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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Every good home should contain flowers someone once said. And since every bunch of flowers needs somewhere to contain them, it stands to reason that every good home should contain vases as well. The imaginative Japanese designers Torafu Architects (who we featured last year here ) have added their talents to the world of vases with these… Read More

How and why things work are fundamental questions for scientists, engineers and designers, of all ages and cultures. For Tom Cecil, the designer of an impressive series of innovative furniture items, these questions are at the heart of everything he does. Beginning his career as a mechanical engineer, Cecil soon moved over into product and furniture… Read More

Inspiration can, and will, take many forms. For Benjamin Hubert, the inspiration for this supremely elegant armchair came straight from the past. To be precise, from Italian Renaissance clothing, notably the 16th century style sleeves with puffed up shoulders seen on the well to do of that fashionably eclectic period. The pleated leather stretches over the base, bringing the wooden… Read More