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.
Posts tagged "furniture design"
interview :: gabriel tan

interview :: gabriel tan

Singapore and New York based designer Gabriel Tan developed a collection of furniture inspired by the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. It was exhibited recently as part of Furnishing Utopia, at New York Design Week. We caught up with him after the exhibition to find out more about what makes him tick… What’s the most...
Tom Dixon creates co-working space in Clerkenwell church

Tom Dixon creates co-working space in Clerkenwell church

British design brand Tom Dixon has collaborated with St James Church in Clerkenwell to create a co-working space for the local community, featuring a large communal desk, eight comfortable seats and high-speed wifi. confessions of a design geek editor, Katie Treggiden, caught up with Rev Andrew Baughen, the Priest-in-Charge, to find out more. “One of...
interview :: alex swain

interview :: alex swain

Alex Swain is the London-based designer behind British design brand ByALEX. Driven by a conviction that designers should use resources wisely, he uses cutting-edge technology to reduce waste and maximise efficiency, making all of his products in the UK and Latvia using timber sourced from responsibly managed forests. We caught up with him to find out more… What’s...
Charles Dedman's reinvents traditional crafts with modern techniques

Charles Dedman’s reinvents traditional crafts with modern techniques

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Clerkenwell Design Week adopts new 'spine' layout

Clerkenwell Design Week adopts new ‘spine’ layout

Having written an article for the Clerkenwell Post about the ‘masterplan’ for 2016’s Clerkenwell Design Week, confessions of a design geek editor Katie Treggiden was better placed than most to navigate the new ‘spine’ layout of this year’s festival, so forewarned and forearmed, she set out to explore the show, and here she reports back...
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...
Studio Haran champions sustainable design

Studio Haran champions sustainable design

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Fixperts Resident makes remote fixes through social media

Fixperts Resident makes remote fixes through social media

This week, Benchmark’s resident Fixpert, Maya Alvarado transforms nutcrackers into bleach bottle openers, finalises two pairs of adapted nail clippers for limited hand dexterity, and makes a plastic art tray test for a young woman with autism… 05:55: I wake up and get ready for work. I make a smoothie with coconut water, blueberries and plums....
Maya Alvarado learns about the risky, the worthwhile and the possible

Maya Alvarado learns about the risky, the worthwhile and the possible

This week, Benchmark’s resident Fixpert, Maya Alvarado visits the Dingley centre to meet an occupational therapist to get feedback on some of her ideas, and makes Heidi a playing cards tray… 07:00: I wake up in Hungerford and gather my camera, measuring equipment and sketchbook. 07:30: I leave for the Dingley Centre – an early years centre...
Maya Alvarado has a day of testing with Fix Partners

Maya Alvarado has a day of testing with Fix Partners

This week, Benchmark’s resident Fixpert, Maya Alvarado builds an art tray prototype for Fix Partner Philly’s wheelchair, visits new week-old twins, and delivers a resonance board to the Dingley Centre… 06:20: I wake up and get ready for work. I have some Swedish ‘quilted bread’ with honey and a cup of tea for breakfast. 07:30:...
Fixperts resident helps the homeless make things with Benchmark offcuts

Fixperts resident helps the homeless make things with Benchmark offcuts

This week, Benchmark’s resident Fixpert, Maya Alvarado gathers oak offcuts, packs up tools and materials and leads a making workshop for residents at local housing charity Two Saints’ hostel… 06:20: I wake up and ensure that my camera batteries are charged, as today my sister Rhianna will make a film documenting a workshop that I...
Benchmarks' resident Fixpert Maya Alvarado designs 'wearable toothbrushes'

Benchmarks’ resident Fixpert Maya Alvarado designs ‘wearable toothbrushes’

This week, British Furniture Manufacturer Benchmark’s resident Fixpert, Maya Alvarado delivers the second sofa fix to The Dingley Centre, puts up a new coat hook for their staff and designs some alternative toothbrushes… 06:20: I wake up in Hungerford and get my things ready for work. Today I will be investigating ways to make tooth brushing...