There’s that interesting intersection between nature and considered design that seems to be overlooked. Isamu Noguchi was a sculptor who had a particular fascination with referencing nature in his work, no doubt inspired by his Japanese heritage and his western influences. In fact, a number of
French design studio YMER&MALTA asked six contemporary designers to produce six designs with the same principles as the famous Akari collection designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951.
Highlight a documentary titled "Membra Disjecta: Gonzalo Fonseca and the Heart of Stone", a new biographical film by Michael Gregory on sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca, the trailer can be seen here.
A fantastic series of photography under The name "Another Land" by Leah Raintree, which is titled after one of Isamu Noguchi's set of sculptures with the same name.
After a craft orientated week it seemed suitable to highlight work more rooted in the usual design process, and Atelier Steffen Kehrle has been on my list of 'likes' for a while now. Although I say 'usual', their work is far from it, with one of my favourite parts of their studio website being that
Wow, this is why I love writing on this website, it's an amazing tool for us to research individuals that we admire and that fascinate us. Today I've taken the jump and have decided to talk about an amazing artist that goes by the name of Constantin Brancusi. I was led to his work by the one and onl
After a long week it’s great to finish on such an icon as Isamu Noguchi. He really is an amazing talent and I was lucky enough to talk to The Noguchi Museum who gave me access to some imagery of Noguchi at work. This felt like an interesting and inspiring subject to talk about since Isamu is a man
As you probably know we’re heavily inspired by furniture, it’s such a technical medium, to get it right takes a lot of steps in terms of shape, structure and aesthetic. Not only that but it also has to be extremely functional and will need to fit the proportions of the body or it will have to ad