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The enduring designs of the Herman Miller Collection strike a balance between seemingly contradictory ideas: aspiration and accessibility, sculpture and engineering, elegance and informality, beauty and comfort. Not the least of these is its delicate balance of craft and industrial processes.
A set of alabaster areas within a stream for 5 years erode differently depending on the situation and the force of water.
In its edition in 2016, Habitat Valencia Fair will be held simultaneously with other major Spanish quotations related to habitat: CEVISAMA y FIMMA- MADERALIA . This project, that has the support of all sectors involved, aims to generate synergies between events, so that professionals have an overview of all the segments that make up the home.
A film released on 1945 talking about the design and manufacture of bicycles. Set in the Raleigh bicycle factory in Nottingham, UK and filed in the (and propery of) British Council Film Collection.
Artist and illustrator Ugo Gattoni presents his first drypoint etching, made in the Urdla print facility in Villeurbanne (France). Edited in December 2015 by Sold Art online art gallery, this dreamlike composition featuring some references to his girlfriend Sybille’s anatomy, as well as Escher’s perspective work.
Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase is one of the most famous vases in history. Designed in 1936 for a competition at the Paris World’s Fair, Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto anonymously entered and won the competition for his vase under the pseudonym “Eskimo woman’s leather breeches”.
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is an annual city-wide platform for the exhibition and engagement of independent design in Toronto, showcasing unexpected prototypes, immersive installations, and unique programming.
In fact, the eelgras Zostera Marina is a real disturbing factor: Every year thousand tones of the dowdy biomass are washed up on the beaches on the german coast and blemish it with an unsightly brown carpet.
FUWL accepts design assistants two times a year. The first period stretches from January 15th to June 15th (5 months). The second period stretches from August 15th to December 15th (4 months).
At the imm cologne, suppliers and decision-makers from the sector’s major markets around the world will be setting the course for successful future business.
LaFlor Lamp combines the upcycle of a glass bottle with the design of a lampshade in copper in order to revive the lasting beauty of a lamp.
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form. The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.
The design of the L242 makes a clear visual statement, is reduced and focused on material and finish. Inspired by the “Folle”, an archaic sound object which has been used in the Swiss alps for centuries to call the “Alpsegen”, the basic cone shape is iconic and self explanatory.
While the paper industry across Japan has changed dramatically over the years from Japanese paper to western paper, hand-made processes to automated processes, Kurotani Washi has remained true to its hand-made heritage, preserving a craft from the Japan of old.
Basically Caprolactone thermoplastics are long chain polymers that can be formed and molded when heated. The good thing about these polymer is that it only takes 60oC to melt the materials making them very good for modelling and sculpting using hot water or a hand held heat gun.
The Creative Marathon comes back to ELISAVA in its 16th edition burden with contents and activities. Like every year, it consists of a set of intensive workshops, where students in year 3 and 4 of Degree in Design and Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design will take part together. The idea is to promote creativity thought R&D processes that lead to new and innovative situations.
Blowing stools are made of balloons coated with epoxy resin. Seung Jin Yang tried to make the blowing balloon a simple making process based on his personal childhood memories into industrial fabrication furniture making process.
This job-offer for the position of Boisbuchet’s workshop season manager addresses professionals in the coordination of design, architecture and / or culture-related activities, who are eager to engage their skills within a team that organizes and runs workshops for an international audience.
Inspired by the work Oscar Tusquets and Lluis Clotet have carried out for Bd Barcelona since the early 80’s Konstantin Grcic has designed a wing-like table top using extruded aluminium profiles. Table B spans a maximum length of 3,6 meters and comes with three optional substructures in solid oak, stainless steel or artificial stone.
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Award breaks down into the three disciplines: Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept.
Floor coverings and architectural facades able to accommodate plant life; molds, lichens, mosses, etc.. Buildings made of these materials mimics the artificial environment.
The Inhale Lamp is formed by blowing glass into the form of an air bubble and then quickly sucking the air away. Ordinarily, glass is made by blowing air continually into molten material. The Inhale Lamp, on the other hand, is created by the act of inhaling. It‘s a form produced by negative air pressure.
Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year, BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management.
Using a scientifically controlled metal electro-deposition process, it is possible to ‘grow’ nanocrystalline copper onto almost any substrate. After sculpting furniture out of clay modelling wax, a conductive silver spray was applied to the surface and then positively charged while submerged in a tank of copper sulphate solution.
