Martin Vallin grew up on the Sweden-Denmark border and graduated from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. His work draws on both cultures and combines the tradition of Danish design with Swedish rigour. It is emotion, though, that drives the design of this refuge armchair, entirely built from recycled wood. It is his first industrial project.
> the secret clubhouse, martin vallin, cappellini. www.cappellini.it
Manish Arora dresses Nespresso boutique windows.
Indian stylist Manish Arora defines himself as being “at the crossroads of traditional India and New India”. “I want to create colour and happiness and show that life is beautiful,” adds the man that Nespresso has chosen to demonstrate its relationship with art in all its forms, mid-way between avant-garde and innovation. Head down to one of the 220 Nespresso Boutiques around the world to marvel at his work.
A permanent “happening”.
Introducing designer Tom Dixon’s first concept store! It is a bazaar at the heart of Portobello Dock that showcases his creations alongside pieces by designers from around the world, accessories made by English prisoners and cuisine by Stevie Parle, served at the adjoining Dock Kitchen.
> Tom Dixon Shop, Wharf Building, Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5BU