Design Provenance: Timeless Talent Redux

Provenance may not be around every corner at design fairs like Maison & Objet, but it’s prevalent enough and I spotted some nice examples at #MO16 in January. Here is the backstory on these time-honored designs that have been infused with an updated appeal. Design Provenance at Maison & Objet     Gubi Brings Back […]

Blurred Ink Treads Softly

The writing was on the floor in this temporary installation at the imm Cologne trade show in January, the result of a special collaboration between Barcelona-based carpet manufacturer Nanimarquina and Shanghai-based interdisciplinary design firm neri&hu design and research office. The exhibition, dubbed Das Haus, represented a perceived home of the future through which visitors flowed. […]

Illusions by Marcel Wanders

Floating feathers, flecked flour, swirling smoke and leaping liquids are slights of hand Marcel Wanders is known to use in creating greater interest when photographing his products. You can see examples of this on his page of wallpaper designs for the UK-based manufacturer Graham & Brown, the newest collection, fittingly called Illusions, the second collaboration […]