Posts Tagged: Material

MATERIALS: LIVING WITH PLASTIC

Plastic is a huge problem. final. But…. it is also an amazing material at the same time helping us to create amazing products, being the sole solution to most human technologies. We have seen the devastating affects plastic is having on our oceans and wildlife through countless documentaries. With the BBC’s Blue Planet II really hitting… Read More >

29 June 2018

Material: Concrete with Jim Biddulph

Whilst there are various material ages of humankind, the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age to name a few, there is one material that not only built an entire empire, but literally laid the foundations for all of those to come. That material is concrete; a composite discovered some 8500 years ago and… Read More >

1 June 2018

Materials: A Clear View Of Glass

Whilst it’s difficult to accurately date the moment of creation of glass, like last months material of focus ceramic, the substance that we look through, onto and swipe on a daily basis is a truly ancient human invention. The 2 are closely related, sharing very similar constituent parts and production methods, as well as exuding… Read More >

8 May 2018

In Conversation with…Jordan Söderberg Mills

With Glass the material of focus for this month I took the opportunity to have a chat with Jordan Söderberg Mills, an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, sculpture, design objects and an all round glass aficionado. His work is beguiling, at once visually arresting and yet sits on the very edge of our visual perception;… Read More >

10 April 2018

PRODUCT FOCUS: SAPHIRKERAMIK BY LAUFEN

As part of our ceramic focus this month, we are looking into how this material can be pushed forward and be used in more advanced ways in design, and there is no better example of this than the SaphirKeramic that Laufen created in 2013. We interviewed Emma Mottram, Marketing Manager at Laufen to find a bit… Read More >

5 March 2018

Turning the page on paper

Some 2000 years ago a material discovery was made. Paper was invented in China, with the earliest examples dating back as far as circa 180BC. Perhaps inspired by a similar material that was derived from the pressed and dried pith of papyrus plants, where its name actually stems from, paper is in fact made of… Read More >

1 March 2018

History of Wallpaper with Archivist Keren Protheroe, SLC

Wallpaper has had an interesting history in British interiors, if you have ever had the joy of developing an old house, peeling back generations of different styles of wallpaper you would of seen there is an extensive range of different styles and trends that have dominated our walls, from the stunning Morris prints that graced… Read More >

20 February 2018

Product Focus: James Shaw at LDF

During London Design Festival we caught up with promising new designer James Shaw, to learn a bit more about his installation that was part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle and was hosted by Ace Hotel. Working out of his small studio space in Elephant & Castle, James designs and makes a wonderful collection of furniture… Read More >

19 October 2017