Interview: THE OFF-CUTS by Studiomama

My friends and designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama of Studiomama have published a book to celebrate their cheerful and ever-evolving collection of mini wooden creatures made from scraps of off-cut timber. Titled ‘THE OFF-CUTS’, the book brings together images of the creatures together with text contributions by Libby Sellers, Cat Rossi and myself. I undertook a conversation with Nina and Jack, the transcript of which is included in the book.

Studiomama website

New book: LAYER

I have written a monograph about industrial designer Benjamin Hubert and his multidisciplinary studio Layer. The book, titled ‘LAYER’, is out now and available to order from the publisher, Phaidon.

Order the book

Talk: Blemished and Bent; designing with nature, 24th September 2022

Sara Grady and Alice Robinson, the co-founders of the new regenerative leather company Grady + Robinson, have invited me to join a discussion around the themes of material culture and design and its connections to food and farming. Regenerative designer Sebastian Cox will also join the discussion.

The talk, titled “Blemished and Bent; designing with nature” accompanies their exhibition “Leather from British Pastures” with a display of objects, material, and imagery connecting leather with regenerative agriculture. The exhibition is open from 20-25th September 2022 as part of the London Design Festival.

Our talk takes place at 5pm on 24th September 2022 at the exhibition venue, Rochelle School in Shoreditch, London.

Free to attend – registration necessary