The ‘Anarchists Cookbook’ was written in 1971 by William Powell was a publication created to aid the anarchists to cause the maximum amount of destruction in the most efficient, methodical and safe way. A modern update was made in 2001 by an author that goes under the alias Jolly Roger.
Sylvain Willenz, Designer
Born in Brussels in 1978. Sylvain Willenz has lived consecutively in the US, Belgium and in the UK. He studied Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London graduating in 2003. In 2004, Sylvain opened his studio, based in Brussels. Sylvain’s works deal with projects from lighting to product design and furniture. His approach to design is characterized by a clear love for materials and processes. The work-spirit is straightforward and uncomplicated. Whilst remaining simple, design solutions are relevant, innovative and powerful. Projects celebrate design, archetypes, products and the industry.
Since setting up his studio in 2004, Sylvain Willenz has given birth to a handful of remarkable designs. A small, yet an early and consistent collection of design objects in which the signature of the young designer is precise and distinct: An experimental approach of materials, but a liking for clear and simple forms, an eye for detail and attention to the finished and manufactured product. Sylvain gets his kick out of trying out and experimenting things, sourcing his inspiration in the most common and unexpected everyday objects and materials. And although some early projects can have an experimental character, Sylvain never forgets the production value and the feasibility involved with real products. These elements taken into account, it is worth calling Sylvain a contemporary designer. Indeed, his first creations haven’t passed unnoticed. In 2002 he was the successful candidate of the international design competition Design for Europe at the Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk, in Belgium. in 2005, he was elected as the most promising designer of the year on the DesignBrussels fair. And since then his work has taken on with international and reputable collaborations. Thanks to his innovative, simple and fair approach to design, and some dry humor, Sylvain is unmistakably an important Belgian talent.
Designed with Alberto Saggia for Vistosi, these lamps are the result of a long study on an old technique of blowing glass withing metal frames.