With offices in London, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, VW+BS is an international, multi-disciplinary design firm with a portfolio that includes furniture, lighting, product design, aircraft interiors, architecture, and interior design. VW+BS presented an impressive group of product designs in a range of materials in their booth at the designjunction exhibition during last September’s London Design Festival. Inspired by the shape of a honey dipper, the Dipper pendant light for the London-based lighting company Decode, is made from half a sheet of plywood. Three laser-cut spines hold together ten layers of bevel-edged plywood that create the shade, which creates both a soft diffused horizontal light as well as a down light. The collection is currently being expanded to include table and floor lamp versions.
The firm also presented their modern product collections in pewter and unglazed purple clay. VW+BS worked with Malaysian manufacturer Royal Selangor to create the Landscape Collection, a group of eight pewter-ware items, including a candleholder, bowls, trays, milk jug, tea caddy, sugar bowl, dishes, and a lamp. The Silt tableware collection, made of unglazed purple clay, was developed by the Taiwanese company Lin’s Ceramic Studio using a twice-fired clay. It includes a large jug with a lid, small jug, bowl, and four cups. The tactile, unglazed material softens the taste of water in the same way as activated charcoal. Only 50 sets will be produced, each with a slightly different finish due to the firing of the clay.