glass 3: Material of the Month

31st January 2015

As my last post for glass as Material of the Month, this lighting from Bocci was showcased at Maison & Objet in Paris and represents the diversity and beauty of glass in unexpected ways.

Using a unique process to create cloud like ephemeral glass pendants, they filled a heat resistant fabric molds with molten glass that leaves the surface texture more akin to fabric than that of traditional glass and each piece uniquely different.






glass 2: Material of the month

30th January 2015

Another project looking to scent as a memory capture, designer Charlie Ronzon Jaricot has designed a beautiful glass and plaster stone 'Evanescence' scent diffuser which comprises of a glass flask suspended above a small plaster pebble that absorbs the scent when the glass vial is broken.

Absorbing the scent, the pebble can be taken with the user and the scent released whenever they want to evoke the memory that it triggers.

This project is delicate and poetic and is a natural partner to the work of Amy Radcliffe with her well documented scent camera, Madeline.








Well Proven Stromboli

30th January 2015

Volcanoes continue to be inspiration for designers due to their other worldly natural beauty and dark colours.

Inspired by a recent trip to the volcanic island of Stromboli courtesy of the Fiorucci Trust, James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel have produced a new collection from their Well Proven chair series.

Using the same technique they added powdered graphite to the mix as well as adding specially mixed spirit stains to dye the legs.






Protective clothing

6th January 2015

Wearables are still a big buzz word and one that is seemingly big again at this years CES currently in Las Vegas, but the issue that no one seems to have solved yet is a real need.

A wearable that is driven by a real and truly relevant need is protective clothing for those working in Ebola struck areas. A team at John Hopkins University have designed and developed a suit for such healthcare workers.

The PPE For Healthcare Workers suit was developed as part of a programme launched by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to tackle issues for those working with Ebola patients.

Designed so that the wearer can remove the suit from the inside and therefore decreasing the chances of direct contact with the virus, the suit has tabs at the hood that are pulled apart to open the garment and velcro straps attached to the arms that when tensioned under the wearers feet peel the garment off.

In addition the suit has a large clear visor and air vents with a dry air source to keep the wearer cool.

Hoping to have real product in a matter of months the team already have a series of prototypes that will undergo field tests.


Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Dan Bowran


Dan Bowran


Dan Bowran


Glass 1: Material of the Month

5th January 2015

Playing with our perceptions of glass and exploring its material properties being both reflective and refractive of light, glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert's dark matter project enhances both these qualities whilst at the same time placing the material in an unknown context.

Also working with glass exploring its material properties with a similar dark matter aesthetic is Dan Bowran who I have showcased a few times before.

A graduate from the RCA his work is on show in an up and coming exhibition '6 Months ongoing MA practice' at Milton Gallery, London from 15th Jan to 6th Feb.

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