Saturday, 10 December 2011

Sami the reindeer is all ready to be ordered...

Sami the reindeer is now available, in a stack of three which provides six Christmas tree decorations.

And She is very cute...

Ready to order here.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Knelt™ gets some great coverage this month...

Knelt™ has experienced a nice share of media coverage this over the past month.

Firstly was the result of an interview about Knelt™ and my approach to design with ubiquity design studio, for Future Space magazine by their editor Nick Carr. This magazine is very high end. We talked for over an hour exploring the concept of Knelt™ and my design values (which he has edited quite nicely).

ICON magazine have featured Knelt™ in the products section of their January edition and at the top their interior products page for ICONEYE

Angels & Urchins parenting magazine has recommended Knelt™ as "contemporary simplicity", which sums up the ethos of the design to a tee.

If anyone comes across any other links or media articles in magazines/papers about Knelt™ & ubiquity design studio please email me. Cheers.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Sami the reindeer introduces her antlers to the world...

It has been a busy month.

Dealing with orders, interviews, magazines, PR and even some designing.

To tell  you the truth, I'm always designing as I interact with the world, people, media and the internet. However, some creations never quite get the chance to reach paper and find themselves residing in my minds eye, waiting for the opportunity to become a self indulgent expression of inspiration.

Sami the reindeer is such an example, of a shape that I came across quite some time ago and I found it crying out to be recognised as a young, very cute reindeer. So after some careful refining to capture her personality she has eventually become a laser cut plywood Christmas tree decoration, because with those antlers she really deserved to be out there in the world at this time of year.

Sami finally reached the manufacturer yesterday and will be made available next week. Keep an eye on my order page for when she goes live.

Friday, 18 November 2011

ISS film footage of sublimely beautiful night flyover.

International Space Station night flyover film. Feeling lost for words and appropriately insignificant at this amazing sight...

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael K├Ânig on Vimeo.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Knelt™ inspired art work at 100% Design.

I've been meaning to do this for a while. This is the inspired art work created when the families turned up at 100% Design on the Sunday. It was all created by the families children who where only too keen to use Knelt™ to express themselves.

Knelt™ Child can be ordered here.

Works of genius...

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Knelt™ Adult is now on the order page.

Knelt™Adult American Walnut (also in Oak & Birch) available to pre-order. Currently in production and coming SOON!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Knelt™ at Home & Interiors Scotland this weekend.

The brand new Knelt™ Adult will feature this weekend having been exclusively selected for the Editor's Picks of Home & Interiors Scotland. This coincides beautifully with the  anticipation of its first batch run, currently undergoing production. It's all very exciting.

Knelt™ Adult in American Walnut veneer will be exhibited by models, demonstrating it in use with all of its postural benefits whilst writing, reading and even with a laptop or iPad.

Home & Interiors Scotland is now in its 7th year and attracts 16,000 people over its three full days at Glasgow's SECC from 28-30th October.

Editor's Picks will showcase stunning and unusual designs from around the world and is one of the show's most popular attractions.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Knelt™ boxed and waiting for courier to the States

At the end of a surprisingly busy week, on Friday this particular box found itself winging its way to the States containing a rather nice example of Knelt™ in American Walnut (rather fittingly). 

It's quite funny the things you find yourself having to consider for international transit, when wrapping up a piece that you've spent some quality time hand finishing, with two coats of Hard Wax Oil. 'What will the "Throwers" subject it to?!' practically became a mantra to ensure its survivability. 

I trust you can get into it when it gets to you Peter...

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Steve Jobs quote at Stanford Uni 2005

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. 
Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. 
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. 
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Steve Jobs 2005

Friday, 7 October 2011

Knelt™ is a "Collectors Classic" - Junior magazine

The September edition of Junior parenting magazine featured knelt™, introducing it as a "Collectors Classic" no less.

I guess that this reflects the 20th Century design inspirations that were such an influence in its conception.

It's a really nice write-up that conveys the essence of what  knelt™ and myself are about.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

I finally got home at 1am Monday after packing up 100% Design and leaving London. The car got unloaded, the living room is full of moulded ply and I'm now managing the orders, emails and press enquiries.

In fact, can you imagine that I'm prototyping concepts and ideas already? Haven't been able to stop trying out all kinds of inspirations that keep surging!

I just loved meeting everyone at the show. A really rewarding experience and such a privilege to introduce people to what I have to offer.
It was great to see all of you :D

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I have just written a list of things I need to get done today so I'm ready to leave tomorrow for 100% Design..... Bloody hell!!!

But getting the ubiquity wing-lounge finished for the show has been so worth it. 

Monday, 19 September 2011

Two days to go before leaving for 100% Design and I have the Knelt™ Adult stool and desk have arrived and look spot on. I was on the phone first thing this morning to express my gratitude to the manufacturing team for such a good job.

The ubiquity wing-lounge is in the final faze of assembly and is coming together nicely. Just got to remember to take toothbrush and clean socks....

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Dictator retouches history

Is it the creators right, once their work has been accepted and revered by the public, to go back and start altering their creation with the intention that the original becomes forgotten.....?

Have a read of these links to see if you agree...

Save Star Wars

BBC arts commentary

Ultimately, my take on it is "Lucas, stop messing with my childhood!!!"

Spread the word!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

100% Design Futures

Seven days to go until I leave for London Design festival to set up my stand X73 at 100% Design Futures.

Loads to do to keep me busy which includes two new products that I'm planning to launch.
I'm waiting on my Adult Knelt™ desk and stool preproduction prototype but there has been a production hitch that means its CNC cut will be delayed til Thursday....

The Ubiquity Wing-Lounge prototype is slowly but surely coming together with the commissioned seat cushions being collected on Friday for the final fitting. This creation will be the very definition of serendipitous design.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

ubiquity design studio's first post...

 First post from ubiquity design studio...

I saw this on TED this evening and felt compelled to share it with the world.