Archive for December, 2005

Predictions for 2006

December 31, 2005 Leave a comment

Well it’s that time of the year where we take stock and make our resolutions for the following year – not for me.

I’m going to take this opportunity to make a few predictions for the world of design. Read more…

Categories: Ideas

Future classic; Polder

December 30, 2005 Leave a comment


Hella Jongerius gets down and dirty about formal design in an informal way to come up with the essentially simple yet classic lines of the Polder sofa. It was revealed for the first time at the 2005 Milan Furniture Fair, for Vitra’s home collection. Read more…

Categories: Design, Object, Women

Porca Miseria!

December 30, 2005 9 comments


Porca Miseria! is not only an Italian curse often uttered by my grandfather. It is one of the lighting pieces made by one of the most dedicated of lighting designers Read more…

Categories: Design, Exhibition, Object

Bale Chair

December 30, 2005 Leave a comment

Bale Chair
This one is always worth a mention. Not only is it a great concept but its beauty also lies in its ability to eliminate the need to fit legs whilst solving our eternal storage problems.

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Categories: Design, Ideas, Object

For the common people

December 29, 2005 Leave a comment

What does art, design and IKEA have in common? Well the answer would be Hella Jongerius.

for IKEA
It is said that Hella is primarily a designer who only compromises functionality on few exceptional occasions, however Hella does note that alternative roles can be found for objects that defy their functionality as is seen in some of her more experimental work.

Designing for IKEA though is a whole new kettle of fish for any designer….. Read more…

Categories: Design, Object, Women

Eleanor light

December 29, 2005 Leave a comment


I’m obviously into all things knitted or crocheted today ( must have been the effect of all that hand stitching I’ve been doing lately) so thought I would include this little gem in my posts. This has been spotted around by some of the other blogers (call me a bore if you like) but I think it has charm and harks the onset of the hadmade.

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Categories: Design, Ideas, Object, Women

Another great female modernist on show

December 29, 2005 Leave a comment

Eileen Gray
Eileen Gray
Architect + Furniture Designer (1878-1976)
Eileen Gray – Design Museum Exhibition
Until 8 January 2006

Categories: Design, Exhibition, Women