Dan Black & Martin Blum
Enthusiastic about design from childhood, Dan Black gained a First Class Honours in Design for Industry (a course that received 200 applications for every available place) from The University of Northumbria in Newcastle. Read more.
It was here that Black met Martin Blum, sparking into existence the creative powerhouse that is black + blum.
Blum was born in Switzerland and before travelling to study in the UK he worked as a clerk at a product design company – which is where his ambition to design was first ignited.
The kookie Anglo-Swiss partnership have won many awards, most recently Homes and Garden Best Product Design (2011) and Best New Product – Earl’s Court Show (2012). Close.