Tetra by Yohei Kuwano and Koji Takahashi

Tetra by Yohei Kuwano and Koji Takahashi

Today I thought I’d pick out a slightly different set of objects to talk about, it seems like a nice switch away from what we usually talk about, architecture, craft, furniture etc. Saying that, these do sort of come under the architectural ‘umbrella’ in some ways. I love the dimensions of these objects and the fact that they’re functional, they also look great too! Why I say they could be placed in the architectural category is because of their brutal …

Brace by Designer and Craftsman Louie Rigano

Brace by Designer and Craftsman Louie Rigano

One thing I’ve been pretty chuffed with lately is a new addition to the office space, a Vitsoe 606 universal shelving system. As you can imagine, when assembling it made me think about flat pack furniture and why there’s not many high quality systems out there in the market. For example, you’ll often either have to buy a chair in its entirety, with the stigma attached of it being higher …

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 …

Through Landscape by Young-Mi Kim

Through Landscape by Young-Mi Kim

I’ve spent most of my time at the pottery studio lately experimenting with a mixture of glazes, also testing a variety of application methods to see what effect they have on the finished pot. This includes sponges, brushes, also just standard dipping. The problem I seem to be having is that I’m a stickler for functionality, so instantly the form has to be both easy on the eye and, more importantly, nice to hold in the hand. But what I’m coming to realise …

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 …