At Paul Cocksedge Studio, people come first. Whether they are creating useful products or developing architectural projects, every design is meant to respond to the human form and the way we interact with objects and spaces. Founded in 2004 by Paul Cocksedge and Joana Pinho, the London-based studio
Simon Johns makes viscerally appealing furniture that employs equal, often mirrored focus on its sculptural and functional qualities. Based in the woods of East-Bolton in southern Quebec, Canada, he is able to combine the visual qualities of this secluded landscape with a razor sharp attention to cr
I remember back in 2012 purchasing the first book by Makoto Azuma titled ‘Encylopedia of Flowers’. Drawn in by the book design by Kenya Hara, a designer who helps MUJI with their own branding and image, I then became fascinated by artist Makoto Azuma’s work itself and his stunning
There have been countless comparisons made between humans, nature and our harmonious or conflicting relationship. It’s is no wonder then that designers through the years have also experimented with blending characteristics from both worlds in to their work. London-based Katharina Eisenkoeck is
French designer Guillaume Delvigne has always liked the idea of moving away from reality and trying to incorporate this in functional design. He is inspired by everything interesting, whether natural or man-made, real or not, and is fascinated by the way randomness can lead to something beautiful. T
It was the architect Louis H. Sullivan who first coined the term ‘form over function’ back in 1896. This principle states that the form of a specific design or object should be chosen based solely on its intended function or purpose. Dutch artist Aldo Bakker follows this principle in all
John Eric Byers exhibits ‘beauty in simplicity’ stunningly in his range of wooden furniture. This Oregon-based designer and craftsman specialises in creating sophisticated, geometrically-inspired furniture for interior spaces. Every piece in the range is painted in either black or white
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
It’s rare to come across a designer with a sensibility that’s so natural and flowing. I think when we’re young much of this originality is driven out of us, possibly through our need to find stability and control in our lives, or other factors that surround us as we age. French des
Korean Designer Yun Sohyun's intent with this series titled 'Tone' was to create an "artwork in everyday life" and has achieved this through the use of acrylic and various colours combinations.
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.
Italian Designer Guglielmo Poletti uses a selection of wires for both practical and artistic reasons, constructing a unique range of furniture that plays on the idea of balancing the voids.