On the sofa with

Alexander Lervik

Date
July 17, 2017
Designer
What they do:
Design, Furniture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

Alexander Lervik has been one of Sweden’s leading designers for almost 20 years. His quest for innovation speaks louder than the passion for creating beautiful objects. His stand at the London Design Festival this year will be inspired by Scandinavian light, and the centrepiece will be the Aritco HomeLift, the world’s first design-led domestic lift, which he developed for award-winning Swedish lift specialist Aritco.

On the sofa with

Paul Nulty

Date
June 28, 2017
Founder of Nulty Lighting
What they do:
Design, Product Design
What we do for client:
Public Relations

Friends & Co’s latest client Nulty is a mighty yet nimble, award-winning lighting design consultancy working with some of the world’s foremost architects and interior designers in a variety of industries from hotels and hospitality, to residences and retail. Collaboration and team work are at the heart of Nulty’s practice. Improving life through light, no matter what the scale, is its goal. A Nulty project is defined by its originality and attention to detail. Founder Paul Nulty talks us through his high standards, processes, ambitions and the magic of working with light.  

On the sofa with

Sebastian Cox

Date
May 07, 2017
Furniture designer
What they do:
Furniture
What we do for client:
Public Relations

Furniture designer Sebastian Cox, Friends & Co’s newest client, founded his eponymous workshop and studio in Greenwich, London in 2010. We first met him in 2011 at the Wood Awards when his career was taking off after he was named Outstanding Design Winner. Sebastian believes that traditional techniques can be combined with respectful inventiveness, renewable materials, and new technology to design and make the furniture of the future without nostalgia or sentimentality.

On the sofa with

Färg & Blanche

Date
May 04, 2017
Designers
What they do:
Furniture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Creative Collaboration, Public Relations

Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche presented ARMOUR mon AMOUR, an exhibition showcasing their new collection of furniture, sculptures and light installations, at 13th-century church Teatro Arsenale during Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan last month. Their spectacular exhibition was also used as a backdrop for the launch of Swedish Design Moves. This initiative, led by Visit Sweden in collaboration with Architects Sweden, the Association of Swedish Fashion Brands (ASFB), The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture (TMF), and Svensk Form, will promote Swedish architecture, design and fashion around the world for the next four years. We caught up with Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche post-Milan for a debrief on the design event of the year.

Trend Report: What’s hot in the Middle East

Date
March 23, 2017
What we do for client:

Last week we returned from the sixth edition of Design Days Dubai, billed as the Middle East’s only annual fair dedicated to collectible, modern and contemporary design. The event was hosted for the first time in the rapidly evolving Dubai Design District (d3), and this year’s exhibitors numbered over 50, including many prestigious international galleries. […]

On the sofa with

Markus Benz

Date
March 02, 2017
CEO of Walter Knoll
What they do:
Furniture
What we do for client:
Creative Collaboration, Public Relations

Dedicated entrepreneur Markus Benz qualified as a lawyer before his family, the famous furnishing family Benz, acquired Walter Knoll in 1993. He restructured the company before becoming CEO and Managing Director in 2001. Markus was a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and has been a board member of inter-disciplinary think tank Meisterkreis since 2014.

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