The challenge is to imagine and develop a cutting-edge concept for a bar that will surprise and enchant visitors and exhibitors at the Biennale INTERIEUR 2016. First of all, the bar is a place designed to meet colleagues and friends, also functioning as an all-day location for serving and consuming quality food and drinks.
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
Have you recently designed a new object that might be relevant to the living environment? We are looking for objects which help us to bring cohesion in a space. We are keen to explore the impact of new materials and technologies on such objects, and how they can have a transforming influence. Also how new potential can be achieved with traditional materials. And potentially how objects work in or with the internet of things. Every object that fits into a living environment is allowed in the competition, whether it is aimed at general use or developed with a particular niche market in mind.
HAY Retail Design Department is urgently looking for a skilled architect for our Shanghai team. An architect with experience in housing, interior design or retail design, who can work alongside their creative team to ensure that projects are delivered to completion to the highest standard.
In late 19th century, a carpet trading concern was established by a noble and versatile business merchant named Sheikh Din Muhammad. Later his all four sons carried forward and expanded carpets business and enhanced its prestige and goodwill by dint of relentless working, pragmatic planning and good business governance.
Isamu Noguchi, born in 1904 in Los Angeles to the Japanese poet Yone Noguchi and the American writer Leonie Gilmour, studied at Columbia University and the Leonardo da Vinci Art School.
Würtz style is simultaneously contemporary in design and archaic in the crafting. It’s been described as timeless but is also future-oriented in the way it supersedes both heavily floral traditional fine china dinner sets and early 21st century minimalist white faience.
We believe that smart ideas can turn the city into a better place. Like a dancing traffic light manikin that makes people wait and watch rather than walk through the red light. For more safety.
Metis is a compact desk made of solid oak, offering a real storage solution. This desk helps you keep your workspace tidy and organized with three drawers, one secret compartment and two lidded sections. Metis not only hides the wires and the electric cables, but it also comes equipped with several compartments for storage.
B&O PLAY’s active speaker system, BeoPlay A9, which integrates an all-star line-up of dedicated components with provocative design to create a complete sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.
The Frame Chair is a personalized furniture system designed by Char Kennedy in Emily Carr University as a graduation project in 2014 to engage users in the process of making, wear and repair.
Project Play comprises of a series of table lamps, with each object made by a standalone machine. Aiming to create new value between object and user, honest focus and magnification is put on the manufacturing process.
The Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner is a masterwork of traditional hand craftsmanship. Each table is handmade, meaning that small bubbles or bumps in the glass are not flaws but rather desirable characteristics marking each piece as unique.
The Klint Trust Fund was established by Jan Klint in 1972 and still plays an important role in the company’s financial infrastructure. The foundation grants yearly scholarships to young, up and coming architects and designers.
Downtown Design is an international design trade fair of select quality brands exhibiting products, trends and concepts never-before seen in the region.
Creating a point of time that encourages the growth of the design industry in Dubai, Dubai Design Week will not only establish the city as the regional capital for design, but also as the global meeting point for the international design community. The 6 day event will activate more than 60 separate activities and projects, celebrating the best in design both regionally and internationally.
Tokyo Design Week, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has developed into an international design event that gathers excellent architecture, interior, product design, graphic design and art from all over the world.
When Noah was young he imagined that he would spend his life in a small cottage in the English countryside painting and drawing alone. Yet he has found that collaborating with others has been the greatest joy and made him a far stronger artist than he could have ever been on his own.
Diario is a project that search for everyday objects from all around Mexico.
Mexico has a lot of tradition in making fabrics and that is why Moisés decide to travel to Oaxaca, there he met Felipe and José, they are two of four brothers that has the business of making fabrics since they were kids, he met them in their workshop in a lonely neighborhood.
Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture by hand in workshops in the UK and Portugal. They believe in good design, longevity, sustainability and quality at fair prices.
In Portugal they manufacture one hour south of the beautiful city of Porto. They filmed one of their visits to show you how their stool is made…
DDW is different from other design events, because it concentrates on the designs of the future. Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.
Istanbul Design Week is gathering under the one roof, the world’s leading fashion and industrial designers and creative business sector with latest trends projects.