Sunday, 28 February 2010

MILAN 2010

Next show in the Purewhyte Calendar – The Milan Furniture Fair 2010.

I can’t believe only a year has passed since Purewhyte first exhibited at a design fair, back in April 2009 showing with Designersblock during the Milan furniture Fair.

Milan is just around the corner again and (7 shows later) Purewhyte will be exhibiting once more.

This year with Hidden Art at SaloneSatellite (within the Fiera Milano; behind pavillion 22-24 - in same complex as Salone Internazionale del Mobile) which is the premier location for visitors during the fair. I have been one of five independent UK designers selected to have the opportunity to launch new products and prototypes.

The exhibitors consist of: Dare Studio, Patternity, RALLI Design, Rupert Goldberg and Purewhyte.

From 14th to 19th April 2010

We will be on STAND D2.

Purewhyte will be exhibiting three new products:

DREW Occasional and Coffee table

This is a brand new addition to the range; due to be launched at the Milan Furniture Fair 2010, with Hidden Art. The same handwriting has been used as with the rest of the Drew range, but has been pared down, making an even purer form. It is smaller, lighter so it can sit with any contemporary environment.

Currently ranged in white, black and grey.

Manufactured in the UK by AWBL.

TUFFET Stacking Stool and table

The very first prototype to be launched at Milan 2010. The stools are made from sawdust and resin, from a process in its infancy developed by Turners and Moore and Purewhyte, initially for the Connect candle holder shown at Birmingham interiors this year. The Sawdust and resin mix is moulded under high pressure and heat. The resulting material can then be worked and finished like timber. This process uses a material that would usually be thrown away; using a mould also means a larger shape can be made with less wastage.

The finish can be in bare timber sawdust and resin, pigmented resin and a water based lacquer.

The complete set of three stools and a small table can be stacked away and also used as a side table.

Prototype manufactured by Turners and Moore, and looking for licensing agreements in Milan.

ARRAY bowls

As with most Purewhyte designs the Array bowl is made from one piece of material; here powder coated sheet steel, meaning little to no waste.

This purely designed bowl adds an accent of fun and colour.

If you require any additional information or images please do not hesitate in contacting me:

Monday, 8 February 2010

6th Annual Hidden Art Awards!

This year I was one of the Lucky Designers short-listed for one of the Hidden Art Awards 2010; Most Active Member.

The awards were held at Rich Mix London's up-and-coming cross-arts centre located in the vibrant area of Shoreditch/East London. Above are the Attendees.

AND I WON! Most Active member; such a fantastic surprise; but this blog will certainly support what a busy 2009 Purewhyte has had.
I was presented the award by Colin Wilary-Attew the Events and Membership Manager at Hidden Art.

Here's me looking pretty ecstatic with my award and Champers.

Thankfully I didn't do an Amy Winehouse and leave the award somewhere, here it is close up and safe at home!

Thankyou so much to Hidden Art for nominating me for this award and all the help and support I have received from the team over the last 12 months.

Although I think 2010 has started out even busier!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Maison et Objet - Designers in detail

Below are a selection of my neighbours during Maison et Objet this January.
We were all part of the BEDG stand in Hall 7A as part of the NOW! Design a Vivre exhibition.
Peter Ibruegger with his rather dapper MOUSTACHE MUGS.

Nick Fraser and his newly developed FORK LIGHT.

Rebecca Chitty of Productofyourenvironment and her Alternative I love NY T-shirts.

Rachael Dormor (on the left) and her beautiful hand thrown ceramics.

Solenne Morigeaud, surface designer with her recent work Smoke and Mirrors.

Tina Tsang of Undergrowth Design with her newly launched Alphabet glasses.

Chunwei Liao of Paperself Showing his Transformer furniture and exquisite paper eyelashes; I want some!

Denise O'Sullivan with a selection of her tableware creations.

Duncan and Alun of Mode with their new product Earl which was launched at this years Maison.

6 designers ranges for The New English.

5 of the recent graduates from the Ceramic Design
School at Staffordshire University
Evelyn Grant, Sarah-Louise Ceramics, Jenny Gibbs and Ipek Kotan.
Mudae London showing this amazing Butterfly Dream Wallpaper; Hand Painted Silk Screen with Silk Embroidery.

Ceramics by Lowri Davies; metal bowls and accessories by Jonathan Krawczuk of DesignedMade,ceramics by jeweller and ceramicist Julie Spurgeon, and Monica Tsang Ka Ki.

The multidisciplinary work of Andere Monjo.

And to be fair on all the other designers a photo of me grinning at my stand too, with the Warp Clocks and Limpet coat hooks.

It was a great experience to meet so many other designers; after 6 days of standing from 9-7pm, I hope many of us will remain in contact as part of my ever increasing network of professional acquaintances.