and bowls under the series Happy Misfits, Cotton Candy and Make + Mold.
Szwalnia, Polish for ‘sewing room’, is an interior design concept for a bar/restaurant, by Karina Wiciak of Wamhouse. The installation is the 8th in a 12 part collection of imaginative concept designs entitled ‘XII’ which Ms Wiciak intends to complete within a 12 month period.
‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is a saying which certainly applies in the case of the origin of the Living Cube. When German born, Bern based young designer Till Koenneker of the practice of illDesigns moved into a small apartment, he was confronted with a dire lack of space which he addressed through the creation of this ingenious multi-functional item of furniture.
The Finnish company of Secto Design is renowned for their range of wooden designer lamps. The most recent of these is the Aspiro Pendant Lamp, the work of their resident designer, Seppo Koho.
The company of J. Deloudis SA has concluded 40 years of dynamic operation in the area of furniture in collaboration with the leading American company of Knoll.
Many designers are like explorers who include influences from outside their professional field. A design process is often shaped by all-encompassing processes such as natural processes, developments in society and at the same time seemingly unimportant things and mistakes.
The Rusted Bookshelf is a design project undertaken by Greek architect and designer, Eleftherios Ambatzis. The task at hand was to create an object or screen which would visually divide a poolside terrace into two distinct spaces. Rather than a simple screen, the designer created a functional object with a powerful sculptural element, a double sided bookcase.