The winners of the Wood Awards 2017, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A. Coastal House, Devon by 6a Architects was awarded the Arnold […]
With internationally renowned workplaces designs, Walter Knoll appreciates the link between our working environment and the quality of our work. DeskTop, a photography exhibition held at Walter Knoll’s Clerkenwell showroom throughout November, explores the influence of our working environment. DeskTop profiles the workspaces of some of the UK’s most inspirational creative minds including Serpentine gallery […]
Austrian designers Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl founded EOOS in 1995 after studying at the College of Applied Art in Vienna. They “love the strange, the paradoxical and the spontaneous”, and have constantly developed a unique methodology. In 1997, they met Markus Benz, the new CEO of Walter Knoll. Benz was impressed, and he […]
Twenty structures and fourteen product designs have been selected for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards are free to enter and aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand B05, Hall T2), Old Truman Brewery, 21st-24th September.
Alexander Lervik has been one of Sweden’s leading designers for almost 20 years. His quest for innovation speaks louder than the passion for creating beautiful objects. His stand at the London Design Festival this year will be inspired by Scandinavian light, and the centrepiece will be the Aritco HomeLift, the world’s first design-led domestic lift, which he developed for award-winning Swedish lift specialist Aritco.
Furniture designer Sebastian Cox, Friends & Co’s newest client, founded his eponymous workshop and studio in Greenwich, London in 2010. We first met him in 2011 at the Wood Awards when his career was taking off after he was named Outstanding Design Winner. Sebastian believes that traditional techniques can be combined with respectful inventiveness, renewable materials, and new technology to design and make the furniture of the future without nostalgia or sentimentality.