Yuko Nishimura is a Japanese artist who specialises in abstract, large-scale paper sculptures that create shifting visual effects with patterns & folds.
Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz built a recycled window house made entirely out of salvaged materials and found objects set in the West Virginia Countryside.
Moving Mountains is a Brooklyn-based design studio with a Hawaiian twist, established by designer Syrette Lew. As the company name suggests, Moving Mountains is a practice that wants to move beyond the boundaries of industrial design to the convergence of design, art, and fashion. The studio prides itself on creating a diverse range of hand-made products focused on a refined sense of simplicity and artful functionality.
Oh lordy! The extreme levels of awesome are making me hot under the collar. Someone bring me a glass of water. Please. No, but seriously – could this be the hottest trestle table you’ve ever seen? Quite possibly, and you know it. The man behind this super beautiful product is a young Belgian designer Ben Storms.
Contemporary Israeli designers Noam Dover and Yoav Reches are a duo with versatile skills. Their projects span interior design, scenography, product design, craft, curating and theory of design processes. Their limited edition Saj Tables are a mutual exploration between the areas of design, craftsmanship and production.
I’ll preface this post by saying that this was one of my Top 5 favourite products from Milan Design Week. Yep, 100% – these are that good. Designed by Doshi Levien for Spanish rug maker Nanimarquina, Rabari rug collection evokes “the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India.” I am a real sucker for projects which clearly reference designers’ past experiences, memories, ethnic origins and iconography, particularly when brought into a contemporary context such as this. For me, this is an example of design authenticity at it’s best.