LDF18: South East Makers Club Puts Deptford on the Map

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-south-east-makers-club-puts-deptford-map/design_milk_south_east_makers_club_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_South_East_Makers_Club_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: South East Makers Club Puts Deptford on the Map" /></a>
                                Perhaps more than any other part of the London Design Festival, <a href="https://www.southeastmakersclub.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">South East Makers Club</a> is what design fairs are all about. Run by a tiny team of just three volunteers and hosted in borrowed space, the venture showcases talent from Deptford – a corner of London many design aficionados might never have ventured to before. &#8220;One of the joys of South East Makers Club is meeting the talented designers, makers and businesses that are based here,&#8221; says co-founder <a href="https://www.simple-shape.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Helen Osgerby</a>. &#8220;There is a genuine shared desire to work together, to collaborate and help one another to realize bold ideas, and perhaps uniquely, to have fun doing it! Everything about the South East Makers Club relies on people being good, kind and generous.&#8221;
Sebastian Cox, who is based in nearby Woolwich, chose the event to launch his Pendean collection. “Batch produced with simple chamfer details in English ash,
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LDF18: Granary Square at the Heart of a Buzzing Design District

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-granary-square-heart-buzzing-design-district/design_milk_granary_square_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_Granary_Square_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: Granary Square at the Heart of a Buzzing Design District" /></a>
                                The move of <a href="https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/home.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">designjunction</a> away from Granary Square might have left London&#8217;s King Cross bereft during the <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/home" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Festival</a>, but the relocation of Tom Dixon&#8217;s headquarters and flagship store to the Coal Office together with a raft of pop-up shows for the festival has in fact cemented the area as a buzzing design district.
The square gets its name from a restored granary building at the heart of King’s Cross – now home to world-famous arts college, Central Saint Martins, and the first show was Creative Unions – an exhibition of the work of the University’s recent graduates themed around the idea of design becoming an agent in the dissolution of boundaries. One of the highlights was Cohabits: Furniture Assembly for Two by Erica Jensen – flatpack furniture and assembly instructions designed specifically to suit the characteristics of individual couples interviewed by the designer. Wheels4U by Yaohan
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LDF18: From the Weird to the Wonderful – Shoreditch Design Triangle

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-weird-wonderful-shoreditch-design-triangle/design_milk_shoreditch_design_triangle_20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_Shoreditch_Design_Triangle_20-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: From the Weird to the Wonderful – Shoreditch Design Triangle" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.shoreditchdesigntriangle.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shoreditch Design Triangle</a> is a loose association of shops, exhibitions and showrooms, united by little more than geography, but it always serves up something wonderful, and often something pretty weird too. Starting with the latter, London-based Mexican designer <a href="http://www.fernandolaposse.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Laposse</a> transformed the entrance to <a href="https://www.citizenm.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CitizenM&#8217;s</a> Shoreditch hotel into Sisal Sanctum – an outdoor seating area protected by pretty gloomy looking &#8220;giant guardians&#8221; – all entirely made out of sisal, a natural fiber harvested from a species of Agave cactus found in the South of Mexico.
Sitting somewhere on the spectrum from weird to wonderful, the Bürstenhaus Redecker Müseum is an exhibition of brushes by the German manufacturer at furniture showroom SCP. Described by the brand as a “curious world where brooms, brushes and combs take centre stage,” the traveling exhibition combines a series of surprisingly varied and niche brushes with curator Michael Marriott’s playful yet considered descriptions which blur
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LDF18: 100% Design – Now in Glorious Technicolor

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-10-years-va-stories/design_milk_100_design_04-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_100_Design_04-1-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 100% Design – Now in Glorious Technicolor" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s amazing what a colorful carpet can do – <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design&#8217;s</a> bright approach to its flooring seemed to light up the whole show, with a stronger selection of brands and a better mix of features, showcasing new design talent and innovative ideas, than in recent years.
Print and textile designer Diane Bresson was part of the Design Fresh – a selection of new talent partly curated by Barbara Chandler and partly an edit of the graduate show New Designers. Diane’s colorful wallpaper fitted the general vibe of the show perfectly. “I am interested in the relation between craft and technology and in exploring how they can be combined together to create playful and dynamic patterns,” she says. London-based Emma Chesterman (otherwise known as Dead Mary’s) designs “furniture for life” such as In Memory – the chair bench combo above – the chair is angled so the person sitting on
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LDF18: 10 Years at the V&A and Other Stories

