Architect Alastair Mitchell and textile designer Kezia Regan describe their journey into discovering cast concrete and the founding of their Peckham-based design studio, Conpot.
Established in 1935, Japanese bag makers Porter / Yoshida & Co. have a long history in luggage design and craftsmanship which is upheld by their commitment to making products exclusively in Japan following the motto, ’heart and soul into every stitch’.
Linen is a fibre that is strong, beautiful and ecologically sustainable. In this article HI discovers how linen is made and woven, and some of its unsuspecting strengths.
Karin Carlander is an award-winning Danish textile artist whose artistic approach sees her produce textiles that exemplify the deep artisanal knowledge of a professional craftsperson and the aesthetic opportunities in everyday objects.
For two Canadians, their love of coffee led them to engineer a better way to make quality coffee at home. The Espro Press is now enjoyed by thousands of coffee lovers worldwide and is championed by professional baristas.
Based at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, Mourne Textiles have expanded upon the legacy of mid-century textile designer Gerd Hay-Edie to create a classic and distinctively textured range of textiles for the home.
Home Institute talks to British designer Sebastian Wrong about designing products for Wrong for Hay, a collaboration with Danish homewares brand, Hay, and the drive to create something different.
Hario is synonymous with coffee brewing and speciality coffee, however this company started life in old Tokyo retailing and then making industrial glass products. We following their journey from 1921 to the present day.
Home Institute talks to Swedish textile designer Lina Rickardsson about her innovative range of Pappelina woven plastic rugs and mats. Lina Rickardsson, founder of Swedish company Pappelina, describes her discovery of plastic as a material for creating traditionally woven rugs and mats. Products by Pappelina
In this short interview Jonathan Maltz, designer of the Bosign Hideaway Cable Organiser among other products, talks to Home Institute about Bosign’s unique philosophy and design process.
Every Atelier Tete porcelain plate, bowl and cup is hand-crafted in Japan using traditional ceramic techniques that have been cultivated and refined over centuries.
Designed and manufactured in central Sweden, Pappelina mats utilise a nineteenth century weaving technique to create floor coverings for twenty-first century lifestyles.
As a founding member of the Memphis Group, Nathalie Du Pasquier was pivotal in defining the bold aesthetics of the post-modern era. She has since established a visual vocabulary through her paintings and design work that is relevant across generations and cultures.
Swedish architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune delight in the unexpected results their multi-disciplinary approach often conjures up and constantly strive to improve upon what has been designed before.
Cork is being redefined as a material of the future that is renewable, creates zero waste and is applicable to architecture, design, fashion, construction, and even space aeronautics.
Japanese design and architecture studio Nendo are redefining everyday objects and spaces to make them easier to understand and use, conceptually rich and surprisingly fun.
Siwa is a new range of bags and accessories designed by Naoto Fukasawa in Japan from Soft Naoron and RPF Naoron, two recently developed proprietary fabrics composed from industrial waste.
Post-war Portuguese pottery breathes new life into contemporary ceramics with its utilitarian design and strong colours.
Some Home Institute tips for for functional, clutter-free living.
Michael Moran and Celia Gibson of Moran Woodworked Furniture are creating small batch runs of handmade furniture in editions limited to a single tree.
Home Institute investigates the history of the teapot and how the Sowden SoftBrew filter is putting the focus back on the quality of our daily brew.
British designer George Sowden has stepped out from under the shadow of Italy’s big design brands and is making a name for himself with a new range of homewares.