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 […]

On the sofa with

Alexander Lervik

Date
July 17, 2017
Designer
What they do:
Design, Furniture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

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.

On the sofa with

Paul Nulty

Date
June 28, 2017
Founder of Nulty Lighting
What they do:
Design, Product Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

Friends & Co’s latest client Nulty is a mighty yet nimble, award-winning lighting design consultancy working with some of the world’s foremost architects and interior designers in a variety of industries from hotels and hospitality, to residences and retail. Collaboration and team work are at the heart of Nulty’s practice. Improving life through light, no matter what the scale, is its goal. A Nulty project is defined by its originality and attention to detail. Founder Paul Nulty talks us through his high standards, processes, ambitions and the magic of working with light.  

On the sofa with

Färg & Blanche

Date
May 04, 2017
Designers
What they do:
Furniture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Creative Collaboration, Public Relations

Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche presented ARMOUR mon AMOUR, an exhibition showcasing their new collection of furniture, sculptures and light installations, at 13th-century church Teatro Arsenale during Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan last month. Their spectacular exhibition was also used as a backdrop for the launch of Swedish Design Moves. This initiative, led by Visit Sweden in collaboration with Architects Sweden, the Association of Swedish Fashion Brands (ASFB), The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture (TMF), and Svensk Form, will promote Swedish architecture, design and fashion around the world for the next four years. We caught up with Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche post-Milan for a debrief on the design event of the year.

On the sofa with

Doreen Toutikian

Date
February 26, 2017
Co-founder and Director of Beirut Design Week
What they do:
Curator, Design, Product Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

Doreen Toutikian is an interdisciplinary designer, a social entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder and Director of Beirut Design Week, Friends & Co’s latest client. In addition to her work in Lebanon, Doreen is a board member of the International Gender Design Network, a member of the Board of International Research in Design (BIRD), a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and a member of the Young Cultural Innovators of the British Council.

Trend Report: What the Swedes did next

Date
February 22, 2017
What they do:
Design, Furniture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

We recently returned from Stockholm Design Week and have been reflecting upon what is next for the ‘new Nordic’. Inevitably, the vigorous interest on design that focuses on minimal lines, sustainable manufacturing and light-toned colourways is likely to wane.  Or will it? Brands and designers, particularly Swedish ones, are emerging from their comfort zones and […]

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