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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Andrea Ponti launches side table inspired by Hong Kong street signs

Andrea Ponti launches side table inspired by Hong Kong street signs

Italian designer Andrea Ponti’s Kanban steel and concrete side table references Hong Kong’s industrial architecture in its materials and Kowloon’s distinctive neon signage in its form. The table comprises a concrete drum-shaped base with a steel cuff at the top, out from which protrudes a side arm, which supports the steel table top above. Having...
A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

This week, British furniture manufacturer Benchmark‘s Resident Fixpert Maya Alvarado continues work on Mrs Ellis’ tray, learns from her mistakes and finds inspiration from some more fellow Fixperts… 06:20: I wake up and the house feels cold! I make a camomile tea to warm me up and get ready for work. 07:10: As I arrive at Benchmark, the sky looks so beautiful and...
interview :: elliot eakin

interview :: elliot eakin

Eliot Eakin Furniture is based in Chicago where its eponymous founder draws inspiration from the iconic buildings surrounding him, which count Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe amongst their architects, working with local craftspeople using metal casting, fabricating, upholstery and woodworking, to bring his ideas to life. We caught up with him to...
A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

This week, Fixperts Resident Maya Alvarado tries her new Benchmark uniform for size, puts the finishing touches  on Heidi’s utensils, continues work on her tray for Mrs Ellis and gets inspiration from some fellow Fixperts… 06:50: I wake up and get ready for work. It feels too early for breakfast, or perhaps I am just still full from the holidays!...
Max Lamb slices up 187-year-old tree to make 130 functional objects.

Max Lamb slices up 187-year-old tree to make 130 functional objects.

Max Lamb, who grew up in Cornwall’s St Austell and is now based in London, felled a 187-year-old tree on his Grandfather’s Yorkshire farm and sliced it into 130 useable objects to save it from being used as firewood. The slices were displayed in order of diameter at Somerset House during the London Design Festival...
Carl Austin’s furniture is made using traditional boat-building skills

Carl Austin’s furniture is made using traditional boat-building skills

Having moved to Falmouth from Leicester 11 years ago to pursue a lifelong dream of working with wooden boats, three years ago Carl Austin changed careers again, this time putting his boat-building skills to good use in designing and making outdoor furniture. His oak and larch steam-bent creations feature seats made of sail canvas framed...
Anna Hart Design creates first London outpost for Cornish coffee company

Anna Hart Design creates first London outpost for Cornish coffee company

Penryn-based Anna Hart Design has created the interior for Origin Coffee‘s flagship store – a combined training space for the baristas that use their coffee all over the capital and further afield, and coffee shop for locals. The 60-square-metre coffee shop on Charlotte Street, Shoreditch, and 56-metre basement education space features Origin’s now trademark monochromatic...
The 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist - voting is now closed

The 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist – voting is now closed

  We have a shortlist! Huge thanks to our esteemed panel of industry experts: Anthony Joseph of Joseph Joseph, Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns, Jessica Sims from West Elm, Ian Rudge and Alejandra Campos from Home at Top Drawer, and me – confessions of a design geek founding editor, Katie Treggiden. The quality of applications...
A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

In this week’s column, Fixperts Resident Maya Alvarado shares a day in her week working with British furniture manufacturer Benchmark looking for ‘fixes’ in their workshop and in the local community – this week she starts work on doors to prevent dust gathering on the workshop’s sample shelves and makes her first prototype for a...
A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

In this week’s column, Fixperts Resident Maya Alvarado shares another day looking for fixes at British furniture manufacturer Benchmark – this week she has an idea for a floating Fixperts Day, visits a nearby school for children with learning difficulties, and meets up with local resident Mrs Ellis to start work on her first fix in the...
Megan Czaja’s Oblio stool is designed for people who can't sit still

Megan Czaja’s Oblio stool is designed for people who can’t sit still

Pratt Institute graduate Megan Czaja has designed a stool for ‘Kinesthetes’ – people who need to be active in order to think. The three-legged maple stool has a seat balanced on a silicone and foam half-sphere, which plugs into a maple convex base, without a fixed connection, enabling the sitter to swivel, rock and bounce....
Irish design competition calls for innovative projects that address global challenges

Irish design competition calls for innovative projects that address global challenges

(Andrew Ludick in collaboration with Ceadogán Rugs as seen at Liminal during Milan Design Week.) Government-backed initiative Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) has launched a global competition for designers with a connection to Ireland that will reward innovative products, projects and concepts that have “the potential to revolutionise the way we live.” (Silvair Control, a small...