i like phillips de pury’s pop-up contemporary arts shop at saatchi’s. if you want a quick glimpse of what’s around in terms of young design blood, this is a good starting point.
here are only a few things…
blown colour by nendo
inspired by traditional japanese paper lanterns and glass blowing techniques. the thermoplastic, non-woven textile smash can be blown with air and hot water into three-dimensional forms. It also responds extremely well to printing and dyeing. ‘blown-color’ adds dye to the hot water used to create the fixtures’ shapes. the process allows working with form and color at the same time, creating a watercolor-like light field and making variations easy, while barely changing the production process
baum by study-o-portable
baum is a stack of bangles made by layering coloured ceramic resin onto a rotating spit. the process takes hours of labour to complete a trunk which is then cut into slices and polished to become bangles. all the trunks are unique in colour and size and all bangles varying in thickness.
coiling bar stool by raw edges
rolled wool felt strips are coiled and strengthened with an acrylic resin covering whereby the felt becomes both structure and upholstery
unlimited edition by pieke bergmans
‘not two people are the same and neither are two of the hairs that grow on your head. i wish our products were a bit more like this as well. the next step in mass production could be controlled imperfect production, for interesting personal objects.’