An overview of the work of Finnish architect and designer, Alvar Aalto.
In today’s design-saturated world, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto’s modernist legacy endures as a testament to his great genius. Born ‘Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto’ in 1898 in Kuortane, a small municipality in…
Exploring the cultural & creative philosophy of the iconic Swedish design store.
Concepts that can often be thought of as paradoxical – such as historic & contemporary, modernism & heritage, craft & commerciality, functionality & elegance, capitalist & charitable – come together seamlessly within the…
An insight into contemporary Chilean architecture, by Gerard McGuickin.
In Chile, contemporary architecture is shaped by nature, mass urbanisation, poverty and a willingness to improve. Traditional styles and influences are found across many dwellings. Chile: Facts and Figures Chile is a truly…
Interview with Viktor Blomqvist, CEO of Swedish heritage brand, Skultuna.
Ever since the then King of Sweden founded a brass foundry at Skultuna on the north-western side of Lake Mälaren, 65 miles from Stockholm, over 400 years ago, Skultuna has been designing and…
Interview with Lionel Jadot; designer, architect, artist and film-maker.
Fluid and freestyle are adjectives that could be used to describe Lionel Jadot’s style, although ‘style’ is probably not the correct word, as Lionel cannot be pigeon-holed into having a specific style or…
Interview with Dan Ziglam, co-founder of Deadgood; contemporary British furniture & lighting.
That elusive ‘sweet-spot’ in any pursuit, is hard to find, hence its sweetness. But, once found, it feels or sounds or tastes or smells or, in award-winning Deadgood’s case, looks so good, it…
A conversation with Marina Bolin, co-founder of Bolin Webb.
Shaving to most men is a necessary evil; nothing can halt the androgen-induced sprouting of facial hair, which, if allowed to continue unabated, would lead to a thirty foot beard! To remain fresh-faced…
A conversation with Sophie Miller, co-founder of Skinflint.
In this transient world of throw-away culture, encouraged and perpetuated by planned obsolescence, the word ‘skinflint’ should be celebrated as a notion of saving and conserving resources. Thankfully, there is a tide-turn in…
An overview of the work of renowned British designer, Lee Broom.
Lee Broom is a rather dapper chap, having a genteel countenance and an affable manner. The polished, passionate and highly acclaimed designer, whose status is one verging on celebrity, has a marked presence…
An overview of the work of NORM.ARCHITECTS with insights from one of its creators, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.
NORM.ARCHITECTS was founded in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn. Located in wonderful Copenhagen, NORM is testament to Danish design’s constant prolific influence in the fields of architecture, product design and interiors….