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“There is something about Charlene Mullens embroidery. It could be the quirky humour of her Drawings range, or the pleasingly simple shapes of her Geometric designs, or the clever way she has updated traditional embroidery and folk motifs. Whatever it is, it speaks to people.”

 Jennifer Goulding, House & Garden.

After an established career in the fashion industry, she has successfully turned her talents to designing luxury embroidered homewares. Since the launch of the studio in September 2008 at 100% Design where she made the best newcomer list, she has won international acclaim having work shown in London, Paris, Milan and New York as well as being featured in leading interior design publications worldwide. Charlene creates unique embroidered textiles mixing traditional techniques with modern design. Drawing on a wide range of inspiration she makes cushions, blankets and lampshades suitable for residential and commercial projects. The studio is committed to original design and making quality products. In addition to the collection Charlene provides a commissioning service working with private clients, interior designers and architects to create bespoke projects both in the U.K. and worldwide.

To read more go to: Charlene Mullen
(images & text taken from: http://www.charlenemullen.com/)
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Roy McMakin is a designer, architect, and furniture maker. His art, which draws on his knowledge of and experience within these disciplines, demonstrates deep engagement with the artistic potential of domestic objects and environments. McMakin works with two classes of objects: in sculpture that looks like furniture or mundane household fixtures such as a non-functioning toilet made of wood, and furniture that is detailed or decorated to emphasize its sculptural aspects such as a wooden writing desk painted bright pink. He tests the cultural distinctions of these two types of objects that can at times, occupy the same physical space.


McMakin first brought his work to the public through Domestic Furniture, his Los Angeles showroom (closed in 1991). He continues to engage with the public through Domestic Architecture, his Seattle-based design firm whose portfolio has expanded from remodeling to ground-up home designs. MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California exhibited a survey of McMakin’s art and design work in 2003. Sculptures by McMakin are permanently installed at the University of California’s San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus and in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. McMakin lives and works in Seattle.

 
To read more go to :Roy McMakin
(images & text taken from: http://www.cristinagrajalesinc.com/artists/roy-mcmakin,http://www.domesticfurniture.com/index.html)
 
Armi Ratia

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories. Strong and distinctive product design is the cornerstone of Marimekko’s operations and corporate culture. The starting point for design is that each individual Marimekko product must earn its own design value and express Marimekko’s lifestyle concept. Alongside distinctive and individual design there is a stress on the functionality and practical aspects of the products. Design proceeds in close interaction with production, sales and marketing.



Whether well-known and recognised names or young promising talents at the beginning of their career, Marimekko’s designers are all among the leading figures in their field. Marimekko has always collaborated closely with students of design and young designers, a mutually beneficial relationship in which young designers can demonstrate their skills, while Marimekko gains new impulses and a feel for contemporary phenomena.                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       To read more go to : Marimekko

Martí Guixé comes from the background of every good designer, with an academic curriculum to his credit and work done with famous firms. But as revolutionaries today are born within the institutions that trained them, he revolutionizes design by working on living matter, that can be transformed and decomposed, hybridizing such areas as anthropology, humour, gastronomy, typography, the human sciences, exact sciences, performance, design. He analyses situations, behaviour and gestures and proposes radically effective solutions with minimal ergonomics, liberated from the image of an idealized body where technocratic perspective tried to create the right form. As a visionary he transforms things with his eyes that observe them and invents the indispensable commodities of the twenty-first century. Martí Guixé’s world is made of compact, effective objects going from the eye to the hand to the mouth; reassuring and metaphysical, to dream with a world with eyes gazing into the sky or to placate anguish, suitable for the thirsty and the hedonist, for TV football fans or for imitators of Calvino’s rampant baron; and also when they are designed for the fishes that link us to the origins, when fishes talked and fulfilled men’s desires. Guixé has listened to the fishes, he is like Cantona, the football star turned actor who does a TV spot against racism: both know how to act in that terrible cross that starts diagonally and goes beyond the limits of the field.

to read more go to : Martí Guixe
(Images & text taken from : http://www.guixe.com/index.htm)

Omer Arbel graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2000, and, after apprenticeships with Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue and Patkau Architects, founded OAO in 2005. He is the recipient of various high profile awards, has served on numerous judging and advisory panels and has given lectures and tutorials at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

To read more go to : Omer Arbel
(images & text taken from http://www.omerarbel.com/)

Olafur Eliasson Danish-Icelandic artist known for employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. From a small team in 1995, when Eliasson first moved to Berlin, Studio Olafur Eliasson has slowly grown to its current structure in response to the possibility of generating a wide range of projects. The studio now consists of a team of about 35 people, from craftsmen and specialised technicians, to architects, artists, archivists and art historians, cooks, and administrators. They work with Eliasson to experiment, develop, produce, and install artworks, projects, and exhibitions, as well as archiving, communicating, and contextualising his work. Additional to the artworks realised in-house, Eliasson and his studio contract structural engineers and other specialists, and collaborate with curators, cultural practitioners, and scientists.

Din blinde passager, UTOPIA project, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark.
Your atmospheric colour atlas 2009
your eye activity field.

Your welcome reflected
One-way colour tunnel, 2007
Take Your Time,2.009.
To read more got to :Olafur Eliasson
(images & text taken from:http://www.olafureliasson.net/index.html,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olafur_Eliasson)

Jean-Paul Gaultier´s collaboration with Roche Bobois has resulted in a collection featuring a transformable, mah-jong-like sofa, a bed, a paravent, a floor mat, and many cushions, all in typical Gaultier prints, including his nautical stripes.

to read more go to : Roche Bobois
(images & text taken from:http://mocoloco.com/fresh2/2010/09/17/jean-paul-gaultier-for-roche-bobois.php)