Branca by Marco Sousa Santos

It’s always inspiring to see creatives starting new companies, especially in this climate where a lot of businesses are floundering. One thing that’s great about creativity is that it doesn’t cost you anything, as long as you have a passion for something you can make a go of it and come up with an interesting concept that has longevity. In this case a fantastic range of furniture under the name ‘Branca Lisboa’ caught my attention, and is definitely one to look …

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620 Chair Programme, Adapt and Change by Vitsoe

Anything Dieter Rams is sure to captivate me, I’m constantly reminded of his design ethos thanks to a poster on my office wall referencing the famous ‘ten principles for good design’. It’s been a bit of a godsend when facing certain design tasks, I can always look back at that and get a few visualisations of what I should be aiming for, usually it gets me back on the right track. I’m …

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The Tables of Carlo Scarpa

Today I thought I’d bring across some stark looking design for all of you to admire. This furniture by Carlo Scarpa is sure to hold well against the cold weather that we’re experiencing here in the UK, and it was the perfect remedy for me over the weekend. I decided to sit through a short film early Saturday morning that had been produced by SIMON last month, as it hadn’t got many views I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular but I was instant …

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Furniture Design by Marco Guazzini

Mark brought across some fantastic architecture yesterday from the good folks at Fujiwaramuro studio, I was especially impressed with their interior design and the general layout they opted for within the respective homes featured. There was a real emphasis put on generating a simplistic and natural environment with the inclusion of plants, an abundance of natural lighting and furniture of rather organic form. This latter element was some …

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Interiors and Furniture at sdr+ (System Furniture Dieter Rams)

It’s always been a dream of mine to own the 606 shelving system by Dieter Rams, so today’s post is partly about that, although I covered my fascination with it more extensively in a previous post, but also because some recent news has come about. Vitsoe have just announced that as of 1 January 2013 they will become the exclusive licensee of Dieter Rams’s complete collection of original …

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Handmade Ceramics by Designlump

This is a brilliant post for any of you with those last minute buying needs, especially if you’re located near Canada or around that area. When I’m searching on the web it’s always great to come across a website that’s run by an independent that has beautiful functional items, all of which are photographed expertly and are made with quality in mind. You certainly know when a designer has an eye for what looks good! Chifen Cheng is the …

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Series of Antiques and Oddities from Factory 20

I’ve always been somebody that asks questions, who likes to wonder why things have been made the way they have, so naturally I’m drawn to items that embrace an unconventional aesthetic. Which is why I was in my element this morning when I stumbled upon the ridiculously large archive of design objects and furniture curated at the factory 20 webpage. They are constantly creating an …

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Gauzak Furniture Collaboration with Quattria

Today I came across this brilliant design studio named Gauzak and their furniture that they’ve been designing for Quattria, a company that sells and produces contemporary objects. Gauzak is actually made up of three individuals, Leire Pérez, Juan Tomás Carboneras and Arkaitz Arco, all of which specialise in product and industrial design. These young creatives got together with Quattria to produce a set of furniture that could sit in the …

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James Allen Walter, The Maverick of Modernism by Domus

Today I’ve decided to point you towards an article of interest, but I do have a few comments that I want to say myself about this piece written by Domus, the famous architecture and design publication. They recently put together this special feature on their website about industrial designer, writer and architect James Walter which they titled “The Maverick of Modernism” and …

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