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  • Profile: Interabang

    30 June 2011

    This recently established consultancy braved the economic climate to pursue its dream of pushing the creative boundaries and working with passionate clients. Laura Snoad talks to its two co-founders about going that extra mile

  • Profile: This Is Studio

    23 June 2011

    When Richard Barnett, Dougal Burgess and Barney Beech graduated from Camberwell College of Arts five years ago, they were confident enough in their skills to start up a studio. Garrick Webster discovers the This Is recipe for success

  • Profile: les graphiquants

    16 June 2011

  • Profile: McBess

    9 June 2011

    French illustrator Matthieu Bessudo, aka McBess, creates sprawling, intricate, masculine visions that draw on his day-to-day experiences. Laura Snoad talks to him about his work, and collaborating with Soho-based studio The Mill

  • Profile: Designers Front

    2 June 2011

    The multidisciplinary design group already has an impressive portfolio of projects under its belt and it is working on more, yet to be unveiled, for some big names. Tom Banks explores the group’s history and what its future might hold

  • Profile: Kristian Milsted

    26 May 2011

    Nostalgic for the early rave scene, or curious about the traumas and tribulations of terrorist suspects and life in a crack den? Nick Smurthwaite meets up with a film production designer who finds his inspiration in the grungier side of London life

  • Profile: Quayola

    19 May 2011

    This Italian conceptual artist and film-maker creates installations that respond to and rework famous pieces of art and architecture on the Continent. Garrick Webster talks to him about the art of sampling and deconstruction

  • Profile: Container Plus

    12 May 2011

    Despite the unusual name, the all-women multidisciplinary art and design collective’s varied output goes from strength to strength. Garrick Webster talks to its partners about its approach and handmade ethos, as well as what’s in store

  • Profile: Young Kim

    5 May 2011

    Microsoft hardware group’s industrial design manager tells John Stones about the technology giant’s move to a more design-focused approach and how its highly collaborative culture encourages cross-pollination of ideas

  • Profile: Satwinder Sehmi

    28 April 2011

    Born in Kenya, with a Sikh heritage, the successful calligrapher is influenced by everything from Japanese swordplay to Vincent van Gogh. Garrick Webster speaks to the man who calls himself ’the fastest nib in the West from the East’

  • Profile: Katrina Lindsay

    21 April 2011

    Amid a hectic schedule, the Tony Award-winning British stage designer is collaborating with director Rufus Norris on the premiere of music drama London Road at the National Theatre. Nick Smurthwaite went backstage to speak with her

  • Profile: Nobrow Press

    14 April 2011

    Sam Arthur could not stand the idea of disposable print. Garrick Webster meets up with him and his colleague Alex Spiro to hear how they set up Nobrow Press and have created an astounding and esoteric library of work

  • Profile: Fred & Eric

    7 April 2011

    With a handmade aesthetic that is integral to its work, the fledgling design and animation studio is already finding appeal with clients. Yolanda Zappaterra talks to the team behind it about their hopes for the group’s ampersand brand

  • Profile: Joey Ruiter

    31 March 2011

    The US industrial designer has had a life-long fascination with taking things apart and putting them back together. Anna Norman talks to him about his impulse to deconstruct and recreate anything from tools and bicycles to boats

  • Profile: Someone

    24 March 2011

    Next week sees the launch of London design consultancy Someone’s new visual identity for international train operator Eurostar. Lynda Relph-Knight talks to the team behind this and other big-name brands about its strategic approach

  • Profile: Dror Benshetrit

    17 March 2011

    The Israeli-born, New York-based designer is starting to gain a reputation for himself on the international stage and has just launched his most ambitious project yet, Quadror. John Stones finds out more about his conceptual work

  • Profile: Rehab Studio

    10 March 2011

    This fun-loving, cutting-edge digital group knows all the tricks for getting people involved. Laura Snoad talks to co-founder Tim Rodgers about its ’hand-built digital’ approach, gaming and the integration of social media

  • Profile: Rok Predin

    3 March 2011

    Director Rok Predin brings a different visual dialect and new style of film-making to Trunk Animation Studio. Filled with magic, folklore and rich imagery, his new short Winter Poem has just come out. Garrick Webster finds out more

  • Profile: Jeff Canham

    24 February 2011

    The visual language of this San Francisco-based typographer’s graphic style is heavily influenced by his love of traditional hand sign-painting and the Victorian-era typography still prevalent in his adopted city. John Stones talks to him

