Nine renowned designers and architects apply their craft to accessories.

We’re always fascinated by architects and designers turning their talent to smaller accessories for the home. In this Nine to Know, we explore an edit of classic and current design pieces by notable names from around the globe – each imbued with the essence of the designer that conceptualised them.

This feature originally appeared in est magazine issue #43

est living living edge vitra wooden dolls 01

The Vitra Wooden Doll (this one being No.1, designed by Alexander Girard) is part of a collection of wooden decorative objects the designer created in 1952 for his own Santa Fe home. The current re-editions are still fabricated and painted by hand today – just like the originals. 

est living living0edge vitra eames house bird 01

The Vitra Eames House Bird, depicted here in walnut, has become an icon in the category of design accessories, having occupied a central place in Charles and Ray Eames’ private home in California. 

est living by lassen black kubus bowl 01

The By Lassen Black Kubus bowl takes inspiration from the Bauhaus era and assumes a functional role of housing everything from plants, blossoms, herbs, fruits and vegetables.

est living raawii vaporous grey bowl 03

The Raawii Vaporous Grey bowl designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen unites both proportion and simplicity to create a distinctly Danish take on elegant design.

John Pawson Bowl When Objects Work

UK designer John Pawson, known for his minimal designs with lasting impact, has been collaborating with When Objects Work since 2001. The designer’s namesake bowl is one of the most recognisable objects from their collaboration. 

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