Massimo Buster Minale
London architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale launched the Buster + Punch label in 2013. Following a career at Foster & Partners, which evolved into creating his design agency Minale + Mann, he has subsequently carved out a reputation with his precision-cut lighting and beautifully crafted hardware. His passion for making extraordinary products truly accessible, is matched only by his interest in motorcycles, metalwork and music.
Buster + Punch
Buster + Punch is a London-born interiors brand who create daring lighting, full of conviction. The brand has humble beginnings in a small garage in East London, where brand founder, and renowned architect, Massimo Buster Minale, discovered a passion for craftsmanship.
Tom Fereday develops products based on the principle of honest design, conveying a design process that celebrates the materials and manufacturing processes behind furniture and products, to design from the inside out. By using the materials and environment as a positive design constraint, Fereday guides intelligent and thoughtful design outcomes that connects with people through natural materials, tactile finishes and unique designs, striving to create enduring designs that are meaningful to people and their environment.
Lambert & Fils
Lambert & Fils is a Montreal design studio specializing in handmade lamps and lighting. The studio is centred around the bond between design and making.
The scope of Adam Cornish’s work includes an impressive range of design disciplines, from furniture and household innovation, to commercial and residential installations. Cornish’s interest in design stems from his curiosity into the ‘how’; how things are made, how they perform and how they will endure the test of time. After studying both Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney and Furniture Design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Cornish is now based in Melbourne, and is also represented by luxury Italian brand Alessi.
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen served his apprenticeship as cabinet-maker at Inventarsnedkeriet, Viby J, Denmark, 1986. A penchant for Scandinavian design tradition and a bright and light design universe form the essence of Hans Sandgren Jakobsen's style. A dedicated, empathetic and long-term perspective allows him to fashion products that satisfy real needs.
Nicholai Wiig Hansen
Nicholai Wiig Hansen has had his own design studio since he was 26 years old. When Nicholai designs he uses himself as the target group. Proportions are extremely important in his work and details are not added from a decoration perspective but only if they serve some kind of purpose.
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2019 marks the centenary of Bauhaus; a rebellion against tradition that shaped design history like no other modern institution. Bestlite stems from the revolutionary changes that took place in the Bauhaus period between 1919 and 1933. The modernist movement founded by Walter Gropius, sought to break down the barriers between the practical crafts, industrialisation and fine art. Designs from that era brought functionality and simplicity to the forefront, displacing all superficial ornamentation.
Fable Oak collection was first introduced as six essential utilities: a spoon, a bowl, a stool, a chair, a table and a storage cabinet by one of Australia’s most successful and original commercial designers, Ross Didier.
Six essential elements pared back to the bare original character.
These typical elements are also represented in traditional children’s tales and seem to conjure belief that a woodsman has simply stepped outside, chopped down a tree and hand-carved these functional objects – the simplicity
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