Furniture from disposable chopsticks? Teaching poor communities how to repurpose waste materials and create something of value? How about taking on the global beverage industry? These are some of the themes I look at as business pioneers and designers get to grips with greenwashing.
Earlier this year I took the decision to quit my (great) job in Zürich as Head of Design Strategy at a renowned established dealer and set up as independent furniture strategist and consultant. This blog is me subjecting you to an interview with me, by me to explain a little bit about my plans. Yes that’s right. I’m a guest on my own blog. Talk about self promotion…
At this time of year thoughts usually turn to Salone Del Mobile, now confirmed as the latest victim of the Corona crisis. Without Milan we are left with a huge hole in our design world […]
So we just knock all the walls down right? Get Dave in to sort the M&E out, order a few carpet tiles and we can cram everyone into one big room. That’ll sort it. Open […]
It’s the way of the world. First there’s this fresh new band with 80’s fashion and a Liam Gallagher style frontman. They explode onto the scene, win the Mercury Music Prize and before you know […]
Milan Design Week is an assault on the senses. Loud, bright and consumed with Prosecco… but if you look carefully you can find the understated and the pure…
In the book ‘New Silk Roads’, author Peter Frankopan considers the causes and effects of global change over the course of history, up to present day. Life is in constant flux and when looking at […]
In today’s commercial furniture market, the big players are fighting over the up and coming design labels in a race to become a lifestyle brand.
Within 5 years, complex computer algorithms could define our architecture, interiors and furniture schemes. But can they win a Pritzker Prize…?
There I was nursing a pint at a friend’s charity launch event, when the host offers to introduce me to a furniture designer who happens to be his neighbour…