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The Wish List: Foster, Rogers and Hadid team up with new designers

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Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid are among the architects to have teamed up with emerging designers to create new products for this year’s London Design Festival (LDF)

The teams created new timber products as part of The Wish List, a project which saw 10 established designers coupled with 10 emerging talents to create new home furnishings.

The other established designers involved in the project include: Paul Smith; Amanda Levete; Alison Brooks; Alex de Rijke; John Pawson; Allen Jones; Ab Rogers (who worked alongside his father Richard Rogers); and Terence Conran, who instigated the project.

Emerging designers at Benchmark's workshop. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Emerging designers at Benchmark’s workshop. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Timber was the main material for the new products as the project was sponsored by the American Hardwood Company, and the brief was decided by Conran, who asked his fellow designers: ‘What have you always wanted in your home, but never been able to find?’

The products produced include an oak ladder (Richard and Ab Rogers with Xenia Moseley); an extendable wooden fruit bowl (Amanda Levete with Win Assakul) and a tulipwood pencil sharpener (Norman Foster with Norie Matsumoto).

The items are on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum until 21 September 2014

Kitchen stools by Alison Brooks and Felix de Pass

A stool for the kitchen by Alison Brooks and Felix de Pass. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Workspace by Terence Conran and Sebastian Cox

Getting away from it all by Terence Conran and Sebastian Cox, Image: Petr Krejci photography

Pencil Sharpener by Norman Foster and Norie Matsumoto

Tulipifera sharpeners by Foster and Norie Matsumoto. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Tableware by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal

Vessels by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Chaise Lounge by Allen Jones and Lola Lely

The Hole Chair by Allen Jones and Lola Lely. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Fruit bowl by Amanda Levete and Win Asskul

6x500 fruit bowl by Amanda Levete and Win Asskul. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Shelves, pegs, hooks and door by John Pawson and Studio Areti

Shelves, pegs, hooks and door by John Pawson and Studio Areti

Ladder by Richard Rogers, Ab Rogers and Xenia Moseley

The ladder that likes the wall. by Richard Rogers, Ab Rogers and Xenia Moseley. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Shed by Paul Smith and Nathalie de Leval

Paul's Shed by Paul Smith and Nathalie de Leval. Image: Petr Krejci Photography

Dining table by Alex de Rijke and Barnby & Day

Alex de Rijke and Barnby and Day: Table Turned. Photo: Petr Krejci Photography

 

 

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