The ‘Peel Chair’ by London-based studio Blond is a triumphant fusion of natural inspiration and modernist influence. Channeling the creative spirit of Marcel Breuer, a pioneer of plywood furniture, Blond have crafted a chair that encapsulates the fluid beauty of a singular sheet of plywo
A common misconception is that design is the process of crafting the centre of attention, when in reality it’s the important process of creating a world in which balance prevails. If the object is too showy there must be a harmony to counter balance. Then, with each element maintaining its pro
This interesting cross section between art and craft continues to fascinate me and is an area that I think is still lacking in exploration. It seems as though craftsmen value the traditional skills and approach the production phase much like an architect would, thinking heavily about form and struct
Bird & Branch have realised that in a fast-paced world obsessed with mass production there is value in slow, traditional manufacturing techniques to create unique functional objects. The London-based designers craft a range of plates, bowls and vases from primarily British hardwoods with the mai
Light can change the entire look of a room. Not only does it create a certain atmosphere, but in a way, it gives direction to the function of the space. Deciding which lights to use in an interior space is an important factor. Square In Circle, a London-based design studio, keep the importance of li
There’s definitely still a space open for experimentation with materials that have potential but are not fully utilised. I suppose we can link all crafts to this kind of thinking. What starts out as earth or a material found in nature can become an object that isn’t representative of its
We’ve covered the Bauhaus extensively here and many of the architects and designers who worked at this famous design school. The integration of craft and design was so important and ripples can still be felt today. We ourselves reference many of thoughts and ideologies that derived from this s
If you mention Silkscreen printing most people tend to have a commercial image in their mind. Usually it’s referenced only as a technique that’s being used for garment printing or mass production when it fact there are plenty of creative opportunities out there using this specific medium
London-based designer Charlotte Taylor has collaborated with 3D printing project Unique Board to examine architectural shapes and objects through sculptural and digital compositions in more detail.
China-based studio Neri&Hu have been applying both Eastern and Western styles to create some intriguing architecture that incorporates traditional elements with a modernist spin.
Naomi Bikis is a ceramic artist based in East London who looks to blur the line between functional and sculptural, starting out the wheel first and altering them significantly afterward.
Phil is from New Zealand but now makes from his studio in London. This collection is a stunner and is titled 'Herringbone', all of which have been handmade using a specific method of moulding.