Inspiration

Whynot

February 10th, 2012 Posted In:
Design
Graphics and Packaging
Inspiration

Swedish design duo Whynot really stood out for me in the young designers hall at Stockholm Furniture Fair for their alternatve, slightly gothic print and pattern designs. In a sea of Scandinavian light woods and minimal lines, Sandra Wall and Lina Frisk exhibited furniture and wallpaper with folkloric, handpainted illustrations that wouldn’t look out of place on a British narrow boat (in a good way). Read the rest of this entry »

MissPrint 2012

January 31st, 2012 Posted In:
Design
Inspiration

I love this new Mountains Sunrise wallpaper by British designers MissPrint. It sounds strange but there is something about its minimal colour palette and simple geometry that reminds me of the Finnish kids animation the Moomins – which is definitely a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

OK, so I know we’ve already posted work by Lex Pott in the past week (see his amazing Transience mirrors with David Derksen here). However, during my time at Dutch Design Week I also saw his True Colours shelving at a brilliant exhibition of work called Mass, which challenged the methods and materials typically found in mass-production. Like his Transience mirrors, Lex Pott’s True Colours shelving was the result of careful experimentation and research into the oxidiszation of metals; a quest to discover their true colours.

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These oxidised geometric mirrors were without a doubt the most beautiful objects I saw at last week’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The Transience mirrors, by Dutch designers David Derksen and Lex Pott, were shown as part of a larger exhibition called Objects Rescoped at Galerie van de Water.

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