STUDIO
DesignWright is the London-based design practice of English brothers Adrian and Jeremy Wright, specialising in product and furniture design. With a background in engineering our work is often characterised by our appreciation of both the visual and technical aspects of a project.  We're a small but professional practice working across a wide range of design disciplines, and as such we welcome projects of all sizes and can advise on any creative matter.

CONTACT

DesignWright   
CH2.02 Chester House   
Kennington Park Business Centre   
1-3 Brixton Road   
London   
SW9 6DE  
England  
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3176 4456 

None of our designs or any part of this website may be copied or reproduced. DesignWright © March 2012

The studio is just 200 metres from Oval tube station on the Northern Line.


NEWS

Knife Pot launch 
14 FEB 2012   
Our first product for Normann Copenhagen has just been launched at Ambiente. 
Knife Pot allows utensils and knives to be stored together in the same pot. 
For more information see the projects page... 

"Solutions" exhibition by Sebastian Bergne  
10 FEB 2012   
Two of our recent products (Knife&Fork and Ice Cube, both by Lékué) have been selected by Sebastian Bergne for inclusion in his "Solutions" exhibition in Frankfurt. The exhibition pays tribute to products that provide an innovative solution to a problem. 

Pestle & Mortar for Eva Solo  
15 JAN 2012   
The oval-shaped Pestle & Mortar we designed for Danish firm Eva Solo has reached the shops!!!   
Approximate retail price: £35 

We have moved 
12 SEP 2011   
We have moved into a lovely new studio in Chester House, near London's Oval cricket ground. The building, a former taxi depot and the site of London's first petrol station, has only just reopened after being fully modernised and refurbished.   
Our new contact details are: 
DesignWright   
CH2.02 Chester House   
Kennington Park Business Centre   
1-3 Brixton Road   
London   
SW9 6DE    
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3176 4456      

D&AD winners' gala  
20 JUNE 2012   
At the D&AD winners' gala together with the founders of Joseph Joseph, accepting the nomination for the Pie timer. 
Unfortunately we didn't win a yellow pencil, but we were beaten by worthy winners in the iPad2 and the Plumen bulb. 

D&AD Awards 2011 - nomination for Pie Timer 
1 JUNE 2011 
The Pie Timer is one of just eight products from the Furniture and Product Design category to be shortlisted for a D&AD award this year. D&AD's Yellow Pencil is a notoriously difficult award to win and other nominees include the new iPad and the Plumen light bulb (the current Design of the Year) but we'll keep our fingers crossed. Either way we can't wait for what promises to be a memorable evening at the award ceremony in London next week - apparently there'll even be a ferris wheel and dodgems, not to mention lots of champagne!

Red Dot awards 2011 - BEST OF THE BEST 
12 MAY 2011 
Red Dot: Best of the Best 2011. 
We're delighted to announce that the Pie Timer has won a Red Dot: "Best of the Best" award, the highest honour Red Dot can bestow on a product. It's our third Red Dot but the first time we have won the Best of the Best award. We'll be collecting the award at a ceremony in Essen, Germany next month. 

Everybody loves a pie. 
10 FEB 2011 
Pie timer has got off to a flying start winning both a Design Plus award and Gift of the Year. 
Design Plus award 2011. 
Gift of the year 2011. 

Party in Paris 
13 DEC 2010 
We've just got back from a great weekend in Paris for the launch of our first products with French brand Lexon. Thanks Lexon! We were asked to design something to celebrate Lexon's 20th anniversary. For more information about the products go to the Projects page.

And the winner is... 
5 JUL 2010 
Congratulations to Y-Grinder for winning its second major design accolade, this time scooping a prestigious Red Dot award. Y-Grinder was also Highly Commended for Gift of the Year.

Y-Grinder wins DesignPlus award! 
12 FEB 2010 
We're delighted to announce that our latest product for Joseph Joseph - a combined salt & pepper mill - has won a coveted DesignPlus award at the Ambiente show in Frankfurt. Y-Grinder will be shown alongside the other 27 winners, including products from Alessi, Stelton, Authentics, Menu, Royal VKB, Matteo Thun, David Chipperfield and Ineka Hans. 

