Day: May 17, 2020

Friday Five with Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning

Both Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning began their design explorations as students in the late 90s at ArtCenter College, located in Pasadena, California. There are plenty of inspirational examples of contemporary mid-century design and craft nearby, thanks to Eudorah Mooreʼs 1960s-1970s California Design exhibitions; the vast Rose Bowl flea market was filled with lost treasures; and square footage for creatives wasn’t overly priced. Lawson and Fenning took a studio space in Old Town Pasadena as their workshop, mostly used to make new furniture, experiment, and reimagine vintage pieces. Then people started purchasing them. The store they called Rm.107 happened almost

Circular by Design: Camira + SEAQUAL Turn Ocean Plastic into Upholstery Fabric

Yorkshire-based British textiles manufacturer, Camira, has teamed up with the SEAQUAL Initiative – which turns waste plastic captured from the sea by fishermen into yarn – to make the industry’s first upholstery fabric to contain ocean plastic. We caught up with Camira’s group design manager Ciara Crossan to find out more.

Image courtesy of SEAQUAL

Tell me a little bit about your childhood, education, and background in terms of how you first became interested in creativity, design, and sustainability.

I grew up in Northern Ireland and have always had a passion for interiors, fabric, and yarn. Having studied for