black + blum
black + blum are an Anglo-Swiss partnership who joined forces in 1998 and are based in London, at the European heart of design.
black + blum originally functioned as a design consultancy advising companies on any creative aspect and accumulating insight into different markets. This insight catalysed their decision to develop their own range of products. It has since become a vehicle for the designers - Dan Black and Martin Blum - to fully explore and enjoy their own creativity. Their designs have won numerous awards and are sold through selected stores all over the world. They are passionate about design and realise that a true black + blum product is always a joint input of Dan and Martin's personalities.
They are driven by the opportunity to give each design its own unique character and soul, and their brief is to create functional products that will charm and entertain. You can see this passion and fun manifesting in products like "James" - not just a doorstop or bookend, James has become his own character and moves into your home as a friend.
Hopefully you will get as much enjoyment from black + blum products as Dan and Martin got from designing them!