Talking to Studio from Scratch | Industrial design from Switzerland

Hello Patrik, Thank you for taking the time to tell us a little bit about your industrial design studio, you co-found together with your colleagues Roger, Stefanie and Marco in the lovely Swiss village Männedorf. Les's kick this off with a Quick introduction and some info that describe your team best! We are four industrial designers who ventured into making our own products. Ultimately this is a designer's (or ours anyways) ultimate goal: To...

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An easy way to add some color to your spring decor 2018

How do you add color to your home? For a while now Michael and I have made the decision to reduce the more colorful pieces of furniture within our home.  Instead, we have been adding colors trough decor. Michael and I are enjoying to use colored objects to create moments of personality and interest. Objects that will fit a certain style, trend or the season we are in. This way we have...

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Christian Caulas, ecological design in its most beautiful form

Dear Christian, thank you for taking the time to tell me a little bit about yourself and your product and object design. Before we start, could you tell me a little bit about yourself? I live and work in the heights of a small village in the south of France. At 900m high. I am surrounded by nature, trees, mountains which offers me most of the furniture I need to work. Mostly, the...

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neon sighn at ruby Lilly München hotel by ZWEI Design copy

Ruby Lilly the place to stay when in munich

Munich weekend city trip City trips are always a favorite of ours especially when staying at a nice Airbnb or hotel. We spontaneously went to Munich to meet up with Michaels brother this weekend. We stayed at Ruby Lilly, a hotel I only can recommend to stay at. Ruby Lilly is located quite central and within walking distance to the city center and some very nice museums like the Pinakothek, which I definitely recommend to visit if you...

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Bone_Sconce_via zwei design by parkerworks

“without roughness, there would be no elegance” Interview with Parkerworks Part 3

This is the final part of our lovely interview with Elisabeth Parker the founder of PARKERWORKS. In the previous two blog-posts (click here for part one and two), we talked with Elisabeth about her background, her journeys around the world and her love for creating objects the "old fashion" way! In this final part, we asked Elisabeth a view question about her thoughts on design and how she sees her objects interact with...

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“without roughness, there would be no elegance” Interview with Parkerworks Part 2

A woman that can do the work. This is the second part of the interview I had with founder and designer Elisabeth Parker. In my previous post, Elisabeth gave us an inside into her personal design and work life, her sources of inspiration and how she would define her design style. "Without roughness, there would be no elegance, and elegance defines roughness, essentially." This quote by Elisabeth beautifully describes her work and motivation to...

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