Layer is the first agency to re-think the generic charity box, creating a powerful tool for fundraising that expresses the values of the Maggie’s brand.
Toto’s desire to appeal to design-conscious buyers led to the creation of a range that is timeless, elegant and pure.
The playful personas of the Castiglioni brothers are evident in their Snoopy design, named for the beloved cartoon character and featuring a distinctive, light-hearted shape. The original debuted in 1967, and this version was reintroduced in 2003 with updated technology and produced by Flos.
Powerful on its own, and even more impressive in combination with the range of multiroom speakers from B&O PLAY and Bang & Olufsen, Beoplay M3 is designed by Cecilie Manz delivered a flexible and immersive listening experience in the modern home.
Dieter Rams talks about the ideas behind his system furniture design and about the challenges a younger generation of furniture designers will be confronted with in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The aim of Mifuko Trust is to support Kenyan artisans and to help them find work through better entrepreneurship skills. Mifuko Trust works with small workshops in the slums of Nairobi and with women’s self help groups in rural areas.
The Vienna-based designer, Thomas Feichtner, has already created numerous products for Austrian manufactories. His approach to design consists in uniting traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design independent of globalization or mass production.
‘Patterned Pallet Chair’ has not only functional role but also decorative one either. Craft Combine designed both of two types by using the basic structure of pallet, stacking woods and also considered enhancing its solidity with interlocked structure.
By re-thinking cushioning techniques, the project uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. The rectangular foam mat remains at a stretch and is only changed by layering and gathering it. Compared to common upholstery technics Zieharsofika achives the same result by compressing the foam. The gathering causes a strong and stiff core while the surface is still flexible and soft.
It is a nest of “coral” with irregular wide seat. The hundreds of welds are cleaned, brushed and then rounded to avoid sharp edges or roughness: a labor of such complexity and artistic craftsmanship to require an entire week.
Bill and Terry Timmy are introducing handcrafted water to the world with an almost pathological attention to craftsmanship and a thirst for helping people become less thirsty.
The Timmy Brothers. They make water.
Cocoa is as a fantastic raw material and the cold working process preserves all its exceptional functional properties. Italian chocolatier Simone Sabaini started from the cocoa’s 5 great properties looking for 5 elements that bring “Quality of Life”.
Designed by Iratzoki & Lizaso, Repaus is a particularly comfortable armchair thanks to its generous size, enveloping shape and accommodating armrests.