The horseshoe crab is often described as a living fossil on account of its resemblance to its ancient cousin the Trilobite. Featured in the Designerâ€™s Atelier Collection of International Treasures this is an amazing piece of natural design at its best.
On one side we have the hard shell, smooth, protective, and hydrodynamic. On the underside we can see clearly the crabâ€™s vulnerability â€“ it is more like a spider than a crab when viewed from beneath.
Fascinatingly the horseshoe crab has remarkable blood which does not contain haemoglobin, a quality that means that it is harvested to be used in testing for bacterial endotoxins. This lack of haemoglobin also means that it has blue blood; which makes it a member of the ocean’s natural nobility.
Material: Horsehoe crab and wood
Product Dimensions: H62CM X W22CM
Designer’s AtelierOriginally a scholar devoted to the study of philosophy and history she paid little heed to her childhood habit of rearranging objects let alone envisioning a future as an award-winning designer with a devoted international clientele. When her years of study left her restless with their lack of practical application a chance distraction of redesigning an old house was nothing short of a great awakening. She realized that interior design was a living philosophy noting that the arrangement style and colours of a room has a direct influence on its inhabitants. What she had overlooked as a compulsive habit now transformed into an all consuming passion revealing an almost uncanny instinct for balance and a brave use of texture and materials that others were quick to take note of. After a stint working for the famed Andrew Martin design team she procured a coveted internship with interiors icon Kelly Hoppen. With the quiet assurance one only sees in those who have found their life’s mission Dagmar had a growing client base before even finishing her design course. Awards began to pile up. She attracted the attention of Sir Terence Conran and Philippe Starck who judged her worthy of second place in the One to Watch Mydeco competition which aimed to discover the UK’s most promising designers. BIDA Design Review magazine showcased her as runner up in the Il Tempo Abitare competition. Most recently she was one of three winners in Homes & Gardens magazine’s competition sponsored by renowned interiors brand Sanderson in their search for a designer who could bring English style to a 21st Century interior. Working both residentially and commercially and with a product line that sells internationally Dagmar prides herself on her approachable manner with clients and has committed herself to creating design experiences that work from the inside out to restore one’s energy and reflect one’s own personality lifestyle and good health over following any trend.