Flow door handle launches at MADE 
3 FEB 2010 
Our first product for Italian manufacturer Frascio has just been launched at the MADE exhibition in Milan. For more details go to the Projects page. 

Super Smashin' Great 
18 FEB 2009 
Our latest product for Joseph Joseph - SMASHER - has just been launched at Maison d'Objet in Paris, Spring Fair in Birmingham and Ambiente in Frankfurt. 
The reaction so far has been great, except in Japan where they don't eat mash potato. 
For more information see the projects page. 

Folding Colander shortlisted 
15 JAN 2009 
The Folding Colander is one of five products to be shortlisted in the Interior Accessories category of the Rosemount Taste Awards. The winner will be announced at the end of February. 

Rinse&Chop on sale now! 
1 DEC 2008  
The first batch of Rinse&Chop has started to reach the high street. It's also available online from JosephJoseph.com and MoMAstore.org amongst others. See the projects page for more information. 
Available from MoMAstore. 

Axis magazine 
24 NOV 2008  
The November edition of our favourite Japanese design magazine, Axis, has a feature on us and our work to date, including the Element gas fire, the Folding Colander for Joseph Joseph and the Poly Prop folding stool.  Thanks Axis! 

HUB at London Design Week 
18 SEP 2008  
The writers of HUB magazine, the official publication for the Urbantine project at Tent London, have included a two-page article on DesignWright.  

Industry Awards 2008 
15 MAY 2008 
The Folding Colander has just scooped it's second design award, this time winning the Food Preperation category at the Industry Awards. 
The awards celebrate innovative products with the potential to generate high sales figures. 
The Folding Colander is available from several hundred retailers including Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Urban Outfitters in the UK. It's also exported to Japan, the States and most of Europe, so you have no excuse for not buying one!
Red Dot design award 2008 
18 MARCH 2008 
We've just heard that our folding colander for Joseph Joseph has won a Red Dot design award, bringing a bit of glamour to the world of food drainage. 

Lantern Close 
21 MAY 2007 
Work has started on our first architecture and interiors project - the development of a 1960s townhouse in Barnes, London. 
Expected completion: Aug/Sept 2007 
 
Award for Dual chopping board 
16 FEB 2007 
Dual chopping board has just received the prestigious Design Plus award at the Ambiente show in Frankfurt. For more details go to: 
www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com/designplus 
Our latest product with Joseph Joseph, Cut&Carve, was also officially launched at the show. Look out for it in the coming months or for more information go to our Projects page. 
 
Happy new year 
15 FEB 2007 
It's been a while since we updated the website, but we've been woking flat out on a new range of furniture over the last few months. With all the late nights slumped over foamboard models and several trips up north to build prototypes, time has been limited. Anyway, we're very excited about the way the project is progressing and can't wait to show it, but first stop: the Patent Office. 

We have moved! 
3 OCT 2006 
Not yet actually, but we will be next week. We've found a new studio in the stunning Leathermarket buildings near London Bridge. 

Happy chopping 
20 SEP 2006 
Production has started on the dual chopping board for Joseph Joseph and it should be in the shops in time for the Christmas stampede.

Brollied 
21 AUG 2006 
We've just completed a small project for this vibrant and exotic garden furniture company. More details soon...

www.designwright.co.uk 
8 JAN 2006 
Welcome to the new designWright website.



PROJECTS

Knife Pot 
for Normann Copenhagen 
Keep your kitchen utensils in one place. 
That is the essence of Knife Pot, a space-saving and simple utensil pot featuring an inbuilt turntable with space for knives, whisks and wooden spoons. 
Comprised of an inner and outer sleeve that can be separated for easy cleaning, eight knives can be stored in the space between the two sleeves. 

