Bd: a mere two letters. We are well aware of their enigmatic nature, their cryptic meaning for many. However, we are honoured and proud to note that, today, they are associated, albeit with that lingering uncertainty, with one of the very best design philosophies. What, in 1972 was an expression of almost insolent rebellion by a group of young, unsatisfied architects soon became a productive philosophy with a mission to break moulds, even …
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Material Tendencies: Ross Lovegrove
The design works of Ross Lovegrove maintain a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic forms and structures that nature has evolved. Lovegrove likes to push the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and enjoys the
Systematic: furniture that grows on you
System furniture did what it's wont to do at this year's imm cologne: expand. A number of new and innovative furniture programmes, modular in nature, were shown alongside augmented and reworked old favourites. It's all about joined-up thinking.
The In-Betweeners: the rise of a new office-furniture ...
In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what
Plastic - the mouldable material of modern chairs
In the visual arts the term 'plastic' is used for any form of creation involving a medium that can be sculpted or moulded, but it is also the term for a type of material that revolutionised the twentieth century. Using a number of plastic chairs as