  • Profile: Omer Arbel

    17 February 2011

    Here is a shape-shifter and experimentalist equally at home in the studio or the workshop. Laura Snoad talks to the mercurial founder of Omer Arbel Office and creative director of contemporary design and manufacturing house Bocci

  • Profile: Kult 3d

    10 February 2011

    This Singaporean design outfit has a great deal more than commercial work on the go, as Jo Kotas discovers - it also publishes a free visual arts magazine, runs workshops to nurture local talent and is involved in a showcasing initiative

  • Profile: Yota

    3 February 2011

    The Russian telecoms company is leading the way with digital innovation, using top British designers to make its name synonymous with creativity and staging interactive events such as Yota Space. Mike Exon finds out more

  • Profile: Ben Newman

    27 January 2011

    Bristol-based illustrator Ben Newman has a strong, simple style that wins him a wide range of idiosyncratic commissions. Garrick Webster chats with him about Japanese spirits, Californian wine and extinct birds

  • Profile: Mark Tildesley

    20 January 2011

    What happens when an established film designer returns to the stage, bringing Frankenstein to life at the National Theatre? This lover of collaboration talks to Nick Smurthwaite about his free-fall approach and working with Danny Boyle

  • Profile: the keystone design union

    13 January 2011

    Its founder describes this New York-based global collective as a bunch of smart-arsed pirates who want to overthrow the system, but the anarchist veneer conceals a business model with strong client appeal. Emily Pacey talks to David Gensler

  • Profile: Max Hattler

    6 January 2011

    The cinematic work of this stage visuals designer, animator and promo director can be sampled at the upcoming London Short Film Festival. Garrick Webster speaks to him about the carefully orchestrated ’optical madness’ of his dark world

  • Profile: ett la benn

    16 December 2010

    Entrepreneurial is just the word for this Berlin-based group, which specialises in ’freaky and playful’ interiors, with a thriving sideline in product design. Emily Pacey catches up with managing partners Oliver Bischoff and Danilo Dürler

  • Profile: Donato Coco

    9th December 2010

    Car-maker lotus’ new design director has already overseen the creation of six new models, part of a push to revive the struggling brand. John Stones meets up with a self-confessed petrol head with an illustrious past at Ferrari and Citroën

  • Profile: Jonny Burch

    2nd December 2010

    Being fresh out of college has proved no hindrance for this young talent, who has founded a thriving blog and is settling in nicely at digital consultancy Collective. Clare Dowdy meets the mastermind behind designers’ showcase Shellsuit Zombie

  • Profile: motel 6

    25 November 2010

    This low-cost, 1000-strong hotel chain has swapped the tacky for the chic with its Priestman Goode-led redesign, putting occupancy rates firmly on an upward trajectory. Clare Dowdy quizzes its marketing chief Jeffrey Palmer on the back story

  • Profile: m-four

    18 November 2010

    Manchester City Council’s in-house design group ups the ante for public-sector creativity - with a bit of help from Peter Saville. Scott Billings talks to creative director Ian Smith about creating campaigns that have a real impact on people’s live

  • Profile: The stone twins

    11 November 2010

    The closely intertwined careers of identical twins Declan and Garech Stone have taken them from Dublin to the heart of the design establishment in the Netherlands. Here they talk to Clare Dowdy about playfulness, advertising and turning 40

  • Profile: Lotie

    4 November 2010

    French illustrator Lotie’s floral style, full of leafy branches and birds, is popular with brands seeking a connection with nature. As Garrick Webster discovers, the Sorbonne graduate is inspired by ancient engravings, poetry and dreams

  • Profile: Dunne & Raby

    27 October 2010

    Fascinated by technology’s ability to forge the future, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby create objects that could alter our course. Scott Billings hears about an exhibition of their work which presents scenarios showing how this could happen

  • Profile: Art & Graft

    20 October 2010

    When creative animator Mike Moloney found himself stuck in a job he disliked, he decided to strike out on his own and has never looked back. Yolanda Zappaterra hears about his new venture and why he’s determined to stay ahead of the crowd

  • Profile: Jump studios

    14 October 2010

    With an enviable track record in designing workplaces for a portfolio of big-name clients, this small London studio is now diversifying into graphics and interaction work. John Stones talks to Simon Jordan, one of its co-founders, about the future

  • Profile: The council

    7 October 2010

    After a stint at the BBC and Red Bee Media, TV branding expert Jeff Conrad has teamed up with two colleagues to launch The Council. Scott Billings talks to him about their plans for branching out into the multi-platform arena

