Lara Bohinc

Lara Bohinc

Lara Bohinc MBE studied Industrial Design at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts, then received an MA in Metalwork and Jewelry at Royal College of Art London. After graduation, she won the British Fashion Council’s New Generation Award. She was design consultant for many luxury brands — Gucci, Lanvin, Montblanc, and Cartier. In 1997, she launched her jewelry line which embraced graphic and linear forms, followed by an accessories line in 2005.

The Solaris table is comprised of four stacked marble plates banded in metal which rotate from a closed circle to expand reaching nearly double its size. Edition of 10.

But it was in 2014, when Bohinc began designing furniture. Her first piece was the Solaris Kinetic Table, which debuted at Wallpaper “Handmade” exhibition in 2014.

Two years later, she founded her studio. Her experience designing jewelry translated well into furniture encased in metal.

The Orbit series marked Bohinc’s first exploration in chair design. She was inspired by the shapes of planets. Stunning designs.

Celeste Console 
Square tubular brass galvanized steel rod frame having a verdigris patinated copper surface.

She has exhibited at London Design Festival, Sketch Gallery, Fuori Salone and 2017 and 2018, Fumi Gallery at PAD London, Nomad 2018 (Monte Carlo and St Moritz) and The Salon New York. She also was invited to take part in Bloomberg’s “Waste Not Want It” exhibition.

Her design for “Friendship Bench” was commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea council and dedicated to local activist Susie Parsons, who passed in 2015 and spent a lifetime working to improve conditions for women.

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Happy Birthday Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992)

Lina Bo Bardi

Born on December 5 in Rome, Italy, Lina Bo Bardi was a prolific architect and designer. She studied architecture at the University of Rome, then moved to Milan after graduation and worked with Gio Ponti.  In 1942, she opened her own architectural office, but lacked work during wartime. She illustrated for newspapers and magazines such as StileGraziaBellezaTempoVetrina and Illustrazione Italiana. And then she was invited to run Domus magazine.

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