Inspiration

Welcome to Design Week’s Inspiration Board. Here you can search through inspirational design imagery using a series of filters, or just browse random images. You can also submit your own work for consideration on the board using the button below.

Time Machine, by Lee Broom

Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design Week. Each piece has been reimagined in new materials and finishes. The limited edition pieces were accompanied by a handcrafted Carrara marble grandfather clock. The collection […]

13m² house interiors, by Studiomama

Studiomama has designed a 13m² property in north London with the aim of making a small interior feel spacious. “We have created small spaces before but this is a great challenge as it is impossible to get a small space like this to work using any off the shelf furniture,” says co-founder of Studiomama Nina Tolstrup. […]

All Plastic Chair, by Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison has designed an All Plastic Chair (APC), which translates classic wooden seating style into a “21st century plastic manifestation”. The chair, which won the best chair product at Salone del Mobile in 2016, is made from dyed-through polypropene and features an ergonomic backrest. The APC is available to pre-order from The Conran Shop […]

Pop-Up speakeasy for Davos World Forum, by David Rockwell

David Rockwell Group has designed a “pop-up speakeasy” for the not-for-profit Davos World Economic Forum 2017. It has been designed for parties, receptions and meetings. Some 2,500 international businesses, political leaders, academics, NGOs and journalists attend the event.

Hillarys interior concept, by Mynt Design

Consultancy Mynt Design has designed a new retail interior concept for furniture store Hillarys Blinds, with the first store opening in Bristol this month. The design includes white walls, white wooden floors, and spotlight lighting. Hillarys stocks blinds, shutters, curtains, carpets and awnings. The new design will continue to roll out this year.

Resin-cast furniture, by Zuza Mengham

Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair, her Camber flower vase and her Murmur book ends. Other materials used include birch-plywood, terrazzo, synthetic onyx, and marble. These will be exhibited at Paris-based […]

Absurd Bird interiors, by Design LSM

The Absurd Bird restaurant – known for its branches in London’s Soho and and Spitalfields – has just opened its first site outside of the capital. Situated in Exeter, the restaurant has been inspired by Southern US states and designed by Design LSM. The look and feel has been developed around a story of two […]

Future, by Deadgood

Furniture designer Deadgood has launched a new collection, called Future. The collection includes collaborations with British designers Gala Wright and Magnus Long, Vicki Leach and John Tree, alongside a collaboration with British textiles company Bute.

WW chair, by Studio Makgill and H Furniture

Design consultancy Studio Makgill has partnered with furniture company H Furniture to create a new version of the WW chair. The WW chair draws inspiration from the classic Windsor chair, and was previously only available in natural wood colours. The new limited edition range, which is being previewed at London Design Festival’s Designjunction this week, includes […]

Vitra pop-up office and lounge, by Vitra

Designer furniture company Vitra has turned a two-storey building in Shoreditch, London, into an office and lounge space, as part of London Design Festival. The space aims to be an area where people can “exchange ideas on how workspaces are evolving into the future”, says Vitra. The ground floor of the pop-up office includes the […]

New Vintage, by Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting has announced a new lighting range, called New Vintage. Drawing on the themes of retro and nostalgia, the range includes the Surrey pendant, featuring black and copper detail and a metallic finish. The range is available this month, with the Surrey pendants priced from £49.

Y-Rack, by HCWD Studio

HCWD Studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular coat rack designed to make hanging clothes more efficient. Y-Rack is made from stainless steel and zinc alloy, and can be assembled and reassembled to suit different storage needs. The coat rack’s hanging pattern has branch-like hangers resembling a tree, which spread out in a […]

Back To School collection, by Made In Design

Made in Design has released a Back to School collection for its Autumn Winter 2016 range. The set comprises office furniture and supplies, lighting and accessories, including an exclusive pattern designed by ICH & KAR, called Penrose Fancy Wood, available in a large coffee table and an eight-seater dinner table. The collection is available to […]

Keyn Chair Group, by Herman Miller and Forpeople

Furniture design company Herman Miller has worked with consultancy Forpeople to create a range of meeting and home side chairs, which aim to be “responsive” to people’s movements and offer “immediate comfort”. The Keyn Chair Group is a collection of chairs formed of a modular system of four separate parts – base, cradle, seat shell and upholstered pad. The […]

Bert & May designs hot box for summer

Interior design company Bert & May is probably best known for its encaustic tiles, but it also designs a range of other interior pieces. Working with Ciarán O’Brien, Lucas Che Tizard and Lionel Real de Azúa of Red Deer Architects, Bert & May has designed a new hot box for summer. The fire pit weighs […]

