Prototyping a new stool design

After a lot of time thinking about different stool leg designs we made this prototype of a leg.

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You can just about see the jig in the background to plane the faces of the dowel to meet at an angle. The dowels are then pinned together with smaller through dowels.

After cutting yet another circle out of a piece of plywood and maybe not taking enough photos we have a prototype

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At this point it would be fair to say we were pretty pleased with how it came out.

Except for testing how rotating the wedges would look.

Even better it looks like it can take some weight…

So the next step is to order some Oak and Sapele to have a go at making a final version.

 

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Join us at Blackhorse Market, Sat 20th September 10-4pm

Blackhorse Workshop are launching a monthly food and makers market in Walthamstow E17. We are excited to be there selling our range of furniture and lighting, alongside fantastic locally produced food, coffee, craft beer, jewellery and design accessories. More information can be found here. See you on the stall!

Saturday 20th September 2014. 10am-4pm. Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Road Path, London E17 6BX

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Take a Mallet to a Pallet competition

We recently won first prize for ‘most innovative design’ in the inaugural Take a Mallet to a Pallet competition at Blackhorse Workshop. The challenge was to rework a pallet to create a new object or piece of art. Our entry was a pair of pendant lamps created from steam bent strips of pallet.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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We have moved!

We have recently moved to the fantastic new Blackhorse Workshop in Walthamstow. Our address is: Group Design, Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Road Path, E17 6BX. Outside-Design

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Group Design at East London Design Show 2013

We are pleased to announce we are exhibiting at the East London Design Show between the 5th–8th of December 2013, at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.ELDS_2013_POSTER_003 Continue reading

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MMG Lamps in collaboration with Mini Moderns

This month we are delighted to see the launch of the MMG lighting range, which we have designed and produced in collaboration with Mini Moderns for their Remix event at East London Design Store.remixflyer

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‘150’ LED desk lamps for London Transport Museum

We have produced a special edition of the 490 LED desk lamp for the London Transport Museum, as part of the celebrations commemorating 150 years of the London Underground. Renamed ‘150’ for the occasion, the lamps are available in all 12 of the iconic tube line colours. To see the full range and to buy, please visit the Transport Museum website.150 Desk Lamp_All_01 Continue reading

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490 desk lamp at Mini Moderns pop up Shoppe @ Supernice

Grab your last-minute Christmas treats, including our 490 desk lamp,  at the Mini Moderns pop up Shoppe at Supernice, 106 Columbia Rd London E2 7RG. Continue reading

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Hiut Denim Co pop-up store 30th Nov – 5th Dec on Regent St W1B 5HF

Head over to the Hiut Denim Co pop-up store this week and you might catch a glimpse of our Planar shelving and 490 desk lamps amongst the high-quality denim. Also at the store are Monkstone Knitwear, so please come along and meet two fantastic brands who really fly the flag for UK manufacturing. 

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490 desk lamp now available at Bouf.com

The 490 desk lamp can now be purchased online at Bouf. Check it out!

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