  • Profile: The Noble Union

    30 September 2010

    Though it was set up by brothers Ryan and Adam Shelton, there’s no time for petulant fraternal arguing at this studio. Their mission to design great-looking iPhone and iPad apps keeps them very busy, as Garrick Webster discovers

  • Profile: Danny Miller

    23 September 2010

    A teenage obsession with magazines and movies spurred on this young creative entrepreneur to launch Little White Lies, now the core asset of a fast-growing branding and design group. Emily Pacey tracks him down to his Shoreditch lair

  • Profile: Simon 'Sanky' Sankarayya

    16 September 2010

    With a CV that includes Geordie school drop-out and teenage graffiti artist, this digital pioneer has gone on to reach the top of the design establishment, and he still hasn’t turned 40. Lynda Relph-Knight talks to the new D&AD president

  • Profile: Neville Brody

    9 September 2010

    Uncomfortable with the self-referential and business-friendly world of modern design, this industry maverick - and future departmental head at the Royal College of Art - has decided it’s high time to ruffle a few feathers. Jim Davies talks to him

  • Profile: Judith Schalansky

    2 September 2010

    Designing her own books has allowed Judith Schalansky to explore theories about matching form and content, and build on a childhood fascination with atlases. The German-born author and graphics specialist talks to Anna Richardson

  • Profile: Monorex

    26 August 2010

    From a small collective of graffiti-inspired artists, Monorex has become a creative studio to reckon with, taking big brands to youth markets. Garrick Webster talks to founder Terry Guy about TV ads, going stateside and maintaining the street vibe

  • Profile: David Pearson

    19 August 2010

    After early success with covers for the Penguin Great Ideas series and then going it alone, this book designer is taking an even bigger plunge now and setting up a publishing firm. John Stones chats with him about the good old realm of print

  • Profile: Silvia Filippini Fantoni

    12 August 2010

    With her strong background in history and personalisation technologies, this versatile Italian was destined for a career in museum interpretation, but has just moved across to a consultancy management role. Anna Richardson talks to her

  • Profile: Simon Spilsbury

    5 August 2010

    Despite impressive work with digital and moving image, this illustrator’s skills are most spontaneous in simple pen and ink. Garrick Webster talks to the award-winning artist from Bath whose latest project is a Government-backed online archive

  • Profile: Campaign

    29 July 2010

    Launching a retail design consultancy in the current climate is risky, but recession, digital innovation and the environment are sparking its creativity. Anna Richardson talks to founder Philip Handford about new concepts and being cutting-edge

  • Profile: Mark Porter

    15 July 2010

    When you’ve spent more than a decade as top creative at one of the most high-profile newspapers in the world, maybe it’s time to reinvent yourself. Jim Davies talks to The Guardian’s former head of design about rediscovering life as a freelance

  • Profile: Serie Architects

    8 July 2010

    A theoretical approach based on the cumulative intelligence of structures underpins the award-winning output of this multinational architectural studio. Anna Richardson talks to one of its co-founders about ceilings and the notion of grids

  • Profile: Kenn Munk

    1 July 2010

    Taking play seriously sums up the philosophy of this Londonbased Dane, who combines a witty facility for the experiential with a talent for teaching design. Anna Richardson talks to him about creativity, consistency and seeing the world differently

  • Profile: Mark Denton

    24 June 2010

    Coy Communications’ advertising and design virtuoso has made an art out of following through his whims, describing his work as ‘a series of schoolboy jokes with a high-end finish’. Jim Davies looks back over his long, multifaceted career

  • Profile: Polimekanos

    17 June 2010

    Using graphics as a way to work in many different fields, this quirkily named studio is building its eclectic portfolio through an integrated approach and long-standing relationships with clients. Anna Richardson talks to its founders

  • Profile: Mat Hunter

    10 June 2010

    The role of chief design officer at the Design Council gives this 40-year-old Ideo veteran the chance to take practical action on issues he cares about. Lynda Relph-Knight talks to him about inspiration - and the influence of his big sister

  • Profile: Participle

    3 June 2010

    With a new Government fired up about reforming the welfare state, the zeitgeist-embracing ideas of this radical service design group could move centre stage. Gina Lovett talks to founding partner Hugo Manassei about social renaissance

