Does being vulnerable make us weak?
'Hide' by Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet is a project about vulnerability and protection.
"Today’s society is tough and does not approve of being vulnerable. But I think vulnerability can give you strength and protection," she says.
To explore the idea Nienke has designed two blankets - one that simulates human skin and another resembling elephant hide.
Here's a first look at the new collection from the Sheila Bownas archive which will be released next month. I wrote about the story behind the Sheila Bownas archive last year on Design Hunter. You can find out more here if you missed it.
Now Chelsea Cefai who uncovered the archive has collaborated with furniture brand Parlour to produce a sofa inspired by the daybeds of the 1950s, featuring the 'Edwin' pattern designed by Sheila Bownas in the late 1950s.
When I got married we were lucky enough to receive a set of David Mellor cutlery as a wedding gift. It's not 'kept for best', we enjoy using it every single day and it's an ever present reminder of our wedding day and of all the special people we shared it with.
So when surface designer Kate Farley got in touch to share a preview of her latest design it made an instant connection with me. In discussion with Corin Mellor, Creative Director of David Mellor Design, Kate has developed a graphic pattern celebrating the shape and form of the 'Chelsea' salad servers that hints at the craft of cutlery production using the cut-out forms, as seen in Hathersage at The Round Building factory.