British designer Terence Conran has gotten Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, and a handful of his other big-name creator buddies to divulge one idea for a timber-based product they've always wanted in their homes and plan them out with help from emerging designers. Currently on display at the V&A Museum as part of the London Design Festival, the creations—executed by Benchmark Furniture, a wood furniture company Conran co-founded in 1983—provide a neat insight into what each designer found lacking in the world of home decor.
↑ Conran's own design was a woven enclosed workspace, executed with designer Sebastian Cox.
↑ Apple Spaceship maestro Norman Foster's modest request (made as a collaboration with Norie Matsumoto) was for a line of geometric pencil sharpeners.
↑ Zaha Hadid, the globe-trotting futurist architect who also wants to fill your home with her curvaceous designs, opted to create a line of tableware with designer Gareth Neal. When she first unveiled her plan back in July, she used the occasion to describe the experience of approaching product design as an architect:
↑ Cheesegrater architect Richard Rogers and his son, Ab, worked with designer Xenia Moseley to create this fun ladder.