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.
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
Workspace by Terence Conran and Sebastian Cox
Pencil Sharpener by Norman Foster and Norie Matsumoto
Tableware by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal
Chaise Lounge by Allen Jones and Lola Lely
Fruit bowl by Amanda Levete and Win Asskul
Shelves, pegs, hooks and door by John Pawson and Studio Areti
Ladder by Richard Rogers, Ab Rogers and Xenia Moseley
Shed by Paul Smith and Nathalie de Leval
Dining table by Alex de Rijke and Barnby & Day