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Mouth glass blowing at the largest factory still to use this age-old technique||
Mouth glass blowing at the largest factory still to use this age-old technique
26 Sep 2014

 onoffice collates its favourite videos from this year's London Design Festival

 

The Story of Eames Furniture

Eames experts Marilyn and John Neuhart provide intriguing insights on the life and character of Charles Eames, and how this impacted his work.

The video by the cultural book publisher Gestalten was shown as part of the inaugural architecture and design 'AND Film Festival', during LDF.

 

The age-old art of glass blowing

Project sponsor Perrier-Jouët goes behind the scenes to show the creation of Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert's 'Human Nature' installation at one of the last factories that still produce mouth-blown glass.

The film offers a glimpse at the German craftsmen using age-old techniques to manufacture the 150 coloured cylinders of glass that make up the glass blower and artist-de-jour's installation.

 

Creating waves for Zaha Hadid's Crest

The production of Zaha Hadid's Crest installation at the V&A is shown in time lapse film, as a flat sheet of aluminium is pulled into shape onsite using an inflatable jack.

Melodie Leung, project leader for Crest, explained the challenges and process of realising the installation to onoffice. Read here.

 

Terence Conran on the Wish List

Benchmark co-founder Terence Conran persuaded the luminaries of the design and architecture world, including Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, to mentor ten emerging designers.

Each one was paired with an up-and-coming designer, who was tasked with creating a wooden item of their choice. These were produced over the course of a week at Benchmark's workshop, while the young designers camped at the end of Conran's garden.

Onoffice spoke to the young designers to find out what it was like for them to be working with the design heroes. Read here.

 

Barber and Osgerby on the process of creating Double Space

The creation of Barber and Osgerby's monumental kinetic sculpture is revealed from its conception to installation. Double Space comprises two rotating fins that span the entire ceiling of the V&A's Raphael gallery, reflecting and distorting the artworks.

onoffice spoke to Barber and Osgerby's during the unveiling of Double Space. Read here.

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