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. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for Dezeen, Design Milk, Telegraph and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "furniture"
interview :: dan hoolahan

interview :: dan hoolahan

This is the second in my series of interviews with young designers identified by the Design Council as “Ones to Watch.” Dan Hoolahan‘s Freeform furniture range was listed in the Everyday Living category alongside 2014 Design Museum Designer in Residence Torsten Sherwood and silversmith Juliette Bigley whose work I first spotted at Clerkenwell Design Week...
interview :: baines&fricker

interview :: baines&fricker

I have been a fan of husband and wife team Baines&Fricker since they launched their design company at 100% Design in 2011, but I am especially excited about their new collection, which launches at Clerkenwell Design Week a week today. I caught up with Eliza Fricker for a sneak preview…   What’s the most important...
interview :: ambrose vevers

interview :: ambrose vevers

Clerkenwell Design Week is just around the corner and confessions of a design geek is the official blog partner again this year. I thought I’d have a sneaky peak at who was exhibiting at Platform, the space for new designers, and I found Ambrose Vevers – a “wood wizard” based not far from my home...
out and about :: northmodern

out and about :: northmodern

My first overseas trade show of the year was a new one – Northmodern in Copenhagen. I was really excited to be back in a city I visited for the first time only last August and keen to check out the new design talent at the show. One of the first stands I spotted was Copenhagen-based...
here's one I made earlier :: landscape of gravity

here’s one I made earlier :: landscape of gravity

This month I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from 2014 – I loved Kirsi Enkovaara approach to pattern creation – really clever, with stunning results… I spotted Kirsi Enkovaara‘s final project Landscape of Gravity at Show RCA 2014, the Royal College of Art’s degree show. Being a girl who loves water and printing, I...
interview :: domaas/høgh

interview :: domaas/høgh

I almost met Norwegian design duo Ane Domaas and Kathrine Høgh aka Domaas/Høgh at 100% Design, where they were showing their products in London for the first time! Sadly we just missed each other, so I thought it was only right to follow up with an interview after the event, so here it is… What’s the...
out and about :: vitrahaus

out and about :: vitrahaus

Earlier this year, I was very lucky to be invited to the Vitra Campus summer party. I have already posted about the Campus and the art-come-food, but today I want to show you around VitraHaus. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the idea was to create a series of domestic spaces that could be used...
creative spaces :: designersblock

creative spaces :: designersblock

Designersblock have been camping in this disused pub “until September” for eleven years. Co-founder Piers Robers has even lived here for much of that time. The pub closed in 1994 and because it is the only example of Victorian architecture on the street, isn’t allowed to be knocked down. It is owned by the Geffrye...
interview :: john miller and anna hart

interview :: john miller and anna hart

Since MARK's launch at 100% Design in 2008 (at which the Net chair scooped the Blueprint 100% Design award for best new interior product) it has been putting Cornish design and Cornish designers on a national if not international stage.
interview :: john makepeace

interview :: john makepeace

I was recently very privileged to meet, and spend almost an hour talking to, 'the father of british furniture design,' John Makepeace, ahead of his first solo exhibition, which opens at Somerset House on 16th March 2010
interview: tom raffield

interview: tom raffield

I love Tom Raffield's beautiful steam-bent wooden creations - they are so clearly inspired by my favourite corner of England; the wild West(country). He very sweetly agreed to an interview, which is as inspirational as his creations...
interview :: furniture magpies

interview :: furniture magpies

With a manifesto like "We dont believe in good furniture going to landfill when it can be redesigned into a piece that people can love all over again," what's not to love?