‘design super stuff' is... an evolving inspirational resource featuring every day design, new product launches and images from design exhibitions, graduate shows and trade fairs. Thanks for looking and... Enjoy!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Hermes Home Fabrics

London Design Week 2015 Hermes JARDIN D'OSIER IMPRIMÉ col. M03

I loved the sumptuous coloration of this Hermes furnishing fabric featured in the Dedar Showroom at Chealsea Harbour today. Inspired by an Indian garden with its flowers, shrubs and fountains, this new design by Pierre Marie illustrates a refined world in which the profusion of plants and flowers symbolises serenity and well-being. The tale of this new Persian-inspired garden is told in a naïve style, inkjet printed onto silk faille.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Native & Co. A favourite new shop

I came across this lovely store while wondering around in my neighbourhood on my weekend dog walk. Right next door to another of my favourite stores Vessel on Kensington Park road. Native and Co is a new independent store featuring beautifully crafted Japanese homeware. Beautiful products and styling. Some products available online. see the link below

Friday, 20 February 2015

Well it's been a while since i've updated this blog. 5 years - how time flies! I've been busy working as Head of design for Liberty London working on all the home and interiors products. Its back to consultancy now which gives me some time to share my design loves and finds right here so keep checking for daily updates!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Editors Choice - Desire: The Shape of Things to Come

Came across this great book at the weekend. Here's a preview of some of the pages.

From blog images

"Desire is an up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today showcasing the crème de la crème of designers culled from around worldwide. It presents celebrated designers who represent the Modernists, creating sophisticated designs that are redefining the formal language of Modernism blending the restraint of form with the refined use of materials. They are featured along with the inventors; visionary designers who continue to challenge our perception of design with futuristic shapes, and the experimental, innovative and often unprecedented use of materials."
You can find the details on my 'book of the week' listing.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Deborah Bowness

From blog images

Love these hand printed photograpghic wallpapers from Deborah Bowness. You can find these and more on her website at www.deborahbowness.com

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Jaime Hayon’s Fantasy Collection for Lladro

From New Album 17/...

I loved this collection that Spanish designer and artist Jaime Hayon designed for Lladro shown at Rossana Orlandi's space in MIlan. Jamie seemed to be the man of the show in Milan this year having also designed a range of shoes for Camper and launched a new book of his work published by Gestalten.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Maison & Objet -Orla Kiely Stationary

Orla Kiely's prints have translated really well into this new range of stationary that has just been launched at Maison & Objet.
I've been in touch with the company that produces this but unfortunately they've no supplier info at the moment.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Stockholm Design Week - Wastberg lighting

New Swedish lighting brand Wästberg has just launched these cool task lights designed by Ilse Crawford, Claesson Koivisto Rune, James Irvine and Jean-Marie Massaud. www.wastberg.com [via Dezeen]

Graham & Brown Launch Monsoon Wallpaper

Graham & Brown have colaborated with Monsoon to develop this new range of wallpaper. Original artwork from the Monsoon archive has been used to inspire these stylish patterns. All the designs are available in several color ways that are synonymous with the Monsoon brand. This is Monsoons first ever range of wallpaper and is available now from the Graham & Brown Website www.grahambrown.com

Maison & Objet - Iris Hantverk

I love these Lata Pigan (“Lazy Maid”) floor brush and pan set. Produced by Swedish company Iris Hantverk and designed by Tove and Hans. The Beautiful quality of the wood almost makes me want to do some cleaning... almost.

Tove and Hans are two sculptors who have become increasingly oriented towards design and production. The Iris group owned by Synskadades Stiftelse and has close ties with the the visually impaired. Within the group, business benefits are combined with benefits to society. The production facility employs visually impaired craftsmen from a range of cultures.

Friday, 1 February 2008

KENZO Home Collection - Maison & Objet

One of the most popular design super stuff posts of last year featured the Kenzo Maison Collection. So here's an update of images from Maison 08 for all you Kenzo lovers.

You can find more images and info from www.kenzo.com

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Anna Torfs Glass Collection at Maison & Objet

This is my current favourite Glassware, it's by Czech based designer Anna Torfs. She exhibited two collections at Maison Objet, Basic and Edition. The 'Basics' collection represents the origin of Anna Torfs’ work. She starts from basic forms such as a cylinder, a sphere or a drop. These shapes are then altered using cuts, overlay of colours and other techniques. The Edition collection is a continuation of Anna’s unique approach to glass, most pieces in this collection are based on geometric shapes that undergo intense manipulation. Pronounced colours and sharp cuts are applied to create dynamic, energetic pieces. This collection is produced in editions and each piece is numbered.