Pestle & Mortar 
for Eva Solo 
A reconsideration of the traditional 
Pestle & Mortar, to create a more effective way of grinding herbs and spices. 
In a conventional bowl-shaped mortar, herbs and spices are free to move away from the pestle in any direction. In the 
oval-shaped mortar, the close-fitting pestle can only move in one direction, trapping and grinding the contents much more effectively. When not in use, the Pestle fits securely within the Mortar. 
Materials: Ceramic and silicon rubber 

Pie kitchen timer 
for Joseph Joseph 
60-minute kitchen timer. 
The graphic "pie" dial allows you to monitor progress at a glance, even from a distance. 

BURO desk accessories for Lexon. 
Reminiscent of wooden building blocks or a collection of miniature books, BURO unifies the items commonly found on a desk into a coherent, practical range. With each object taking the form of a simple block they can be stored in any orientation and neatly aligned or stacked on top of each other. Available in green, grey or purple. the range consist of a tape dispenser, calculator, USB hub, stapler, hole punch, digital calendar and magnifying lens.

Y-Grinder 
for Joseph Joseph 
A sculptural centrepiece for the table 
or kitchen that combines salt & pepper in one mill. 
Produced in high-gloss acrylic with 
'soft-touch' handles. 
Available in white, green or grey.

TITANIUM range for Lexon. 
The slim form of the TITANIUM bluetooth speaker allows it to sit unobtrusively on a shelf or table top. The speaker has built-in batteries so, like a book, it can be removed from the shelf and taken with you. The TITANIUM clock/radio elegantly combines the speaker and LED display into one surface, maximising the space for each whilst at the same time creating an uncluttered object.

Ice Box 
for Lékué 
A twin-wall ice box with flip-over lid. When the ice is ready, the lid is turned over and depressed to eject the ice into the box. 
Ice Box enables you to create a stock of ice cubes which can be stored in the freezer and/or served at the table. 

Perfect Cube ice tray 
for Lékué 
Creates perfect cubes of ice, every time. 
Inspired by an industrial moulding technique, the cubes are formed at an angle to avoid the need to taper any of the faces. 

Twin One knife & fork 
for Lékué 
Twin One is a multi-cultural evolution of the traditional cutlery set. The knife and fork can be used in the conventional way, or clipped together to create a set of sprung chopsticks. 
The ideal companion for any lunchbox! 
Materials: Nylon and overmoulded rubber. 

Flow door handle for Frascio S.p.A. 
The handle has a clean, flowing form language that communicates how it should be held and used. With simple, architectural elevations and a more sculptural and tactile quality in 3d the handle considers the requirements of both the architect and client. Available in polished or brushed versions. 

Smasher 
Mashing made easy. 
Joseph Joseph asked us to reinvent the potato masher and, twenty kilograms of potatoes later, we did. 
The spring-loaded outer ring captures the potato, forcing it through the holes in the masher plate - no more chasing potatoes around the pan! It works really well, it's easy to clean, and great fun to use.

Folding bread board for Joseph Joseph 
Beech chopping board with integrated plastic hinge. 
Makes it easy to transfer food to a pot, or waste to the bin, without spillages. Available in two versions - with or without grooves.

Rinse&Chop  
A chopping board and colander in one.  
The preparation of most fruit and veg involves an element of rinsing and chopping. Rinse&Chop combines a colander with a chopping board, creating a versatile and convenient kitchen tool that saves on cleaning and storage. 
From the flat chopping position it can be folded into a chute with a colander at one end. Here it can be locked in position to rinse/drain then pour the contents into a pan or container.  
Rinse&Chop is made from a single piece of polypropylene with grippy rubber edges. It uses 4 durable living-hinges to allow it to fold, a catch to hold it in the folded position and a "snap-flat" feature to ensure that the board is always flat when chopping.
Patent pending: PCT/GB2008/050571

Folding Colander  
The thinnest colander in the world!  
It folds completely flat for easy storage  and cleaning. As a single piece of polypropylene, it uses 12 living-hinges to achieve its transformation and has four catches to hold it in the folded position. It took 149 prototypes to resolve the design for manufacture!  
The Folding Colander won a Red Dot award in 2008 and is now sold in the best design and kitchenware shops all over the world.  
Patent pending: PCT/GB2008/050571

