What’s going on during September around London, Paris, Helsinki, Viena and Valencia?
Introducing the Coconut Cruiseboard, brand new eco-friendly construction series. The natural coconut fibres found on these boards allow them to use less maple wood for an eco-friendly deck that leaves a smaller footprint.
The unique spontaneous shape is made of the same-shaped acrylic resin bottles cast into a single mold; taking out the bottles, one by one, from the injection mold while it is hot; and “dropping” each piece from the ceiling onto the floor.
Dúplex is the first collection by Sancal with the Valencian studio Mut. A small range of occasional tables that have been inspired by the architecture of Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Wicker bread basket was designed by Cecilie Manz for the Danish manufacturer Muuto. When taking a look at the material though, one could say: Tradition meets Modernity.
Simplicity in appearance only as the connection between the two parts is in fact particularly technical and consequently covered by a patent.
This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students.
Making something like trick, the real fruit put on the glass, transformed into an entire bottle which idea is completed with expressive design, which transparent label shows the naturality and freshness of the juice.
A boxy contemporary on the sloping streets of San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, reveals his wide-ranging interests and his knack for imbuing everyday items and spaces with beauty and utility in equal measure.
Inspired by the texture left in a yoghurt while eating it with a spoon, the Carved Bowls are a set of solid wood pin trays that combine with different sized concave areas.
Combining a simple sense of utility with serenity of form, a strip of ash is steamed, stretched out and then reshaped to create this double hook design.
Renewed and unforeseen ergonomy, a pure and elegant design combined with a distinctive back that not only gives it an unique character and typology, but also offers additional comfort and a generous sense of shelter.
Ott-chil is a type of Korean lacquer technique that is done by adding the secretions of the “Ott” tree, released as a protective response to wounds. Collecting this from the ott-tree is an intricate and difficult process that can be done only by experts.
One of Skjold Plast’s core competences is to fold and glue acrylic material. The bright mark is inspired by the wide variety of surfaces and colors you can purchase the folded products in and could in fact be folded in 3D in acrylic. Design by the danish graphic designer Maria Grønlund.
A triangular shape was chosen because it was found that it fitted well in any position: in a corner, or next to a piece of furniture and the layout of holes worked well without taking up much space.
Recently, a new chapter of industrialisation has begun at Kvadrat. By investing in Wooltex, Gaudium and Innvik, three significant European textile suppliers, they have become directly involved in the manufacturing processes of their textiles.
The Avanti Sails consist of a custom 100% Technora fiber loadpath membrane, weighing in 15% under anything else in the marketplace.
This year’s edition of Core77 Design Awards closes for entries on the 29th of March! Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. There are 14 categories of entry, providing designers and researchers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts.
Fully thought out, produced and finalized at Krux Amsterdam, each “Mangos” basket was laser-cut in large plates of colored polyurethane foam and then assembled by hand by François Dumas.
New use has been given to this technique of weaving chestnut wood strips (known as ‘zumitzak’ in the Basque language) by assembling them on a tubular metal structure. Thanks to this application, yesterday’s tool has made room for today’s practical object.
Ross Lovegrove was commissioned by Tŷ Nant to create the sensational new Ripple (PET) bottle, boasting a form which was ‘impossible to produce’. Tŷ Nant’s determination and a passion for innovation brought the ground-breaking bottle to life, creating a radical work of art truly evolving the traditional mould and rewriting the rules of bottle design.
Bricks made from waste materials, that give a building a unique and sustainable look and feel. The recipe is different for each variation and they all meet the industries requirements.
The major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware…
A creative piece to do away with the barriers between toys and furniture. The abstract dog Puppy he designed in 2004 for the Magis collection Me Too by the Finnish designer Eero Aarnio.
Peugeot Fractal is an electric urban coupé revealing a prospective design of the Peugeot i-Cockpit® that explores another of the senses: following on from visual; embodied by the headup display, and touch; with the compact steering wheel and touchscreen. The result is a level of auditory perception that further enriches the driving experience.
Juan Carlos, a freelance illustrator from Valencia and his personal project about hugs, the importance and the ideal time to receive them.
Louisa Carmona’s intention was to reorientate the hair dryer towards more simplicity and practicality. The different research around power cord storage led her to define the shape.
Penne is the world’s first chair made of laminated wooden tubes. The Penne chair has its hallmark both in material innovation and in aesthetics. Craftsmanship and technology meet in a unique concept.
01 is world’s first dimensioning instrument. Elegantly capture dimensions and 3D curves of any object. InstruMMents is an innovation company rethinking essential tools. Carved in aluminum, and contained within a pen, pencil or stylus, it is both a serious writing instrument and a to-go dimensioning instrument.
Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere chose the cement because it is poor, very expressive and changeable for its own nature. It took two years approximately to get the right thickness ready in some areas it becomes a real skin – and to find the craftsmen able to do this jump from architecture to design.
“I am totally afraid of the idea of method, I think it is better to be candid. What is really essential for a designer is to have empathy.”
― Ronan Bouroullec
Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have developed a new way to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut. These models are able to create highly realistic simulations for training and could soon be widely used to rehearse complex cases prior to surgery.
Design Academy Eindhoven specializes in design. It has an impressive, international team of tutors at its disposal and the quality of the designers they educate is very high. The DNA of Design Academy Eindhoven can be described as conceptual, authentic, creative, flexible, free, passionate and curious.
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 of Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept.
With PRO, Konstantin Grcic has developed a chair for Flötotto that follows state-of-the-art ergonomic design. And is a design pioneer at the same time. A chair whose construction not only allows movement in all directions, but actively stimulates it. For healthier sitting. Design, mobility and ease: a new chair familiy that meets the highest standards. Made of 100% polypropylene, which means, they are 100% recyclable.
Electrolux is currently looking for a talented and highly creative Head of Industrial Design who will be part of the Global Design Management team and the North American Major Appliances Product Line Leadership team.
In weaving terminology, a ply is two or more strands combined in one thread. The colours are mixed within the 6-ply weft in the rug, instead of in the woven structure, creating a vibrant and sophisticated appearance. The diagonal corner tassels are integrated as a finishing detail and as a testament to the craftsmanship in a rug.
The Royal College of Art welcomes applications from all over the world. If you are considering applying to the College for 2017/18, you can prepare for your application by researching the academic programmes offered by each of the Schools.
SWBK has designed The Chimney Lighting for Matter & Matter. The lighting has got named after chimney for its color and soft feeling.
Inspired by chocolate bars, in its texture, production process and how these melt down with heat, MUT Design’s new collection for Harmony wants to be the most minimalist and conceptual design devised by the studio up to now. Developed through careful and rigorous innovative methods, an ample and versatile collection, suitable for any space.
The project Lanterne Marine, designed by Barber & Osgerby, combines explorations of detailed handcraft with engineering; it expanded on their long-standing interest in nautical design, and their fascination with colour composition. The idea was to create a series of forms that in some way involved the layering and stacking of the famous Venini colours to create new, almost modular compositions.
IBM Design’s mission is simple: put the user at the center of our products. If you are a passionate problem-solver, able to empathize with users and turn that empathy into design insight, they want you to join them in creating exceptional experiences that span their vast product portfolio.
Iratzoki Lizaso is an industrial design studio created in the Basque Country, in 2016. Having worked together over several years, Jean Louis Iratzoki and Ander Lizaso decided to form a partnership