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-10-years-va-stories/design_milk_va_brompton_02-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_VA_Brompton_02-1-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 10 Years at the V&#038;A and Other Stories" /></a>
                                2018 marks the 16th <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Festival</a> and the 10th consecutive year of working with the <a href="https://www.vam.ac.uk/festival/2018/london-design-festival-2018?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv93U2NvW3QIVhbTtCh2Q4wjcEAAYASAAEgLju_D_BwE"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Victoria and Albert Museum</a>. &#8220;I still have to pinch myself that they let us come and play in their museum,&#8221; said the director of the London Design Festival, Ben Evans. &#8220;It&#8217;s a very special relationship.&#8221; Senior curator Vicky Broackes added, &#8220;We have a very exciting programme here at the V&amp;A and it is stunningly, notably, international.&#8221;
Before even setting foot inside the museum, the first installation to be housed in the new Sackler Courtyard was MultiPly – a collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) Waugh Thistleton Architects and structural engineers Arup. The installation, a cross between a maze and a treehouse, demonstrates the capabilities of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to solve both the environmental crisis and the housing crisis. “This is a live experiment – we’re testing, learning and feeding back
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LDF18: Hole & Corner Champion Craft at the London Design Fair

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-hole-corner-champion-craft-london-design-fair/bcp_design_milk_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/BCP_Design_Milk_01-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: Hole &#038; Corner Champion Craft at the London Design Fair" /></a>
                                The phrase &#8216;hole and corner&#8217; means &#8216;a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream&#8217; and seemed a fitting description for the British craftsmen and women that were the focus of the <a href="https://www.holeandcorner.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">independent magazine by the same name</a> when it was established five years ago. However, the phrase can also mean &#8216;insignificant&#8217; – and today nothing could be further from the truth, as evidenced by the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/features/british-craft-pavilion-0"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">British Craft Pavilion</a> curated by the magazine&#8217;s editors for the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a> (formerly known as Tent).
Based in St Ives in Cornwall, Dor & Tan create quiet homewares made from local clay using sustainable production methods. “The story of Dor and Tan began with a desire to break away from the disposability of modern life, to create objects with a more personal connection,” they explain. “We want our items to become cherished memories, that favorite cup you always pick when boiling
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LDF18: The London Design Fair Provides an Eclectic Mix of Craft and Design

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                                Likened by one design commentator to a &#8216;Moroccan bazaar&#8217; the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a> (formerly known as &#8216;Tent&#8217;) is an eclectic show, sprawling across three floors of the Old Truman Brewery in London&#8217;s East End, with work spanning disciplines and exhibitors ranging from recent graduates to fully-fledged design companies and even entire countries – the acoustic panels above were part of the Finnish Pavilion &#8216;Nordic Happiness&#8217; by Icelandic industrial designer, Katrín Ólína, for Finnish design house <a href="http://www.madebychoice.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Made by Choice</a>.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Lunar Chair is by Falmouth University graduate Felix McCormack. “This chair is about a commitment to simple geometry and really exploring the nuisances of what makes a chair comfortable,” he says. “I called it Lunar because of the hanging circular seat; it’s actually an ellipse to accommodate the curve of the backrest but is a perfect circle when you look at it straight on
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LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-100-forward-highlights-new-talent/design_milk_100_design_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_100_Design_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/100-forward"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Forward</a> is a new section at <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Festival&#8217;s</a> trade show <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design</a>, curated by design journalist Barbara Chandler who asked seven established designers, each of whom launched their career at 100% Design, to nominate seven rising stars. &#8220;Since 100% Design started in 1995, our stellar UK designers have created a world-famous design industry, and continue to do so,&#8221; says Barbara. &#8220;But all industries need new talent. Who better to spot it than the successful design entrepreneurs who launched their careers in the ‘90s at 100% Design?&#8221;
Surface print designer Ella Doran, known for her pioneering use of digital print technology, nominated Kyla McCallum’s origami and pleat inspired homewares (above). “I first met Kyla at designjunction in 2013,” says Ella. “I was struck by her display of folded and pleated papers, which seemed to echo in 3D form a similar source of inspiration to my
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21Spaces Works with Local Craftspeople to Breathe New Life into The Alex in Dublin

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/21spaces-work-local-craftspeople-breathe-new-life-alex-dublin/design_milk_the_alex_dublin_13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Design_Milk_The_Alex_Dublin_13-810x810.jpg" alt="21Spaces Works with Local Craftspeople to Breathe New Life into The Alex in Dublin" /></a>
                                Dublin-based interior architectural and design firm <a href="https://www.21spaces.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">21Spaces</a> has recently transformed one of Dublin&#8217;s most established hotels The Alexender into <a href="https://www.thealexdublin.ie/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Alex</a> – a series of contemporary spaces that reflect the changing pace of life in the Irish capital. &#8220;The refurbishment of The Alex could not have been better timed,&#8221; says founder and director John Henry Boyle. &#8220;The demand on a central location and the demographic shift following the relocation nearby of multi-national companies such as Twitter&#8217;s European Headquarters has meant that since the redesign The Alex has become a busy and lively all-day destination.&#8221;
The concept for the 105-room hotel draws inspiration from the heritage of the local area, including a tramline that once ran right past the hotel, and local 1950s interiors (the building itself only dates from 1990 despite appearing much older). “We went out and looked at the other buildings in the neighborhood, and there were
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Milan Design Week 2018: Wellness & Wonder at Wallpaper* Handmade

