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.
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 […]
Expertise should be shared. This is one of our core beliefs and also that of our client ARCHITECT@WORK. That’s why this global architectural trade show doesn’t just host the latest in product and material innovations, but provides a platform for a series of expert talks for visitors. We wanted to capture the passion of some […]
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 […]
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.
Khai Foo founded high-spec, high-design fire pits and fireplaces brand Paloform in 2010. Paloform has become the leading manufacturer of fireplace solutions for private homes, condominiums, hotel lobbies and restaurants throughout the world, and is Friends&Co’s latest client. Clean, geometric lines and restrained elegance result in spectacular, Zen-like design statements that complement contemporary architecture, interiors, gardens and patios, and evoke ease and relaxation.