At their home in Hejlskov, Denmark Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen, father and son, tell Crane.tv about their design history, dating back to the 1940s. Since starting work in 1947 Jacob Jensen has become somewhat of a living legend in industrial design, best known for his work at Bang & Olufsen. Here, he and his son Timothy Jacob Jensen tell us why good design always has to turn you on.
The 'meltdown series' by Tomprice are created using the same techniques applied to different materials.
The 'pp sheet' chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a bundle of crumpled polypropylene sheets. The sheets begin to liquify as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as it cools, creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining sheets.
This year designer, architect and author Nigel Coates is retiring as head of architecture at the Royal College of Art after 16 years. Here, he speaks to Crane.tv about his practice and design philosophies, including the one piece of advice he sees as crucial for students and designers alike.
9 - 29 August '11
Renowned designer Ron Arad is currently creating a unique 360° interactive installation for the Roundhouse, Camden as part of Bloomberg Summer. Once opened, the space will provide a backdrop for new work and performances from invited artists, designers and musicians in an exciting series of events curated by the designer.
At the entrance to this years Design Miami/ Basel, visitors are greeted by an outdoor installation of sensory furniture and sculptures created by spanish designer Nacho Carbonell. In this video by Luka Dogan for Co. Design he introduces and explains the work, which is entitled 'Playground Closes at Dusk'.
2011 is the year to define design. We have created an industry that is continually producing 'designed' products to sell at the various 'design' shops and markets that have popped up all over the world. But what makes these trinkets 'design'? What role does the designer have?
Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre
21-25 January '11
At the end of this month, design interiors fair Maison et Objet comes to Paris. To accompany the show, a trend publication and video has been released, highlighting key pieces to be shown and bringing together the trends to be presented which will influence design in the coming year.
Launched in January 2010, New York City based Roll & Hill manufactures high end contemporary lighting, producing original products by American and international designers.
Here, Dwell and Phillips present a roundtable discussion with the designers and founder, in which they talk not only about their own practice but the nature and power of light itself.
An interview with Industrial designer and architect Ron Arad in his studio in Camden. Here, he discusses with Crane.tv, his early career and his design philosophy now.
Arad, who was head of the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art from 1997 to 2009, is perhaps most well known for his work with steel, and his many chair designs.