The Artek Open Archives

My loved ones over Christmas were kind enough to buy me several books that I’ve been yearning for over the past year, firstly ‘Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible’ which I’ve yet to dig into, and also ‘Alvar Aalto, Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban’ which is one I’m currently reading. Even though it’s extremely long, a few paragraphs into the book and it got me thinking about his career and what influenced it, a company …

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Omer Arbel for Bocci Short Film

The good folks over at Style Park have kindly put together this delightful short film which summarises the process that glass blower Omer Abel undertakes when creating these beautiful bespoke lights for Canadian Design collective Bocci. Although this is pretty brief it’s packed full of creative inspiration in the range of looks we get of Omer creating, plus I’ve brought across a little imagery of the final product from Bocci which I think …

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Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

A nice film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co, a company who looks to sell practical and aesthetically pleasing products for the home and office space. Founded by Brian Faherty, the idea was spawned after he discovered a collection of antique cast iron moulds that had been out of production for over fifty years. He decided to bring back these moulds into production and use the best American materials available today …

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