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La Manufacture – A Labour Of Love – Lille September – November 2020

Back in the summer of 2019, we were somewhat starstruck to meet Lidewij Edelkoort, (the Trend Forecaster of Trend Forecasters) at Anti_Fashion in Marseille 28 and 29 June 2019 You might have read Li Edelkoort’s interview with Dezeen on a Coronavirus reset after the pandemic.   We were beyond thrilled when Li & her fellow […]

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The Cover of the September 2020 Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine

Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine – August 23 2020

Resurgence & Ecologist offers positive perspectives on a range of engaging topics covering ecology, social justice, philosophy, spirituality, sustainable development and the arts – an eclectic mix that cannot be found anywhere else. In August 2020, we were thrilled that the magazine’s September edition has featured us – and was great reading as always. (Gavin’s […]

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Lampoon Magazine – May 2020

Lampoon Magazine promotes worldwide cultures, aesthetics, design, fashion and all sustainable matters.   Back in May 2020 we had the very great honour of featuring in the online part of Lampoon Magazine – and then a little later, the very talented, thoughtful & considerate Federico came to photograph for the print publication. He was our […]

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75 Designers pour un Monde Durable

75 Designers pour un Monde Durable by Geneviève Gallot – May 2020

A very exciting parcel arrived today – May 9th 2020 75 Designers pour un Monde Durable.  Or 75 Designers for a sustainable world.   “Your project is just great! And your communication very good… I have selected the projects for my book regarding 2 dimensions: quality of sustainability AND quality of design. For both of […]

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The Clements Chair – February 2020

One of the really exciting things about this project is the amazing people we meet along the way. Back in 2015, the lovely Joseph Clements got in touch, wanting to learn more about Grown Furniture for his studies in Horticulture at the amazing Kew Gardens. A firm friendship developed, & Joe studied the concept of growing furniture, teaching […]

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2020-01 12of13 - Fg talk at Ascential Conference - The Gatti Chair - Gavin and Lisa White Director of Lifestyle and Interiors WGSN

Ascential Conference – January 26th 2020

Gavin had the honour of talking at the Accentual Conference 2020 in the wonderful company of speakers Tessa Clarke of OLIO OLIO, the fantastic food sharing app, and Safia Minney MBE, one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and founder of PeopleTree. Ascential is the parent company of Lisa White’s WGSN, at whose conference Gavin spoke last year, […]

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Talk at IMM Furniture Fair – 14 January 2020

A wonderful opportunity today – Gavin was invited to give a talk at the Internationale Möbelmesse IMM Cologne, the world’s biggest Furniture Fair. This was something to make the 18 year old design student still in Gavin quake, as it is one of the world’s biggest design fairs. Thanks for a lovely time Cologne! Thanks Lars […]

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Grown Chair on display in Leipzig at the Designers' Open. Photo. NH Wien

Designers’ Open, Leipzig 25-27 October 2019

At the London Design Fair Alice met the fascinating (& rather fabulous!) Niels Holger Wien, who is a trend & colour expert in Germany. He invited us to exhibit at Designers’ Open in Leipzig from the 25-27 October, & we were delighted to accept (but devastated not to attend in person – Alice studied close […]

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Lucy holding the People's Choice Blue Patch Award

 Blue Patch Award Winners! October 2019

Blue Patch Award – We’ve been collaborating with our friends and colleagues at Blue Patch for a while (See also London Design Fair with Blue Patch 19-21 September 2019) It’s a design collective for ‘Inspiringly fine things – made in the British Isles’ – A sustainable marketplace for UK design, ethical fashion, eco-furniture, green gifts, organic & […]

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