In a small town in the centre of Mallorca, Huguet has been manufacturing cement tiles for nearly a century. A heritage company that has managed to grow and shift with the times, always emphasizing tradition alongside a contemporary vision.
In this interview, Co-editor and visual artist Amy Hilton meets and is led through the organically curated home of one of Belgian design’s most influential figures and collectors; Axel Vervoordt. Here, the two speak of their mutually shared interest and affinity towards stones, and the importance of ‘earth-centred’ design approaches.
Presented online and at the National Design Centre, DesignSingapore Council’s hand-selection of seven designs by emerging Singapore designers relay a visionary approach to current issues like health-improvement, sustainable materials practices and safety.
TLmag catches up with multifaceted creator Hubert Barrère, most known as being the artistic director of the Paris-based embroidery Maison Lesage. Caught between art, fashion and contemporary creation, the conversation dives into the Maison’s ethos, the gesture of the corset and the emotion of craftsmanship.
In his material-based and experimental practice, Carl Emil Jacobsen paints his organically shaped pieces with self-made pigments from locally sourced bricks and natural stones in light to burnt hues, his work speaks to all of our bodily senses.
“Visit the interior of the Earth and, by transformation, you will find the hidden stone”. This quote by 15th century alchemist Basilius Valentinus opens up TLmag’s latest Autumn/Winter print edition — co-edited by visual artist Amy Hilton.
Masataka Hosoo, innovator and president of HOSOO, a Kyoto-based traditional kimono textile maker, is bringing Nishijin-ori weaving techniques and textiles to the forefront of the design and fashion scenes worldwide. TLmag sat down with him to talk about HOSOO Studies: an ongoing R&D project that aims to create a modern perspective surrounding the relationship between human beings and textiles since ancient times.
TLmag contributor Lara Chapman takes us through the monochromatic images of Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska, whose uneasy visuals and refusal to create easily digestible images ask us to embrace the discomfort of uncertainty.