Connected: Made Together Apart

- 200911

9 Designers
 3 Hardwoods
 1 Workshop

Nine international designers were challenged to create a table and seating that suit their new ways of working from and living at home, recording their creative journeys to give us an insight into their approach during these challenging times. Each designer was paired with a craftsman at Benchmark’s workshop in Berkshire, relying solely on digital communication to develop their pieces and bring their visions to life remotely. This project, led by The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Benchmark Furniture and the Design Museum, certainly proves that a global pandemic doesn't get in the way of creativity and creation.

The designers involved in Connected are: Ini Archibong (Switzerland), Maria Bruun (Denmark), Jaime Hayon (Spain), Heatherwick Studio (UK), Sebastian Herkner (Germany), Maria Jeglinska- Adamczewska (Poland), Sabine Marcelis (Netherlands), Studiopepe (Italy) and Studio Swine (UK / Japan).

Personally, I fell in love with Heatherwick Studio's creation, discover more.

"Connected by Design" the exhibition is on at the Design Museum through October 11.