August 18, 2016
Marjon Hoogervorst is a photographer with a love for design and interiors that specialises in capturing beautiful interiors and profiling the creative people behind them. Having studied photography at the Academy for Photography in Amsterdam she started her freelance carrier as a photographer in 2006. She has since developed her creative skills by undertaking classes in all kind of creative areas.
In the summer of 2012, after taking some Letterpress Classes, she was inspired to design and create a number of art prints. She enjoyed making the handmade posters because of the authenticity and the process of working by hand (no computers or camera's! Marjon has since developed “Printlove by Vorstin”, a range of posters to inspire and adorn stylish homes around the world.
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Crispin Finn is London based duo Anna and Roger who together make illustration, design, screen prints, stationery and homewares. The duo have worked together since 2008 and are based in London, where they’ve set up our own design and screen printing studio.
All of their personal work and products appear exclusively in the colours red, white and blue. They use only the finest quality water based TW Systems screen printing ink to create their prints. All their prints are on carefully sourced papers with consideration to the environment, and they use recycled and lighter weight papers where possible.
Takahashi Kougei is a group of wood tableware makers and designers. Founded in Hokkaido, Japan in 1965 by Shoichi Takahashi, a lathe worker, the group originally produced table legs and ornamental pillars but changed direction in the 1980’s after a downturn in the domestic furniture market.
The group now consists of, Oji Masanori, Ona Rina and Takahashi Hidetoshi, who is the president of the group and originally worked at a construction company before joining his father and turnery mentor at Takahashi Kougei in 1992.
August 10, 2016
Proof started in a garage in Eagle, Idaho making handmade sunglasses from sustainable woods. The company was founded by three brothers, Brooks, Taylor and Tanner Dame, and although it was started in 2010, the roots of Proof stretch back 60 years to the founders’ grandfather, Grandpa Bud. Bud originally drove trucks carrying coal around the US. On one journey a customer approached Bud unable to pay his bill. Bud agreed to accept some wood moulding equipment as payment for amounts owed. Bud then used the tools to start a company and over the years turned a small sawmill into a nationally recognised business, Woodgrain Millwork. Two generations on and with “sawdust in their veins” the Dame brothers are still working with wood, although in a slightly different capacity...
August 01, 2016
Tom Housden set up the Hand & Eye design studio in 2011. The studio was borne out of the desire to reacquaint designer and maker so that the designer is not separated from the physical process of making. Hand & Eye projects are developed from drawing stage right through to the making and manufacturing process. This method allows Tom to make subtle judgements in shape, space, texture and colour that could otherwise be missed. The studio has also established a diverse range of collaborators and workshops around the UK and Europe and is creating some amazing work.
July 08, 2016
Inspired by stories of his father’s inter-war life spent in the coffee houses of Central Europe, where coffee, beer, culture and conversation flowed hand in hand, David Freud founded FREUD design and café-bars in 1986. With the aim of bringing the bustle and chatter of his father’s treasured Viennese hang-outs to London and designing stunning table and glassware products for these fantastic café-bars.
Having graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1973, David’s passion for the ideas behind the way things look carries through into every aspect of FREUD, his preoccupation with the virtues of lasting design being seen not only in the beautiful table and glassware products created by the design house, but also in the FREUD buildings, which house the enterprise.