Novocastrian’s Uncompromisingly Northern Furniture (AnOther Magazine)

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Katie Treggiden speaks to the Newcastle-based design trio – a designer, an architect and a metal worker – putting their hometown firmly on the map.

With their debut collection at the London Design Festival’s designjunction and Newcastle’s Northern Design Festival, and an award for Best New Designer under their belts already, Novocastrian has burst onto the design scene with a singularly local approach to design and manufacture.

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AnOther Magazine, January 2015

I have started writing a column for AnOther Magazine. Each month I will profile a different upcoming product or furniture designer. My first story has just gone live and is called Taking Shape: Aljoud Lootah’s Glorious Geometric Furniture. (All copy is as submitted.)

Named Young Designer of the Year at the 2013 Arab Woman Awards, Aljoud Lootah recently became the first Emirati designer to have her work acquired by an international gallery when the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia bought her Oru collection for its permanent collection. Katie Treggiden speaks to the Dubai-based multidisciplinary designer blazing a trail for Middle Eastern design.

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