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Tornasol Studio: Bridging Functional Design with Playful Aesthetics

Stephanie Dean
August 6, 2020
“The common denominator of all our designs is desire. Almost everything we do comes from very concrete concepts or gestures, details and experiences that we gather from our environment and translate into everyday objects. We seek to transmit those sensations through design.” – Inés Llasera & Guillermo Trapiello of Tornasol Studio View all of Tornasol…

“Collective Memory/Self-Expression”: A Spanish Collection by Ana Dominguez Siemens

Stephanie Dean
August 1, 2020
“I have focused on the idea of designers who work on the collective memory of the country’s craftsmanship tradition through their interest in local crafts [as well as] other designers who explore their own creativity using new materials and experimenting with new concepts.” – Ana Dominguez Siemens, curator of “Collective Memory/Self-Expression” View the full collection,…

Bigtime Studio: Approaching Design through a Scenographic Lens

Stephanie Dean
July 21, 2020
“Researching before thinking of the outcome and mastering the unexpected is how we enjoy creating new pieces. Creating and searching are two inextricably linked activities that we try to keep in a continuous movement, constantly going back-and-forth between research, concept, and production. We like to think of it as a circle, a circle of Creation.”…

Best of DesignMarch 2020: Top 10 Collectible Pieces from Curators Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir & María Kristín Jónsdótti

Stephanie Dean
July 11, 2020
Despite this year’s uncertainty, the Reykjavík-based festival DesignMarch 2020 recently showcased the best of Iceland’s innovative and multifaceted design scene. The Festival, which is usually held in March, was postponed this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Iceland, however, was successful in its response to the virus and was able to go forward with…

Faissal El-Malak: Intersections of Textile & Clay

Stephanie Dean
April 30, 2020
“Conceptually, these pieces represent the notion of colourful, traditional craft acting as the very pillar that shapes the space and buttresses it to be a functional vessel. Together, these elements form a symbiotic balance between aesthetics and functionality.” – Faissal El-Malak View Faissal El-Malak’s works, including the “Spool“ Vase. The Palestinian design scene can be…

Here and There: A Palestinian Collection Introducing Palestinian Design on Adorno

Stephanie Dean
April 25, 2020
“There is something about the work as a collection that I find really exciting. There is this invisible thread that connects the work together whether through similar influences, through the bold colors and sensual forms, or through a similar research-based methodology.” – Dima Srouji, founder of design project Hollow Forms and curator of “Here and…

Ragna Ragnarsdóttir: An Exploration of Material, Technique, & Tradition

Stephanie Dean
March 26, 2020
“Through many errors, failures and a messy library of material testing, I sometimes find something new and exciting in-between my mess. I have to trust a lot in my embodied and subconscious knowledge and let activity and acquaintance drive me.” – Ragna Ragnarsdóttir View Ragna Ragnarsdóttir’s works, including “Coral Vase“. With connections to the country’s…
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