confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for the Guardian, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
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Klavdija Jarc launches multifunctional stool on Kickstarter

Klavdija Jarc launches multifunctional stool on Kickstarter

Slovenian designer Klavdija Jarc has conceived a stool that also functions as a coffee table, a bedside table and a storage shelf and is hoping to raise $17,000 on Kickstarter to get it into production. The Woodieful Chair is an a-shaped laminated beech object comprising two solid edges at right angles to one another, and...
interview :: ann kristin einarsen

interview :: ann kristin einarsen

Norwegian artist and designer Ann Kristin Einarsen launched Stilleben (above) as part of Structure, an exhibition of contemporary Norwegian craft and design in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate last month. confessions of a design geek caught up with her to find out more about her practice… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a...
Design Museum announces 2016 Designers in Residence

Design Museum announces 2016 Designers in Residence

London’s Design Museum has announced the ninth cohort of new designers to benefit from its annual Designers in Residence programme. The four are Alix Bizet, Clementine Blakemore, Andrea de Chirico and Rain Wu. The designers will spend the next four months responding to the theme of Open, culminating in an exhibition of the work they...
interview :: sverre uhnger

interview :: sverre uhnger

Norwegian designer Sverre Uhnger launched Trace, a collection of wooden platters, as part of Structure, a showcase of contemporary Norwegian craft and design in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate. confessions of a design geek editor Katie Treggiden was intrigued by the juxtaposition of craft and modern technology in his collection, and caught up with him in Milan to...
Soho House launches co-working spaces for creative industries

Soho House launches co-working spaces for creative industries

Initially established in London’s Soho way back in 1995 as a private members’ club for people in the creative industries, Soho House has since extended into a global brand with members’ clubs across Europe and North America, as well as adding restaurants, cinemas, and spas to its portfolio – and now, Soho Works: an international...
Objects of Desire is the next #designbookclub book

Objects of Desire is the next #designbookclub book

Reading glasses and strategically placed cappuccinos at the ready – it’s time for the fifth confessions of a design geek book club. Objects of Desire by Adrian Forty was recommended by one of our members. First published in 1986, it’s since become required reading on many design courses. “In this radical and highly original examination...
Pick Me Up showcases new graphic artists

Pick Me Up showcases new graphic artists

Pick Me Up, the annual festival for the graphic arts, is back at Somerset House for its seventh year. Showcasing illustration, animation, 3-D installations, stationery, and for the first time this year – ceramics, the show is in town until 02 May 2016. confessions of a design geek founding editor, Katie Treggiden, popped in to check...
Iceland's unique landscape inspires at Design March 2016

Iceland’s unique landscape inspires at Design March 2016

Borne out of the 2009 financial crisis, and populated with design inspired by Iceland’s volcanic landscape, Design March has been celebrating both local and global design since 2009. Gero Grundmanne’s Driftwood Cantilevered Box was part of an exhibition of products made from driftwood – an alternative source of timber for the active volcanic and geological island, which...
interview :: os ∆ oos

interview :: os ∆ oos

Eindhoven-based Os ∆ Oos were one of those brands that seemed to appear as if from nowhere and then keep popping up. In a short space of time, I saw their work at Northmodern in Copenhagen, at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week and then again at Dutch Design Week. I decided it was high...
Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek is the next #designbookclub book

Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek is the next #designbookclub book

It’s time for the fourth confessions of a design geek #designbookclub. So far, we’ve read Eden by Tim Smit (you can read the full transcript here), The Craftsman by Richard Sennett (you can read the transcript here), and Design Like You Give A Damn by Architecture for Humanity’s Cameron Sinclair (you can read the full...
interview :: visibility

interview :: visibility

Visibility is a New York based industrial design studio, founded by Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab in 2012. I met the design duo at Ambiente Frankfurt at the beginning of last year where their work had been selected as part of the Ambiente Talents showcase of new designers. I finally managed to grab two minutes...
interview :: silje nesdal

interview :: silje nesdal

I met Silje Nesdal both in Oslo for the 100% Norway preview and then again at 100% Norway itself during the London Design Festival last year. I immediately loved her style and her approach to design, so this interview has been a long time coming. We talked yellow coats, post-war design and tiny Japanese rulers… What’s...