Giancarlo Piretti’s PL Series for Castelli S.p.A.

Giancarlo Piretti’s PL Series for Castelli S.p.A.

Today, we will be covering an example of a past design movement that tends to be mentioned only briefly, if at all: The Space Age. These products represent the “Brutalism of plastic”.

Simple Furniture Solutions by Gautier Pelegrin

Simple Furniture Solutions by Gautier Pelegrin

These simple furniture solutions by French multidisciplinary designer Gautier Pelegrin. Made using a variety of materials, showing that he’s versatile and isn’t one dimensional.

Furniture Design by Michael Robbins

Furniture Design by Michael Robbins

Michael handcrafts each piece of furniture in an old barn in the Hudson Valley of New York. Not surprisingly he’s heavily inspired by Hans J Wegner, which probably accounts for the traditional looking aesthetic.

Branca by Marco Sousa Santos

Branca by Marco Sousa Santos

It’s always inspiring to see creatives starting new companies, especially in this climate where a lot of businesses are floundering. One thing that’s great about creativity is that it doesn’t cost you anything, as long as you have a passion for something you can make a go of it and come up with an interesting concept that has longevity. In this case a fantastic range of furniture under the name ‘Branca Lisboa’ caught my attention, and is definitely one to look …

Furniture and Interiors by Porro

Furniture and Interiors by Porro

I had a ball browsing through the Porro website last night. It seems to me that all the products have a nice look about them, possibly due to the result of the designers involved and their passion for simplification. This seems to be a common theme in a lot of furnishing companies, it’s more of an amalgamation of peoples works to create a finished collection. Finished is maybe the wrong word to use, as it’s always changing and developing …

Furniture, Sculpture and Mobiles by Faye Toogood

Furniture, Sculpture and Mobiles by Faye Toogood

My exploration in to furniture design hasn’t just stopped at this site, I’ve purchased many books and have also been jotting down a mixture of ideas on paper that could come in handy in the future. Although I feel like I have some good ideas, also some amazing inspiration in the back of my brain, I don’t really have any skills as such that could put those in to practice. It’s a real shame, long gone …

Furniture Design by Mikiya Kobayashi

Furniture Design by Mikiya Kobayashi

Wow, what an exciting array of product and furniture design by Tokyo born creative Mikiya Kobayashi. I stumbled in to his work via the chii furniture website, and I admired his simplistic approach to seating solutions, often using only necessary elements with not much adornment. Obviously, one thing leads to another and I had to check out his portfolio page, this is what really grabbed me and made we want to showcase a …

620 Chair Programme, Adapt and Change by Vitsoe

620 Chair Programme, Adapt and Change by Vitsoe

Anything Dieter Rams is sure to captivate me, I’m constantly reminded of his design ethos thanks to a poster on my office wall referencing the famous ‘ten principles for good design’. It’s been a bit of a godsend when facing certain design tasks, I can always look back at that and get a few visualisations of what I should be aiming for, usually it gets me back on the right track. I’m …

Furniture & Design Works by Atelier Steffen Kehrle

Furniture & Design Works by Atelier Steffen Kehrle

After a craft orientated week it seemed suitable to highlight work more rooted in the usual design process, and Atelier Steffen Kehrle has been on my list of ‘likes’ for a while now. Although I say ‘usual’, their work is far from it, with one of my favourite parts of their studio website being that they show how they make a lot of the furniture and objects, also where the ideas stem from. Since I have …