When we think of art, what comes to mind? Painting? Sculpture? How about tableware? Admittedly, we may not always see the art in the cups we drink out of and the plates we eat our food off of, but they have a beauty and aesthetic that makes them pleasing to the eye. This absolutely categorises [&hel
This short film for American furniture maker Emeco really triggered my imagination, a video showcasing some of the processes that go in to making their super strong metal chairs and tables.
After last weeks feature with designer Masanori Oji, it seemed right to highlight another inspiring Japanese creative in the form of industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Although more mainstream, I have numerous books on his works and I’m especially inspired by his collaboration with Jasper Morriso
Often a company’s product line-up is dictated by the type of designers that they get on board, individuals like Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa are synonymous with a simplistic / functional ideology, so it’s obvious when they’re hired what sort of ethos that company is striving for. Compani
Over the weekend I've had some time to question particular design thoughts that have been playing on my mind, it's not unusual for me to hit a stumbling block every so often where the thoughts become complex and I can't get my mind around certain concepts. One that I've been watching quite closely i
A simple but unique selection by Plus Minus Zero in Japan, designed by the one and only Naoto Fukasawa. I suppose when you're a famous designer it gives you the chance to work on some interesting projects, this particular company being one of them who has given Naoto Fukasawa full design direction.
Today I thought I'd wake up early to find some inspiration for a recent project that I've decided to take on, this involves both pottery and wood, it should interesting to see what comes out of it. Through general browsing I somehow stumbled across the Frank Landau website which is full of fantastic
Our good friends John and Juli Baker of Toronto based store Mjölk have just released their new web shop over the weekend. It's been a place that I've checked on a weekly basis for a number of years but over the past few months there has been little to no movement from them online, this is partly be
Spanish company Kettal have really impressed me as of late, especially since they released their newest collection/collaboration titled Park Life with Jasper Morrison. It’s interesting to know it was Jasper’s first outdoor collection which took him around 2 years on and off to design, very clean
Although we generally tend to touch up mid-century style designers here I'm also a big admirer of designers like Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Dieter Rams and other industrial designers who are a bit more current and that are still working today. Naoto for example has a tendency to keep things si
Vitra recently released this short film directed by Florian Böhm and is titled "Remind Me". It's the first from a series of videos named "Fiction" which looks to tell domestic stories that could have happened to any of us. It shows how these much prized pieces of furniture either drives an action f
This morning I decided to bring across some imagery from furniture company Maruni’s website, my last post on the Maruni Collection by Naoto Fukasawa in early 2011 was very popular but this one offers up something different. It’s a selection from the website’s catalogue for Autumn 2011, basical