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Vitsœ: A persistent system

By On July 15, 2013

Regular readers might have noticed that I worked for Dieter Rams shelving makers Vitsœ for some years and have often referenced Dieter Rams in my blog posts. Last week saw the release… Read More


Vitsœ 606 Universal Shelving System

By On September 30, 2012

I’ve been writing this blog for almost four years and realise that I have never written about my favourite piece of 20th Century design, Vitsœ’s 606 Universal Shelving System, designed by Dieter… Read More


Happy Birthday Dieter Rams

By On May 20, 2012

Dieter Rams, recognised as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century, has blown up the balloons, baked a big cake in the shape of an eight and zero… Read More


Fiell publishing… one year on

By On April 11, 2011

Charlotte and Peter Fiell have been making waves in the publishing industry for many years, since they were in charge of the design books for Taschen, creating some of the most memorable… Read More


Britain Can Make It, can’t it?

By On February 10, 2011

How much do you know about British Manufacturing and export? Nor me. But it is in decline. It wasn’t always like this… ‘Britain Can Make It’ was an exhibition held in 1946… Read More


“Obsolescence is a crime” Massimo Vignelli

By On January 20, 2011

Planned obsolescence is the design and manufacture of products that are deliberately intended to have a limited useful life. The result is that you are forced into an everlasting cycle of replacing,… Read More