Even with only 28 days there was plenty going on in February for Wolf PR—not least of all the Valentine’s Day gift guides.
We at Wolf PR, of course, know that Kikkerland makes great homegoods and HGTV seems to agree. The Mozart Kitchen Timer made the list of “20 Beautiful Kitchen Accessories for $20 or Less” and the Felt Bedside Caddy won the title of “Storage All-Star.”
Meeting with Modern magazine, Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden dished about their new collection with ZigZagZurich. They talked color, collaboration, and crisis making for a definite must-read.
ZigZag also got the spotlight in Hospitality Design.
One of Wolf PR’s newer clients, Tritan from Eastman has been making waves. The shatterproof, crystal clear, BPA-free plastic has been cropping up in a number of products, especially for the kitchen. For The Inspired Home’s coffee-obsession roundup they recommended the Tritan-based Dash Rapid Cold Brew System as the first step in an indulgent cocktail.
And finally, we helped land Wolf PR friend Michala Monroe in the Wall Street Journal’s print and online editions where she reminisced with other design pros on what she loved (and hated) about her family home.
Since 2012 the Press page at wolf-pr.com has been filling up with a continuous feed of features on our client’s great work, but we admit that our blog has been, well, a bit left out. Excited to bring you a more in depth review of our work and clients exciting projects, products, collaborations, and creations we are initiating a monthly press round up. We hope you enjoy!
Kikkerland in SNAP
For their 25th anniversary, Kikkerland a design company known for its clever, well designed household items, collaborated with designer David Weeks to create SquareBear. Inspired by his son’s toy action figures and always looking for new design mediums, Weeks set out to craft a line of wooden toy animals. Passionate about showcasing designers and skilled in large-scale production, Kikkerland’s founder Jan van der Lande was the ideal manufacturing partner for SquareBear. Marked by a full-page image of the tiny wooden bear, this exciting collaboration was featured in the March/April 2017 issue of architectural trade publication SNAP.
ZigZagZurich in Fast Company Design
Industrial designer George Sowden is a granddaddy of Memphis and is still holding court in the design world. ZigZagZurich, founded by Sonwden and artist Nathalie Du Pasquier, is at the front of the Memphis revival, bringing bold graphics to home textiles. In April, Fast Company Design featured ZigZagZurich’s new CoopDS line. Punctuated by photos of graphic black-and-white blankets, quotes by Sonwden describe the sprit of Memphis, “a defining moment in late 20th-century design.” For Fast Co editor Diana Budds this collection is perfect for Memphis enthusiasts, who aren’t quite ready for pink and green polka dots.
Julia Haney Montanez in the Wall Street Journal
Julia is a good friend of Wolf PR and all around design maven. She produces and curates the MADE section Architectural Digest’s annual design show, writes for publications like the Los Angles Times, and contributes to Homepolish as a designer and editor. In April, the Wall Street Journal asked designers to “recall their craziest childhood decorating experiments.” Julia, who now renovates and styles chic New York Apartments, recalls steeling her mothers CD collection to create a DIY life-size disco ball wall treatment in her bedroom. Every great designer has to start somewhere, right?