I have been intrigued by the work of Valencia-born Eindhoven-based designer Nacho Carbonell since it was introduced at Design Miami three years ago. Within the landscape of contemporary collectible design, Carbonell creates poetic design which is innovative, expressive, based on unusual forms that come to challenge traditional furniture, and exploration with extraordinary materials has brought his work to the forefront 21st-century design. This week, London-based Carpenters Workshop Gallery has opened a solo show “Nacho Carbonell: Light Mesh,” which comes to celebrate a new collaboration. In his ‘Cocoon’ series which forms the show, Carbonell uses a unique material which he developed at his own studio, consists of plaster, which incorporates sand and textile hardener, set around a steel frame. The pieces are comprised of semi-transparent cocoons fitted by a sand-colored mesh, illuminated from the inside so that the light diffuses through producing a natural warm light.