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-wellness-wonder-wallpaperhandmade/design_milk_wallpaper_handmade_10-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Wallpaper_Handmade_10-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Wellness &#038; Wonder at Wallpaper* Handmade" /></a>
                                Embracing the trend for wellness that is sweeping the design industry, <a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wallpaper* Handmade&#8217;s</a> theme for their annual Milan showcase of craft and making was <a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/design/wallpaper-handmade-at-mediateca-salone-del-mobile-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wellness &amp; Wonder</a> with designers briefed to create &#8216;restorative treats&#8217; that were &#8216;dedicated to balancing the beauty without and within&#8217; for exhausted visitors to Milan Design Week. The exhibition was housed within Mediateca Santa Teresa on via della Moscova in the city&#8217;s Brera district.
Australian designer David Caon created Ceremony, a reinterpretation of the traditional Japanese tea ritual accoutrements, comprising two woven recycled PET plastic rugs (with aluminum support) by Christopher Farr and a mirrored table with an interior compartment to hold ice, drinks or snacks. British design studio Pinch created a tranquil space at the back of the exhibition showcasing a wide range of products and furniture. The Sunrise Mirror by Istanbul-based design studio 15 West and Dutch furniture makers Ghyczy creates a fractured reflection to
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Milan Design Week 2018: Mutant Matter

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-mutant-matter/design_milk_franklintill_dutch_invertuals_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_FranklinTill_Dutch_Invertuals_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Mutant Matter" /></a>
                                British futures agency <a href="http://www.franklintill.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FranklinTill</a> and experimental Dutch design collective <a href="http://www.dutchinvertuals.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dutch Invertuals</a> teamed up to create <a href="http://www.dutchinvertuals.nl/exhibitions/mutant-matter/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mutant Matter</a>, an exhibition exploring the future material potential of waste streams – driven by the understanding that we have entered the era of the &#8216;Antropocene&#8217; when human-made materials and processes have become irreversibly intertwined with those from the natural world. &#8220;Geologically speaking, the fruits of the Anthropocene are yet to be witnessed,&#8221; says Caroline Till. &#8220;However, the acceleration of human industry has already made permanent changes to the planet, to the point that artificial geological phenomena are being documented worldwide. As a result, designers are beginning to consider not only the complications caused by these vast ecological changes but also the potential.&#8221;
Ten designers presented concepts that ranged from new materials and re-evaluations of old ones to experiments with recycled objects and repurposed waste streams and entirely new ways of making and
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Milan Design Week 2018: Mutant Matter

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-mutant-matter/design_milk_franklintill_dutch_invertuals_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_FranklinTill_Dutch_Invertuals_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Mutant Matter" /></a>
                                British futures agency <a href="http://www.franklintill.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FranklinTill</a> and experimental Dutch design collective <a href="http://www.dutchinvertuals.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dutch Invertuals</a> teamed up to create <a href="http://www.dutchinvertuals.nl/exhibitions/mutant-matter/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mutant Matter</a>, an exhibition exploring the future material potential of waste streams – driven by the understanding that we have entered the era of the &#8216;Antropocene&#8217; when human-made materials and processes have become irreversibly intertwined with those from the natural world. &#8220;Geologically speaking, the fruits of the Anthropocene are yet to be witnessed,&#8221; says Caroline Till. &#8220;However, the acceleration of human industry has already made permanent changes to the planet, to the point that artificial geological phenomena are being documented worldwide. As a result, designers are beginning to consider not only the complications caused by these vast ecological changes but also the potential.&#8221;
Ten designers presented concepts that ranged from new materials and re-evaluations of old ones to experiments with recycled objects and repurposed waste streams and entirely new ways of making and
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Milan Design Week 2018: Mindful Danish Craft at MINDCRAFT18

