Designer Profile: 7760 / Ryan Harc

Ryan Harc is one of those designers whose mind you want to explore to find true brilliance.  The product concepts he creates such as the A vases shown above exhibit  extreme cleverness but with a restraint that can only be found in very few designers of his caliber. The vase above is perfect for a […]

Designer profile: Studio LIBERTINY

The work of Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny, a Slovakian-born designer based in the Netherlands, can best be described as obsessive-compulsive. But this complete devotion to his craft also leads to his profound and moving design experiments. As an example, he has recently created a Bic stained cabinet which gets its hue from collecting hundreds of Bic […]

Cardboardesigns – Recycled Cardboard Furniture

I used to have a friend in college who had no money to speak of. How did he decorate his apartment? With cardboard furniture. At the time, this seemed strange to me. Then, I realized after sitting on this furniture on many occasions, that cardboard as furniture or houseware is light, compact, easy to move, […]

Tubes by Tsunami Glassworks

Tubes by Tsunami Glassworks was one of the highlights of ICFF for me. I’m a sucker for contemporary glass design, and this work surpassed all others in my opinion. Each piece in Tubes is hand blown and finished, and each piece has its own character and hue. When all pieces are assembled to make a […]

Armani Casa: Classic Big Brand Design Perfection

I’ve made it a point to cover big, chunky fantastically fashionable brands over the next few weeks, and today is one of my favorites: Armani Casa. Armani Casa is like the stage set for a highly stylized 1940s noir film with a good budget. Each piece evokes one of two feelings in me. Armani Casa […]