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November 11, 2014

Cardiff Contemporary : Part 2

The Beuys Pavilion #2 that stands in place of the first was designed in partnership with Cardiff based artist David Sopwith as a locus for the remaining ‘Mapping the Inconsequential’ micro residencies during Cardiff Contemporary’s 5 weeks programme; realised this time as a classic white cube, penetrable only through the exchange of ideas between the wider public, artists, architects, and…

November 3, 2014

Cardiff Contemporary : Part 1

Cardiff Contemporary, a citywide festival of visual arts over 5 weeks, played host to the Beuys Pavilion – a sculpture and functional engagement space in collaboration with EMP Projects and Design Circle RSAW South. As the first of the Beuys Pavilion’s 5 micro-residencies, we worked with members of public and volunteers from Cardiff School of Art & Design’s Architectural Design…

October 18, 2014

Dancing On The Sea Lion with the Samoans

Hats off to Cardiff based band Samoans on their latest album’s nomination for the Welsh Music Prize 2013-14.  The Samoans’ album ‘Rescue’ joins 11 other shortlisted for the prize, including Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys and Cate Le Bon. The prize was launched to coincide with SWN festival, and so we wait with baited breath to hear who’s bagged the…

September 21, 2014

Green Man Sessions 2014

You’ve probably noticed us going wild for Green Man backstage sessions via twitter and Facebook lately.  Well, it’s all been in aid of showcasing a set we designed and made for the festival’s live sessions tent this August. Team Ongl and our eager assistant Matt Allmark pitched up in crew camping, joining the rest of…

September 16, 2014

Our launch night fuelled by beer and cakes!

The paint brushes are cleaned and the brown paper in the window is down.  Home byKirsty opened its doors to the public on August  21st 2014 to reveal beautifully designed products; lovingly curated by lighting and homeware designer-maker Kirsty Patrick; showcased in an unique interior designed, made and fitted by us! Nestled within Cardiff’s vibrant…

September 7, 2014

Super-duper website lady Lauren!

Since launching our website we’ve had nothing but compliments about its interface, content and bold visual style. We’re chuffed to bits with how it’s turned out, and we really can’t thank Lauren Cook, our super-duper graphic designer and website builder enough!  Lauren has been by our side from the word go, helping us to develop…

July 22, 2014

Champion Chippy

Our very own Carpenter is going for gold! As World Skills Welsh Champion in Carpentry 2014, Simon has competed tiredlessly and with great success.  Now part of the UK Team who will compete in the European round of World Skills; sights are firmly set on representing the United Kingdom at Word Skills 2015, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Eisioes wedi’i…

June 10, 2014

Turning ideas into spaces you want to be in

ongl design+make : turning ideas into spaces you want to be in // llunio syniadau mewn ofodau llesol. Sarah has made her dream come true and set up a design+make studio, with like-minded designers and makers in tow. Like our facebook page, follow us on twitter @ongldesignmake , spread the word + we will look…

June 9, 2014

Scenography + Performance

Sarah+Dan were part of the Cardiff Theatrical Services [CTS] team producing scenery for musicals, theatre, opera and site-specific performance [Sarah involved in the construction detailing, and Dan in scenic art] Bu Sarah+Dan yn rhan o’r tim yn CTS yn cynhyrchu setiau ar gyfer sioeau cerdd, theatr, opera a pherfformiadau safle-penodol [Sarah fel Cynllunydd Manylion Adeiladwaith,…

June 8, 2014

Caffi’r Theatrau

Design and build of a pop-up cafe to accommodate Wales’ theatre companies to promote and nurture the art of performance in Wales during the National Eisteddfod Wales, Denbighshire and District 2013 Caffi-gwyb i gartrefi cwmniau theatrau Cymru yn ystod wythons yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Sir Ddinbych a’r Cyffiniau 2013