Do you fancy a fun packed few days in the stunning surrounding of the Goodwood Estate? If so, then please pop down to see us at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival. It'll be three (hopefully sunny) days celebrating 40 years for British popular culture, music, fashion and design... This is the first festival of its kind and is the brainchild of Wayne and Gerardine Hemmingway (famed for their Red or Dead clothing label back in the day) Please pop by the Market Place on Electric Avenue and say hello...
We had a great week enjoying all that the London Design Festival had to offer; from the larger more mainstream trade shows to the smaller (and often more interesting) side shows... Here are a few of our best bits:
The Dock; a really interesting venue which included a host of great designers from graduates to individuals to more established design companies such as: Tom Dixon, Tye & Co, Case Furniture and Massproductions.
Shiregu Ban's 'Paper Tower' sculpture (a 22m high structure made out of cardboard tubes) at the Royal Festival Hall
The Together Chair by Ben Huggins at Tent
and finally an installation we were very glad we stumbled upon, which was displaying the wonders of Corian
I have signed up for this Vitra event as part of a team of 5... so I best get some training in... Let's hope the sun shines on us.
We've just purchased our first Original Designers Workbook from the Design Museum shop. We see this being a useful addition to our day to day work; this book of graph paper will be great for drawing quick layouts and plans. The ODW also ticks the environmental box too, as it's printed on 100% recycled paper. The Designers Workbook was designed by Brian Copeland the founder of Graphic Clinic. Incidentally Brian is the man who's responsible for our identity and website. Keep up the good work Brian.
Great housing at a reasonable price and good for the environment...
Grand Design Live 2009 featured a full size mock up of the brilliantly designed ECO modular house from the Cornish company Cloud Nine. Stunning design, low carbon living and with a reasonable price tag; could this be the future of modern house building? Wishful thinking... but we do hope so. Apparently they take four months to fabricate in the factory and ten days to assemble on site. Does this actually mean it's possible to build stylish contemporary housing quickly and on budget. Things are looking up!