Monocle, the worlds leading global affairs and lifestyle magazine, interview our co-founder and lead designer, Dan Black. Get an insight into Black+Blum’s past, present and future, in this insightful personal interview. Listen here.
We are thrilled to partner with the world famous luxury fashion brand Prada, to supply a selection of our co-branded designs that feature alongside the Prada Re-Nylon collection. Prada Re-Nylon is a sustainable line of Prada products executed using unique regenerated nylon, obtained through the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets,Continue reading “BLACK+BLUM PARTNER WITH PRADA”
When we set out to create a new product, we always try to make it the best possible design we can. Before we start sketching any concepts, we first form a detailed brief that covers key functions that the product must have. This might sound restrictive but it greatly helps focus the creative side andContinue reading “DESIGNING THE BEST STAINLESS STEEL LUNCH BOX”
(This is a recent article I wrote for the latest edition of Designing, the design, and technology magazine for schools, colleges, and universities). Designers hold some of the responsibility for the environmental crisis the world now faces. We helped fuel the consumer society we live in and created all the products that the market bought butContinue reading “PRODUCTS WITH SOUL… OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN”
I should start by saying I hate people who copy our designs. Many companies in our industry, take an existing product and simply apply a logo, colour or pattern to make it their own. We are innovators and ahead of the game. Our ethos at black+blum is to thrive on the creation of original designs from scratch. WeContinue reading “DEALING WITH COMPANIES WHO COPY US”
I need to start by saying that designing environmentally friendly products is not a short term fad. Environmental consideration for any new product is here to stay and will only become more important in the future. Primarily we are a design company first, but if we do our job well, our products will encourage ourContinue reading “SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN?”