‘Sherazade’ and the female role by Siba Sahabi

‘Sherazade’ is the most famous Persian female character and storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights). This collection of West and South Asian stories dates back to the 9th century and was translated by the French writer Antoine Galland in 1717. In the 18th and 19th century, the heroin […]

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The future of Materials by Jen Keane

Jen Keane is a designer and researcher working in between the disciplines of design and science, technology and craft. Her work is based on the exploration of sustainable and biological solutions to design a new generation of hybrid materials. The beginning Jen Keane: As a designer, I was always interested in how things were made and materiality […]

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Khadi Frays and the idea of patience by Sophie Rowley

‘Khadi Frays’ is a series of textile wall pieces developed during a recent one-year stay in India. They are inspired by the Khadi Spirit. The Indian term ‘Khadi Spirit pays reference to the symbolic craft of Khadi, an indigenous, time-consuming Indian artistry in which natural fiber cloths are spun and woven by hand. When I developed this […]

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Bisarro: from pottery tradition to contemporary Design

Bisarro comes from an illustration project, connected to the black pottery tradition from Bisalhães, where all the pieces were customized, creating characters and giving life to them. With the desire to create something more, Bisarro has increased, allying this ancient process of pottery with contemporary Design, developing new concepts that were transformed into an unique […]

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Colonia: a reaction to colorless things by Yosuke Matsushita

‘Colonia’  is made from “rosin”, a traditional material used for many fields, and “melamine sponge” that is modern material. In ‘Colonia’ I focused on certain properties: rosin (that melts and becomes solid when it is cooled), and melamine sponge (that has a high absorbability and workability). The results are exquisite textures, colours, a slight scent of pine […]

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