Adorno is a digital gallery for the best of collectible design and craft from around the globe. Selected by a network of on-the-ground curators in major design cities, Adorno’s collections provide a unique insight into the world’s diverse creative communities – and celebrate the work of the designers shaping them.
The designers being featured include both established names and emerging talents at the cusp of their careers, ensuring each collection is a snapshot of the peop
I have been following Giorgio Bonaguro for some time now, and I was so excited when he agreed to be part of my blog. Giorgio studied Mechanical Engineering in Modena, and he then obtained a master's degree in Industrial and Interior Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD in Milan. He has worked in various design and architecture studios, such as Lorenzo Palmeri, Francesco Faccin, the master Michele De Lucchi and the critic and designer Marco Romanelli. I reached out and a
This year i decided to take my blog to the next level and see if this could be something more than just a hobby. So I applied for the Awin affiliate programme and my first application was for MADE.com. At the moment they have this amazing 20% discount on selected products and free delivery. I took this opportunity to share my top 3 tips I swear by every time I want to upgrade my house. Tip 1: Upgrade your kitchen essentials: This might sound like a weird place to start but tr
Alejandro López is the founder and creative force behind the Design Brand Alo Creativo and. I discovered his amazing work on Instagram and I reached out to him to get an idea about his incredible work. Here’s what he had to say. Object Of Reference: What's at the core of your projects and your brand? Alejandro Lopez: The essence of my brand and my projects is the responsible mix of styles, always with a classic base but very inspired by trends. Something that my latest projec
With a master’s degree in Industrial and Interior design, Jaro Kose is a new generation product designer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Beginning his career working for Marcel Wanders, he later went on to create his own design studio. He now collaborates with companies such as Tjep and Bleijh, imparting a playful and sophisticated take on functional objects. I reached out to them to find out more about their inspiration and designs. Object of Reference: What’s in the co
Paddy Pike is an experienced designer, blogger and photographer living in London. He takes inspiration from some of the greatest raw talent in all sectors of design. With an eye for contemporary design, ranging from bespoke furniture to quirky interiors, he is constantly searching for the next undiscovered creation. I reached out to him, to find out more about his passion for design and also his own pieces. Object of Reference: What’s in the core of your designs?
Stinne Holm has her own jewellery studio in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. Always on the lookout for new inspiration, her unique designs are characterized by simple, graphic lines Stinne produces sculptural collections of rings, earrings, bangles, necklaces and pendants. Her creative drive comes from the pleasure of challenging herself and her clients to make a strong statement in any situation. Fascinated by her work, and wanting to know a bit more about her creative w
Matt Bilfield is a Los Angeles, CA based artist and he creates extraordinary pieces with wooden dowels in architectural plywood. I was captivated by his work as the vantage point dictates the image. I reached out to Matt to find out more about his amazing pieces and style. Object of Reference: What’s in the core of your designs as an artist? Matt Bilfield: In my latest series, “Transitions” my designs are created to be visually appealing and simplistic, but upon further expl
SM Living Couture is an Italian brand in the Luxury living and furniture sector. Their designs intrigued me through their magnificent attention to detail and sophistication, and an unparalleled element of quality. I reached out to Fabio Arcaini an Interior Designer and the Art Director of the brand to find out more about their pieces and style. Object of Reference: Who is SM Living Couture as a brand and how would you define you interior design style?
Fabio Arcaini: SM Living
Born in 1985, Romanian sculptor and designer Eduard Locota established his eponymous design studio with the aim to beautify modern living spaces. The studio’s collections are inspired by nature in general and seascapes in particular. Using a special combination of acrylic glass, marble, Jesmonite, and wood, Eduard Locota makes every sculpture by hand. As a result, the objects are truly one of a kind. They captivate with their representation of the primordial relationship betw
Poetic Lab is a London based full-service design studio base that creates brand & product strategies, delivers product designs and production solutions to clients with a fresh perspective. The studio founded in 2013 by Taiwanese designer Hanhsi Chen after he graduated from Royal College of Art in London. The studio’s mantra is “ Design is silent poetry composed by the mind and matters.” The studio has won numerous awards including the Design Report Award in 2013 during Salone
Matthew McCormick is the creative force of Matthew McCormick Studio, a contemporary design company based in Vancouver. A lifelong “tinkerer” in creative endeavours, Matthew has always had an affinity towards lighting and the varied interpretations it makes in a space. In fact, it was this affinity that turned the design of Matthew’s Vancouver home into one of his first, large-scale design projects where he brought in iconic pieces in parallel with hand-made fixtures of his ow
Alex Mint studio is a new design studio established in London in 2017, focusing on producing unique bespoke objects of exceptional design and high-quality materials. The range includes large scale handmade interior and exterior furniture but also smaller home accessories. The designer behind the brand, Alexia Mintsouli, is especially interested in crafting extraordinary contemporary design pieces with sublime characteristics. One of the key design principles for her is to com
Jewellery collections of the Ghent based jewellery designer Marie-Bénédicte de Schryver are characterized by their timeless elegance and ' romantic chic ' signature. Nature is a permanent source of inspiration. Marie-Bénédicte has graduated magna cum laude in 1995 from the Sint-Lucas Pavilion in Antwerp and since then has been awarded various prizes and participates in exhibitions worldwide. In 2005 her dream came true with the opening of her gallery 'Jewellerydesign Marie-Bé
Jill Herlands is the creative force behind the JILL.HERLANDS art-jewellery studio, based in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Her statement pieces are one-off wearable sculptures with every creative aspect, from conception to production, done by hand. This means that every JILL.HERLANDS piece is, and always will be, an original piece of art. As Jill explains:
"Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Science, Metal, Raw Stone" are just some of the words that begin to describe my wearable