Preserving nature: Designers escape to the deep woods

08.02.2010 Heritage : Woods : Digital Detox

London – A group of designers is going back to nature in the hope of finding creative stimulation.

The event Bodging Milano will take place in the deepest woods of Herefordshire in an outdoor workshop, away from drawing boards, computer screens and mechanised equipment. It stems from the designers’ interest in traditional chair making.

The end results will be presented by Designersblock at the famous furniture fair the Salone del Mobile in Milan, and will include work by designers including Matthew Hilton and Gitta Gschwendtner.

Artisan brands are increasingly celebrating their craft, and are communicating the stories behind their goods, as explored in our Luxury Insight report.

Pole lathe, Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan Pole lathe, Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan
Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan
Seat and legs, Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan Seat and legs, Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan
Finished chair, Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan Finished chair, Designers Block workshop, London for Salone del Mobile, Milan
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