  • Profile: Gorden Wagener

    27 May 2010

    As Mercedes’ global design chief, this German-born, part-time LA resident and RCA alumnus champions the role of branding as a key market differentiator. John Stones talks to him, as the carmaker launches its £160 000 update of a classic model

  • Profile: Laura Carlin

    13 May 2010

  • Profile: Valerie Casey

    6 May 2010

    Fed up with media hype about Green issues and increasingly disillusioned with the ethics of product design, this former Ideo luminary is rallying creatives and other specialists around a global sustainability accord. Gina Lovett talks to her

  • Profile: Thibaud Herem

    29 April 2010

    French-born illustrator Thibaud Herem draws insects, birds and buildings, and has just completed a book on rodents. Clare Dowdy meets up with a multi-talented creative who initiates his own projects and prefers to stay independent

  • Profile: Paper Cinema

    22 April 2010

    Paper Cinema’s evocative performances work magic with film projections of puppets stuck on cereal boxes, all set to shadowy lighting and live music. Yolanda Zappaterra speaks to illustrator Nicholas Rawling about his surreal creation

  • Profile: Adam D Tihany

    15 April 2010

    The work of this veteran restaurant designer can be sampled in major cities across the globe, and in 2010 he is returning to London to create venues for two Michelin-starred chefs. Kerstin Kühn talks to the ’factotum’ who never repeats himself

  • Profile: John Smth

    08 April 2010

    Italian designer Matteo Oliverio pursued his passion for play at college in Rome, and now develops toys under studio name John Smth. Anna Richardson talks to him about his sunny disposition, his refusal to grow up and a new collaboration

  • Profile: Kibisi

    01 April 2010

    Danish industrial design trio Kibisi aims to create products that are cool enough to be both commercial and ’culturally significant’. Two of the co-founders talk to Anna Richardson about the group’s idea-driven approach

  • Profile: Alex Trochut

    25 March 2010

    His technique of combining typography and illustration has garnered this young Catalan graphic designer an impressive client list of local and international brands. John Stones talks to the self-styled digital craftsman in his Barcelona studio

  • Profile: Anitha Soni

    18 March 2010

    The unveiling of a new brand image for South Africa represents an important step in the development of the young democracy, and signals the growing political and economic influence it now wields. Clare Dowdy talks to the marketing strategist behind it

  • Profile: Luca Nichetto

    11 March 2010

    He grew up in a country that celebrates good design and still has the industrial base to commission it. Max Fraser talks to the Italian designer who goes against national stereotypes with his feel for collaboration and awareness of sustainability

  • Profile: St George's Crypt

    04 March 2010

    It’s difficult for a small charity to stand out among the bland corporate identities that dominate the sector, but St George’s Crypt has made a real impact with its latest annual report. Adrian Shaughnessy applauds its direct and honest approach

  • Profile - Outside Studios

    18 February 2010

    Outside Studios is rapidly carving out a niche for itself, specialising in the field of interpretation design. Anna Richardson talks to the duo that met creating London Zoo’s Gorilla Kingdom about their winning formula

  • Profile - Eva Zeisel

    11 February 2010

    Design is populated with earnest young things, but more senior players can take heart from Eva Zeisel, who is still pitching for work at 103. Hannah Booth tracks down the ceramics artist with a life story few can match

  • Profile - David Gaskarth

    04 February 2010

  • Profile - Tal Rosner

    28 January 2010

    Equally at home with high or low culture, Tal Rosner works across film, fine art and graphics to deliver pieces for concert halls and youth TV. Dominic Lutyens tracks down the London-based Israeli with a love of the abstract

  • Profile - Fibra Design Sustentável

    21 January 2010

    Brazilian group Fibra Design Sustentável is drawing on its country’s biodiversity to develop sustainable materials and create products that benefit deprived regions. Gina Lovett visits these pioneers in Rio de Janeiro

  • Profile - Afroditi Krassa

    14 January 2010

    After a brief from a major sushi chain, Afroditi Krassa finds herself as much in demand for interiors as for her first love, product design. John Stones talks to the Anglo-Greek with novel ideas about café concepts

  • Profile - Hvass & Hannibal

    07 January 2010

    The reputation of the Danish design duo Hvass & Hannibal is built on an eclectic portfolio of illustration and 3D work.Anna Richardson talks to the founders about their relationship ahead of a new London show

  • Profile - Laurenz Schaffer

    17 December 2009

    Laurenz Schaffer took over the presidency of global design group BMW Designworks USA this month. Guy Bird met him in LA to discuss his ambitious vision for the business and why the practice is nothing like Porsche Design

