Raw Edges’ BackStitch rug collection showcases hidden side of embroidery

The haphazard stitching usually concealed on the back of embroidered rugs is integrated into the decorative surfaces of this collection created by London studio Raw Edges for Spanish brand GAN. The studio led by designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay created the BackStitch collection for Valencia-based textile brand GAN, which is part of the Gandiablasco […]

Studio José de la O reveals objects designed by brainwaves

Designer José de la O has teamed up with technology firm Mirai Innovation to develop a way for people to manipulate the shape of a vase using only their thoughts. Working alongside Japanese company Mirai Innovation, Studio José de la O designed an experiment that allows participants to manipulate a generic computer model of a […]

Konekt debuts chainmail lighting in dark-blue Manhattan showroom

Mother-and-daughter design studio Konekt has coloured the walls of its new showroom in New York City dark blue to provide a bold backdrop to its sculptural lighting and furniture designs. Konekt is run by Helena Sultan, a former photographer and documentary filmmaker, who established the studio in Philadelphia in 2015. She has recently brought on […]

Kenneth Cobonpue and Disney create Star Wars furniture collection

Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue has joined forces with the Star Wars franchise to interpret iconic characters from the cult series as a collection of armchairs, footstools and lamps. Cobonpue took cues from Star Wars icons when designing the furniture collection, which includes an armchair stitched to look like Darth Vader’s mask and a wooly stool […]

Everyday objects made from Portuguese stone to feature in Common Sense exhibition

Dezeen promotion: an exhibition at Design Miami/Basel will see seven designers and studios, including Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades and the Bouroullec brothers, present household objects realised in Portuguese stone. As one of the satellite projects for Design Miami/Basel 2019, Common Sense is curated by Experimentadesign and Lisbon Gallery, along with ArtWorks and Paris-based Galerie Vertbois 5. […]

Competition: win a Capas kilim rug by Nanimarquina

The latest Dezeen competition offers readers the chance to win a Capas rug designed by Mathias Hahn for Nanimarquina. Capas is a light kilim rug with a casual feel, created in collaboration with London-based designer Hahn in five colourways. The weave gives the illusion of a shadow falling diagonally across the surface of the rug, with a […]

Soho House launches interiors collection Soho Home in the US

Membership club Soho House has launched a range of furniture and homeware in the US so that fans of its interior decor can deck their home’s in the same fashion. Products for sale include cane chairs and cushions featured in Miami’s Soho Beach House Launched for online sale in the US yesterday, Soho Home is […]

IKEA launches homeware made from rice straw to help reduce India’s smog problem

IKEA will launch a collection of home accessories made from rice straw that would otherwise be burnt by India’s farmers and pollute the air. Called Förändring, which means change in Swedish, the homeware collection comprises around 15 lampshades, vessels and mats made using a variety of techniques that use up leftover rice straw. The collection […]

Buffy uses eucalyptus fibres to create biodegradable and vegan-friendly bedding

New York homeware brand Buffy has launched a comforter made entirely of eucalyptus pulp, reducing its ecological footprint while also making it suitable for vegans. The Breeze duvet uses the natural eucalyptus wood pulp for its case, stuffing and threading, meaning it is fully biodegradable. This simple plant-based formula also means it uses no animal […]

Hay debuts new homeware collection inside ornate 18th-century palace in Copenhagen

Danish brand Hay has unveiled its latest range of furniture and homeware, in a pop-up co-working space installed inside Copenhagen’s Lindencrone Mansion for 3 Days of Design. For the duration of the design festival, which took place from 23 to 25 May, the 18th-century palace was transformed into an exhibition space that showcased a mix […]

Barber and Osgerby studies colour to create new Mutina tile collections

London studio Barber and Osgerby is showing two contrasting collections of tiles at Clerkenwell Design Week, Lane and Primavera. Although different in style and format, both new collections for Mutina take a conceptual analysis of colour as their starting point. Lane is a collection of rectangular glazed porcelain tiles that come in a single 160 […]

Nude debuts glassware collections in hidden garden installation by Sarah Izod

Dezeen promotion: glassware brand Nude presented three new collections in an installation by London-based designer Sarah Izod, which took inspiration from the hidden gardens of Milan. From tableware to decorative accessories, the three glassware collections – Silhouette, Ecrin and Opti – have been designed respectively by Danish studio Space Copenhagen, German designer Sebastian Herkner and Turkish industrial […]

David Thulstrup, Note Design Studio and Muller Van Severen hack IKEA kitchens for Reform

Danish brand Reform has teamed up with David Thulstrup, Note Design and Muller Van Severen for its latest set of hacked IKEA kitchens, which feature mix-and-match coloured doors and a monochromatic metal cabinet. Reform, which specialises in the customisation of IKEA’s Metod kitchen, launched three new models at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) yesterday. […]

Colony “puts trust in the designers” for Pas de Deux exhibit in New York

Designers of New York collective Colony have collaborated with artists of their choosing to create one-of-a-kind pieces for this exhibition during NYCxDesign. Designers and artists collaborated on pieces for the New York City showcase Colony is a design collective that was founded by trend forecaster Jean Lin in 2014. Each year for the annual NYCxDesign […]

John Pawson designs blanket collection for Tekla Fabrics

The interaction between light and the architecture of John Pawson‘s Oxfordshire home influenced this collection of graphic blankets for Danish homeware brand Tekla Fabrics. The British architect‘s latest collaboration with the Copenhagen brand consists of four merino wool blankets with tasselled ends. Each blanket features lined motifs based on the shadows cast by light interacting […]

Anna Karlin combines natural and manmade forms in furniture collection

New York designer Anna Karlin has blended organic shapes with machine-cut forms to create a collection of furniture and objects. Karlin‘s Subverting Domestic Familiarity collection, which was presented last month at Milan design week, includes a chaise lounge, a coffee table, a table lamp, a floor lamp, stools and chairs. The totemic Form floor lamp features […]

IKEA and Sonos unveil table lamp and bookshelf speakers

IKEA has collaborated with Sonos to create a pair of Symfonisk hybrid speakers that each double as a homeware item. The Symfonisk table lamp and bookshelf speakers were launched at Milan design week 2019. Both products, which have in-built Wi-Fi speakers that are compatible with Sonos‘ wireless sound system, are designed to blend effortlessly into the home. One […]

Jorge Penadés creates extruded aluminium vases from reclaimed products

Madrid designer Jorge Penadés has repurposed extruded aluminium parts from old lamps and shelves to create a series of multicoloured vases for furniture brand BD Barcelona Design. Called Pisces, the limited-edition collection consists of six fluted vases with geometric structures and exposed joints. Presented next week at Salone del Mobile, which takes place during Milan design week, the […]

Flétta launches totemic table and lighting collection made of trophies

Icelandic design studio Flétta turns disused trophies into totemic tables and lighting, in an attempt to restore junked items to their former glory. Called Trophy, the series features an eclectic mix of second-hand trophies that have been stacked on top of one another with glass surfaces for the tables and light bulbs for the pendant lamps. […]

Richard Hutten brings together Dutch creatives to create Freedom rug collection

Dutch designer Richard Hutten has enlisted nine leading designers, architects and artists from the Netherlands, including himself, to create an eclectic collection of rugs. Freedom is a collection of nine rugs produced for Carpet Sign, a manufacturer that makes rugs using robotic tufting machines in Asten, the Netherlands. The limited-edition collection will debut at Milan design week, […]

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