upon a time...
. . . six emerging British designers, Jenny Wilkinson, Christopher Duffy,
Reiko Kaneko, Nick Fraser, Lauren Moriarty and Wai-Lian Scannell, decided
it would be “nice” to be collectively grimm++.
London 2010 brought the first of a series of collective projects, each
based on one of the Brothers Grimm folktales.
The collective was awarded the Peta Levi Memorial Bursary, in association
with Design Nation, and launched their first collection at 100% Design
The first theme was based on The Tale of Little Red Cap (also known as
Little Red Riding Hood). Visitors could explore the tale through a variety
of products and furniture, from photographic woodland wallpaper, with
a grey wolf among the birch trees, to a bright red chair with a mysterious
The Little Red Cap collection allowed each designer to express his or
her own personality and design talent under a coherent theme. With only
one folktale down, and dozens to go, you can look forward to more chapters
from the grimm++ collective, and more eclectic sets of furniture and products..