The development of Computer Aided Design, new materials and digital production technologies has revolutionised the tools and opportunities available to designers
The Language of Process showcases a range of innovative products produced using cutting edge approaches to design and manufacture, and includes the Garland to demonstrate the technique of photo etching.
The exhibition includes thirty pieces by some of the world’s leading creative designers, from established figures to up-and-coming talents, and is on at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections Gallery until 20 December 2013.
For Kvadrat’s new book Interwoven, Tord worked with writer Hettie Judah and shares insights into his working methods for his two collections with the Danish textile design company.
The beautiful book with wonderfully tactile cover was designed by Graphic Thought Facility, who designed the Tord Boontje monograph, and also includes contributions from Denise Hagströmer, Jane Withers, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Saville, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Sevil Peach, and Zoë Ryan.
In a completely new direction for his work, Tord has created patterns through magnetism.
Based on his 1991 graduation project, an investigation into interference pigments, he has revisited this exploration culminating in new work: Magnetic Fields. Resin coated surfaces with an eerie depth and beautiful embedded 3-dimensional patterns of electro magnetic movement allude to a dark sci-fi atmosphere.
The installation includes wall panels and furniture.
London Design Festival runs from 14th – 22nd September.
We’re also part of Shoreditch Design Triangle with a late event Tuesday 17th until 8pm.
See you there!
Our Lake Platter and Gift Box for Mateus’s 20th anniversary were launched earlier this month at a glitzy party in NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) department store, Stockholm.
Mateus is a Swedish company whose ceramics are handmade by artisans in Portugal.
See more on the collection
Our installation at the Royal London Hospital for Vital Arts is now complete! Having started installing back in February, we’ve added new elements creating more layers, colour and vibrancy in the installation with animals and elements in energising colours for children to find and discover.
See more on the installation here