Christopher Jenner collaborates with Felicity Irons on rush chair

British designer Christopher Jenner has created his first-ever chair, for Gallery FUMI in Porto Cerva, Italy. The piece, which is part of his studio’s ongoing exploration of traditional English crafts, was made with Felicity Irons. Irons is one of the last remaining rush weavers in Europe, and she and Jenner worked together on the chair, […]

Three new lights, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has showcased a selection of new light work at London’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The lights were displayed at St James’ Church in the area. New products include Dixon’s Flask Oil pendant lights, which have been inspired by the geometry of chemical laboratory glassware, Dixon says. The three lights are a cylinder, sphere and […]

Siam Discovery, by Nendo

Siam Discovery has been given a complete interior and exterior reconstruction by Nendo. The retail complex, in Bangkok, Thailand, is designed to be a futuristic “lifestyle laboratory” which encourages visitors to enjoy a mixture of tastes and lifestyles. The interior includes 13 visual motifs which represent scientific discovery, and a wall composed of 220-frame shaped […]

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Broom Off Broome, By Lee Broom

Lee Broom has unveiled his first store in North America. Broom Off Broome, located in Broome Street, New York, is a pop-up store which features 50 of Lee’s iconic designs across furniture, lighting and accessories. The store showcases signature pieces including the Hanging Hoop Chair, Crystal Bulb and the new Optical Lighting collection, which was […]

CrissCross furniture, by Sam Wrigley

A graduate from Falmouth University has developed a furniture concept that aims to be easy to construct and to move around. CrissCross has been designed by Sam Wrigley, who is launching a Kickstarter page this week to try to make his prototype into a reality. The furniture is modular, and aims to be “super easy […]

TWELVE Collection, by Plato Design

Italian consultancy Plato Design has created the TWELVE Collection of lights, which are modular and customisable. The consultancy says: “From one to seven modules can be joined together in endless combinations and the light can be directed wherever one wishes just rotating the modules by hand.”

Setsuna wooden concept car, by Toyota

Toyota has designed a car concept constructed out of wood, with the aim of dispelling the idea that cars have to be “high-tech machines”, says Kenji Tsuji, the car’s engineer. The Setsuna was first showcased at Milan Design Week last week, and will now travel to various exhibition spaces worldwide. The wooden car is “fully […]

Zip furniture, by Godfrey Syrett

UK furniture designer and manufacturer, Godfrey Syrett has launched Zip, which it says is the UK’s first re-configurable, soft-panelled workspace system that zips and unzips to meet the changing needs of the rapidly evolving workplace. Zip comprises four core items – a seat, desk, meeting table and touchdown space, which can be used individually or […]

Living in the Amsterdam School, by Kossmann.dejong

The temporary exhibition Living in the Amsterdam School – designing for the interior 1910-1930, designed by Kossmann.dejong, will open in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on 9 April. The exhibition focuses on the interior design of an “expressive, influential movement” at the start of the 20th century. Alongside the exhibition design, Kossmann.dejong is also responsible for […]

GG-loop Modular Furniture

Studio GG-loop has created a series of modular furniture which it says is “informed by natural processes, mathematical systems and harmonic proportions”. The first three pieces – Vibrio (sofa), Diatom (table) and Zephyrus (cabinet) – will be showcased at the Milan Furniture Fair.

50 Manga Chairs, by Nendo

Nendo has designed a series of chairs which take inspiration from the Manga style. The 50 chairs “adapt the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design”, says the consultancy. Adhering to Nendo’s minimalist style, the furniture design creates an “abstract” form of Manga comics by avoiding colour. In the same way that comics consist of […]

Plymouth College of Art exhibition, by Timorous Beasties

Glasgow-based consultancy Timorous Beasties has opened an exhibition as part of the Textile Design seasons at Plymouth College of Art. The exhibition, Bedsit, looks at the “relationship of pattern over different surfaces and substrates”, says the consultancy, and showcases a variety of different furniture incorporating textiles. The work is based within the Gallery of the […]

The Restaurant furniture collection, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has launched a new collection at The Restaurant, a dining area at the 2016 Milan Design Week. The space is composed of four dining halls, also designed by Tom Dixon, where each individual course will be served. His new collections include metal sculpture Curve, polycarbonate light structure Fade and glass pendant light series Flask […]

Camberwell College of Arts Canteen Furniture, by Jan Hendzel Studio

Jan Hendzel Studio has created a new line of furniture for Camberwell College of Arts’s canteen. The canteen refurbishment is part of the University of the Arts’s £62 million facilities redevelopment programme for the college. Jan Hendzel Studio’s range covers a bespoke series of stackable chairs, stools, dining tables, benches and small café tables. Photography by Fergus Coyle.

