Tekiō at Clerkenwell Design Week
Clerkenwell Design Week
We are proud to announce that we will be officially launching 'Tekiō' during Clerkenwell Design Week in London in May.
Our stand takes pride of place in the ground floor windows of the Farmiloe Building and will highlight the infinite possibilities of the lighting system.
24th-26th May 2012
The Farmiloe Building,
34 St. John Street,
London, EC1M 4AY.
Clerkenwell Design Week
Introducing Tekiō - The Infinite Lighting System
We are proud to present a prototype of our new modular lighting system inspired by traditional Japanese ‘Chōchin’ paper lanterns. The new design, called ‘Tekiō’, the Japanese word for ‘adaptation’, is flexible enough to adapt to any interior and its ability to transform spaces is only limited by your imagination.
The exhibition, held during the London Design Festival at East Gallery, Brick Lane is called Infinite Light. A selection of compositions will be on show giving a small glimpse at the full potential of the Tekiō system.
The exhibition is intended to gauge opinion and assess demand before officially launching next year.
If you would like to express your interest please email us.
10.00–20.00 (18.00 Sunday)
214 Brick Lane
London E1 6SA
Introducing Scoot for Joseph Joseph
Divide up pizzas, sandwiches and pastries effortlessly with this handy utensil.
Push the button and the blade guard automatically slides open, exposing the bevelled, stainless-steel blade. Simply roll the cutting wheel across, or through, food to cut.
The design is comfortable to hold, gives more control when cutting and requires less effort than knives or conventional pizza cutters.
To safely store, simply rotate the blade guard back into position until it locks.
Design for Patient Dignity
Together, Anthony Dickens Studio, Suck UK and ESRO worked together as one of the successful design teams in the Department of Health and Design Council’s Design for Patient Dignity competition. The challenge was to develop products to improve the patient experience in hospital with particular emphasis on dignity, privacy and separating male and female patients. You can read about the competition in its entirety on the Design Council website - designcouncil.org.uk
The team developed 2 products to cover a range of healthcare scenarios. The ‘Curtain Lock’ was conceived as a simple improvement on the ubiquitous NHS curtain while the ‘EasyScreen’ was developed for those situations where a curtain couldn’t provide sufficient privacy for patients in a mixed sex environment.
How do you improve on one of the most flexible and commonly used screening solutions?
The curtain is so familiar to us and so widely used that we often forget how successfully it functions as a flexible space dividing and screening solution. The Curtain Lock enables patients and staff to prevent the curtain from being drawn past any given point on the rail.
This can be used to increase patient privacy by screening off specific sight lines. It gives patients confidence that the drawn curtain won’t suddenly be pulled back, eliminating one of the major disadvantages of the classic curtain.
We wanted to empower staff and patients to set appropriate levels of privacy while retaining the flexibility of the curtain. The Curtain Lock is a cost-effective, intuitive, easy to implement solution that works with existing infrastructure.
A minority of patients prioritise privacy and dignity over being part of a social environment. The EasyScreen was developed with this subgroup in mind.
It is a modular system that can be put together in a variety of configurations to effectively screen off a bed from the rest of a bay, or if space allows, to divide a bay into 2 or more parts.
The EasyScreen is a lightweight, easy to assemble, easy to clean, cost-effective, ultimately recyclable, light transmitting and flexible screening solution for the hospital environment.
While some existing screening solutions have been developed with the NHS in mind, we feel that they are somewhat over-engineered and often prohibitively expensive.
The EasyScreen is a simple alternative.
The 'If You Could...' series of exhibitions is organised by the people behind 'It's Nice That'. We were asked by With Associates to collaborate on a project for a forthcoming exhibition at A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School in London. We had a year to produce an exhibit, but from the outset we settled on the idea of a clock. After many ideas, sketches and little experiments we settled on designing and making a collaborative clock.
The theory behind it came from very long and increasingly abstracting conversations about time. What it is. What it means. How it differs from place to place, though more importantly, from person to person, seeing as it's only really humans who care much about it.