  • Profile - Sarah Boris

    10 December 2009

    Sarah Boris was always keen to work for an arts centre - a dream she realised at the Barbican and, currently, the ICA. Anna Richardson speaks to the French graphic designer about inspiration and the perfect font

  • Profile - Robert Brunner

    03 December 2009

    Working on cool products for cool brands isn’t always enough - industrial designer Robert Brunner discovered his inner client and now enjoys the entrepreneurial life. Clare Dowdy talks to the founder of Ammunition

  • Profile - Woodrow Phoenix

    26 November 2009

    Graphic artist Woodrow Phoenix packs a very Postmodern punch in his work, with message-driven illustrations offering up an incongruous mix of the cute and the sinister. Dominic Lutyens catches up with him

  • Profile - Mark Farrow

    12 November 2009

    He made his name with minimalist album covers for bands like the Pet Shop Boys, and now Mark Farrow is set to join the establishment as a Royal Designer. Mike Dempsey explores the graphic specialist’s DNA

  • Profile - Geneviève Gauckler

    05 November 2009

    Humour and ethics combine in the work of Genevieve Gauckler to great effect, sparking interest from brands as well as private clients. John Stones talks to the French illustrator who is the subject of a new exhibition

  • Profile - Ed Boyd

    29 October 2009

    Dell’s head of consumer design Ed Boyd has been working hard to create a strong design language for the computer giant. Anna Richardson talks to him about how his time at Nike influenced his current approach

  • Profile - Konstantin Grcic

    22 October 2009

    Furniture designer Konstantin Grcic keeps pushing his limits with challenging projects - despite a fundamental yearning for simplicity. Pamela Buxton speaks to him as he curates a show for the Serpentine Gallery

  • Profile Pearson Lloyd

    15 October 2009

    Crossing boundaries with no house style is key to the hands-on approach of the founders of product design group Pearson Lloyd. Lynda Relph-Knight talks to the pair who have been in business for 12 years

  • Profile - Paula Dib

    08 October 2009

    Paula Dib discovered that the best way to get involved in sustainable design was to start her own community projects at home in Brazil. Gina Lovett talks to the former British Council award-winner about her vision

  • Profile - Dominic Harris

    01 October 2009

    Putting everyday technology at the heart of bespoke lighting installations may be a simple idea, but it’s led to high-profile projects across the globe for designer Dominic Harris. John Stones talks to him

  • Profile - Scandinavian Surface

    24th September 2009

    Scandinavian Surface’s wallpapers have been a hit around the world, with clients ranging from newspapers and hotels to an oil company. Clare Dowdy meets a quartet who bring a touch of Norwegian nature to walls

  • Profile - Lee Dalby

    17 September

    Basket-maker and one-time DJ Lee Dalby is dismissive of the crazier exponents of the craft, yet is not averse to using bits of copper pipe and rubber tubing in his latest show. Dominic Lutyens talks to him

  • Profile: Mario Trimarchi

    10 September 2009

    Italian designer Mario Trimarchi is a master of minimalism and monochrome restraint, but his Sicilian origins and the sirocco wind add a touch of exuberance to his new collection for Alessi. Dominic Lutyens reports

  • Profile - Lizzie Mary Cullen

    03rd September 2009

    Up-and-coming illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen’s passion for psychogeography is paying off, winning her awards and commissions alike. She even has a book under her belt already, discovers Lynda Relph-Knight

  • Profile - Michael Seresin’s

    27th August 2009

    Cinematographer Michael Seresin’s career has taken him from New Zealand to the UK, and from some famous collaborations with Alan Parker to the role of director of commercials. Mike Dempsey traces his journey

  • Japanese group Nendo is big on innovation and simplicty

    Thu, 20 Aug 2009

    It’s a tiny studio with a huge workload, and design group Nendo is big on both innovation and simplicity. Trish Lorenz talks to its founder about finding inspiration at the Milan furniture fair and in the opening of a flower

  • Profile - Rohan Daniel Eason

    13th August 2009

    The illustrations of Rohan Daniel Eason have the precision of Aubrey Beardsley’s line drawings, coupled with a dark fairy-tale twist. Dominic Lutyens enters the haunting world of the artist’s new children’s book venture

  • Profile - Fredrik Ahlin

    06th August 2009

    Hotel Chocolat’s Fredrik Ahlin excels at creating layers of mystique around his product - without skimping on ethical credentials. Suzanne Hinchliffe meets a creative with an appetite for sweet sophistication

