PARIS DESIGN WEEK, SEPT 2015: The Glass Calendar

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris + Ruinart + Hubert le Gall

    Paris Design Week just wrapped up, and with it we dive into D’s reviews – sharing the very best of what was on show. Easing our way into what will be a full week of coverage, we begin with Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris who participated in the design festivities by serving hostread ON

‘CYMATICS’ – At The Intersection of Music & Matter

Cymatics by Nigel Stanford

    In 2013, inspired by cymatics – the study of sound waves and their visual representations, New Zealand-based musician Nigel Stanford set out to bring physical form to his sound stylings. To assist him in his endeavor, Nigel tapped film director Shahir Daud, and together through a series of science-based experiments the two translatedread ON

MARBELOUS: Reinventing a Centuries-Old Craft

Marbelous Wood by Pernille Snedker Hansen

    Copenhagen-based artist/designer Pernille Snedker Hansen is redefining the centuries old craft of marbling by blowing up its traditional small-scale applications (frequently used in book binding) and applying them to large scale environments. Pernille’s art is built drop by drop as she floats color across the surface of a small pool of water – watchingread ON

DARK BEAUTY: Daniel Shipp’s “Botanical Inquiry”

Daniel Shipp Botanical Inquiry

    Sydney based photographer Daniel Shipp views it as his job to find something beautiful in each and every thing he photographs and his latest project, “Botanical Inquiry”, is no exception to this rule…       The recently debuted series, which manipulates nature, geography and light to present the familiar in an anread ON

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015 – The Wrap Up

Milan Design Week 2015

    Today we wrap our coverage of Milan Design Week 2015 with a selection of some of the most covet-worthy furniture, lighting, art and accessories on show.  While not all items have made it to market yet, most are on their way. I hope you enjoy the picks! Above: Bocci’s new 16 series – aread ON

THE URUSHI BIKE: Contemporary Design Meets Ancient Craft

Vanhulsteijn Limited Edition Urushi Bicycle for Sotheby's

    As part of Milan Design Week 2015, British brand Paul Smith played host to a stunning collection of bicycles by Dutch cycling brand Vanhulsteijn. The display of limited edition cycles centered around the showstopping Urushi bike – named for its labor intensive Japanese lacquer finish.       Conceived in a collaboration with Sotheby’s, the Vanhulsteijn Urushiread ON

The New ‘Bronze Age’ Collection by Tjep.

Bronze Age Chair by Tjep

    The Amsterdam-based design studio Tjep. has recently launched a new line of sculptural furniture aimed at bringing awareness to human-induced disasters such as climate change or a nuclear melt-down. Entitled Bronze Age, the limited edition collection of chair, lounge and chaise are made entirely from poured bronze and call upon a traditional, labor-intensive, handcraftedread ON