Over the past few years we’ve swooned at the beautifully designed, endlessly imaginative work of Studio Swine, whose constant experiments in the field of sustainable design seem to yield nothing but desirable results. We became so infatuated in fact, that we decided to run a whole magazine profile on the duo in the Winter issue of Printed Pages, tracking them down to a temporary studio in east London to quiz them about their process and motivations.
They’d just returned from a yachting voyage into the North Atlantic Gyre, where they’d been harvesting plastic and turning it into furniture on board with the help of a custom-made device that remoulds materials with the magnified rays of the sun. Although they’d only been back on solid ground for a few short days, we managed to get them to scrub up for a photo shoot too.
Below are a selection of images from their shoot with photographer Tom Cockram that yielded too many great results to squeeze into our feature – a snapshot of a talented, and let’s face it, very photogenic, pair at work in their one-off workspace.
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- “Dance exists when we run out of things to say”: choreographer Holly Blakey on her life and practice
- From admirer to employee: The New York Times Magazine designer Ben Grandgenett
- Amina Bouajila’s illustrations flit between reality and limbo in colourful hues
- Rufus Newell uses curves and scribbles to depict Greek gods and heroes
- Petition launched against winner of Foam Paul Huf photography award for “stereotyping and sexism”
- Exclusive: rediscover graphics from Fiorucci’s archival 1984 Panini collaboration
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Me & EU project will send creative postcards across Europe on trigger date of Article 50
- Phaidon book gathers together 500 of the most iconic graphic designs of all time
- Atelier Brenda: the alter ego of three female designers you need to get to know