  • Profile of John Lewis' creative chief Paul Porral

    30th July 2009

    Developing the design heritage of John Lewis is a dream challenge for its creative chief Paul Porral. Anna Richardson discovers a man with a great appreciation for its pared-down, classless feel

  • Design for London's Mark Brearley talks about shaping the city

    Thu, 9 Jul 2009

    In his role as the leader of Design for London, Mark Brearley has a huge influence on the capital’s built environment. Clare Dowdy talks to him about shaping the city’s future as it continues to expand

  • Futurecity founder Mark Davy promotes the value of public art

    Thu, 2 Jul 2009

    Futurecity founder Mark Davy devised a business model that is convincing developers of the value of public art. Anna Richardson talks to the consultant aboutcreativity and cultural currency

  • Tim O'Kennedy lays out his plans for D&AD

    July 2009 Online

    Tim O’Kennedy is taking over as chief executive of D&AD during exciting but challenging times. Lynda Relph-Knight spoke to him about globalisation and seizing the opportunities created by the digital revolution

  • Design art group Based Upon are the darlings of the luxury market

    Thu, 25 Jun 2009

    Liquid metal and a fondness for context have made the brothers behind furniture and design art group Based Upon the darlings of the luxury market. Trish Lorenz sees what the future holds for Ian and Richard Abell

  • An interview with Javier Mariscal

    Thu, 18 Jun 2009

    With a film in production and a London retrospective, Javier Mariscal is set to become a household name. The man who helped put Barcelona on the design map reveals his low-tech working methods to Clare Dowdy

  • Profile: Tim Molloy

    11 June 2009

    In his long career at the Science Museum, Tim Molloy has used his position as design client to change perceptions and champion rising stars. Lynda Relph-Knight talks to this maverick ‘dealer in abstractions’ about his plans

  • Profile: Anthony Burrill

    04 June 2009

    With high-profile ad clients and a string of exhibitions under his belt, the minimalist approach of Anthony Burrill has many fans. Anna Richardson talks to this very ‘happy conceptualist’, as he searches out new challenges

  • French group 5.5 Designers courts participation

    28 May 2009

    French group 5.5 Designers is creating a niche for itself by courting participation. Lynda Relph-Knight enjoys their playful, interactive approach to anything from furniture repairs to wallpaper and tennis tournaments

  • Slovenian product designer Nika Zupanc

    Thu, 21 May 2009

    Slovenian product designer Nika Zupanc’s Doll House was a hit at Milan this year. John Stones grapples with her ‘surreal femininity’ and ‘slightly twisted’ outlook, as she is finally being taken seriously by major manufacturers

  • The sculpted furniture of Gareth Neal

    14 May 2009

    The sculpted furniture of Gareth Neal reflects a desire for longevity, informed by a strong historical awareness. Dominic Lutyens finds a craftsman out of step with the fast-food era but at the cutting edge of design art

  • Neon founder Dana Robertson talks start-ups

    7 May 2009

  • Profile: Ross Sleight

    2 April 2009

  • Profile: Media Molecule

    26 March 2009

  • Profile: Iain Johnston

    26 February 2009

    Entrepreneur Iain Johnston has taken up the reins at Loewy Group as it undergoes a period of consolidation. He tells Lynda Relph-Knight about looking after business while the creatives get on with exercising their talents

  • Profile: Folkform

    8 January 2009

    Swedish duo Folkform avoids Scandinavian cliché, taking mass-produced materials to create handmade furniture with a twist. Trish Lorenz talks to one of the studio’s co-founders as it is about to launch its latest collection

  • Profile: Maarten Baas

    30 October 2008

    Eindhoven graduate Maarten Baas may have rejected the school’s teachings, but its influence is evident. Caroline Roux meets the Dutchman, famed for his anti-rational, firesculpted series, at the launch of his latest collection

  • Profile: Luciano Giubbilei

    18 September 2008

    Garden designer Luciano Giubbilei doesn’t do flowers or perennial borders, but that hasn’t stopped him being a hit at Chelsea Flower Show. Hannah Booth admires his neatly clipped, manicured spaces for the uber-wealthy

  • Profile: Sam Baron

    100% Design

    As head of product design at Fabrica, Sam Baron is in the ideal environment to experiment and subvert expectations. Lynda Relph-Knight looks at the role this young Frenchman plays at the Benetton research group

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