In today’s digital world, it’s no surprise there is currently a revival of making things by hand using traditional crafts. Wood-turning – the craft of using a wood lathe with hand-held tools – can be traced back many thousands of years . It is highly skilled work and hugely rewarding. Just ask Hugh Chipperfield, a […]

On the sofa with

Ellie Coombs

Date
April 26, 2019
Lighting Designer & MD, Nulty Lighting
What they do:
Lighting Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

Ellie has worked on lighting solutions across retail (from high street to high-end), hospitality, residential, and even the public sector. Her clients range from shopping centres in China and Bangkok, to the London Underground, London Open House and cancer charity Maggie’s. She ensures schemes devised by Nulty are creative, functional, and sustainable.

On the sofa with

Chan + Eayrs

Date
April 02, 2019
Architects
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 […]

On the sofa with

Nadia Sofia Taseer & Aamer Fatah

Date
November 26, 2018
Founders, Hemghar
What they do:
Furniture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations

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.

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