I was recently very lucky to be given the opportunity by the London Design Festival to interview Javier Mariscal. He is a truly multi-disciplinary designer, his work ranging from branding to furniture design and from interiors to films.
Still from Chico and Rita
Here’s what he had to say… Continue reading
I first came across Gregor Timlin and Nic Rysenbry‘s Design for Dementia project at RCA at the LDF in 2010.
Colour contrast tableware
Design is about making people’s lives better. When that can be done for people whose quality of life is compromised by something like dementia, a designer’s role becomes a very special thing indeed. Continue reading
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Tent 2010 favourite, Zoe Murphy, lives by the motto ‘love what belongs to you.’ Inspired by the fading glory of her seaside hometown Margate; she lovingly breathes new life into discarded mid-century furniture and vintage textiles – creating colourful products you’ll want to keep forever.
Zoe Murphy Dreamland drawers
Despite being a very busy lady after another successful year at Tent; Zoe very kindly took the time to answer a few questions for me. Continue reading
The Design Products Collection is one of four London Design Festival exhibitions presented by the RCA and the launch of new products designed and made by alumni and staff from their Design Products course.
Greetje van Helmond's sugar jewellery
This bling-tastic ring is in fact made from sugar, Continue reading
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A very large and well-scribbled upon blackboard at 100% Design posed the question; “what is the future of design?”
What is the future of design? (Photography: Philip Vile)
So with that question in mind, at my last big LDF event for this year, I thought I’d try my hand at a little bit of trend spotting… Continue reading
Not willing to concede the end of London Design Festival quite yet; I swung by Paul Cocksedge’s Drop installation on the terrace of the Royal Festival Hall tonight.
Paul Cocksedge's Drop installation with RFH in background
The highly magnetic brass metre-high ‘coin’ supposedly “fell to Earth from a giant’s palm.” Continue reading
I am very sad to have been greeted by these closed doors when I excitedly arrived at Origin, thinking I had a good couple of hours to check it out…
All I saw of origin
Happily, some of my fellow bloggers were luckier and so here are my best bits of their best bits… Continue reading