Exhibitions and Events

Irresistibly cute, these little birds were one of many wonderful products presented at the 100% Norway exhibition at London Design Festival last month. They are the work of Lars Fjetland Beller who handcrafted them from scrap wood found in his local neighbourhood.

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This interestingly-textured chair was part of an exhibition we saw last month at London Design Festival by The American Hardwood Export Council, British furniture brand Benchmark and the Royal College of Art. To create the Well Proven chair, Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw have invented a new composite material that combines wood shavings with bio-resin.

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A few months ago we posted this ‘making of’ film from Wallpaper* magazine’s 2012 Handmade collection. Today we found another gem. This wallpaper produced by Cole & Son features the distinctive ‘Flora’ pattern by Gucci, which was first created as a scarf design for Grace Kelly in 1966. The design is made up of 15 colours, which requires 15 individual silkscreens; a laborious process that takes so long that the design wasn’t ready for the exhibition back in April. See the papers being produced in this beautiful film by Jamie McGregor Smith shot at Cole & Son’s printing factory.

After three weeks packed full of design (spoga+gafa, Maison & Objet, London Design Festival) it was this simple little exhibition of sticky tapes at legendary designer Jasper Morrison’s studio that made me smile.

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