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Barber & Osgerby’s Lanterne Marine

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.

Manufacturing process of Wilson tennis balls for the US Open

Photographer and filmmaker Benedict Redgrove was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open.

Bardi’s Bowl Chair (1951), built through a combination of standardized and artisanal methods

Designed in 1951 by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, a semi-spherical seat resting lightly on a metallic ring structure, supported by four legs. Lina was a promoter of handcrafted pieces and of the interaction between Modernism and popular culture. In line with this idea, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Arper was built through a combination of standardized and artisanal methods, attempting to preserve Lina Bo Bardi’s craftsmanship while adding Arper technical expertise.

WASARA, made out of bamboo and bagasse

WASARA was born from a desire to design tableware that perfectly complements the dishes you serve and creates a heartwarming and comfortable setting, even though it can only be used once.

Finding Balance, Herman Miller Collection

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.

How a Bicycle is Made (1945)

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.

Frugal Collection Cape Town

Hannes Schreckensberger and Célia Picard founder of Franco-Austrian design studio Celia-Hannes stayed six week-long in Cape Town – the World Design Capital 2014 to collaborate with local craftsmen from limited resource areas of Cape Town.

Upcycle of a glass bottle

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 (1951)

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.

A tabletop of extruded aluminium with a minimal profile

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.

Another Country’s wooden stool manufacturing

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…

Pots, trays & vases created by mixing metal dust with plaster and eco-resin

The RUST range is composed of pots, trays and vases created by mixing metal dust with plaster and eco-resin (Jesmonite). No two items in RUST are the same: the collection is entirely hand-made and the metal dust oxidation gives each product a unique texture, varying in colour and intensity.

Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair’s Manufacturing by Cassina

The Zig Zag-chair is a chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. It is a minimalistic design without legs, made by 4 flat wooden tiles that are merged in a Z-shape using Dovetail joints. It was designed for Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina.

Ostrich Pillow 100% Hand made in Spain by Studio Banana Things

Ostrich Pillow is a revolutionary power-napping device designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian. It has been designed to allow you to catch some sleep whilst on the go, it is filled with special silent silicon micro-beads to enhance sound reduction whilst remaining light-weight. Its smart adjustable elastic ring allows power-nappers of different sizes to use it comfortably. The carefully sourced fabric is extremely soft, making you feel cosy enough to literally drift away anywhere.

Roly Poly Chair, constructed from layered, high gloss fiberglass

Each of the new pieces has been developed as a clay maquette before being rendered in layered fibreglass, chosen as a medium for its tensile strength and sculptural qualities. Surfaces are polished smooth in places, left raw and untreated in others; the resultant textural dialogue is carried across into hand-woven yarn throws and the graphic, contoured Play tapestry – an abstract image derived from an infant’s building blocks.

Ovegaard & Dyrman’s handcrafted Wire Collection

The Wire Collection finds inspiration in traditional saddlery and metal work, and challenges the synergy and contrast in the use of materials. The honesty in genuine materials and the balance between functionality, ergonomics and manufacturing define Wire and reflect its purpose.

Mobi Prize by RVTR

RVTR was approached to design and produce the 2012 MobiPrize to be presented at Rio+20, The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 13-22 2012.

Sean Collier Memorial by Howëler + Yoon Architecture

Situated on MIT’s campus in honor of Officer Sean Collier who was shot and killed on April 18th 2013, the Collier Memorial marks the site of tragedy with a timeless structure—translating the phrase “Collier Strong” into a space of remembrance through a form that embodies the concept of strength through unity.

Crease, Fold, Pour: Advancing Flexible Formwork

Crease, Fold, Pour is an exploration into the processes of casting concrete within flexible formwork. Aided by digital fabrication tools and algorithmic modeling, their research proposes a new method of casting freeform reinforced concrete geometries with the use of folded thingauge plastics as semi-rigid formwork.

Kuskoa Collection by Iratzoki and Alki

The Kuskoa collection is inspired by the first plastic chairs designed by Robin Day. But in this case, all the chair is crafted out of wood, providing a warm appearance, comfort and resistance. The shell, front upholstered or fully in wood, perches delicately on a frame of solid wood.

Scotch Club. Designed by Mashallah & Apparatu

The Scotch Club is a polygonal ceramic spotlight consisting of 72 facets. The name is a hommage to the first discotheque in europe, named “Scotch Club”, since the ceramic spotlight is a reduced version of the disco ball.

Officina Collection. Bouroullec for Magis

Wrough iron – the shaping of iron by hammering – is one of the oldest techniques for making objects. For Magis Officina collection, Bouroullec wanted to work with this ancient process and give it a new visual language.

How Primeknit was born

While sport shoes are usually made from many separate pieces, the Primeknit method digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece. Knitting fused yarn allows us to fine-tune the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. This means lightweight comfort that wraps seamlessly around your foot, whilst fewer materials produce less waste.

The manufactory by NOMOS

In the watch industry, producers are designated as ‘manufactories’ if they design their own movements and produce a significant part of the caliber themselves. NOMOS reaches a percentage of 75-95, depending on the model

Made in polyethylene resin by rotational moulding

Young, innovative, dynamic, that is Vondom, a leading company in design, manufacturing and commercialization of avant-garde indoor and outdoor furniture, planters, lighting and outdoor rugs.


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