Irish designer Gearóid O’Conchubhair is prominent in furniture and industrial design, with his unique approach, use of materials, and comprehension of structure and ergonomics. With numerous awards, his works combine functionality, ergonomics, and aesthetics, significantly influencing the Irish design industry.
French furniture has evolved over 200 years, showcasing varying styles including the grandeur of the Baroque era, the whimsical Rococo, the simplicity of Neoclassical designs, the departure of Art Nouveau, and a 20th-century revival of previous styles. These iconic styles continue to inspire contemporary design.
Artemide launches the ILIO 10 Special Edition lamp to celebrate the original ILIO’s 10th anniversary, featuring a sustainable shaded metal finish, dynamic light management via an app, and a commemorative laser-engraved signature, signifying the brand’s commitment to design excellence and sustainability.
Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, a globally influential figure, blends architecture with furniture design. Born in Belgium and based in Mexico, his works reflect his international background and his focus on functional aesthetics. His career includes academia, architectural identity projects, and award-winning designs.
Colour blocking, a practice rooted in early 20th-century modernist art, involves using contrasting or complementary colours to create dynamic visual effects. It’s heavily applied in fashion and interior design, offering a fresh approach to personal style and vibrant spaces. Despite differing opinions on its origins and future, colour blocking remains a transformative and timeless element in aesthetics and visual design.
Fred Lowen, a German-Australian designer and Holocaust survivor, left a significant legacy in Australian design. His celebrated collections including SC Series, Narvik, Fleronde and Twen, intertwine personal history, aesthetics, and functionality. His life and work represents the transformative power of design.
Early 20th century Vienna was a hotbed of creativity in art, architecture, and design, particularly due to influential figures like Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. Involved with Wiener Werkstätte, they created utilitarian yet artistically innovative furniture, shaping Austrian design significantly.
Antoine Rouzeau, acclaimed architect and designer, has transitioned from architecture to product design. Having worked in prestigious agencies and now the Musée d’Orsay, Rouzeau applies a design philosophy emphasizing clarity and utility. His work consistently combines aesthetics and functionality.
The article explores five influential Spanish furniture designers – Patricia Urquiola, Jaime Hayon, Javier Mariscal, Oscar Tusquets Blanca, and Ramón Esteve. Their innovative works combine diverse elements such as multidisciplinary design, humor, storytelling, classical aesthetics, and minimalism, impacting global design trends.
Baleri Italia, established in the 1980s, is a trailblazing international design brand known for its Italian craftsmanship, collaborations with renowned designers, minimalist yet bold aesthetics, and iconic creations. Its designs reflect a blend of classic and contemporary styles, and its influence extends to prestigious institutions such as MoMA.
“Modern Scandinavian Design” by Charlotte and Peter Fiell is an authoritative guide on Nordic design, emphasizing its commitment to social equality and quality of life. The in-depth book covers various design disciplines, making it an essential resource for design enthusiasts and practitioners.
McKinnon and Harris specializes in high-end aluminium outdoor furniture, merging craftsmanship with durability. Their work, available internationally, combines design aesthetics with functionality, extending the discourse of decorative and applied arts to outdoor settings. Their strong digital presence facilitates global accessibility.