October 28, 2015
As Sara Sturges and Daniela Treija, who just graduated cum laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven observed, "it's absurd how repetitive design trends have become". Fed up with seeing yet another light / decorative object / mobile phone case made of marble? Or copper? Or what about the young designers' pet hate - pineapples used as props in photoshoots? One can blame it on the ease of image-sharing with the advent of social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram, but the fundamental issue is the dearth of creativity from many designers and stylists and the unwillingness of many businesses to take commercial risks with genuinely new, creative ideas. Sturges and Treija's graduation project pokes fun at this by allowing users to vote for the most overused design cliche on social media, with the winner featured in a monthly magazine called Not Another. It's a thought-provoking reminder on the importance of creativity which we fully applaud.
Part of the Design Academy Eindhoven 2015 Graduation show.
February 08, 2021
There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?
December 15, 2020
American artist-designer John Eric Byers cites, amongst others, Donald Judd and Richard Serra as sources of his inspiration. The influence of these American masters of minimalism are clear to see from the furniture he has created.
October 08, 2020
Detractors of minimalism often decry the cold, impersonal nature of the style. However, when executed intelligently, minimalist designs can be surprisingly expressive. The furniture collections of designer Niko Koronis is a case in point.
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