Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

Compost Loo

A spacious fairy tale compost loo for anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Handmade using local and sustainably sourced materials.

Originally commissioned for an equestrian centre in Cambridgshire, this compost toilet is an ideal solution for people looking to put toilet facilities on a remote site without water or electricity, or simply looking for an attractive toilet building to complement the natural environment.

This beauty is for sale in the UK via a partner free-ranger site , click here to buy one.

or if you are in mainland Europe send me an email – info at ryanfrank.net

Ryan

Compost Loo

Compost Loo

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Reebok, Record-Play and Ryan Frank

Take a studio space in the heart of London and Barcelona’s respective creative hubs, Shoreditch and Raval, add the latest fly trainers courtesy of Reebok, plus a load of music-making equipment, and top it off with bespoke furniture and fittings from furniture designer Ryan Frank and your end result should look a lot like the Record-Play Living Room. An exclusive, private space to host musicians and artists.
Frank’s designs help transform the space into a warm and inviting place. Artists can make the most of the experience by lounging around on furniture that is contemporary and comfortable, yet also made with honest, natural materials. Using a combination of spruce ply, hemp fabric and recyclable aluminium, his multi-functional designs range from sofas and stools, to shelving and lighting. Seating doubles up as useful storage, whilst shelving solutions further optimise the use of space by conveniently housing the stools when not in use. This is the first in the series of ‘Living Rooms’ – Berlin and Barcelona to follow shortly.
All illustrations were done by Andrew Groves

For more Hi-res images click HERE

Record Play - Ryan Frank, Free Range Furniture ..© Mark Cocksedge
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Barcelona Design Week – Glitch Studios

Many thanks to Glitch Lab for hosting me at this years Barcelona Design Week. The perfect place to launch my latest collection.


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Ryan Frank takes the ‘office’ out of office furniture

Sustainability and multi-functionality are effortlessly integrated by designer Ryan Frank in his debut office furniture collection, which will be on show on the 5th of October 2012 during Barcelona Design Week 2012.
The collection consists of a workstation and shelving unit made from a delightful mix of renewable materials such as, bamboo and steam-bonded Spanish cork.


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Cajonuda

Reclaimed, found, salvaged, sourced, re-used ….. these are some of my favorite words…. and here is one of my favourite tables at the moment – Cajonuda.

“For the making of this table no harm has been done to any pieces of furniture… ”

Designed by Petz from Pokodesign and made by me.

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Solo exhibition for RoomService Gallery – Design Week

Barcelona design week draws to a close, but this beautiful city still continues to inspire and provoke fresh ideas….

My skip chic collection for RoomService Gallery is a direct result from time spent in the Catalonian capital.

Below are a few images of the new products and also the video we made to coincide with the launch Punto Verde – Video and the  Video Trailer

For the full range of images go to http://www.ryanfrank.net//limited-editions/

 

 

AYO Collection

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Bee-friendly furniture for the National Theatre

Rosemary, sage, re-claimed pine and castor wheels are some of the ingredients Ryan Frank used for his latest commission of outdoor furniture for the Terrace Bar & Food, a sustainably-led restaurant at the National Theatre, London.


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Nudge-Nudge

Earlier this month eco superstore NUDGE opened its doors in Helsinki and I was lucky enough to get invited to design and produce the shops display furniture. I took inspiration from the original Hackney Shelf..[an experimental project i did a few years ago…where i installed white boards at graffiti hot-spots around London]

The end result was a family of large, fat and small Hackney style shelves all displaying the sexy merchandise Nudge has on offer, which is a mix of eco clothing, furniture and accessories.

Besides the display furniture…. you can also find my full retail collection on display in the heart of Helsinki, including Isabella & Enzo stools, Zilka clothes hangers, TAPE cork accessory range and The Hackney Shelf.

A big thanks to Anu and Monica from Matteria for making this happen


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A few things to do with scaffolding planks

I recently discovered a stash of old scaffolding planks….These boards are made from a good quality pine and are full of character.

I also had a few furniture commissions on the go…

One was a memorial bench for a regeneration consultancy called Renaisi based in Shoreditch East London, and the other from a private client to design and build a giant farmhouse table.

I decided to make use of this valuable material source ….below is the result – strong, sturdy, salvaged free-range furniture.

table made from salvaged scaffold boards, with steel cut legs

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Apple iPad + Amazon Kindle

It all started with a quirky cork record sleeve for new record label TAPE…. an overwhelming response led to the iPouch for MP3/phones and CPUsleeve for laptops. We are now covering Apple’s new iPad and Amazon’s new Kindle Reader.

The Cork Sleeve Range - now including iPad and Kindle reader

Original record sleeve for TAPE Records

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