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.
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 […]
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.
- 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 […]
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.