In the end, and possibly only as a conclusion to the exact conversations we had, we realised that time is itself collaborative. The solution then was to turn the project back on the audience by getting them to create the clock by saying single numbers that mean nothing in solitude but that are made sense of once shared. Much like time.
The design of the clock was inspired by the idea of stepping inside and walking through a grandfather clock. Like these old antiques, the working mechanism is on show inside. However, instead of cogs and springs, this clock used a computer, webcam and a single button to activate the recording process and subsequently generate the time. The computer source code is also laid bare on the exterior.
Over time, the audience driven collaborative clock ends up providing a more human and realistic presentation of time. With hundreds of separate number recordings being added to a recording 'pool' these recordings were selected and sequenced to give you the current time. The lateness of a individual in recording their number results in a gap in the clock and moment missed. Others may even opt to say different numbers than the one requested by the clock, adding even larger errors, yet arguably, increasing the social accuracy of how we share time
The clock will hopefully soon have an online version to allow it to grow internationally.
We were asked by DAHRA (Designers Against Human Rights Abuse) to participate in a project entitled “Play.Create.”
For the project we had to customise (paint, engrave, laser cut, etch, stick stuff to etc) a Kid Robot ‘Munny’ doll. 10 product designers, 10 graphic designers and 10 children all customised these dolls for an exhibition and auction. All money raised went to Barnardo’s (a UK based children’s charity) as well as 10 children being treated to a day of inspiring workshops and fun art activities where they all customised their dolls.
We decided signify human rights abuses by trapping the doll in a block of cast concrete, with visible marks around the doll from it being chipped free by an external source.
During a trip to Japan I was asked the day before the event to give a Pecha Kucha presentation at their Tokyo club SuperDeluxe.
The Pecha Kucha format consists of 20 slides where each slide is changed after only 20 seconds.
A nightclub is quite a lively place to give a talk and needless to say the generous servings of vodka & tonic helped fuel quite a lively presentation, view it below...
Super Contemporary at the Design Museum
We were walking around the timeline exhibit, charting the past 100 years of design classics, at the private view of the Super Contemporary exhibition and to our suprise found our Anglepoise Fifty as one of the exhibits representing 2007. A very pleasant surprise. Thanks very much!
Brit Insurance Designs of the Year
The "Fifty" desk lamp for Anglepoise has been selected as 1 of 100 best pieces of design in the world during 2007. The exhibition runs from 13th February - 27th April at the Design Museum, London.
There are 7 categories. Architecture, Furniture, Product, Transport, Graphics, Fashion and Interaction Design.
The Fifty lamp is in the product category alongside designs by Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Jonathan Ive, Barber Osgerby, Yves Bhehar, Ron Arad, Toyo Ito and more. To be included in the same list as these designers is absolutely unbelievable!
See the rest of the shortlist here.
Around launched by LEXON
It's been a fantastic start to 2008. The "Around About" clock launched today at Maison & Objet in Paris with Lexon . For international interpretation the name has been shortened to "Around Clock". Please contact them for orders.
We will put details of outlets up on this site as soon as we know...
Elle Decoration Design Awards 2007
We won!! A massive thank you to all those who participated in the public vote. We faced stiff competition from the highly respected PearsonLloyd, NoughtOne and Tom Dixon. This award would never have been possible without the collaboration of my cousin and business partner Tony Wilson, whose vision started the project which has since become the Origami range.
"Fifty" at the New Moves Exhibition in The Aram Gallery.
"Fifty" launched for Anglepoise
Showing at Now! Design a Vivre Exhibition in Paris.
Liberty's Designer Bursary
Heals Discovers 2006
This is the third year that Heal's has launched a collection of inspired products by students, young designers and exclusive items by established designers.
The limited edition collection, that this year includes furniture, lighting, ceramics, bed linen and metal work, will be available from September at Heal's main store, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London W1, with selected pieces available at other stores and online.