Reclaimed Wooden Furniture by Hugo Franca

It’s not everyday that we’re lucky enough to come across works like we have here today from Brazilian artist and craftsman Hugo Franca, but boy does it make your morning when projects of this nature do come along. Hugo is responsible for the bespoke handmade furniture that you see before you, all of which he handcrafts from reclaimed wood as a means to preserve the beauty found in the natural environment, through both functional …

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Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

I think the greatest compliment or recognition as a creative individual you can receive for your life’s work is that it outlives you and continues to inspire others after you pass. One designer that refuses to go away in this respect is Alvar Aalto, who Jackson’s are currently highlighting in a small exhibition in their Berlin wing. The classic approach to design that the Fin took has insured his work oversees generation upon generation, his work …

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Views of the Jean Prouvé Exhibition at Jousse Entreprise

Our good friends at WO AND WÉ, a site that I’ve admired for quite a while now, put me onto this Jean Prouvé exhibiton that started last month at Jousse Entreprise, a gallery in Paris that showcases a range of well-known designers like Le Corbusier, Serge Mouille, and Alexandre Noll. Most of which we’ve covered here in the past. I’m not one for copying over content and we and …

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Short Film on Vyrobeno lesem Collective

When you sit and consider for a moment how many objects, foods and materials around us are synthetic it makes me feel a little uneasy, I don’t agree that price of something is where its real value lies. As time passes I feel myself moving more and more towards items with organic origins, I like to be able to sit comfortably knowing the background of the items that I spend my hard earned currency on. I’m sure if you’re anything like me it’s a real joy …

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Collection of works from Alexandre Noll

We’ve both been quite taken with sculpture recently given the arrival of a new Alexander Calder book into the office bookshelf, the man was an absolute genius and a big inspiration to lots of you I’m sure. Casually browsing over his work last night I began to long to see other esteemed sculptors and in digging around I came across the work of this particular fellow, another Alex, Alexandre Noll. Now I’m sure you’ve gathered from the vintage photo …

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Short film on Furniture Designer Staffan Holm

There’s nothing like a little bit of Nordic design to start the week off, so I was delighted to come across this short documentary which follows the work of Swedish furniture designer Staffan Holms as he prepares for his latest exhibition. This film has actually been put together as part of the fifteenth Salone Satellite event which is being celebrated by featuring a number of inspirational young designers and following their day to day …

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CH33 Chair Designed by Hans J Wegner

Last night I thought I’d revisit the Carl Hansen & Son website after I was researching the life and works of Hans J Wegner, a master designer in my mind. All of his furniture is highly inspiring and I love to see the background and context behind each object. Although I’d like to see more of this online, it would inspire me immensely, it’s actually quite rare to find imagery and information regarding the process and production of furniture pieces …

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Design Within Reach Presents: Jens Risom

It’s always satisfying to be able to provide more context on the designers that we admire, which is why it’s such a pleasure to return to a Design Within Reach short film that involves one of the best mid-century designers in our opinion, Jens Risom. Still actively involved in design at the grand old age of 200, as he would have you believe in this short film, Jens is lucky enough to be around and receive the credit that his work so deserves un …

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Yata Stool by Naoki Hirakoso

It’s hard for us to stay out of Japan with our content, we do try but when you have an eye for a minimal aesthetic it makes life difficult, Japanese designers simply are on another level in this regard. Not to discredit the great talent found in Europe and the Americas, but when you come across objects like the Yata Stool by Naoki Hirakoso you just have to sit and marvel at what an excellent piece of design this item is to behold, wow. Much like …

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A look inside the house of Finn Juhl

It seems only last week that we were sharing something Finn Juhl related with you all, although looking back into the archive it was a month yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies on the internet and I mention this as today marks a month of the online shop being open. I hadn’t planned to share the house of Finn today, it’s just one of those funny little coincidences which life presents you with from time to time. Back …

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