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 "New Designers"
interview :: dome studio

interview :: dome studio

Clerkenwell Design Week starts today! I’m super excited and will be there all week. If you’re planning on heading over, make sure you register here first. In the meantime, here’s an interview with Dome Studio, founded in 2014 by friends Tom Whiteway & Jonathan Blayney, they are one of the up-and-coming design brands exhibiting at Platform, CDW’s space...
here's one I made earlier :: marble ways

here’s one I made earlier :: marble ways

While I was in Milan recently for the Salone, I met Eleonora Dal Farra and Andrea Forti at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Their Marble Ways table is made from discarded cutting tables used in marble quarries and processing labs. I was intrigued to find out more, so they have kindly allowed me to share this video...
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...
feature :: the new scandi

feature :: the new scandi

I was recently commissioned to write an article for the Guardian Weekend Magazine about Scandinavian design, so I thought I would share it with you here too. With an appetite for innovation and a new generation of talent, the Scandinavians are coming – again. Katie Treggiden explores the rebirth of Nordic design. Scandinavia is creeping...
interview :: chris moss

interview :: chris moss

I am really excited to announce that confessions of a design geek is the official media partner for the Design Council’s Ones To Watch initiative. That means that over the coming months, I’ll be interviewing bright young designers that the Design Council has identified as the stars of the future. Chris Moss’ Soapbox – public...
feature :: colour

feature :: colour

I was recently invited to join the judging panel for the 2015 Dulux Let’s Colour awards and to nominate two new rising stars I thought were worthy of recognition in the newly created “Young Designer” category. I nominated Zoe Tynan-Campbell’s Hasbeens, and Meggan Johnson’s Dots Project. (Winners are announced on 27.04.15 so watch this space.)...
fiera :: issue 2

fiera :: issue 2

I am delighted to announce that Issue 1 of Fiera Magazine has very nearly sold out, so if you haven’t managed to get your hands on a copy, hop over to the magCulture shop quick! As you will have seen, we are hard at work on Issue 2, which will cover Northmodern in Copenhagen, Ambiente...
out and about :: twelve at stockholm furniture fair, 2015

out and about :: twelve at stockholm furniture fair, 2015

Disegno founder and editor-in-chief Johanna Agerman Ross curated Twelve for the Stockholm Furniture Fair, an edit of established independent, Nordic designers. The theme for this year was Methods. “In recent years, the documentation of research and the practical method of making has become just as prominent a part of the project as the finished design...
out and about :: ambiente frankfurt

out and about :: ambiente frankfurt

Despite being one of the biggest consumer goods fairs in the world, Ambiente Frankfurt has so far eluded me, so I was over the moon to make my first trip there last weekend. Between Ambiente Talent, Next, Design Plus and the German Design Award, the investment in new talent is significant, so I had my...
out and about :: greenhouse, stockholm furniture fair 2015

out and about :: greenhouse, stockholm furniture fair 2015

Greenhouse is the reason I brave the snow in Stockholm every February. The Stockholm Furniture Fair‘s showcase of design graduates and new designers, it’s always an amazing place to spot new talent and meet passionate designers. The space was designed by Note Design Studio, for the third year running, with slightly unsettling mirrored centrepiece – more...
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...