All of Anna’s pieces are handmade in the Czech Republic. Herwork is infused with her wonder at how the techniques of glass blowing, cutting and sanding – which have hardly changed over the past 200 years – can lead to contemporary objects. Anna has developed new techniques together with great glass masters, bringing fresh and surprising creations to an old tradition. Each piece is made by hand, each piece is unique, each piece carries the warmth with which it is made.


Japan Style 2008 - In the Details at Maison & Objet

My favourite of the show was 'The Japan Style' showcased in the 'Now' design Hall 7 at Maison Objet in Paris. This collection features 17 product techniques by a Japanese designers and represent “products that blend age-old Japanese craft making techniques with the sleekness and appeal of modern design” these designs have been firmly built upon traditions and refined over many generations evolving as they pass through each generation. The products below are examples of the variety of techniques featured.

This 'Traces of Layered Ceramic' tableware collection by Aida Yusuke is made from a technique called neriage, in which slices are cut from a layered combination of several clays. This beautiful tableware is made in a kiln which is the only one in the world that has mass production capacity for ceramics made in this sophisticated Japanese neriage technique. www.yusukeaiada.co.jp

Kurikyu's Japanese wooden ware, or magewappa is made with blending and coating techniques that bring out the beautiful texture and straight grains of Akita Cedar. These lightweight items are both works of art and daily functional objects.


Kanazu Sen-i's environmentally friendly bags are made using mostly plant- origin materials, which are 100%, biodegradable and do not produce hazardous gases when burned. Materials include a base fabric of polylactic corn fibres, natural cotton threads and buttons made of biodegradable plastic. The fibres are pleated or scrunched to give elasticity, allowing the bags to be folded for easy storage.


Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Miami Design week - Fragiles Malin lundmark

I love these teacup lamps by Malin lundmark which were featured in the Fragiles show at design Miami.

"Fragiles is an eclectic collection of contemporary porcelain, ceramic and glass objects by a new wave of designers who are manifesting their creative visions out of fragile materials. Fragiles presented over one hundred innovative objects that expand and challenge our notion of these classical materials and traditions, simultaneously exploring a new aesthetic approach and technological boundaries. From experimental and avant-garde to evocative retro-inspired reinterpretations, these cutting-edge examples indicate how visual culture and high tech production processes are influencing and reshaping this delicate territory in pioneering ways". You can find more of the Fragiles collection at www.die-gestalten.de/fragiles

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

HE & Marcel Wanders

Holland Electro [HE] have collaborated with Marcel Wanders to launch a new collection of Home appliances. 'Pandora' is a small table with an integrated super woofer accompanied by two wireless 'Egg' shaped speakers that create a sterio sound for music on your laptop or mp3 player. This collection also includes a microwave that incorporates a TFT screen and DVD player on the door.
Ain't those bunnies cute! [via designcrack] www.he-marcelwanders.com

Monday, 17 December 2007

Christmas tree poster

If you haven't already got your nordic spruce... quick buy one of these Christmas Tree posters. Available from www.atypyk-e-shop.com

Friday, 7 December 2007

Green Xmas Tree by Buro North

Australian graphic/product designers Buro North claim their plywood flat-pack Christmas tree is “80% more environmentally friendly” than a traditional fir or spruce. It is made with environmentally aware ingredients, they are CNC routered with waste material minimised by design, the flat pack tree is emissions-efficient to transport and the most sustainable feature of the ‘green’ tree is that you can use it for many Christmases to come. Available in 3 sizes at www.buronorth.com

naught one - portion sofa

The boys from naughtone have designed this modular sofa which looks super comfortable. We really love the contrasting button detail on the seats, which compliments its sleek profile. The tactile waffle finish is from bute fabric’s braemar collection. It's also nice to see a hand made british product on the market. Available fromAria

www.butefabrics.co.uk www.naughtone.com

Monday, 3 December 2007

Bernabeifreeman - Seams 002 light

I love these lights by Australian based designers Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman. These lights were inspired by traditional archetypal cloth lampshades. Made from perforated and folded aluminium, the superlight thin metal gives them a delicate paper-like quality. You can see more of Bernabeifreeman's work at thier web site at www.bernabeifreeman.com.

Saturday, 1 December 2007


Danish/Italian Design duo Gam Plus have designed these "Antropomorfo [human form] Chairs" These cute looking chairs have been inspired from children’s drawings and designed in cartoonish proportions. The chairs will launched by Swedish Company Swedese in February at the Stockholm furniture fair.


