SQUID INK STOOL made by turned ash by Felix McCormack available from Folklore. This is the first in a collection of furniture that uses squid ink as wood dye. The inspiration comes from the way coloured slips are often applied to ceramics, where you can see brush strokes and the impact of the human hand on the work.
100% Norway at Tent London 2013 – a new wave of Design from the Land of the Fjords! The Bergen based designer Philipp Von Hase is one of 10 x 10 designers to feature in the showcase at Tent London this September. He will present these two wonderful pieces, Trialog and Spire.
Philipp Von Hase was born and raised in Hanover, and for the last few years he has been studying at the Bergen Academy of Art & Design. While there he has embraced every element of Norwegian life and culture. Read More
Not only are this ecofriendly bright coloured Pompom pouf amazingly beautiful but it also has a history behind. The story of the Pom Pom pouf is that it’s made from recycled silk saree’s. Studio Avni, an Indian designer, gives these unused sarees, which are great material, a new life.
French Designer Pierre Lota has embarked on a project he calls 1 Object in 1 Minute by Pierre Lota. He creates a video of him assembling one of his own awesome designs pieces from improvised materials and makes it appear so simple. Each video is under 1 minute. Pierre Lota is really amazing and best of all there made mainly from recycled materials.
In the same line of Pierre Lota,s interactive design video program broadcasted in 2009, “One object in one minute in 2013” is a new short program about eco-design that stages the creation (and the making) of poetic objects by using the bare minimum of material and & in less than one minute. Driven by aesthetics and ethics commitment to up cycling, Pierre Lota transcends the material by appropriating, diverting, altering any everyday objects from its initial use. With a minimum of technical operations and some scraps and recycled materials which can rather be also re-used) he shows the possibility of avoiding throwing objects that could still be useful if it’s transformed with a touch of imagination. This program will feature new episodes Weekly webcast, where Pierre Lota will seek to re-enchant materials so that the initial product is poetically and surprisingly transfigured. Read More
Plumen is the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb, designed by Hulger & Samuel Wilkinson. The name Plumen comes from the “plume,” the decorative feathers of a bird and “lumen,” the unit of light.
Plumen light globe is a very stylish and decorative light bulb that changes appearance as you look at it from different angles. The globes look amazing hung bare or from your favorite open fitting / lamp and emanate light that is for the first time with energy saving bulbs, warm and inviting! Ideal for not only the home lighting design but café lighting design, restaurants lighting, office lighting, hotels, theatres. If you want to make a statement rather than just light a room then the Plumen light bulb is perfect. It uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, keeps down electricity bills and is better for the environment. It also lasts around 8 times longer. Read More
Fresh Sense Taiwan will showcase the best of Taiwanese design for the first time at Tent London. Fresh Sense Taiwan represent the countryʼs unique design story, dipping into its past, present and future for inspiration. Theyʼre reviving and reinventing traditional techniques and materials, while breaking new ground to build a 21st century Taiwanese aesthetic.
Fresh Sense Taiwan will celebrate innovative design from homegrown studios and highlight the countryʼs dedication to the creative industries. Taiwanʼs rich heritage and diverse society, together with its manufacturing capacity and global outlook, place it in a perfect position to accelerate development of its creative economy. Fresh Sense Taiwan showcasing the best new Taiwanese design in London will forge new relationships and build reputations internationally. Read More