Echo - Exhibtion

October 2015

Echo - Exhibtion

As part of the Echo Exhibition, taking place in Plymouth from the 12th of October until the 7th of November, we are exhibiting two pieces of our textiles collection; the Wednesday Curtain and Shadow, designed in collaboration with Kvadrat.

The exhibition focuses on the infinite possibilities available to artists through repeating a singular form, action or process. It features 18 makers from the Crafts Council Collection and beyond, exploring the potential to embrace both machine and handmade processes.

The show has been curated by a group of eight second year Contemporary Crafts students, supported by the Crafts Council and the exhibitions team at Plymouth College of Art.

September 2015

London Design Festival 2015

For this years London Design Festival we'll be celebrating our recent collaborations at our studio with a show titled 'Luxury of Scale' - Presenting luxury objects at scales that can adorn the body and a space: from a collection of colourful jewellery commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to our flourishing Botanical Chandelier, first shown in Milan this year, and new furniture pieces designed for Porta Romana.

We're part of the exciting Shoreditch Design Triangle where we'll be open till 8pm on Tuesday 22 along with many other creatives in the area.

The London Design Festival is on from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 September.

Our LDF opening hours:

11 – 6pm Monday – Saturday
12 – 5pm Sunday
Late night opening: Tuesday 22 till 8pm

London Design Festival 2015
New pieces for Porta Romana

September 2015

New pieces for Porta Romana

A smaller version of our Ivy Shadow chandelier for Porta Romana has launched as part of their new collection Elemental, as well as an Ivy Shadow Mirror and Sunny Forest console table.

We’ll have the chandelier and mirror on show at our space at as part of London Design Festival later this month.

September 2015

Jewellery collection for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Our new collection of jewellery is a modern-day representation of three of Vincent van Gogh’s seminal works: Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and The Potato Eaters.
Commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam the collection launched in early September 2015 to coincide with the opening of the museum’s new entrance hall that includes a new shop.

Taking inspiration from the brilliant colours, characteristic brushwork and objects that appear in the paintings, the collection uses both modern and traditional production techniques to bring to life Van Gogh’s work.

Part of the Design range, we also designed and produced the packaging for all the jewellery working with manufacturers in Great Britain.

Pictured is our Almond Blossom paper necklace:

Inspired by the Almond Blossom painting, where I imagine the delicate blossoms to sway in the spring breeze, this paper cutting unfolds into a garland necklace of almond blossoms. It is made of a very strong paper and can be worn several times or used as a decoration.

2015 marks 125 years since Vincent van Gogh’s death (1853-1890).

More details on the collection to come.

Photography by Angela Moore

Photography by Angela Moore

September 2015

Swarovski 120th anniversary video

Tord shares insights into how he uses crystal to push the creative boundaries of his work in the latest of Swarovski’s series of exclusive video interviews marking its 120th anniversary.

From the Blossom chandelier, originally conceived for Swarovski Crystal Palace, to Cherry Rocks, jewellery of richly coloured crystals combined with cherry pips from his aunt’s garden, the collaborative relationship is one that’s lasted over a decade.

Our most recent project is the Chambers of Wonder at Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds), which reopened in April 2015 to coincide with the anniversary. Featuring Silent Light, designed with Alexander McQueen in 2003 for the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the 6 metre high tree is made up of 150,000 sparkling Swarovski crystals.

Swarovski’s series of videos features top creatives and brands from a diverse range of design fields—fashion, jewellery, accessories, lighting, automotive and electronics

August 2015

Extreme Glass conference

Tord will be a speaker at this year’s North Lands Creative Glass conference that takes place from the 4th – 6th of September. Themed ‘Extreme Glass: a focus on material and process’ the conference will examine the diverse materiality of glass and glassmaking techniques.

North Lands is Scotland’s centre of excellence in glass making. Located in the wild and dramatic landscape of Caithness on the North East Coast of Scotland, it’s one of the world’s most prestigious centres for the study and development of glass as an artform, providing excellent facilities, opportunities and inspiration to artists working with glass from all over the world.

Find out more about the conference here

Extreme Glass conference
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