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Eight ways Virtual Design Festival has set the agenda for architecture and design

After three months, two million video plays, over 600 posts and more than 50 live interviews, Virtual Design Festival ends today. From defining a new design movement to imagining new planets and urban wildernesses, here are a few of the agenda-setting ideas it raised. New London FabulousAdam Nathaniel Furman's live interview in May threw up New London...

Lensvelt spotlights furniture by OMA, Richard Hutten and Staat at the VDF products fair

In the final instalment of Lensvelt's collaboration with Virtual Design Festival, the Dutch design brand showcases three seating collections at the VDF products fair by OMA, Richard Hutten and Staat. All three collections, which include statement chairs and modular sofas, are now viewable in detail at the Virtual Design Festival products fair. The...

D-Chair by Staat for Lensvelt

VDF products fair: The Lensvelt D-Chair is designed by communication and design agency Staat with a frame that incorporates a coat hanger and evokes "fragile insect feet". The chair was first launched in 2017 and developed by Staat for use at desks in hotel rooms as part of a large-scale hospitality project. According to Lensvelt, Staat's ambition...

Blocks modular furniture by OMA for Lensvelt

VDF products fair: Blocks is a modular furniture collection designed by OMA with Lensvelt to offer an "abstract and almost architectural quality". Blocks, which was first launched at Milan Design Week in 2019, comprises modular chairs, benches and bar chairs that can be combined to form various seating configurations. The independent units are made...

This Bucket Chair by Richard Hutten for Lensvelt

VDF products fair: Lensvelt's This Bucket Chair is designed by Richard Hutten with a distinctive tub-like seat sculpted from plastic and available in several colours. This Bucket Chair was first launched in 2017 with the goal of becoming an ergonomic "instant classic" that was also accessible and affordable for the general public. It is distinguished...

Black designers responsible for less than one third of one per cent of leading furniture designs

Just 0.32 per cent of the furniture produced by leading brands is created by black designers, according to research by Ethiopian American industrial designer Jomo Tariku. Tariku made the calculation by recording the designer of each collection from 150 of the world's leading furniture brands listed on the Swiss products site Architonic over the past...

MAM presents UFO accessories collection at VDF products fair

Barcelona fashion and accessories brand MAM is showcasing a trio of raffia accessories at the VDF products fair, each of which can be adapted for different uses and occasions. The UFO Basket Bag doubles up as a clutch and backpack, while the UFO Bracelet also works as a hair tie and the UFO Raffia Watch has different straps that can be exchanged to...

UFO Raffia Watch by MAM

VDF products fair: this watch by Barcelona-based jewellery and fashion brand MAM comes with two straps that the user can swap depending on their mood. The UFO Raffia Watch straps are slender, 14 millimetres thick, and made from raffia, a vegan material comprising fibres from a palm plant of the same name. They come in two contrasting dark and light...

UFO Bracelet by MAM

VDF products fair: Barcelona-based jewellery and fashion brand MAM has created a large, disc-shaped bracelet made from raffia, which can also be used as a hair tie. UFO Bracelet is handmade from a fibre taken from the raffia palm tree. Designed to be genderless, the bracelet is a textured pale flat disc that can slip onto wrists. It comes in a pack...

UFO Basket Bag by MAM

VDF products fair: Barcelona-based fashion brand MAM has released a versatile raffia handbag that can be worn in a variety of styles. The UFO Basket Bag by MAM is hand-woven from light-hued raffia, a material specifically chosen by the brand for its synonymity with the Mediterranean. Vegetable-tanned leather was then used for the base of the bag and...

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