Fred Rigby, the founder of Fred Rigby Studio, is an interior and furniture designer that creates sculptural yet functional furniture collections inspired mainly by the beautiful, natural setting of the countryside of Dorset in the UK. The modular dining sets, sofas, and side tables produced by Rigby
Bird & Branch have realised that in a fast-paced world obsessed with mass production there is value in slow, traditional manufacturing techniques to create unique functional objects. The London-based designers craft a range of plates, bowls and vases from primarily British hardwoods with the mai
When we think about clay we tend to link this material to smooth forms that offer a sleek and seamless surface. Even the pottery wheel, one of the most used tools in this craft, is mainly used to construct forms that are cylindrical and offer little in the way of breaks in the overall structure [&he
There’s definitely still a space open for experimentation with materials that have potential but are not fully utilised. I suppose we can link all crafts to this kind of thinking. What starts out as earth or a material found in nature can become an object that isn’t representative of its
The work of German born London-based artist Jost Münster made me think about layering with his collection of abstract art exploring this exact idea through the use of simple shapes.
British ceramic artist Effie Gibson has a keen eye for nature-inspired surfaces, especially these pieces from her 'Mountain Range' series that all reference worn and weathered surfaces.
Residing in London, British artist Sophie Smallhorn exhibis internationally and looks to explore the relationships between colour, volume and proportion through her sculpture and artworks.
Naomi Bikis is a ceramic artist based in East London who looks to blur the line between functional and sculptural, starting out the wheel first and altering them significantly afterward.
London-based New Zealand born Samantha Totty tends to work in collage, exploring the interaction between form, texture and colour using a mixture of off-kilter shapes and a muted palette.
Kettle's Yard, a house museum located in Cambridge, UK is somewhere that I try to visit on a regular basis and was the creation of Jim Ede, once a curator of the Tate Gallery in London.
Based in Devon, UK is husband and wife team Justin and Hannah Floyd who are the founders of Solidwool, mixing bio-resin with wool to produce unique furniture that can stand the test of time.
Polish designer Malgorzata Bany now lives and works in London and brings forward her study of Fine Art to the fields of function and objects, creating seating and objects from various materials.