We have long been fans of contemporary pattern design duo Mini Moderns. Mark Hampshire and Keith Stephenson began developing their wallpaper and textile collection in their South London studio in 2006. We catch up with the pair to talk about the influences and inspirations behind their patterns and to gain some insight into the design process.
Archives for November 2014
The term ‘coffee pot’ evokes for me childhood memories of 1970s percolators, something I’d find at the back of a cupboard when visiting my parents, but nowhere else. That was until a few years ago, when I saw a coffee pot so beautiful that I had to have it, for no other reason than to admire its perfect design. This was my first encounter with the coffee pot designed by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton’s Cylinda-line range.
We pay homage to Robert Welch and David Mellor, two British designers, who helped make mid-century stainless steel design truly cutting edge.
MidCentury asks BBC 20th Century Expert Mark Hill about iconic Harry Bertoia designs and buying them at auction. Unless you are very wealthy or very lucky, most of us are more likely to come across Harry Bertoia through the metal wire seating he designed for Knoll International in 1952. However the Bertoia chair was the smallest part…