Archive for May, 2010

Scholten & Baijings

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings recently presented their ‘Vegetable’ series at Rossana Orlandi in Milan.  The pieces are entirely hand made and constructed in the designers’ Amsterdam studio.  The pair are beginning a new research project on the designer as craftperson, exploring whether the work changes because of the intensity of making a product by hand from start to finish.  For ‘Vegetables’, it took one person one week to hand dye and then stitch each work.

Johan Lindsten

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

At Designersblock in Milan, Johan Lindsten presented his ‘Dream About an Idyllic Place’ chairs.  Lindsten discovered old Swedish textiles, which had been embroidered by hand.  Rather than discarding these labour intensive works, he worked worked them into his seating design.

Cate & Nelson: Hug Chair

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The new ‘Hug’ chair by Cate & Nelson is made from a single formpressed sheet.  Once folded, decorative buttons hold it together – no tools required.

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