Undulus Light for Delupo, by Scott Jarvie

Scott Jarvie has designed the Undulus modular lighting system for Delupo, which he says is “inspired by the beauty of cloud formations”. Undulus is designed to be suspended and can be installed individually, in groups or in rows depending on the geometry and lighting requirements of the space.

The Lighthouse table lamp, by Christopher Jenner

Christopher Jenner has designed The Lighthouse, a crystal glass table lamp. Jenner says the lamp uses a low-energy input to deliver “the most reflective output through a circular lens, like in a lighthouse”.

The Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design, by Jung Soo Park

New York industrial designer Jung Soo Park is making icons out of icons. His Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design displays the most significant industrial designs of our time—via pixelated renderings on Instagram. The designer started the concept museum four weeks ago to draw attention to influential industrial designs throughout history. He has published 39 designs […]

Prototypes and Experiments exhibits, by various artists

The eighth edition of exhibition series Prototypes and Experiments has opened. This will show models, samples, tests and iterations taken from the studios of designers and architects. It aims to show ideas in development and give visitors an understanding of the different consultancies’ creative processes. It takes place at the Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Ln, […]

Scale, by Layer

Layer has created Scale – a modular acoustic partition system – for textile design company Woven Image. Scale comprises 330mmx330mm tiles made from recycled hemp, which are available in a range of colours, and clip on to an injection-moulded ABS framework.

Samsung Serif TV, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have designed the new Serif TV for Samsung, which the company says “does not belong to the world of technology by to the world of furniture and design”. Samsung says the new TV “breaks away from the preoccupation with ultra-flat screens”. In profile, the TV forms an “l” shape, with its […]

BA2 chair reinterpretations, by various

To mark the 70th anniversary of Race Furniture’s BA2 Chair, the piece has been re-interpreted by 90 designers, including Paul Smith, Barber & Osgerby, the Bouroullec Brothers and Tom Dixon. The chairs are being exhibited in Selfridges and will be auctioned on 9 June at paddle8.com to raise money for charity The Art Room.

Percy & Founders for Open House

New restaurant and bar Percy & Founders has been conceived and designed in-house by Open House, the sister company to restaurant group Cubitt house. It is situated on the site of the former Middlesex Hospital in London’s Fitzroy Place, which also comprises a Grade II listed chapel. Inside, patterned fabrics, soft woods and marble have […]

Kettal Roll chair, by Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola has created the Roll Chair for Kettal. Kettal says: “This ironical intervention on the conventional upholstery converts a regular backrest into two independent ‘wraps’ connected by colorful straps. “A graphical aluminum structures frames the protagonist of this chair, the cushions. This straps are connected to the main structure by the mean of two […]

Acro Premium Economy Seat, by Factorydesign

Factorydesign has created a new premium economy seat for aircraft seating company Acro. The consultancy says the seat is inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’s furniture designs and is deliberately styled to resemble a lounge chair. Factorydesign says: “The new seat was designed to offer passengers a premium experience whilst ensuring that every component justified […]

Lost Barbara Hepworth photographs, by various

Two new Barbara Hepworth exhibitions have been announced at The Hepworth Wakefield, which explore the work of the sculptor through archive photographs, many of which have never been seen. A Greater Freedom: Hepworth 1965–1975 has just opened and runs until April 2016. It looks at how in her later life she obsessed with invention and […]

DoveTail Premium Business Class set, by JPA Design

JPA Design has created the DoveTail Premium Business Class seat for manufacturer Jamco. The consultancy says the seat features “a sleek, modern and elegant modular design, with a minimum number of parts”. JPA Design adds that the layout creates more space for passengers, while a large, single-leaf table pivots out of the centre console.

Cathedra and cross for Leicester Cathedral, by Draisci Studio and Benchmark

Benchmark and Draisci Studio have created the cathedra (bishop’s chair) and cross for Leicester Cathedral for the internment of Richard III. The designers say: “Rather than a permanent ‘throne of power’, the new cathedra design is lightweight and mobile, reflecting a contemporary vision for the role of a Bishop in the 21st century.” This commission […]

Kids Inspiration Furniture, by The Cardboard Guys

Californian-based consultancy The Cardboard Guys has created a range of recyclable cardboard furniture, designed for kids to colour in. The project went ahead after it reached its Kickstarter funding target, and looks to provide a “blank canvas for creativity” while solving a “real problem” by using corrugated fibreboard, the consultancy says. The range, which arrives […]

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