Nakashima Retrospective at Mjölk

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 collection of iconic works and have done a fantastic job at fitting them all in to the space in such an eye pleasing way. It’s pretty …

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Making the Joseph Walsh Enignum Table by Pau Camarasa

A truly breathtaking video by Spanish filmmaker Pau Camarasa, one that I’ve not come across before but has been around for over a year. Not totally sure how I missed it when searching through Vimeo. Although, I have come across the creative featured named Joseph Walsh, in fact we highlighted him on the blog in 2011 and I recall his work quite vividly. This specific piece was filmed …

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Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture

After receiving a few new books in the shop I decided to highlight one in-particular, that being a new publication by Vitra Design Museum titled ‘Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture’. It’s a book that I highly anticipated myself as a lot of Marcel’s architecture has gone slightly unnoticed, we all tend to talk about his furniture but never his buildings. So this book amalgamates both, separating his work in to two sections and talks …

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Wooden Lights and Vessels by Laszlo Tompa

I’m constantly amused by the internet, you set off looking for one very specific topic and it often throws you completely in another direction. One thing I’m sure you’ve seen us mention previously is the fact we’d like to highlight more work here in Europe that takes on similar design sensibilities to that of Japan, the Scandinavian countries often find a nice parallel but other representatives are typically tucked away and hard to come by …

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Furniture at Monokraft

Some delicious looking furniture I stumbled across at the start of the week by Monokraft, a Japanese company based in Tokyo. They’ve got a fantastic website that showcases their work beautifully, so I thought I’d bring a selection of my favourites across for all of you to admire. As I’ve said in previous posts it’s not always easy to find imagery that’s big enough but today I was really spoilt for choice! These workman use a mixture of …

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Plywood Furniture in the Marcel Breuer Archive

Mr Breuer isn’t exactly a stranger to our archive, these modernist designers always seem to crop up again and again with their classic timeless designs, ones that I’m extremely envious of. Take for example these plywood furniture pieces by Marcel sourced from his ever growing digital archive, it’s a fantastic place to pick up inspiration and general tips and tricks in terms of drawing and idea generation. Very informative and great for all …

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A Selection of Furniture by NAUT Design

With our recent release in the shop of the book nest by TRUCK Furniture, which has been ever so popular, I’ve been thinking to myself that we should buy a few items from the TRUCK shop, particular the stools and some chairs for our office. Originally I thought this would be a bit out of my reach considering the shipping all the way from Japan that I’ve been following for the past year named NAUT, they own a showroom/shop in Nagoya …

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A Place To Gather Short Film

It’s projects and people like this that make my day, those immersed in their own creative bubble, striving to create products that have life and soul, quality and purpose. If you’ve not caught the latest film by Jamie and Keith they’ve been asked by the Crafts Council of Ireland to put together a comprehensive curation of craft and design which follows a few familiar faces to us and introduces a few new ones also. Our own interview with Irish …

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Collection of work from Robin & Lucienne Day

From a personal perspective I can’t think of anything more heartwarming than coming across the entire life’s work of a creative couple. British designers Robin and Lucienne Day are a prime example of two different styles intertwining and complimenting one another, for those that haven’t been inspired by these two already they worked away in the post-war period as furniture and textile designers respectively. I’ve really enjoyed learn …

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Zig Zag Chair Designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

My fascination with chairs and furniture continues as we explore the Zig Zag chair designed by famous Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. Gerrit is well known for being one of the principle members of the ‘De Stijl’ movement, breaking his design down to basic cubist elements often using primary colours to emphasise different planes. This definitely be …

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