patchwork materials – a revived sustainable style

oliver Furniture, General

As you may know, I have a deep love of patchworked materials. So when I saw the Olympic Memory Boat project, it struck a chord with me. The project conveys everything about using patchwork that I believe in: efficiency of material use, a sense of narrative, and cultural and social history. The project was set up by artists Gary Winters …

Sofa, So Green

oliver Fabrics, Furniture, General, Materials, Natural stuff, Recycling / upcycling, Vintage

Choosing eco home furnishings can be really tricky. Particularly for items that are a little more complex in their manufacture and don’t necessarily have a daily energy use. Subsequently, the provenance of manufacture and materials, embodied energy and durability of these pieces really comes into question.   Sofas are a prime example of a high-ticket, key item of furniture that …

Can’t Stand The Heat? – Future Kitchen Trends

oliver Furniture, General, Technology/ Energy Saving

We’re often asked by clients (usually the big ones), what are the current trends in kitchen design? It’s an area that’s constantly on the move and being reinvestigated – perhaps because it’s the one area of the home where form, function and passion come together, or simply because its an industry that thrives on the constant development. Importantly for me, …