Sound of Life: Building On The Respect For Sound | Thomas Heatherwick
Sound and feeling are one and the same for Thomas Heatherwick. His design practice mirrors this philosophy, creating complex structures that focus on the auditory aspects of spatial experience.
03/06/2021 • 5 minutes 49 seconds
Sound of Life: Harnessing Aural Cues To Power Good Design | Deyan Sudjic
In design, the addition of sound can be as powerful as its subtraction. Its power to play across senses other than sight, according to British writer and broadcaster Deyan Sudjic, is what distinguishes the ‘good’ from the ‘best’.
03/06/2021 • 4 minutes 53 seconds
Sound of Life: Designs Propelled By A Dynamic Dialogue | Simon Mitchell And Torquil McIntosh
As co-founders of design and architecture studio Sybarite, Simon Mitchell and Torquil McIntosh work wonderfully in tandem. Yet, the music driving their creativity differs like night and day.
03/06/2021 • 4 minutes 34 seconds
Sound of Life: Art Born Of Sound And Structure In Harmony | Morag Myerscough
Morag Myerscough’s work is bright, bold and unapologetically fun. Her recent Hong Kong installation, titled “Make Those Who Are Near Happy”, is all that and more, but more importantly, it incorporates sound in the most creative of ways.
03/06/2021 • 4 minutes 16 seconds
Sound of Life: Connecting People And Lives Through Sound | Paul Priestman
Industrial designer Paul Priestman draws his remarkable inspirations from sound that moves us. The chairman of London-based PriestmanGoode studio designs for the city and culture by thinking ahead on what the future from aircrafts to hotels would be like.
03/06/2021 • 4 minutes 32 seconds
Sound of Life: In the Key of Craft | Steinway & Sons ft. Ulrich Gerhartz
We meet Ulrich Gerhartz to discuss a machine with more parts than a car, one that easily can live well beyond a hundred years and be as spectacularly precise as the day it was put together (with adequate repair, of course): none other than the piano. Gerhartz is a piano maker, and director of the concert department, for Steinway & Sons.
13/12/2019 • 4 minutes 59 seconds
Sound of Life: In the Tick of Time | Craig and Rebecca Struthers
We meet Craig and Rebecca Struthers, husband and wife at the helm of Struthers Watchmakers. Creating new watches and repairing others that at times are centuries old, the duo is responsible for helping us manage one of our most precious resources: time. The tick of a watch, says Rebecca, is like a heartbeat.
27/08/2019 • 4 minutes 44 seconds
Sound of Life: The Click of a Pen | Yard-O-Led ft. Alexander Roden
We meet Alexander Roden, workshop manager at Yard-O-Led, makers of sterling silver pens and pencils for nearly 200 years. From their studio in Birmingham’s jewellery district, the writing instruments they create are second to none – and have no trouble finding loyal customers across the globe.
26/08/2019 • 4 minutes 51 seconds
Sound of Life: A Game of Materiality | Alexandra Llewellyn
For designer Alexandra Llewellyn, working life is all fun and games. That’s because the niche she’s found for herself is in making exquisite backgammon boards and poker sets. Inspired by visits to Cairo, and joy and clamour of street-side backgammon playing, the games she makes today explore materiality – using not just woods, but leathers, metals, glass and stones – transforming the experience of playing these popular games.
31/07/2019 • 5 minutes 19 seconds
Sound of Life: Machine Focus | James Michael Shaw
Designer James Shaw not only creates objects and furniture, he creates the material they’re made from. His best-known works are made of extruded post-consumer plastics: ostensibly saved from a destiny of centuries in a landfill, the plastic is dyed with pigments, and shaped into playfully weird but hard-working, functional pieces.
08/07/2019 • 5 minutes 5 seconds
Sound of Life: Afrobeat into Art | Yinka Ilori
We meet artist Yinka Ilori, whose playfully bright style has been applied to everything from chairs, to playgrounds, to public infrastructure. Drawing from his Nigerian heritage, his work is inspired from music by the likes of Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey.
04/06/2019 • 4 minutes 59 seconds
Sound of Life: The Musicality of Metal | Adi Toch
We meet metalsmith Adi Toch, whose mainly silver and copper vessels sit somewhere between a domestic object and artwork, they often create or even interact with sounds in charming, playful ways.
26/05/2019 • 4 minutes 50 seconds
Sound of Life: The Craft of Silence | Rolls Royce ft. Dave Monks
Rolls-Royce has a signature brand sound: silence. But, a very particular silence. We meet Dave Monks, engineer, who uses some unexpected sounds to fine-tune the experience behind the wheel.
10/05/2019 • 5 minutes 53 seconds