“The Wish List” is a collaborative project between some of the best-known design names and up-and-coming designers. Ten design and architecture legends and ten young, talented designers faced a challenge of creating a longed-for object for those who normally fulfill creative dreams of others: Norman Forester, Zaha Hadid, Alex de Rijke, Paul Smith, Amanda Levete, John Pawson, Alison Brooks, Richard and Ab Rogers and Allen Jones. Interestingly the challenge was to create all objects, using one single material: American hardwood.
To get know what was on the whist list of design and architecture legends, you need to visit fabulous installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London or check its short summary in The ArchitecturalReview.
But the project I looooove the most is “Paul’s Shed”by Nathalie de Leval for Sir Paul Smith. It’s a wooden hut designed as a place for relaxation. The structure is made from dark-coloured, thermo-treated American ash. It has a glazed wall and a rotating mechanism, so that one can take advantage of sun or shade at different times of day. As a result, the shade is in harmony with the rhythm of nature and can serve as a perfect place, where you can just switch off and relax. Simply amazing!