Earnest Studio is the working Moniker of Netherlands-based designer Rachel Griffin, whose practice spans everything from experimental printed matter, public installation and furniture design. For a one-man show Rachel’s portfolio is incredibly impressive; she’s built large-scale wooden structures in Norwegian towns, created experimental storytelling spaces, produced books that question the nature of design and built functional modular furniture that you’d actually want in your house. Impressive stuff we’re sure you’ll agree.
If pushed to choose a stand-out project we’d tell you that, although we don’t have favourites, there’s something inexplicably brilliant about her Naked series, a selection of objects that utilise materials usually hidden within the hull of your typical DFS sofa. Plastic foam, untreated wood, wires and straps are all reappropriated to magnificent effect, the results demonstrating more aesthetic understanding than the pieces of furniture that mask these materials with leather and velvet.
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- Alfie Dwyer on creating game-like worlds and moulding tangible films like “putty”
- Through playful forms, Bára Růžičková tackles the rigid structure of the design industry
- Meji Alabi on discovering his roots through film and music
- Stoic black cats and burning worlds: Quentin Dufour on his chaotic illustrations
- Jiří Makovec’s photographs meander between the personal and the universal
- Facebook rebrands to distinguish the company from the app
- Jack Kenyon photographs the wondrous spectacle of the Supreme Cat Show
- &Walsh designs Zooba's identity inspired by the busy streets of Cairo
- A book chronicling tiny, bizarre treasures curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf
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