stairs and stripes

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What catches our eye and what we are looking at this week...

Spiral Strasbourg

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Stairs
Spiral Strasbourg

We are all for a well designed wooden staircase, and this one ticks all the boxes.  This is set is part of the newly renovated Les Haras de Stasbourg Hotel – this staircases is the swirling hub of the restaurant in the former royal stud building, designed by agency Jouin Manku. We like the way ...


Contradiction of Silence

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Designers
Contradiction of Silence

See here for Alexander Ekman’s video for Bolon’s new collection “Silence”


Sensing Spaces

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Architecture
Sensing Spaces

We have been to Sensing Spaces, currently occupying the main gallery at London’s Royal Academy.  This exhibition is quite simply, amazing. The imposing large scale installations, each filling an entire room challenge us to examine and interact with the surrounding environment through sight, sound, touch and even smell. We particularly like Japanese architect Kengo Kuma whose ...


Monochrome Battista

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Architecture, Monochrome, Stripes
Monochrome Battista

We are currently flat out in the studio finalising the new Roger Oates Collection for later this year.  Though we are almost there, it’s Monday and we couldn’t resist a little look at some monochrome architecture… We have just spotted these soft stripes and check patterns  of the “Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista” a church ...


The Tiger and Turtle

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Artists
The Tiger and Turtle

At first glance this looks like any other roller coaster. On close inspection the track is entirely formed of steps.  This 250ft staircase was constructed outside the town of Duisberg, Germany in 2011.  The creation of artist’s Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, it uses zinc and steel left over from local mining operations.  Visitors take in the ...


Colour of the Year?

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Colour
Colour of the Year?

This is Teal – some have put if forward as “Alternative Colour of the Year” following the announcement of the 2014 Pantone shade “Radiant Orchid” Whilst we enjoy Radiant Orchid as much as the next person, we prefer teal’s sophisticated, relaxing blend of green and dark blue. It’s intense, it sits well with many colours ...


Ceramic Phonotrope

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Artists, Designers
Ceramic Phonotrope

We think this is really interesting, and of course we admire the craftsmanship and attention to detail required. Ramp Ceramics


A Return to Monochrome

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Monochrome, Photography
A Return to Monochrome

At the start of every project we go right back to the beginning. A the start of the year we do the same – we go ‘back to monochrome.’ In 2014 we are going right back, beyond stripes. We love these images by Emma Summerton featuring the monochromatic patterns of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.


A Holiday Miracle

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Image of the week
A Holiday Miracle

Wishing you Happy Holidays from all of us at Roger Oates


The Perfect Stripes?

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Image of the week
The Perfect Stripes?

Could these be the perfect stripes? They are fresh, vibrant and really well balanced.  As this inspirational image of Debora Muller in Jil Sander has adorned out studio wall for some time our opinion would have to be, yes.


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