German designer Ingrid Rügemer spent time gaining experience in several countries before returning to Munich to start her studio. In her work, she aims to produce creative tableware that is both functional and sculptural. She does this by using abstract shapes, unique textures, and a variety of mat
Light can change the entire look of a room. Not only does it create a certain atmosphere, but in a way, it gives direction to the function of the space. Deciding which lights to use in an interior space is an important factor. Square In Circle, a London-based design studio, keep the importance of li
I’ve been thinking about the knowledge that a craftsman has and their relationship with material. I think it’s something that’s slowly being lost in this digital age. Through the use of material, the touch in our hands, we are able to really process the capabilities of it, not just
As far as metalworking is concerned, Karen Chekerdjian creates some truly unique pieces. Originally from Beruit, Chekerdjian lived in Milan for a brief period of time where she honed her artistic craft. In 2001, she moved back to Beruit and opened her design studio. While commercial design was still
One man who should be looked up to as a great inspiration is Tom Raffield. His company has it all, not only beautiful creativity and fine craftsmanship but also sustainable qualities running at the core principle of his self-titled project. Using traditional steam bending techniques Tom has designed
One under appreciated element of design is the ageing process. Industrial designers tend to let go of an object in a ‘perfect’ condition and fail to respect the fading version and what happens as the years roll on. Not Anna Varendorff though, a Melbourne-based artisan who crafts vases an
I believe we undervalue the passion behind the companies who are integrating handicraft in to their overall concept. To create a series of consistent designs across a whole collection that link good design with craftsmanship, not just from a visual sense but also taking in to consideration the maker
Sometimes it’s difficult to see the actual origins of a piece of work. Especially in contemporary design where things are always stripped back. Taking a recent trip to the home and studio of famed British sculptor Henry Moore showed me the value in seeing culture in an object. Viewing his coll
Laura Slater is a talented designer who works from her print shop in West Yorkshire with the goal of designing objects for the every day that are informed by an interaction of colour and shape.
Duccio Maria Gambi, shows us, through his work, how almost nothing in this world should be thrown away and that everything, with creativity, can be made beautiful and serve a purpose.
Gt2P, aka Great Things to People (which by the way is an amazing name), is based in Santiago, Chile and works on projects relating to architecture and in the art and design fields.
Based in Lübeck, Germany, Schneid studio, founded by Niklas and Julia Jessen, specialises in experimenting with light and lighting fixtures to create a unique atmosphere in any space.