When architects design small scale objects for the home, great products emerge. While architects have long designed furniture – think Frank Lloyd Wright's famous furnishings for many of his residential designs – more recently architectural firms have made mass market industrial design part of their portfolios.
There's a new line of timepieces and bracelets just in at Bergo and we're loving the nautical vibe. Always on the lookout for great style, Paul Hewitt watches and bracelets from Germany joins our collection of unique accessories for men and women.
Celebrate Canada150 by adding some local flavour to your decor. Toronto artist Peggy McEwen takes pop imagery and bright colours and turns her designs into "comfortable art" for her company, Design by Persnickety. Each pillow has a front and back design, giving you two looks in one pillow. Many of her designs are her take on Canadiana and Toronto, the city she loves.
At Bergo Designs, you may have noticed, we love Alessi. We love that for Alessi there is no piece too small to be treated as a design object. Even for items that have a prosaic function, Alessi treats them as little jewels. The aptly named Objets-Bijoux Collection, created in collaboration with some of the world's best designers, is quintessential Alessi.
On June 8th anyone who loves great design can raise a toast to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright. Although born in the 19th century, his influence is still felt in the 21st century not just in his timeless work, but also in his approach to design and legacy of innovation.