Nature has always been a source of inspiration for designers – plant and animal forms, in particular. Think of the organic skeletal shapes of Santiago Calatrava’s bridges, the swirling naturalism of William Morris patterns, or Arne Jacobsen’s Swan and Egg chairs. … Continue reading
Friday’s news about the closure of all but three Habitat stores was sad. Habitat was ground-breaking. With its launch in the early 1960s Terence Conran transformed British attitudes to home design and furnishing. Simple glassware, brightly coloured enamelled mugs and … Continue reading
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In the early 1960s, my parents fell head over heels for Danish Modern and ditched the repro furniture they bought when they first married. We were then living in a small Canadian town and had just moved into a new house … Continue reading
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I’ve been extremely privileged to work with Terence Conran on many of his interior design books, including four of his house books: Terence Conran’s New House Book, The Essential House Book, The Ultimate House Book and Eco House Book. So … Continue reading
My first blog — very exciting! I’ve chosen an image for my header that sums up the type of design that attracts me. Simple, strong lines, bright colour and a little bit intriguing. And, of course, it’s blue. I love … Continue reading