Since the Buddha of Suburbia collection has taken Mini Moderns east for inspiration, they couldn’t resist the appeal of traditional Indian dhurries. The 100% cotton dhurries are hand woven in Jaipur by a family associated with the craft since the 19th century. They combine contemporary graphic pattern with traditional craftsmanship – and they’ve sized them especially to work in compact urban living spaces.
Melanie Porter loves wool and she also loves to knit, and uses it to produce contemporary knitted fabric to upholster interior and furniture products. After 10 years of working as a knitwear designer, Melanie Porter turned her expertise to furniture creating one off furniture masterpieces. Trained at the Central Saint Martin’s College Melanie nurtured her natural knitting talent to enable her to create the most exquisite knitted and crocheted pieces. These soft and cozy pieces will be the coolest way to keep you warm the upcoming winter!
As well as creating gorgeous knitted chunky cushions, throws and fabulous lampshades Melanie Porter also takes second-hand vintage furniture pieces and reimagines them with knitted covers. She undertakes the entire process herself and everything, from the restoration and upholstering to the individual, crocheted buttons, is done by hand. Melanie Porter showed her new collection of knitted interior products for the first time at Tent London September this year. Read More
Brick is created by designer Britt Bonnesen for Normann Copenhagen. Brick is a cozy, geometrical cushion with a modern and elegant feel. The cushion is a play on shapes, colors and materials. Brick is made up of various textures and shades of fabric and is a simple way to add a dash of color for your home.
Britt Bonnesen’s inspiration for Brick has been found in both geometry and patchwork. The pieces of textile used on the front of the cushion have been cut into simple squares and geometrical shapes creating an irregular graphical pattern when seen together. The front pieces are all different while the back is made up of one piece of material. Read More
Lipa side table by London-based designer Kenyon Yeh for COOIMA is made from one single sheet of laser-cut steel then simply bent to form the sturdy legs and surface. The beauty part is, there is no certain angle telling which side should be the front. Every angle of Lipa can be used as the front part depends which side brings the most appealing view. Lipa is a simple, unique, practical and sculptural side table, nightstand or plant stand anywhere in home or public spaces.
Lipa can be used as a side table, nightstand, or a plant stand anywhere in a home or public space. Bent steel makes the design minimalistic and creative in its form. Lipa side table is available in a round or square top powder coated finish. Read More
Piers Saxby Candy is a Brighton based designer who specializes in traditional lighting with an architectural twist. He uses metalwork techniques to handcraft bespoke pieces. Folklore are excited to be working with Piers and stocking his Jelly Desk Lamp and Jelly Table Lamp.
Piers’ focus and approach is on the quality of materials used. “I tamper with material as little as possible while always keeping its raw form. I try to source everything locally with wood and lead salvaged from local buildings and objects. I hand make what I can myself and my designs often evolve on the work bench as no plans are drawn beforehand.” Read More
Dewar Glassware by David Derksen, lamps and vases inspired by laboratory glassware. This project will be shown for the first time during de Dutch Design Week 2012 this week at Objects for Sale. The Flask Vase, Flask Light and Dewar Light are the first outcomes from a continuing investigation into the beauty, form and manufacturing techniques found in scientific glassware.
As a direct result of the production processes used in laboratory equipment, Dutch designer David Derksen has investigated the beauty, form and manufacturing techniques found within scientific glassware. All vessels and instruments start as glass tubes that are reshaped on lathes under extreme heat, as rubber parts are often used to connect the various components or to seal the containers. Read More
Canevas Collection with colourful over-sized stitch detail from Spanish company Gandia Blasco’s by Belgium-based designer Charlotte Lancelot. Traditional handcrafts are transformed into everyday objects for contemporary homes. The charming Canevas collection shown at the London Design Festival consists of rugs, poufs and cushions in 100 % wool.
Charlotte Lancelot partnered with Gandia Blasco’s GAN division with the Canevas Collection of rugs and poufs launched earlier this year. Using cross-stitch patterns, Lancelot reinterpreted an age-old traditional craft into something completely new and exciting. Read More
Copenhagen presents Hive, an industrial lamp in a classic shape designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen. Taking industrial techniques as his starting point, Nicholai Wiig Hansen has designed the Hive lamp with a simple expression. Hive has a durable and clean design that creates a modern feel in any room.
Hive is a collapsible lamp made of steel. As opposed to being in one piece, its various rings present a contrast to the cast shape. This makes the lamp both interesting and beautiful. Changing color shades, from dark to light, emphasise its classic beehive shape – hence the name. Read More