Naturally international, our clients dot the globe, as do their professional partnerships.
BOURIE is a womenswear brand based in Seoul focused on expressing avant-garde tailoring and bold silhouettes using unexpected details. The creative director Eunhye Jo launched the brand in 2014 and since has won Seoul’s 10SOUL – an award given to upcoming designers in South Korea – for two consecutive years. Alongside a collaboration with Hello Kitty in 2019 for Seoul fashion week, BOURIE is forging a new path in the world of tailoring.
Creative education advocate and sustainable fashion powerhouse PATRICK MCDOWELL strives to reinvent luxury in an ethical way. Born and raised in Liverpool he uses this to inspire his collections, most recent being sponsored by Swarovski, Burberry and others. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2018 and had been captivating the fashion industry since. He was also nominated by Anna Wintour for the prestigious Stella McCartney Today For Tomorrow award for his work.
Angel Chen is a unisex fashion label with a multilayered aesthetic, enthusiastically described as ‘Chinese Punk’ by the press. Having trained at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College in London, Angel was named as one of the “Top 5 graduate designers of the year” by i-D magazine, before going on to work for houses Marchesa and Vera Wang.
Established in London in 2015, STAFFONLY is a forward-thinking menswear and accessories brand founded by the two lead designers, Une and Shimo. Now based in Shanghai, STAFFONLY aims to offer a fresh take on traditional menswear by harnessing sharp concepts and incorporating innovative materials, creating both provocative and functional pieces every season.
Räthel & Wolf is a London-based jewellery label founded in 2016 by designers Sari Räthel and Ricarda Wolf. Exploring new ways of wearing jewellery, the brand creates forms directly on the body, subverting the norms of gender identity and body awareness. The label strives to contribute to a wider shift away from traditional gender constructs, with progressive desirable gender-fluid jewellery collections.
From fashion to design and art, the school founded by Giulio Marangoni in 1935 is one of the most dynamic and well-known academic institutions in the creative arts. Istituto Marangoni have seven schools in some of the world’s top creative cities, with 2,000 new students enrolled every year. With a graduate employment rate of 80%, Istituto Marangoni is the place where tomorrow’s talents are born.
Monologue London is a contemporary concept store located on popular Redchurch Street in Shoreditch. Co-founded by interior designer Pavel Klimczak and creative director Alessandro Monaco, Monologue focuses on conceptual design, emerging designers and interiors & homeware, carrying an exclusive selection of curated items for the home as well as a handpicked range of design accessories & furniture. An ever-evolving independent design space, Monologue offers a unique opportunity to discover contemporary talent, including a selection of upcoming designers mixed with an exciting edit of established brands.
Marco Campardo focuses on design and research across different platforms, materials and disciplines. He has a particular interest in ‘making’ as a form of critical practice, where objects are perceived as tools to explore wider narratives about culture, materiality, identity or authenticity. His work and research with M-L-XL, a studio he co-founded, have been exhibited since 2005 at Milan Design Week, London Design Festival, Tate Modern, London Design Biennale, Venice Art and Architecture Biennale – documented by leading publications, such as Wallpaper*, New York Times and Financial Times.
DUST MAGAZINE presents a unique artistic project in the form of a clothing line titled “DUST CAPSULE / WEARABLE PAGES.” This ongoing adventure takes place twice a year following the release of each new issue, and is only available in a few selected stores worldwide.For its inaugural collection in 2016, a feature from DUST ISSUE #8 was transformed into tangible, wearable sweatshirts featuring the works of artist Peter De Potter’s “Young King New Castle”.
Kam Ce Kam is a furniture and interiors brand born from a passion for innovative design conceived through traditional methods of manufacturing, coupled with a genuine desire to revive the heritage of Indian craft in a considered, conscious and contemporary manner. Creative director of the brand and designer of the launch collection, Jehanara Knowles, grew up between New Delhi and London, fuelling her passion for the fusion of tradition in her early years.
Matteo Cibic is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on combining both craft and wit through his various commissioned and personal projects. Already a prolific name for over 10 years in his native Italy, his pieces have ventured into both the functional and conceptual, with notable pieces commissioned for cultural institutions, private collectors and brands alike – these include the V&A, Replay, Mint Gallery and Musee Pompidou.
Founded in 1946 and known as “Il Maestro del Design” in Italy, Cappellini has become synonymous with contemporary and avant-garde design featuring collections characterised by experimentation and exploration of new ways of living. Giulio Cappellini has been selected by Time magazine as the Ambassador of Excellence for Italian design worldwide. Recognised as a talent scout of young designers, he has successfully collaborated with prominent names in contemporary design, including Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and Marc Newson.
Founded by Ana Kerin in 2012, Kana’s approach to work is both experimental and playful, never following a procedure, and creating new recipes daily. Working with a unique mixture of clays and mixing her own glazes, Kerin often turns her back on traditional ceramic practice. Building with her hands, rather than turning on the wheel, further emphasizes the individuality of each piece.
Panter & Tourron researches new formal codes and visual experiences exploring the intersections of technology, design and society. Through material investigation and technical innovation, they work to define a new vision of luxury for tomorrow. The studio collaborates with clients and partners offering expertise on commercial works and creative research across spatial and product design, creative direction and consultancy.
Design Switzerland aims to connect emerging Swiss design with the national and international markets. Initiated by Pro Helvetia, Design Switzerland enables young Swiss studios to gain visibility, build professional networks and reach their business goals.
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Michiko Koshino is the prolific designer behind the unisex streetwear brand of the same name, with a long cultural heritage as one of the influencers of the London 90’s club scene. A favourite of David Bowie, Stella McCartney and Candy Ken to name a few, the designer herself has developed a respected reputation amongst the creative community, widely known for her innovation, quality and iconic trend-starting pieces.
UNDERAGE is a British contemporary womenswear brand with Asian roots that plays on irony and romanticism born from the merging of both cultures. Drawing inspiration from current pop culture and childhood nostalgia, UNDERAGE exudes a light-hearted yet rebellious nature, subtly nodding to typically traditional feminine silhouettes and colour palettes.
The Design Prize Switzerland is an association and a private initiative that fosters the exchange, mediation and promotion of Swiss design across disciplines. It rewards the most innovative, meaningful and sustainable projects of Swiss design today.
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SEEDS ‘Masters of Disguise’ exhibition
SEEDS presented ‘Masters of Disguise’ as part of the Brompton Design District 2019
SEEDS presented Masters of Disguise as part of the Brompton Design District 2019, an exhibition that sought to interpret the theme Nature/Nurture by looking at the notion of human nature. In the current age of the Anthropocene, designers need to reflect not only on their work, but also at their own identity as creative professionals. Who we are and how we choose to represent ourselves to the world, is deeply rooted in how we interpret the relationship to the environment. This is the essence of human nature.
Masters of Disguise explored this concept by exhibiting the work of key contemporary artists/designers together with their interpretation of their individual identity-their ‘human nature’-in the form of a mask. Questions of identity, performance and display were at the core of this exhibition. In the current era of hyper-visibility and obsession with image culture, a mask is a powerful metaphor for the changes of identity that we perform in our everyday interactions across different media and realities.
Some of the designers exhibited included Tiago Almeida, Attua Aparicio, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Max Frommeld, Martino Gamper, Jochen Holz, Rio Kobayashi, Sabine Marcelis, Michael Marriott, Lucia Massari, M–L–XL, Fredrik Paulsen, Bertjan Pot, Jerszy Seymour, James Shaw, Soft Baroque, Studio Furthermore, Kim Thome, Lorenzo Vitturi and Bethan Laura Wood