Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Next week I think I’ll get myself down to The Midcentury Show taking place at Lords in London. It wil be my first time but I’m looking forward to seeing some nice furniture and other goods up-close, preferably the classics that have aged well and have stayed modern over the years. To me it’s always more interesting to see the older models rather than newer models, although manufacture …

Sculptural Forms by Belinda Winkler

Sculptural Forms by Belinda Winkler

It’s been a year since I started to explore ceramics and pottery in greater detail, not necessarily researching it, that started a long long time ago, but actual hands on commitment to the craft. So I feel like I have a small amount of physical knowledge, and I am now able to make forms on the wheel with ‘relative’ ease. I have even produced some pieces that currently have pride of place in my own office at the moment. Although I say I can make …

Functional Objects by Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics

Functional Objects by Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics

It’s great when you hear the mixture of backgrounds that different creatives come from, especially those who ‘make’. In fact, I’m interviewing an interesting individual at the moment who certainly has a wide variety of influences and inspirations, I was shocked to hear all the different angles that he’s explored and the trips that he’s taken abroad. I guess all of this accumulates in …

Glassworks by Danish Designer Tora Urup

Glassworks by Danish Designer Tora Urup

When viewing works made of glass I usually have two thoughts in mind: simplicity and functionality. A lot of European glassmakers tend to have this idea that they need to separate artwork from design work, ie they won’t make glassware that doesn’t have some sort of ‘style’ attached to it. This may mean making an object that’s purely decorative, or alternatively attaching a particular style or colour scheme to each one. Personally, I don’t feel …

Donald Judd, Furniture Design

Donald Judd, Furniture Design

It occurred to me last week that we hadn’t really his works properly here on the site, which seemed quite rude, so I decided to put something together that would give you a feel for his furniture in-particular.

Conceptual Design Works by Daniel Rybakken

Conceptual Design Works by Daniel Rybakken

Conceptual design is often misunderstood as art, or that it’s work that has no specific function and would reside in the experimental bracket. This could be true in terms of it being an experiment, but this avenue has interested me for a long while and my feelings arose again thanks to Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken who has a fascinating portfolio to view online. Although I’ve seen these sort of ideas floating around before, one creative …

Design in the Jacques Dupuis Archive

Design in the Jacques Dupuis Archive

At the moment I feel like I have inspiration flowing at me from all different angles, one website that sums up this feeling nicely is that of Jacques Dupuis. Mr Dupuis was a Belgian architect who happened to be quite a major figure in the countries design and architecture scene, following mainly modernist ideals in the 1950′s. Although his architecture was, and still is, very well-known, like most designers of the time he didn’t just stay …

Profile on Dutch Furniture Company Royal Ahrend and Designer Friso Kramer

Profile on Dutch Furniture Company Royal Ahrend and Designer Friso Kramer

It didn’t take long for me to step back in to my architectural ways, I feel like it’s been a bit heavy on the subject lately and that I haven’t given anything else a chance to soak through. To be honest, it could be down to a couple of books that came in to the shop last week relating to a few certain architects, I had a cheeky look and each one made me go on to discover more. As you …

Louis Kahn Visual Archive by Naquib Hossain

Louis Kahn Visual Archive by Naquib Hossain

Wow, some incredible captures of buildings designed by the great architect Louis Kahn, photographed by Naquib Hossain. In fact Naquib has a small website dedicated to Louis Kahn which he has coined a “Visual Archive”, quite fitting for this particular series. If you’ve not seen it before I’d recommend having a browse here, it’s basically a homage to Louis Kahn and his works through a collection of photographs. Interestingly enough …

Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

I’ve been educating myself on Masahiro Mori and his life’s work, it’s very inspiring to read about an individual like Masahiro as he’s probably one of the best that ever lived in his particular field. If you’re from Japan Mr Mori won’t need any introduction at all, for those Europeans or Americans out there who may not have seen his name before you’ve definitely come across the forms as they’re quite …