When it comes to contemporary furniture design, the Chubby Collection by French designer Arthur Vallin, takes up its own space. And you only have to take one glance at the chimeric design to know what I’m talking about (or is it the name of the collection that gives it away?). Vallin’s desig
The process of designing a building and designing a piece of furniture, I feel, are similar in many respects. The architect/designer creates a form in response to its function – it is usually up to the them to decide whether its function is more important than its form, or vice versa. Either w
While scouring the web for new and relevant design topics, I came across this relatively new design studio, Soft-Geometry, who are based between Kochi in India and the Bay Area of western USA. Founded in 2018 by Utharaa Zacharias and Palaash Chaudhary, Soft-Geometry bridges two diverse cultures of f
After months spent being confined to our own homes to quell the spreading of Covid-19, we have really gotten to know the furniture in our homes more intimately – I basically sleep, eat and work on the same three pieces of furniture. This lead me to think about how furniture in a domestic setti
There’s a fine line between whimsical and something that veers more toward the tacky side. Saying that, I have to applaud designers who try to incorporate shapes of nature in to their work, as the risk is much higher. When it does succeed the pay off is high. One of those studios who I think [
A common misconception is that design is the process of crafting the centre of attention, when in reality it’s the important process of creating a world in which balance prevails. If the object is too showy there must be a harmony to counter balance. Then, with each element maintaining its pro
Siki Furniture, a factory based in the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, was one that I came across on my travels and I was blown away by the design style and their strong focus on handicraft.
I've been particularly impressed with Catherine Aitken and her devotion to the creative process, incorporating handmade elements in to a selection of mass-produced products.
If you're a regular reader of this site you've probably realised that we don't do things by halves. Often I delve deeply and get obsessive about a particular subject, so much so that I really like to go in to detail. This post promotes that way of thinking and doesn't just focus on the major element
Our good friends John and Juli of Mjölk recently presented the first Canadian retrospective of works by legendary architect and craftsman George Nakashima, and his daughter, architect, designer and head of the Nakashima Studio, Mira Nakashima. As one can imagine, they’ve put together a large coll