Have you ever wondered what happens to all those old tyres once they have worn thin and are discarded by motorists? Well, they’re made into a funky range of eco-products for your home apparently. Or at least that is what one innovative company does with them. Tread employs talented artisans who use their traditional crafts
Sway is a rocking chair designed by German designer Markus Krauss. It has a lovely big padded seat, which makes it more than big enough to comfortably seat two people at the same time. The chair also has a retractable central leg that can be extended to support the chair, stopping it from rocking and
As could be expected from a design geek, I spend a ridiculous amount of time every week trawling the net for fantastic products, people, and stories to include either in my various columns or indeed right here on my blog. Even when I’m trying extremely hard to concentrate on something else and not get sucked
Designed by KamKam, a design group located in Seoul, Korea, An Furniture is a modular storage unit that has been meticulously designed using the ‘Silver Ratio’. This mathematical constant is the same ratio used in the standard paper formats of A3, A4 , A5 etc and is considered by many artists, architects and designers to
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Victoria Redshaw, MD and Lead Trend Forecaster at Scarlet Opus all about the trends that she predicts will be influencing interior design this year and into 2012. The interview was published today in Inside, the monthly newsletter produced by WAN Interiors.
As I’m almost 30 it’s got to that time when practically all of my friends are now married, settling down and starting their own families. So topics of conversation are gradually becoming more baby and child oriented. This got me thinking about how I would like to decorate a child’s bedroom when I have my
One of the things that is so great about IKEA furniture, apart from its reasonable pricing, quality materials, and ease of assembly is its “hackability”. The furniture is mostly quite simple or minimalist and so lends itself to being adapted and modified to transform it from flat-pack furniture into something far more bespoke.
I’m a big fan of Polish design so when I received a press release from Laskowscy Design about their furniture now being available in the UK I knew it deserved a blog post. Distributed by the Muslavi Gallery, the stunning powder coated furniture and interior accessories are designed by award-winning Polish artist and designer Remigiusz
Bored with her nine to five office job, Aiveen Daly enrolled in an evening class in upholstery and before long was making a living modernising vintage furniture to create a collection of one-off collectible pieces. Including chairs, headboards, ottomans and later, silk lampshades, the collection is inspired by Saville Row tailoring and couture gowns. The
Studio Dror is a multi-disciplinary design studio specialising in product design, architecture and art direction. Based in New York and run under the direction of Dror Benshetrit, Studio Dror has an impressive list of clients from Cappellini, Boffi and Alessi to Levi’s, Swarovski and Target. The Stack bookcase was designed for Target as part of
Most people, given the choice, would love to be able to afford to furnish their homes with designer furniture. Unfortunately, however, the price of such highly coveted items can be somewhat prohibitive for many of us. This is why a group of designers have decided to make a stand by stripping out the middlemen and
Working with scrap aluminium traffic signs Boris Bally repurposes an otherwise discarded material and transforms it into unusual, edgy and urban furniture. Bally has a background in jewellery making and grew up in an environment where recycling was somewhat of a family tradition. His so-called ‘aha moment’ came in 1991 whilst making the shell form
Designed and created by Latvian designer Rolands Landsbergs, the Boxetti Collection is comprised of five separate modules, each driven by three basic design principles – functionality, advanced technologies and the contemporary aesthetics of minimalism. Each of the modules is designed to achieve maximum efficiency by meeting the demands of functionality and suitability. All modules have
Fusing a futuristic and retro vision of design, which he calls ‘New-Retro-Futurism’, Paris based Belarusian designer Dzmitry Samal has some interest designs in his portfolio. Speaking about his approach to design he says: “I think that the future of design is in our past experience and heritage combined with modern technologies. I’m a keeper of
Cut-a-pult is an exciting new range of furniture by German designer Lars Contzen, one of my absolute favourite designers, in collaboration with Atelier Schneeweiss. According to Contzen, the idea for the light-weight, multi-functional furniture comes from society’s need for mobile, uncomplicated and flexible products. The use of light-weight material with a customisable surface in conjunction