MUT Design is a Spanish practice that’s redefining the design of everyday objects. Creating distinctive and surprising pieces for brands such as Sancal and Expormim, MUT Design’s products have an unmistakable identity. Founded by Alberto Sánchez in 2010, MUT Design is a multidisciplinary team of designers that seek to offer a fresh take on the everyday by finding new forms...
Bernhardt Design’s Mitt chair is true to its name and fits like a glove. Inspired by the baseball glove, the multipurpose chair is rounded and relaxed and adaptable for an array of applications. Mitt’s designers Harry and Claudia Washington of DUE, met at the University of Applied Arts in San Salvador where they studied interior design, following which they founded...
In Pursuit of Beauty: Inspiring Visit to Expormim in Valencia, Spain. By Dana Tomic Hughes of Yellowtrace.You know that feeling you get when you enter a special place where the building, the product, the history and the context all align in perfect harmony, and you can literally feel the hairs on your head stand up, followed by an onset of intense goose bumps? That visceral response to witnessing something so profoundly beautiful and so very special...
Material has always been a vital element of Expormim’s products: the company originally worked with wicker before expanding into cane, beech wood and both natural and synthetic rattan. Now Expormim has added solid European oak to its palette, developing the Team and Basic storage collections. In these new collections, European oak is not only the main material, but its inherent...
Artifort’s Ribbon Chair is a design classic that is as captivating today as when Pierre Paulin designed it in 1966. Like all of Paulin’s seating, it blends invention and industrial innovation with the exploration of comfort and organic forms. Born in France in 1927, Paulin grew up in the northwest city of Laon and from an early age was inspired...
If you follow along on Instagram, you may have noticed I was very lucky to join the #KezuDesignTour2017 in late May/ early June which saw a small group of us travel to The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain for a week of immersion in design excellence. I always feel incredibly fortunate when having the opportunity to experience brands in their home...