The noho move™ chair Is Made From Reclaimed Fishing Nets + Carpets

New brand noho recently launched with a new chair that’s completely sustainable, as it’s made from a 100% regenerated and regenerable nylon. Based in Aotearoa, New Zealand, noho collaborated with Aquafil to create an everyday chair collection made out of ECONYL® regenerated nylon, a material from upcycled waste plastic, like reclaimed fishing nets and end-of-use carpets. The noho move™ chair is designed with “dynamic comfort” which allows the user to sit back and lean forward while the chair moves with you. It’s made to move and flex just as the body does during various seated tasks throughout the day,

DMTV Milkshake: Suchi Reddy Discusses Design Research + Neuroaesthetics

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Suchi Reddy, architect and Founding Principal of award-winning studio Reddymade Architecture and Design. Reddymade spans diverse typologies from residential interiors to public installations – always with a design ethos informed by neuroaesthetics. During her DMTV Milkshake interview, Suchi discusses her research process, the meaning of neuroaesthetics, how she applies it to her work, and more.

No matter what type of project Reddymade decides to take on, Suchi and her team always approach each brief with their desired emotional response in mind. This is perhaps best exhibited through its collaborative Salone 2019 exhibition

Circular by Design: Susana Godinho Turns Offcuts + Cork into Rugs

Portuguese designer Susana Godinho established Sugo Cork Rugs in 2017. Using contemporary design to inject life into traditional weaving techniques, she combines the performance of highly sustainable cork with recycled and recovered fabrics from the fashion and textiles industries. Based in the North of Portugal, the brand is committed to not only working in harmony with the natural world but also providing employment opportunities for people living with disabilities.

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 was born in a small village

Clever Ep. 121: People-Centered Designer Marquise Stillwell

Photo by Guarionex Rodriguez, Jr. Courtesy of Deem Journal

In this episode of Clever, Amy Devers talks to people-centered designer Marquise Stillwell, founder and principal of Openbox design consultancy, co-founder of Opendox art & design-oriented documentary filmmaking company, and co-founder of Deem Journal – a print magazine and online platform that centers design as a social practice. 

Marquise spent his youth in Ohio learning to be a good neighbor and going to art museums with his grandfather. Always part of a community of makers—auto factories, steel plants, engineers and industrial designers—his curiosity for people and spaces grew into a

Go on Repeat with the Loop Table + Loop Shelf

Porter + Trundle, made up of design duo Sarah Porter and James Trundle, officially came to life as a brand in South London in 2019. This year they were added to Design-Nation’s membership portfolio for contemporary designer-makers based in the UK who create craft, design, and product.

Porter + Trundle’s designs exist as both functional and sculptural objects, their work combining contemporary color and form with traditional methods of fabrication. The pair are also interested in the exploration of new and sustainable materials, with products such as their minimalist Loop Side Table and Loop Shelf acting as fine examples.

A Dreamy Apartment Overlooking the Ocean in Zhuhai, China

T.K.Chu Design recently completed designing a model apartment located in the Zhuhai Renheng Coastal Center in Zhuhai, China. The project spans 700 m² over two floors with large, open spaces that reference the ocean it overlooks. With vast white surfaces and architectural curves, the interior feels dreamy, perfect for a couple that travels on the regular.

The curves continue in the furnishings, with the rug adding rhythm to the space as if waves were moving cross the floor.

The curved staircase twists around with stone covering each stair and glass winding its way up with the railing.

Various shades of