Objects of Design #2: Kintsugi DIY Repair Kit

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Every now and then the design shopper (that being me) comes across something so clever it’s surprising that no-one thought of it before. And that, my friends, is this; gold glue. Kintsugi translates as “golden joinery” and this nifty little repair kit comes from the Netherlands (home of ceramic delftware) and means that if (or…

Design Classics #43: Artek Stool

Design Classic: the artek stool

Created in 1933 by the Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, this quintessentially functional piece of furniture celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. The simple stool, which has become a design classic, is recognisable by its distinctive bent legs and round seat. This style would eventually become the feature of all Aalto furniture. There is also a…