Friday, 23 November 2007

Just a touch of Gold

Metallic finishes is a trend that's been continually reinvented season after season. I love these pieces, which have just a touch of bling to give the products that luxury detailing without going over the top.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

B&B Patricia Urquiola

I love this new collection of garden furniture called Canasta from B&B by Patricia Urquiola. She's taken inspiration from tradiational Vienna straw, with its decorative geometric weave and magnifed the proportions to create a contemporary look. You can find more of the collection at www.bebitalia.it

Jethro Macey - Lace Paving Slabs

Jethro Macey a BA(Hons) 3D Design graduate from University College Falmouth, designs and makes interior and in this case exterior products. He recently won the prestigious Elle Decoration British Design Awards; one of the highest accolades in the industry. Jethro’s Lace Embossed Concrete Tiles beat off stiff competition from Timorous Beasties for Brintons Carpets, Committee for The Rug Company and Barnaby Barford for Thorsten Van Elten, to win Best Flooring Product 2007.

These concrete slabs have a repeating pattern, which has been converted from lace into a three-dimensional form using CNC milling and cast in concrete. You can find these and his other products on his web site. > click here

Monday, 19 November 2007

Metaphys Hono light

Japanese brand Metaphys have been doing the rounds at the trade fairs. Spotted this at 100% London and 100% Tokyo. The Hono light is ignited by touching it with a magnetic match and extinguished by blowing on it. The LED light source even flickers like a real candle.

Metaphys also presented their uzu cyclone vacuum, sooo much better looking than a dyson which in comparison looks like a cheap taiwanese transformer toy.

Inga Sempe Lighting

We love these lights by Paris based designer Inga Sempe. This traditional technique of micro pleating looks great on these contemporary shapes. You can find these and more of her work at www.ingasempe.com.

Friday, 16 November 2007

Natural Wave - requires radiator, hot beverage, various pastries

Byung-seok You's Natural Wave, Is a functional tray warmer. The ceramic tray's feet nestle cozily into any radiator's gaps, securing it into place, the radiating heat from the rad keeps your beverages and snacks Climate-controlled. I'd definitely buy one, if I er had old school radiators in my house. [via Core 77]

Monday, 12 November 2007

Delightful Blog

I am "delighted" to announce that this blog, Design Super Stuff, has been listed in the stylish and trendy Delightful Blogs - an honour indeed! Just in case you aren't familiar with Delightful Blogs, it is a blog catalogue filled with the blogs that are the best on the web, featuring interiors, design, fashion and much more. They are "Cutting Through the Blog Smog". There is such great stuff listed on delightful blogs and I'm proud to be listed with all of them.
Thank you Delightful Blogs!

Trend Watch - Lace

Lace seems to be a growing trend with more and more designers updating the look by using it with new materials or mixing it with contemporary patterns. Marcel Wanders used it on chairs, lamps and animals at the Salone Milano. It has also featured heavily in this seasons fashion catwalks. We expect this will be a continually evolving theme in the interiors world.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Favorite Glass

We're loving these gorgeous glass pieces, particularly this new piece from Norberto Morettii [available at Vessel] There is just something about these organic shaped glass pieces with contrasting dramatic cuts that takes the breath away. Well that's if your as fanatical about glass as we are!

Ilse Crawford Furniture & Interiors

While updating myself with my fellow bloggers I came across some pics of Ilse Crawford’s furniture which I thought worthy of a mention it's not a new collection but nevertheless still looks great, especially because it kick started the trend now everywhere for Victorian inspired turned wood. Having previously designed some gorgeous mirrored cabinets for Baleri Italia she crated these lacquered wooden pieces in conjunction with Ferrious and the rug with Christopher Farr. via style files.

She has also recently completed the interiors for two new restaurants at Grand Hotel Stockholm in Sweden. The restaurants are Matsalen and Matbaren . Matbaren features a gilded narrative screen specially commissioned from Dutch/Belgian designers Studio Job. There are tables in natural wood, and raw Swedish primitive pieces from the 1700s. There is a mix of Swedish, Scandinavian and global pieces, such as Pyra chairs by Marten Cyren, lights by Jorn Utzen, and chairs by Vico Magistretti. In Matsalen the design seams more intimate and rarified, a place to spend time and features parquet flooring and chesterfield sofas in velvet. The lighting is a mix pieces with Swedish classics; a chandelier by Carlo Scarpa and the classic Swedish kitchen lamp, in brass. In a nod to the history of the Grand Hotel many of the chairs have been rescued from around the hotel and revitalised in soft naturally dyed yellow leather and partnered with chairs by Josef Frank from Svenskt Tenn.