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Becoming more aware of your surroundings can “open a new dimension inside as well as outside yourself.” Meet award-winning Danish designer Margrethe Odgaard who has trained herself to register the world through colours.
Have you ever wished that you could put on a suit which would open up the imagination and take you to the world of your dreams? In this video artist Nick Cave presents his wearable sculptures, the 'Soundsuits', made from discarded everyday materials.
“Don't forget that very important cities today started by immigration.” Meet the 94-year-old architect behind 'L’Architecture Mobile', Yona Friedman. He here shares the story of how his years as a refugee sparked his desire to make architecture adaptable.
“The idea of an ‘artist’s book’ is ridiculous. Then don’t call it a book. Then it’s a piece of art.” In this extensive interview from her studio, Irma Boom shows us a selection of her unique books and shares the story of why she became a book designer.
In a time where consumerism only seems to be growing, it is inspiring to observe these six artists – such as Tara Donovan and Piet Hein Eek – who have made discarded, everyday materials the centre of their work. Watch their approach to re-using materials.
Distinguished book designer Irma Boom makes miniature versions of her books in an almost architectural manner. Watch her demonstrate and discuss these unique miniature books, which are among the world’s smallest.
“I’ll only do the job if it’s Chanel.” Such was the feted book designer Irma Boom’s response to the enigmatic people, who contacted her about a secret project. She here shares the story of her engrossing white book that pays tribute to Chanel No. 5.
Graphic designer Irma Boom is the woman behind some of the most stunning books to have been published in the last decade. Watch the internationally acclaimed icon of Dutch design discuss her uncompromising design method.
Does increased security make you feel safer? Cool Dutch designer and artist Christien Meindertsma investigates this issue in her compelling art book ’Checked Baggage’, which comprises a week’s worth of objects confiscated in Schiphol Airport after 9/11.
The fabulous furniture of Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek, has become an admired international brand. Here he reveals his creative philosophy and introduces us to his 10,000 square meters production unit, where he executes his ideas “out of chaos.”
Most designers aim at creating innovative things. This makes it possible to be extraordinary by being ‘normal’, according to the unconventional icon of Dutch design, Piet Hein Eek, who has built a brand around designs made from discarded materials.
Did you ever dream of design with a sense of Brazilian sensuality and playfulness? Meet Brazilian designer Humberto Campana from the renowned Campana brothers design team in this short video, where he shares his inspirations.
Ever wondered what it would be like to feel touched by a room? That special wow-feeling is what designer Karim Rashid strives to achieve when he creates his colorful shapes and spaces, making you embrace the time you live in.
“To me ceramics are almost like an extension of the body.” Anders Ruhwald is among the most noted of a new generation of ceramic artists. In this video he talks about his most significant exhibition to date, 'You in between'.
“Styling is when you look into history and copy history, and designing is when you look into the future and shape the future.” Meet the pink design guru Karim Rashid in this interview about creating casual connections via design.
How does a young designer interact with a masterpiece of a building? Danish artist Anders Ruhwald takes us on a tour of his comic twisted ceramic installations in the Art Deco masterpiece 'Saarinen House' in Cranbrook, USA.
"We do objects, we do exhibitions, we do books, photographs, we are craftsmen, almost. Drawing is one of the most important parts." Meet the celebrated, award winning design team Bouroullec in this video about the importance of hand drawing.
”Life at a very deep level has to be about enjoyment.” Design is not about problem solving, but about a search for beauty, because "if we don't create, then why are we alive?" Interview with designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien.
The rising star of Danish fashion, designer Anne Sofie Madsen talks about her inspirations and why she loves fashion. While she has made drawings since she was a child, she finds that she is more interested in movement.
”You can walk into a room with hundreds of people and without talking to any of them, you feel attracted to one.” Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov about fashion and how it resembles art even though it has another speed.
An interview with Danish fashion designer Peter Jensen about Andy Warhol's early drawings from the 1950's, which have only recently been discovered.
We visit Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in their London studio. Over the past few years the two industrial designers have won several prestigious design prizes in various parts of the world.
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