The Skin and Soal Issue
David Bartlett is a paper engineer. He's also a furniture designer and, strangely enough, the two disciplines do function together very well. Since the sixties he's been making cardboard furniture and his latest collection is constructed from polyester laminated fibreboard for endurance and strength: seen here, the chairs and table which Isabella Blow has installed in her London House. The Issi connection, as usual, has opened doors. During Fashion week we witnessed Philip Treacy's first ever origami hat, constructed by Bartlett,while Habitat will be stocking his furniture soon.