Our Spring/Summer 2017 Entryway Project is Here

a woman walks by the entrance to the forster inc redchurch street office in shoreditch, where the new forster inc entryway design project is showcased, in collaboration with dogs body design and little greene paint co.

Spring has sprung here at the Forster Inc office, and a new season means a new Suppliers Showcase Entryway Project.

For Spring/Summer 2017, we’ve teamed up with not one but two companies on our entryway design:
Dog’s Body and Little Greene Paint Co.

In this exhibition entitled Form Meets Function, we explored the question of what makes good design, using Dog’s Body copper storage rails and paints from Little Greene’s Pink Collection. The installation demonstrates how typically overlooked, functional materials can become beautiful, attention-grabbing centrepieces in their own right when well designed.

We love the final pink-and-copper design and hope that you do, too. 

Big thanks to Piers Wallace of Dog’s Body and the team at Little Greene for collaborating with us on this project.

pale pink walls from little greene paints are illuminated by dog's body copper piping as a candelabra
pale pink walls from little greene paints are balanced by dog's body copper piping as a paper towel holder
pale pink walls from little greene paints are balanced by dog's body copper piping as a loo roll holder
pale pink walls from little greene paints are balanced by dog's body copper piping as a paper towel holder

Missed our last Supplier Showcase design? Every season, the Forster Inc office entryway will receive a curated design featuring the work of the suppliers we most admire. You can read all about our Autumn/Winter 2016 project in this blog post.

About the Project: Form Meets Function

pink walls showcase a tiny vase made from dog's body copper pipework

What is good design? Our Spring/Summer2017 Suppliers Showcase explores the delicate balance between form (aesthetics) and function (purpose) in the act and art of good design.

On the surface, the bold shades of pink – complimented by the bright shine of the copper – are an aesthetic feast for the eyes, echoing the interior trends prominent in 2017. However, this everyday material, once pushed to the periphery, has been re-appropriated to create stylish and useful storage and décor, including light fixtures, a kitchen rail and even a kitchen towel holder. 

About Dog's Body

dog's body's playful, school-style instructions for assembling the copper pipework as a paper towel holder
panels of pink from little greene paint co line the corridor of the forster inc hallway, showcasing dog's body copper pipework in various utilitarian purposes.

Dog's Body creates custom copper for home and commercial use. The company respects the notion of handmade. Every product that leaves us in the East End of London will be unique as each one is cut, polished and put together by hand.


About Little Greene

a close up of dog's body copper pipework as a candelabra, against mid-toned pink walls from little greene paint co

Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers.


Want to see our design for yourself?  Get in touch with the Forster Inc team.

 Otherwise, pop into our Redchurch Street office, open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm. You can also see the installation on the weekend by visiting vintage eyewear shop Brides and Brows (open Saturday and Sunday 12pm-6pm).