Arzu Firuz is a young designer of Turkish and Panamanian ancestry, currently based in France. Together with her associate Paul Huber, she works on the reinterpretation of cultural objects like antique rugs, floor cushions and wooden lattices. By combining these objects with modern materials used in every day life, they provide a fresh approach to an ancient art. For Yellowbasket Arzu Firuz & Paul Huber exclusively designed a carpet and placemat collection for kids produced in recycled vinyl.
az&mut are Rafaële David and Geraldine Hetzel, a young French designer team that specialises in researching innovative use of traditional and local materials with a focus on exploring different ways of returning greenery to urban life. For the past three years they have been exploring new ways of developing flax (linen) products: a range of outdoor/indoor pots and lamps – from the classic Cavalier to the furry Teddy – and to be continued with the innovative Cupcake, made from 100 percent plant materials. As well as exploring other natural materials, such as porcelain, wood and organic cotton, az&mut also design for other brands.
byBO Design is a Swedish designer label specialized in baby furniture. The company is run by designer Bo Ekström who himself is father of four. Although their emphasis is on ergonomics and space utilization, the designs, which are mostly made of wood, also focus on aesthetics. Ekström is especially known for his innovative design for diaper changing stations.