noook at Central Research Laboratory
noook is currently being developed for market with the support of Britians first hardware incubator, The Central Research Laboratory.
Torsten has been shortlisted in the prestigious Design Week Awards in the Rising Star Category.
Four other talent designers are shortlisted along side Torsten and the winner will be announced on the 25th of November in an award ceremony at the Round House Camden.
Design Weeks Rising Star
This London Design Festival Torsten Sherwood is exhibiting at 100% Design and Designers Block.
The Throne Stool and the Pew Stools will be exhibited in the Wood Awards at 100% Design between the 22nd and 26th of September, and between the 23rd and 27th Torsten exhibited new work at Designers Block; a table made from Cross Laminated Timber, a newish material in furniture design.
For more information please get in contact with Torsten.
London Design Festival 2015
Throne Stool and Pew Stool Are In
The 2015 Wood Awards Shortlist
The Throne Stool and the Pew Stool have been sleceted to be part of the 2015 Wood Awards Shortlist.
The Wood Awards are the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.
As part of the Wood Awards shortlist the Throne Stool and the Pew Stool will be exhbited at 100% Design during the London Design Festival.
Torsten Sherwood has been selected as one of the five finalist in the AJ Hoare Lea Bursary for his proposed project to design and build a new bird hide on Rutland Water.
As a site of special scientific interest, the reservation bringing Ospreys back to Great Britain and the location of the worlds largest wild life festival, Bird Fair; Rutland Water is a very special place and the intent of this project is to design and build a bird hide that is suitably special and dignified for this special place.
Although small the intent of this project is to explore a craft approach to architecture; blurring the lines between the architectural scale and the craftsmanship of furniture.
Finalist in the
AJ Hoare Lea Bursary
A Throne Stool was successfully auctioned in an event held at London’s Library Club to raise money for Europe’s first elephant sanctuary; Elephant Haven. Torsten was in the auction among other artists including Yoko Ono, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Ronnie Wood, Quentin Blake and Sir Peter Blake.
Charity Auction For
To promote WWF’s Earth Hour event Pentagram’s Do the Green Thing have ask world famous designers including David Shrigley, Marina Willer and Hudson Powell to design Every Day Things. Winning Do The Green Things young creatives competition to re-design a light switch promoting sustainable behaviour Torsten has been included in this prestigious group.
Light Savers is not light switch but a social media campaign designed to engage the public and spread the message of Earth Hour. Free graphics of WWF Panda faces can be downloaded HERE, cut out and stuck onto a light switch; spreading the message where it is most relevant but also allowing you to share this message on social media with a photo.
Light Savers for WWF Earth Hour
As part of the London Design Festival I will be speaking at the V&A. In an event entitled "Don't Just Patent It. Protect It" (organised by IP specialist EIP) I will be talking about my professional practice as a designer and Intellectual Property.
16 September - V&A TALK
DON'T JUST PATENT IT. PROTECT IT
After four months developing a new construction toy that builds dens, forts and playhouses the Designer In Residence exhibition is now open at the Design Museum till the 8th of March 2015
In the exhibition visitors can see dens inspired by children’s literature (Moomin House from the Moomins and the Monkey's Tree House from the Twits) and documentation of the design process and even build their own creations in an interactive section.
DESIGNER IN RESIDENCE OPENS 10/9/14
Photography by Luke Hayes
Photography by Luke Hayes
Torsten Sherwood is one of four designers to be appointed to the prestigious role of London Design Museum's Designer In Residence 2014.
Based on the theme "Disruption" the residence will be preparing and exhibiting new work to be shown in an exhibition at the Design Museum between the 10th of September 2014 till the 4th of Febuary 2015.
Between the 8th and the 14th of April Torsten Sherwood will be exhibiting a furniture collection inspired by the craft and construction of timber joinery in Booth D-19 at the Salone Satellite, Milan. Torsten is hoping to meet contacts in design media, sales and production. Please contact Torsten for further information.