London Design Festival 2013: Hunting & Narud

The design duo draws from their native Norway to create functional but wondrously sculptural mirrors

by LinYee Yuan Rough quarry granite, matte steel and a highly polished copper mirror are the elements that make up one of the most visible design objects at this year’s London Design Festival. The sculptural Copper Mirrors series from Norwegian-born, London-based designers Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud were originally conceived for Fashion Scandinavia at Somerset House during the recent London Fashion Week. But their striking …

Bureau Subduction at Paris Design Week

Designed by Paul Venaille, this desk honors his obsession with volcanoes

At this year’s Paris Design Week, CH hit now! Le Off at The Docks to catch an intriguing collection of creative furniture and decor. One of this year’s standouts was a thoughtfully crafted desk by designer Paul Venaille. Suitably named, the Bureau Subduction honors Venaille’s love for everything volcanic. By nature of the term “subduction,” there are two design elements involved in this his piece: …