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Chan + Eayrs

April 02, 2019
What they do:
Architecture, Design
What we do for client:
Creative Collaboration, Public Relations

Husband and wife duo Zoe and Merlin are trained architects who create individually crafted homes from scratch. Their roles as investors, creatives and craftsmen mean they retain complete, uncompromised creative freedom with each project. Wallpaper* Handmade is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Salone dei Tessuti in Milan this month with an exhibition entitled X: With Love. Chan & Eayrs were commissioned to design the centrepiece of the exhibition – a vibrant, pink circular bar made of American red oak – in collaboration with furniture designer Sebastian Cox and the American Hardwood Export Council.

Thanks to the rising price of property, exorbitant moving costs, and a distinct lack of affordable housing being built for first-time buyers, around 20% of 25 to 34-year-olds still live with their parents. The looming social care crisis also means that many elderly parents are opting to move in with their adult children. This shift […]

Aritco, producer of the world’s first design-led domestic lift, launched its 2019 thought leadership campaign yesterday during Stockholm Design Week with a panel discussion around the theme “How can craft support new ways of living and working in a high-tech future?”. The talk was live-streamed on dezeen.com and on its Facebook page, and was hosted by Marcus […]

Design To Shape Light for Maggie’s

October 08, 2018

Design To Shape Light has been a particularly satisfying project for the Friends & Co team.  Our client, Danish lighting company Louis Poulsen, asked us to conceive an exhibition that could benefit a chosen charity, Maggie’s. We drafted in another client, lighting designer Paul Nulty, and together we asked architects and other creatives to explore […]

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 […]

In 1970, industrial designer Dieter Rams drafted a design manifesto that proclaimed ‘good design is long-lasting’. Vitsœ, the furniture company that Rams co-founded in 1959, celebrates this epithet for London Design Festival (LDF) this year, with ‘A Sense of Belongings’, a collection of over 20 treasured possessions that have been used, repaired, and cherished for […]

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