Essays

Occasional essays and musings on Furniture, Life, Architecture & Design

Herman Miller Caper Stacking Chairs in white

Stackable Chairs: 12 things you need to know before you buy one

Stackable chairs can be a great solution for someone wishing to optimise th...

European Style and Design

Interview With Conway Lloyd Morgan on European Design

In an era of globalisation can one speak of a European and national design ...

Barcelo Formentor

Barceloformentor – Classic hotel & design

Barceloformentor, classic old world charm and world famous client list

Street Fashion and big business

Street Fashion, Design and Business

Design stands for designers, designer groups, artists and all creative peop...

British Design

Defining Cultural Diversity and National Identity in 21st Century British Design

The 21st century image of London continues to be a compelling one with a hi...

MoMA - the Museum of Modern Art New York

MoMA and the objects of design

What is the purpose of MoMA?

old olivetti tech

Developing technology for design research

Using design technology to improve design and what are the three different ...

Designers as Knowledge Workers

Designers as Knowledge Workers

Designers rely on three kinds of knowledge: users knowledge, organisational...

the Designmuseo - Finland

Designmuseo – Helskinki Finland

The Designmuseo is a place people will enjoy themselves and where objects w...

Compasso d'Oro award

What is the Compasso d’Oro award?

The Compasso d'Oro prize was instituted by the Rinascente company in 1954 a...

Paimio Chair by A. Aalto

The use of composite materials and plywood in furniture design

In the mid-fifties, the making of furniture began to take industrial form a...

Glass in architecture and design

A guide to the use of glass in architecture and design

The idea of using traditional materials with design as the intrinsic compon...

Centre Pompidou-Metz

Thoughts on architecture and design

If the Morrisian idea of architecture as "everything that configures living...

Alfa Romeo Duetto

Italian design and it’s cinematic influence

We can all conjure up the memory of the red Alfa Romeo Duetto, the "cuttlef...

Nordic Design Review

Your 8 Home Office Must Haves

If you are serious about working from home, you will only get so far by set...

Choosing the right office chairs for your business

Choosing the right office chairs for your business

The right, ergonomic office chairs can do wonders for your business. A qual...

Nordic Design Review

Five tips on working from home and how to stay sane

For a lot of us, working from home will become the new normal and over time...