Surface Design Show 2019

Material & Colour Trends from Surface Design Show

This year’s Surface Design Show in London was busy, but not presenting anything new compared to previous years. Most noticeable was the increase of imitation materials offering cheaper option and more variety in terms of range and colours. However, it was often unclear how sustainable they were.

(Image hand woven fabric embellished with naturally grown cristal). Continue reading

Oodi Library Helsinki

New Library is a Living Room for Helsinki Citizens

Oodi is a new and very modern central library in Helsinki. The building was designed by ALA Architects, who won the open international architecture competition. Apart from the top floor, Oodi’s facade is made entirely from wood, which gives it immediately a very Scandinavian character. Continue reading

London Design week 2018

Sustainable Material Trends from London Design week

Material Consequences theme at this year’s London Design festival produced the best variety of new materials at the show so far. The focus was to find new sustainable and natural materials. The outcome was a great variety in especially plant-based solutions. Continue reading