confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
interviews
interview :: vera & kyte

interview :: vera & kyte

Vera & Kyte is a Bergen-based design studio made up of Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte. Together they design furniture, products and interior spaces. They describe themselves as “always seeking new impressions, eager to discover the trigger for our next idea.” It was that endless curiosity that interested me and drove me to find out...
interview :: timerous beasties

interview :: timerous beasties

I first came across Timerous Beasties at Clerkenwell Design Week some years ago where they were showing concrete slabs with highly detailed and floral patterns etched into them. I love concrete and I love juxtapositions, so I was hooked. Better known for their subversive take on the often twee world of textile and wallpaper design,...
interview :: resurface designs

interview :: resurface designs

I came across Stephen Sheffield’s work when one of my favourite photographer’s Adam Hollier introduced me to it following a shoot. Resurface Designs breathes new life into old furniture and creates one-off designs for contemporary interiors. Steve and I talked model-making, alien space ships and the lure of azure… What’s the most important thing to...
interview :: sofia lazzeri and alexandra denton

interview :: sofia lazzeri and alexandra denton

I was fascinated by a half-glass, half-knitted vase I spotted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February, so I tracked down designers Sofia Lazzeri and Alexandra Denton to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you as a designer? Sofia: The projects I do are usually born from personal fascination, they grow by breathing air from different...
interview :: elizabeth corkery

interview :: elizabeth corkery

Elizabeth Corkery has just moved to Boston and launched Print Club Boston, an online resource for affordable limited edition silkscreen prints, all of which are made in her studio. We talked London, Sydney and New York, co-working spaces and favourite colours… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m fiercely determined to forge...
interview :: stack magazine

interview :: stack magazine

Stack is such a refreshing concept in these days of online algorithms constantly narrowing what we’re exposed to in line with what we’ve expressed an interest in before. The premise is that you pay £5.50 a month and every month you’ll receive a different independent magazine in the post. Founder Steve Watson doesn’t promise that...
interview :: malin bobeck

interview :: malin bobeck

I met Malin Bobeck at the Stockholm Furniture Fair‘s student and graduate showcase, Greenhouse. I was immediately captivated by her experimental projects using light technology in textiles, Droplet and Liquid. I had to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you as a designer? That I’m curious, I create my textiles...
interview :: petter johansson

interview :: petter johansson

Whenever I visit a city for Design Week, alongside the organised events, I always try to meet up with some locally based new designers. By a stroke of luck, a couple of days before I was due to fly out to Stockholm, a book called ‘PJADAD, Selected Work 2008 – 2013′ landed on my doormat....
interview :: gamfratesi

interview :: gamfratesi

Guests of honour at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair were GamFratesi aka Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. I was lucky enough to bag an interview with them in the installation they created for the show… Are you enjoying the show so far? Enrico: Now is the best moment. It has been...
interview :: zoe attwell

interview :: zoe attwell

Zoe Attwell launched her homewares and stationery brand at Home London just last month. She cites 50s design, Lucienne Day, Miró and Scandinavian design amongst her influences, but to be honest she had me at yellow and grey! It was lovely chatting to her at the show, and I was pleased as punch when she agreed...
interview :: kristina dam

interview :: kristina dam

I met Kristina Dam at Home London and again a week later at Maison et Objet in Paris. I was really struck by her work – it’s refreshing to see someone doing something really different in surface pattern design and to see Kristina’s graphic design and architectural background coming across so strongly in all the...
interview :: leonhard pfeifer

interview :: leonhard pfeifer

I met Leonhard Pfeifer at the London Design Festival earlier this year and despite being at a party where gin was being served in teacups (the Mini Moderns Remix launch if you’re interested), we were quickly immersed in a deep conversation about the importance of following your passion and doing what you love. In 2003,...