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Category Archives: Designers

Have you ever wondered about the mysterious acronyms with which furniture by mid-century masters Charles and Ray Eames is named? Well, wonder no more as we explain it in full. Usually made up of three letters, the names describe the … Continue reading

One of our highlights during this September’s London Design Festival was visiting Jasper Morrison: Thingness at the new Tate Modern Switch House. Morrison and the Tate have a long-standing relationship since, in 1998, the designer was chosen to select all … Continue reading

“Chandigarh is the biggest example in India of experimental architecture. It hits you on the head and makes you think and the one thing that India requires in many fields is being hit on the head so that it may … Continue reading

Polder [Pohl-der]: Noun 1. A tract of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dykes, especially in the Netherlands. The Polder Sofa with its broad, flat seat and arm surfaces evoking these particular stretches of … Continue reading

Poul Henningsen – born in 1894 in Ordrup, Denmark – trained as an architect between 1911 and 1917 but he never qualified, preferring instead to be an inventor and painter. He is best known of course for his work in … Continue reading

Visitors are instructed to ‘Entrez Lentement’ (enter slowly) by a stencilled command on the entrance hall wall. This long-awaited experience is really not something anyone is going to want to rush. The entire staff of Aram Designs were recently treated … Continue reading

Serif TV – Best Domestic Design winner at the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2016 – is now on display at Aram Store. A flat-screen TV in an I-shaped frame, it was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Samsung in collaboration … Continue reading

Aram’s long association with modern Danish design stretches back to the 1980s when a friendship was forged between Zeev Aram and the founder of Montana Furniture, Peter J. Lassen. Their relationship has endured and Aram has always maintained a wide … Continue reading

Within his handwritten notes for a speech he gave at U.C.L.A. in 1949, Charles Eames scribbled down ‘design is a full time job’, a philosophy which will clearly be defined for all who visit a new exhibition – The World … Continue reading

I know that statement sounds a little like the title of a fantasy novel but it does in fact describe a cultural institution that has been annually coveted by the design conscious for almost 50 years. The Milanese graphic and … Continue reading