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 […]
- July 31, 2018
- What we do for client:
Twenty buildings and twelve furniture and products projects have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2018. 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, […]
- July 20, 2018
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
- 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.
On the sofa with
- May 17, 2018
- Director, dRMM Architects
Jonas Lencer is a director of Stirling Prize winning architecture practice dRMM. He oversees the design, construction and delivery of major projects including Faraday House; a bold and imaginative residential building within the Battersea Power Station development. With a focus on prefabrication and engineered timber, he specialises in combining design concepts with innovative construction techniques. Jonas lectures internationally on dRMM’s pioneering work in engineered timber, he is an assessor for the University of Brighton and is currently on the Wood Awards judging panel.