Britain's design dream team, Barber & Osgerby, were busy this year in Milan - having premiered new works for five manufacturers including: a new collection of five pieces for Vitra including the Mariposa sofa, Planophore shelves, Wood Table and Wood bench as well as Zeb bar stool. They have also launched the Button and Tobi Ishi tables for B&B Italia, upholstery for Knoll, Port vase for Venini and Mews tile collection for Mutina.
Toni Grilo has designed two new pieces for Riluc : the Vibe side table and the Wing wall shelf, as well as new finishes for the Line chair and the Mousse table. Riluc is a Portuguese manufacturer highly skilled with regard to metal used throughout his collection. The resulting effect is a range with a very strong image.
Making mistakes is human. Dirk vander Kooij slips up now and then as well. It just takes once adding too little raw material while producing an Endless chair to end up with a wastrel. A lot of waste is also left over after testing periods for new products. Over time his studio has gathered a container full of plastic bits and pieces.
Award-winning British designer-maker Ted Jefferis launches his debut collection in 2014 under the brand TedWood. Comprising of a dining table, bench, storage and lighting, all pieces are handcrafted in Ted's West Sussex workshop from seasoned British timber using traditional methods.
Upcoming designer and art director Toni Grilo has just lanched Blackcork with Sofalca at Maison et Objets. Blackcork is a new collection 100% dedicated to natural black cork. Grilo designed 7 products including Cut Chair (photo above) and invited a selection of young and talented portuguese designers to take part as well.
Madrid based architecture firm, ÁBATON, take abandoned stable in Extremadura and turn it into a luxurious country home.
Located in a privileged environment in the province of Cáceres, the goal was to transform an abandoned stable into a family home by completely renovating it in a way that would be consistent and respectful with the environment.
At the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen, Droog and TD present SZHKSMZ – an imagined Shenzhen Hong Kong Special Material Zone designated to stimulate alternatives to material depletion.
'Seeing Glass,' presented during Dutch Design Week 2013, is a series of glass objects created in collaboration by Rotterdam-based designers Brit Van Nerven and Sabine Marcelis.
Through the use of materials, colour and layering, unexpected effects are created which play with ones visual perception and the surrounding space.