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Alastair Mitchell and Kezia Regan at Conpot

In the Studio with Conpot

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.

Chris McLean, lead designer at Espro

Espro engineer the perfect cup of coffee

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.

Karen Hay-Edie on the loom at Mourne Textiles. © Tara Fisher.

Mourne Textiles from Northern Ireland

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.

Sebastian Wrong, curator of the Wrong for Hay range.

In the Studio with Sebastian Wrong

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.

Lina Rickardsson, Pappelina

In the Studio with Lina Rickardsson, Pappelina

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

Nathalie du Pasquier for American Apparel

Nathalie Du Pasquier’s Instinct for the Bold and the Balanced

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.

Harvesting cork oak bark. Photo: Apcor

Cork: an age-old material of the future

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.

Illoha Fitness Club by Nendo. Photo: Daici Ano.

Nendo Have Fun Redefining Everyday Objects

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.

George Sowden with a selection of his large scale 'decorations'. Milan Design Week, May 2014.

George Sowden Designs a Name for Himself

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.

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