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…
As lockdowns are eased, vaccines distributed and industry looks to crack on, a rapid resurgence in investment and construction has begun. “Hurrah” I hear you say. And yes, this is great news, but the mini boom is creating a number of tricky challenges for furniture and construction industry supply chains.
We’re in a pivotal chapter that will shape things to come. The political swing from right to left (or left to right depending on where you stand), the battle between opaque regimes and transparent people […]
“Ok, guys. We’re going for an agile flex hybrid pivot collaborative focus zone ideation space, with ergonomic biophilic human centric features, hot desks, perspex cubicles, a flat hierarchy and some slides. This rotating system optimises real estate, allows WFH and third space use. Oh and everyone brings their dog. Any questions?”
As our world economy is faced with unprecedented change, I look to protagonists of change for inspiration. The future of office is at stake….
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 […]
Some of the largest employers in the world describe it as ‘a tidal wave approaching’. College professors cite being ‘overwhelmed by demand’ due to this issue. This problem threatens to be the single biggest theme […]
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 […]