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Category Archives: Designers

Marble is a highly desirable material ubiquitous throughout the fields of sculpture, architecture and design. It is a natural stone available in numerous colours and styles with connotations to antiquity and luxury. Here we explore its history both geologically and … Continue reading

Poul Henningsen’s classic PH 5 pendant lamp is now 60 years old and a new colour range has been introduced by its Danish manufacturer Louis Poulsen. Released on 1 February, it follows the success of the smaller sized version the … Continue reading

Ole Wanscher shaped Danish furniture, both as an active designer and as a master teacher. His furniture designs are now considered to be modern classics – sophisticated and functional with an exquisite attention to detail. To celebrate Ole Wanscher’s work, … Continue reading

Beneath all great lounge furniture lies a great rug, or at least we think there should. Chosen well the right rug will frame furniture and pull a room together. They add warmth and comfort in-part by blocking drafts and absorbing … Continue reading

Kähler, the Danish ceramic homeware specialist, is heading towards its 180th birthday with aplomb. Since 1839 the company has evolved from founder Herman Joachim Kähler’s studio pottery, to an international brand holding the powerful formula of a Scandinavian design heritage. … Continue reading

Of the many contemporary designs launched each year only a handful will endure the initial excitement and prove consistently popular with customers, interior designers and press alike. Sebastian Herkner’s Bell tables, designed in 2012 for ClassiCon, have joined this coveted … Continue reading

Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen‘s primary intention when designing his last furniture series for Knoll International was to simplify and clarify structure. He declared: “The undercarriage of chairs and tables in a typical interior makes an ugly, confusing, unrestful world. I … Continue reading

How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art   Last month we visited ‘How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior’ … Continue reading

The phrase ‘extendable table’ used to evoke images of clumsy designs with bulky wooden flaps that, when folded, rendered the table useless and unattractive. Thankfully, those days are long gone. With expert craftsmanship, new technology and high-tech materials, extending tables … Continue reading

This month UK copyright law with regard to furniture and lighting finally comes into alignment with that of mainland Europe. This will greatly extend the protection given to designers and the licensed manufacturers of their works, which here in the … Continue reading