Bernadette Deddens and Tetsuo Mukai have been compared to poets in their desire to explore esoteric and elliptical themes. Their often witty, surreal approach has attracted some illustrious collaborators and makes them a truly distinctive voice in the world of design, says Vicky Richardson
At IMM Cologne this month, &Tradition and Dutch design studio Ontwerpduo showed off a lighting system inspired by climbing plants
The Venetian designer sought to reinvent today's frenetic coffee-drinking habits with a touch of ritual and contemplation
If you grew up in 1980s Britain, it was a high-tech modern convenience – now it’s back as nostalgia.
Boiled leather furnishings, a collapsible bicycle and a socket light scoop prizes at the annual showcase for graduate designers.