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.
Posts tagged "furniture design"
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...
out and about :: designs of the year

out and about :: designs of the year

The Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum is one of the highlights of my year. Now in its seventh year, it showcases all the nominations for the Design of Year awards and includes architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphic, product and transport design from around the world. I love seeing things there that...
feature :: for the love of leather

feature :: for the love of leather

Man has used leather since prehistoric times, for everything from clothing and shelter to boats and armour. Leather tanning is one of the oldest human activities – early methods using animal fats are mentioned in Assyrian texts and Homer’s Iliad. As the design industry returns to traditional materials and making techniques, it comes as no...
out and about :: stockholm furniture and light fair, 2014

out and about :: stockholm furniture and light fair, 2014

I’ve told you all about Greenhouse, so now it’s time for the Stockholm Furniture Fair itself. It’s one of my favourite shows, always full of fresh new design that you just don’t see anywhere else. I loved the rich, yet typically restrained Scandinavian colour palette on Gubi’s stand. The Ronde Pendant is German designer Oliver Schick’s...
here's one I made earlier :: wood tailoring

here’s one I made earlier :: wood tailoring

When I met Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg at Stockholm Design Week last year, they’d just bought each other a state of the art sewing machine for Christmas. They’d also just launched the highly FAB Chair Couture – chairs whose backs you can change like different dresses for different occasions. Most designers would still just...
creative spaces :: tom raffield

creative spaces :: tom raffield

I have been a fan of Tom Raffield‘s work for as long as I’ve known anything about design. I think I first came across his work the very first time I went to 100% Design, a long time before I started writing this blog, and he’s one of the designers I interviewed for my book....
creative spaces :: sebastian cox

creative spaces :: sebastian cox

I met Sebastian Cox at Tent London and was so moved by his passion for the material he works with that I had to feature his woodland studio on creative spaces at the first possible opportunity. He says: “I am so in love with my material and how it ties in with a more sustainable...
interview :: peter opsvik & lars beller fjetland

interview :: peter opsvik & lars beller fjetland

100% Norway is one of my favourite parts of the London Design Festival, so I’m always keen to see what will be there. This year, to mark their 10th anniversary, they’ve released a series of beautiful short films. This one is Norwegian design legend Peter Opsvik & rising star Lars Beller Fjetland in conversation… so...
interview :: james tattersall

interview :: james tattersall

I met James Tattersall in a little corner of the House of Detention at Clerkenwell Design Week and was keen to find out more about the way he works and what matters to him. We talked morning coffees, Heath Robinson and overcoming creative block… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I love taking...
interview :: philipp aduatz

interview :: philipp aduatz

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 finished on Thursday, but I thought we could sneak one last interview with a new designer in; this time with Philipp Aduatz. What’s the most important thing to know about you? That I am trying to challenge the boundaries between design, art and science. What inspires your designs? Scientific results and matters...
interview :: liene jākobsone

interview :: liene jākobsone

The next in my series of interviews with new designers exhibiting at the House of Detention, Clerkenwell Design Week is Latvian architect and designer Liene Jākobsone. She runs architecture and design practice Sampling with Belgian architect Manten Devriendt. What’s the most important thing to know about you? Maybe the fact that I’m not ‘only’ a...
interview :: alex mueller

interview :: alex mueller

Odd socks, ‘too cool for school’ hair and some very exciting furniture, Alex Mueller is next in my series of interviews with Clerkenwell Design Week House of Detention exhibitors. Born in Austria, based in London and still studying for his BA in Furniture and Product Design, he is definitely one to watch. I was keen...