The AW10 Collection by Kirsty Whyte

October 6, 2009

British designer Kirsty Whyte was very busy this September, she exhibited the various pieces of her AW10 collection at both the Design Days show in Geneva and the 100% Design show in London. Since those are all over now, she has sent us photos and descriptions of the pieces in the collection.

Warp Wall Clocks

This small family of wall clocks is made from spun aluminium; as well as telling the time they provide a decorative wall covering. Each has its own characteristic, from dominating to small and cheeky.

Hound Tables

These small quirky occasional tables tessellate together creating larger tables. Inspired by origami folds and traditional Japanese patters, various shapes and arrangements can be formed to cater for any need, or the table can simply be used on its own. The tables are currently available in four solid colours and two laser cut patterns, allowing the customer to mix and match, or for them to purchase a single colour to cater for any interior. The tables stack, allowing for easy shipment, and also easy storage within the home. The considered design allows for very little material waste. The tables are Powdercoated mild steel, the table will also shortly be available in other materials, with plywood, and an acrylic option available in the very near future.

Limpet Wall Hooks

These small mollusc shaped hooks have been crafted using wood off-cuts from the British manufacturer Ercol. As well as being fun, useful and easy to put up they provide a sustainable product everyone can enjoy.

Gordo Pendant & Table lamp

Purewhyte always tries to exploit the properties of the material they are working in, pushing it and the manufactures abilities to the limit, developing processes that have not been done before.  Purewhyte is able to provide not only a design concept, but also a sound technical foundation that ensures that item can be produced. The Gordo pendant light is a prime example of this, with numerous suppliers rejecting the concept when shown the computer renderings and sketches, until a company that was willing to take up the challenge was found. This partnership was rewarded with a strikingly beautiful design.

The round ‘space age’ shape and experimental manufacture inspired the name “Gordo”, after the first monkey into space!

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