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-mindful-danish-craft/mindcraft18_exhibition_05/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/MINDCRAFT18_exhibition_05-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Mindful Danish Craft at MINDCRAFT18" /></a>
                                In a shaded courtyard in a corner of Milan, a gentle breeze and quiet music welcomed the weary <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a> visitor to stop for a while, recharge and take in some Danish craft. The exhibition was entitled <a href="http://www.mindcraftexhibition.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MINDCRAFT18</a>. &#8220;The Danish crafts and design scene is very strong right now,&#8221; says curator Ditte Hammerstrøm. &#8220;The participants I have selected are among the very best in their field and able to produce site-specific works for the exhibition venue. They all employ an experimental process and take a unique approach to their materials. As a group, they represent the high level of diversity, innovation and quality that characterizes Danish crafts and design.&#8221;
‘Sakyu’ (Japanese for ‘sand dune’) is a pine bench shaped by a CNC (computer numerically controlled) milling machine and hand-finished with Japanese planers and scrapers. “The wavy pattern is based on sine curves, which can be calculated mathematically and
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Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/swedish-design-brand-hem-launches-new-products-milan-pop/design_milk_hem_06-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Hem_06-810x810.jpg" alt="Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based online retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> is showcasing new product launches such as the Kumo Sofa by Norwegian studio Anderssen &amp; Voll and the Stripe Tufted Rug by modernist fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, alongside a curated selection of the brand’s existing furniture and housewares by designers such as Luca Nichetto and Arthur Arbesser – at Milan pop-up &#8216;Hem Brera Atelier&#8217; (Via Statuto, 8, 20121). &#8220;As a design company founded on the principle of collaboration, we are thrilled to return to Milan with a temporary atelier introducing our latest line-up of designs,&#8221; says CEO and founder of Hem, Petrus Palmér.
Design Milk was in Stockholm in February for a sneak preview of the modular Kumo – Japanese for ‘cloud’ – Sofa. The modular system was designed for efficient shipping (Hem offers free delivery to 34 countries worldwide) by Norwegian design duo Anderssen & Voll. Built around a single module, the Kumo can be
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Interview with Danish Designer Sebastian Holmbäck

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/interview-danish-designer-sebastian-holmback/design_milk_sebastian_holmback_05/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/09/Design_Milk_Sebastian_Holmback_05-810x810.jpg" alt="Interview with Danish Designer Sebastian Holmbäck" /></a>
                                <a href="http://sebastianholmback.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sebastian Holmbäck</a> is an industrial, product and lighting designer, based in the Danish capital Copenhagen. He enjoys a good challenge, tries to inject emotion into everything he makes and really just wants a year off – Design Milk caught up with him to find out more&#8230;
What’s the most important thing to know about you? Haha, good question! I think I’d prefer to let others be the judge of that. Tell me about your childhood – what’s your earliest memory of doing something creative? Drawing – I’ve always done it, just doodling away, and still do. It’s a wonderful feeling to just let go and see what streams from your unconsciousness onto the paper. What did you study? I studied design in Copenhagen and wasn’t really happy with my school, but we were a bunch of guys having a good time creating our own space. That was really rewarding, and
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Interview with Danish Model Turned Designer Emil Thorup

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/interview-danish-model-turned-designer-emil-thorup/design_milk_emil_thorup_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/09/Design_Milk_Emil_Thorup_07-810x810.jpg" alt="Interview with Danish Model Turned Designer Emil Thorup" /></a>
                                The phenomenon of &#8220;model turned actor&#8221; is so prevalent, it has its own acronym: MTA. Less common is the route from modeling into furniture design, but that&#8217;s the path Danish model and TV host <a href="http://emilthorup.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Emil Thorup</a> has taken – one that has led him not only into designing furniture but also into architecture, interior design and art sales. Design Milk caught up with him to find out more&#8230;
What’s the most important thing to know about you? Not the most important thing, but the most peculiar thing is probably that I used to be a fairly successful TV host, and spent my days experimenting on my own body in the interest of the common man. I worked on the biggest network we have, which is the public broadcasting network – and amongst other things, I ‘gave birth’ and had a nipple pierced. Have you always been interested in design? Yes,
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Jimmy Turrell Rescued 1,000 Books and Turned Them into Art

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                                In 2016, Newcastle-based artist <a href="http://www.jimmyturrell.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jimmy Turrell</a> spotted a job-lot of 1,000 books on eBay and bought them on a whim. They belonged to the late father of the person who was selling them, and he later found out that they were just a day away from being thrown into a skip.
“My girlfriend at the time wasn’t too impressed,” he jokes about the day the delivery van arrived with boxes and boxes of books. It took him over a year to sort through them and decide what to do with them – and he is no longer with the girlfriend in question. Selecting the best of the books, which range from 1920s skiing manuals to vintage scrapbooks of the Norwegian royal family, the artist designed images and quotes to reference memory and rebirth and printed these over the books, combining what he printed and what he printed on fairly randomly.
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