Atelier François Pouenat, a family run atelier, was established 130 years ago in Varennes, France and works in everything from aligning with independent designers to develop objects restoring historic buildings. We were excited to have the chance to sit down and explore how an Atelier like AFP work with young designers on developing projects and manufacturing by taking questions directly from our design community.
From exhibitions on the history and evolution of craftsmanship in design to a working lab showcasing the process of art restoration in a myriad of different mediums, workshops with master artisans from British bookbinders to French couturiers showcasing their craft and a final exhibition showcasing ‘the best’ of Europe in craftsmanship in design. After hours of discovery, I picked out some highlight from the Venice based event about European Craftsmanship in Design.
From graphic design to the design of murals, carpets, vases and furniture - Alex Proba is multidisciplinary designer who can literally do it all. She has a defining eye for colour use that is charmingly delightful and the stunning avant-garde patterns Alex creates feel new and yet somehow familiar.
Paris Berbère has a captivating collection of Moroccan Berbère rugs procured straight from the source. What is interesting with this brand, as well as the reason why we chose to feature a brand instead of a creator, is the curation of the carpets collected. The owner has an amazing eye and is able to source and show us bold colours and prints we've never seen before.
Each design week and global design fair holds different expectations and characteristics. Milan Design Week, the mother of all global design weeks, makes us burn with anticipation not only to discover all of the new designers, collections and pieces but to be WOWed by the conceptual immersive environments and installations.
Eindhoven-based Lucas Maassen & Sons and New York based Lora Appleton have been collaborating from the very beginning, launching kinder MODERN's inaugural collection together in 2013. Fast forward to 2018 and the two, or five rather, have come together once again for their most recent collaborative exhibition and collection Before & Be After: Growing Up Design with Lucas Maassen & Sons.
We saw thousands of design pieces during Milan Design Week - there were, however, a number of pieces and collections which we could not get out of our mind. This year we discovered an upcoming trend of iridescent finishes, functional sculptures, and form following process. We put a few of those favourite design gems here below !
After digesting all of the incredible installations, pieces, designers, and concepts we discovered during that epic week in April, we came to the conclusion that there were too many gems for one article. Follow along in a four-part series of the best of Milan Design Week 2018 below !
German based furniture brand’ inagural collection of tables, UNO, takes inspiration from Abstract-Minimal artists like Josef Albers and colors from the Memphis movement. We talk to founder Moritz Bannach about his creative process and the new collection.
So many countries, so many design weeks and so little time. Thankfully for you, we shortlisted a few very promising events, festivals and design fairs coming up next month in the design world from Singapore to Iceland.
Between the bright neon lights, gritty artsy neighbourhoods in Seoul such as Itaewon and Seongdonggu, the outgoing and hospitable vibes from the local people - Seoul has quickly become one of the most inspiring creative capital cities globally. I wanted to highlight a few of game-changing creatives coming out of Seoul at the moment, locally grown lifestyle brands by young entrepreneurs and some of my favourite spots to check out when I am in town.
British illustrator, Charlotte Taylor, translates the work of Spanish Architect, Ricardo Bofill, in a series of four illustrations.
Nordic Knots, a New York based rug company founded by three Swedes - brings us rich and modern rugs with a Swedish Philosophy, 'Lagom', behind their creative process.
The Future Perfect has long been a champion of some of the most innovative contemporary designers and artists coveted by interior designers and collectors in the US and around the world. Leah Ring pays a visit to chat with founder David Alhadeff
Goodbye 2017, finished are the times to eat ourselves into oblivion. Now it's time to get back onto the horse and out of hibernation. I hope that you have a wonderful 2018, full of surprises and beautiful discoveries. Here is a selection of designers, who are still relatively under the radar but who are sure to shine in 2018.
Winter has taken over Copenhagen, which is a perfect occasion to visit some extremely cool design companies and artists. This month you’ll find anything from clothing brands, kitchenwares to furniture designers. I really hope, that you’ll enjoy this month’s round-up as much as I enjoyed making it.
After last year's success with our ten fictional characters from the international say hi to_ community... We bring you a whole new crop of followers - eccentric as ever, and their Holiday Wishlists.
We will launch one gift guide per day starting on November 29th spanning until December 8th.
As the holiday season is in full effect and we all prepare for the end of the year, it's important to take some time to reflect on the things that bring us joy in life. This month's roundup includes some beautiful fine art exhibitions, a few great options for holiday gift buying, and the work of two design firms in Los Angeles creating really innovative and fun spaces.