RVS by V Iznik Collection

Vidal Erkohen finds inspiration in Ottoman tile patterns in his newest limited edition eyewear collection

For Turkish companies RVS and the Iznik Foundation, heritage is everything. Vidal Erkohen of RVS eyewear made his name by collecting vintage glasses, starting with his father’s. “I remember one trip that [my father] came back from Italy wearing a folding pair of Persols, and I fell in love with the character the frames gave him,” Erkohen told us in a video we made with …

DesignMarch 2010

Furry chairs, sand bowls, and wildly-patterned knits at Iceland's second-annual design festival

While hauntingly beautiful landscapes, elusive fairies and mind-blowing music usually come to mind when thinking of Iceland, DesignMarch, the second annual weekend festival organized by the Iceland Design Center, aims to add design to that list. Following an economic collapse of epic proportions, the nation is now looking for ways to reinvent itself on the world stage. The event highlighted not only the tremendous can-do …

Design Indaba Expo 2010: Inception Collection

The debut line of colorful Corian housewares from ambitious South African design duo Snapp

Launched at last month’s Design Indaba expo, the Inception Collection from Snapp was one of the more attention-grabbing product collections there. With its use of brilliant hues and bold forms, the group of five objects stood out from much of the more craft-based wares on view. Founded by industrial designer Jonathan Fundudis and mechanical engineer Renko Nieman, the Johannesburg-based firm aspires to lead the field …