Yuki Agriardi, MA Furniture

A little while ago, we spoke with Yuki Agriadi, whose furniture design stood out at the graduate show a few months ago. It stood...

Ilaria Bianchi: Bringing the Italian Job to garbage and waste

The 1980s saw a period of social and cultural diversity in the world of arts and design. From London to New York, Paris to Tokyo, these world class cities became the fertile grounds for a whole new generation that embraced individualism and D-I-Y ethics set against a post-punk nihilism. Critics and scholars alike called this period “deconstruction”, and in fashion this began when Japanese designers such as Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto presented their work in Paris back in 1981. They deconstructed the conception of design and sustainability of that time while focusing purely on form and function (let’s firstly thank the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, on his scholarly works on deconstruction in 1961). Fast forward to the 21st century, we’re keen to explore the impact that this fashion revolution has had on other realms of design.

Ilaria Bianchi: pushing sustainable furniture forward

When Jeff Koons was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ed Paschke - a Chicago Imagist whom Koons was...

Grace Prince: How to assimilate from fashion design to furniture

One of the great things about studying at a school of design, is that the skills you acquire are transferable to different creative disciplines....