On the sofa with

Nadia Sofia Taseer & Aamer Fatah

November 26, 2018
Founders, Hemghar

Years of travel and research in Asia and Europe led Nadia Sofia Taseer and Aamer Fatah to create Hemghar, a company with a collection of new and vintage rugs. Nadia, who is half Swedish and half Pakistani, previously owned a vintage clothing label in London, while Aamer worked for his family’s long-standing marble business in Pakistan. Each rug, sold through Hemghar’s website, is a piece of art that will live in the customer’s home for decades to come. We sat down with them in their Notting Hill home to talk rugs, culture and interiors.

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has just released a short film celebrating the beauty, strength, versatility and sustainable credentials of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) which was used to construct MultiPly, one of the Landmark Projects of the London Design Festival 2018 (LDF18). MultiPly is a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral, flexible construction made up of 17 modules of […]

On the sofa with

Spandana Gopal

September 17, 2018
Founder, Tiipoi
What they do:
Product Design
What we do for client:
Marketing, Public Relations

Spandana Gopal is the founder and creative director of Tiipoi, a London-based brand with a vision to create a new relationship between the UK and India through modern design. Tiipoi’s products are inspired by good materials and the simplistic and utilitarian forms of daily life in the Indian household, where nothing is wasted.

Six decades ago, in 1958, lighting design pioneer Poul Henningsen redefined modern illumination with three revolutionary forms: the PH Artichoke, the PH 5, and the PH Snowball. This year, Louis Poulsen celebrates Henningsen’s contribution to design history with several special editions: the PH Artichoke in brass, the PH 5 and PH 5 Mini in copper. […]

On the sofa with

Harriet Speed

July 09, 2018
Rycotewood Graduate

We caught up with Harriet Speed, recent graduate of Rycotewood Furniture, at the third year Furniture Design & Make students’ end-of-year show ‘Branching Out’ at Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road. Harriet also runs This Girl Makes, a blog that celebrates women in craft and design.

  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 […]

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