Adam Johnston (b.1994, Edinburgh) is an industrial designer, interior designer and design consultant that lives and works in Barcelona. He has worked on projects for both interior and industrial AD100 design studios that have been awarded accolades such as the Red Dot Design Award, ADI-FAD Delta Gold and others. With clients across multiple countries, an international point of view defines his simple, effective and thoughtful approach. Having delivered talks in cities such as London, Edinburgh and Berlin, he complements his professional work serving as a visiting lecturer at the Istituto Europeo di Design.
I was able to apply my knowledge as a ceramic artist to make a product that combines porcelain and steel through their production techniques. Nerikomi is a Japanese technique where different coloured porcelain are placed, stacked and aligned in order to reveal beautiful patterns, similar to the technique of Damascus Steel. I was also inspired by Florentine Kitchen Knives coloured, layered handles and wanted to experiment with this aesthetic.
Agustina Garrigou is a designer and a ceramist. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised by a family in love with nature and a particular sense of humour. She studied Industrial Design and then moved to Barcelona, Spain to study a Master in Furniture Design.
The knives are made with Blue Demodé , because jeans are generally used as raw material. This material is very versatile and it is possible to polish.
In my studio I design showcases, packaging, objects and accessories. My greatest pleasure is looking for the link between objects and history, the context of use and meaning. In my work, I mainly use Demodé, a material created by me in 2010, made from textile waste and biodegradable starch adhesive.
Following with the circular economy principles, the focus points of the handle design are the material selection, the design itself, the life cycle of the product and the manufacturing process. For the manufacture of the handle a biodegradable, compostable and non-toxic thermoplastic material (PLA) was used, which can be recycled without losing its technical properties. A simple design based on geometric figures made up of two pieces that can be easily assembled without using any glue or extra joint parts. Finally, the handle was locally and ethically produced in Barcelona using a 3D printing machine with no waste in the process.
Dekoding Design is a young design studio, led by the interior and industrial designer Kristina Georgieva, who is specialised in sustainable design. After working in both sectors, she stablished the studio in 2019 in Barcelona. Since then, she has been working on interior and furniture design projects.