Cut&Carve 
A double sided chopping board for the preperation of various food types without the mess. With a sloping cutting surface and raised lip any juices or crumbs collect at the rear edge of the board allowing them to be easily discarded or reused. 
www.josephjoseph.com

Dual Chopping Board
Joseph Joseph is a brand of table-ware and kitchen products combining style and function.
In our first product collaboration with Joseph Joseph, we jointly developed an innovative chopping board that was launched at trade fairs in Paris and Birmingham.
In beech and moulded polyethylene, Dual caters for a range of chopping needs while avoiding cross contamination of food types. The two boards are held together with a patented magnetic fixing which enables easy separation for flexible use and cleaning.

GAS cooking appliances A reinterpretation of the traditional gas hob. 
Individual gas sockets are installed around the kitchen and throughout the home, and various plug-and-play appliances are attached as required.

the SLAB collection 
Corian furniture and accessories for Brilliant Fires.
The fire has always been at the heart of domestic life and remains central to modern interiors, influencing the layout, orientation and atmosphere of its surroundings.
The Slab Collection is a luxurious range of furniture and accessories that formalizes the relationship between the fire and the key pieces within the living space. By embracing the material and aesthetic qualities found in Brilliant’s award winning modern fires, the Slab Collection exploits the seamless properties of Corian to create pure monolithic shapes.

Lines & Loops
Lines & Loops uses Corian as an artistic media and focuses on the subtle but expressive qualities of a hand-drawn line, contrasted with the geometric panel. Each piece is commissioned from a unique freehand sketch that is digitised, scaled and recreated on a CNC router. Once inlaid, each becomes a unique piece of art.
Lines & Loops is part of the C-lection, a range of ten pieces by ten designers from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. Each piece showcases a different use for Corian as a household object.
DesignWright was commissioned alongside Khodie Feiz, Claudio Colucci, Ineke Hans, Jérôme Tarby, Satyendra Pakhalé, Jeffrey Bernett, Massayou Ave, Adam & Viktoria and Dumoffice.
The products in C-lection were launched at 100%Design June 2003 in Rotterdam, and were shown in the Milan Fair in April 2004. They are available from selected outlets in the Netherlands.

Element gas fire for Brilliant
Originating from Adrian's final year project at the RCA, the visual concept for the Element expresses the process of gas combustion and re-interprets lost practices associated with fire, such as using hot pebbles to boil water. 
Its bold features, compact proportions and wall mounted installation make it ideal for minimal interiors and those with a limited floor space. As the first 'honest' gas fire it has had a significant impact on the UK market.
AWARDS - Winner of the Classic Design Readers Award 2003, organised by Homes & Gardens magazine, Victoria & Albert Museum and HRH Prince of Wales.
PRESS - The fire was featured in an article on new design graduates (Wallpaper* Sept/Oct 1998) and more recently (2003) in the Evening Standard, the Independent and the Guardian.

Brilliant Fires 
Brilliant are a British manufacturer of gas fires and fireplaces. Now in their third decade, the Brilliant name has become synonymous with market leading design and  quality.
Since 2001, Adrian and Jeremy have worked closely with Brilliant to develop their portfolio of products, improve their production methods and to advise on design direction.
AWARDS - Brilliants products have won many industry awards since 2001 including Fireplace of the Year for three consecutive years.
www.brilliantfires.co.uk

Billy Bench for DuPont 
DuPont commissioned several benches to showcase Zodiaq, a new material, as part of its launch at 100%Design 2003. The aim was to express the qualities of Zodiaq and demonstrate alternative uses.
As Zodiaq is a hard sheet material that is normally used in monolithic applications, our intention was to derive an appropriate and natural form with 3D curvature. As it is difficult to create sculptural forms in the sheet face, we experimented with a vertical orientation and edge profiling.
The swell cut provides a focus for the bench and expresses the solitude of sitting alone.
In a vertical orientation the material can act as a weight bearing beam and through the visible edges, Zodiaq's solidity is emphasised.
Other concepts were inspired by a church pew, Zodiaq's material integrity and the ways it can be combined with other materials.


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