Roger Oates In Conversation

Roger Oates In Conversation

April 19, 2017

Something exciting is happening during the Josef Frank Exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles museum…   Meet Roger Oates, the doyen of artistic rugs and runners, at an evening dedicated to chic and colourful flooring at the Fashion and Textile Museum on Thursday 27 April, 6-8pm. Roger will be in conversation with Giles Kime, Interiors … Read More

The Tiger and Turtle

The Tiger and Turtle

January 27, 2014

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 … Read More

Ceramic Phonotrope

Ceramic Phonotrope

January 6, 2014

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

Home Within Home

Home Within Home

November 29, 2013

In the studio we like to immerse ourselves in fabric;  this is taking it to a whole new level. This construction is the work of Korean artist Do Ho Suh.  The three storey silk installation entitled “home within home within home within home within home” is being exhibited at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in … Read More

Stick to what you know

Stick to what you know

November 18, 2013

They are stripes, and they are on stairs – but you’re doing it wrong!  The freshness and vibrancy of these colours is something we are constantly seeking in our design studio.  We will of course be putting our stripes more ‘traditionally’ on top of the staircase – though this may inspire you if you are … Read More

Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera

November 6, 2013

We are currently colouring up some new ideas, and so we have a lot of coloured paper lying about the studio.  Columbian artist Diana Beltran Herrera has inspired us to get creative with that paper.  Fantastic detail and craftsmanship aside – we just love the colours. Each model can take up to 2 weeks to … Read More

Off the Wall

Off the Wall

September 16, 2013

We often resort to painting stripes of colour (they usually surround us on the floors here in the studio), but we had never thought to try colour mixing on this scale. Guerrilla artists ‘IEPE’ enrolled 100’s of peoples car and bicycle wheels to help brighten the ‘Rosenthaler Platz’ intersection in Berlin. According to the Artist … Read More

Tied up in Knots

Tied up in Knots

September 3, 2013

These incredible little balls of knotted colour are the work of American Artist Cassandra Smith. An on-going project, she paints knots of rope using acrylic colours and amazing attention to detail. We are working on several new things right now, so we are looking at colour all day – of all the things we have … Read More

Eli Shams

Eli Shams

August 12, 2013

We spotted this image by photographer Eli Shams, capturing a stream of brightly coloured pedestrians on the stairs of the Ahilya temple in Maheswar, India. We like the well balanced vivid bright colours on the neutral tones of the stone backdrop.

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

July 15, 2013

A huge angled mirror is the secret behind the gravity defying images visitors take away from Leandro Erlich’s Barbican commission “Dalston House”.  It is possible to climb the walls, hang of 1st floor windowsills ease or simply take a stroll straight up the outside of the house. The installation is part of the 2013 London … Read More