Presto by Thorsten Franck for Wilkhahn, as seen at NeoCon Chicago 2016

At the risk of getting political, the term “neoconservative”/”neocon” hasn’t always had the best reputation, especially not in Europe where

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The 360° Stool by Konstantin Grcic for Magis (2009) and the Nelson Perch by George Nelson through Vitra (1964)

On March 10th 2015 a jury at the Central District Court of California in Los Angeles concluded that Pharrell Williams

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Clown optic - Not good. Textile - very good.

Upon seeing Rui Alves’s Bridge armchair prototype at IMM Cologne 2015 we commented on the unfamiliar, and for us not

Tagged with: , ,

Harry Bertoia 1915 1978

“I am rather silent, resolute and industrious. I can use any tool or machinery with dexterity.” So described a 21

Tagged with: , , ,

Passagen Cologne 2015 Rem Koolhaas OMA Tools for Life at Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft

Following on from system design at the MAKK and the more autonomous product design featured at Objects in Between, we

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Jens Risom Lounge Chair Knoll

Those still looking for a New Year’s Resolution could do worse than to promise to try to maybe visit more

Tagged with: , , , ,

The biggest April fool is…. us, for always going to Milan! That said, as ever, we did find a few

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Milan Design Week 2013 Tools for Life by OMA for Knoll Prada Milano 11 Floor Seating

During Milan Design Week 2013 Knoll formally launched the “Tools for Life” collection from Dutch architecture practice OMA, a collection

Tagged with: , , ,

Marcel Breuer design and architecture Bauhaus dessau aula

Much as Gerrit Rietveld‘s career is publicly reduced down to the Rood-blauwe stoel, so too is it all to easy

Tagged with: , , ,

smow Designer Furniture Catalogue 2011

Luddites! Not a phrase normally associated with (smow) To the best of our knowledge no (smow)employee has ever smashed an

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Organic Chair by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen through Vitra

August 20th marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Finnish architect/designer Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen had – in all

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Le Corbusier LC 4 by George Brückmann

A recurrent theme, not only here in the (smow)blog but also in general throughout the (smow) global network is the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Philippe Starck failed to get teh better of Saarinens Tulip Chair through Knoll International

After the strenuous match against Alexander Girard, France decided to rest Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for the match against Eero

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Herbert Hirche Strahlend Grau: In every drawer a gem

Because our article on the new London bus has been delayed by a broken water main at Tooting Bec, we’ve

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Ball chair by Eero Aarnio - fake

They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. They, however, have obviously never spent hours, weeks and years

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Prof

The so called “Barcelona Chair” by German architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is without question one of

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Bauhaus Lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Much adored, much copied, only buy originals

One of Europe’s most important design institutions today celebrates the 90th anniversary of its establishment. For fans of purist design

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,