StolenForm's colourful home accessories inspired by bricks, pipes and manhole covers

StolenForm's colourful home accessories inspired by bricks, pipes and manhole covers

Inspiration can strike anywhere, but you wouldn't expect bricks, manhole covers, pipes and other industrial infrastructure to form the basis of a new ceramic homeware and gift collection. For London-based designer Christian Marsden, founder of StolenForm, he has long been inspired by the urban environment.

Ceramic artist Matthew Raw on tiling stories, transportation by barge and post-industrial Manchester

Ceramic artist Matthew Raw on tiling stories, transportation by barge and post-industrial Manchester

Matthew Raw is a ceramic artist who seeks to push the possibilities of clay to communicate, and to challenge public perceptions of what it can do as a material. Based in East London, he is a co-founder of Studio Manifold in Hoxton, an artistic collective of nine Royal College of Art graduates.

Material Lab supports BCFA Open's 'Tunnel of Love'

Material Lab supports BCFA Open's 'Tunnel of Love'

If you're familiar with our client Material Lab, then you'll know that they constantly strive to champion the best in innovative and inspiring designs from the very best established and emerging talent out there. It was only natural that the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) approached them to help curate the exhibitors for the 'Tunnel of Love' section of its debut London event.

Hey Studio founder Verònica Fuerte on the importance of self-initiated projects and how to survive a crisis

Hey Studio founder Verònica Fuerte on the importance of self-initiated projects and how to survive a crisis

Barcelona-based design studio Hey has made a name for itself over the last decade for creating bold, brightly coloured, forward-thinking design work. Whether working for corporate clients or on self-initiated animations, products or prints