The plastic waste they recycle is melted and poured into a mould to produce plastic blocks that work like Lego pieces, allowing whole communities and families to play a part in the easy constructing of their own homes.
Arne Jacobsen designed the Swan as well as the Egg for the lobby and lounge areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1958. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. In 1958 the Swan was a technologically innovative chair: No straight lines – only curves.
Led by Benjamin Hubert and a growing creative team, Layer delivers experience-driven design for both the physical and digital worlds. Layer, an experience driven design agency is seeking an industrial designer with a minimum of four years industry experience to join their growing London studio.
As most brands move toward what’s fast, cheap, and easy, Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co. reminds us the value of the opposite — away from speed, away from mass, away from thoughtless consumption.
Baltan Laboratories is looking for 2 all-round and proactive interns to assist the Baltan team with their daily activities, and more specifically with the organization of the projects Age of Wonderland and Economia. Applicants are encouraged to apply before July 15th, 2016.
This work presents a computational method of 3D printing hair structures. It allows us to design and generate hair geometry at 50 micrometer resolution and assign various functionalities to the hair. The ability to fabricate customized hair structures enables us to create super fine surface texture; mechanical adhesion property; new passive actuators and touch sensors on a 3D printed artifact.
For her graduation project at the Royal College of Art, Fiona O’Leary developed a tool she calls Spector that captures typefaces and colors in the real world, and then transfers them directly to your computer.
In order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World.
“Design is more about the process than it is about the resulting prettiness.”
― Melissa Sisco
New Designers is the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design. Next edition – Part 1: 29 June – 02 July 2016, Part 2: 06-09 July 2016 #ND16
An x-y axis printer is made by controlling a solenoid liquid valve. Slow and small resolution, but very inexpensive to print with. Here it is printing with blue water color ink, but it mostly prints with coffee.
Charpin proposed designs for a candle holder and an incense holder. The simple and elegant forms fit in perfectly with the modern day lifestyle. He utilized the heat & water resistant quality of silicone to create new product suitable for our daily lives.
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design with annual shows in Miami and Basel.
How can the act of using water be turned into a highly sensuous act? And, can a bestseller still be improved? For Hansgrohe, that is the invention of the “Select” principle for showerheads. At the touch of a button, you can choose between three jet types, a massage jet, a soft jet or a combination of both.
Milly Dent has fast become known for her distinctive marbling effects and geometric pattern work that challenge conventional expectations of tableware. Inspired by the natural world, her vessels invariably display a whirlpool of inky blues frozen in the fluidity in which they are created, resulting in an organic, yet contemporary aesthetic.
FADfest is the FAD‘s annual event celebrating creative excellence. It recognises the work of professionals and businesses and brings design closer to the citizens. A showcase in which to discover the best proposals of the year in architecture, interior design, graphic design, advertising, industrial design, the handicrafts, art and fashion that is held in Barcelona.
The Bigun coffee table embodies research carried out with Retegui into the challenge of imparting warmth and softness to marble. The Bigun coffee table unites two apparently contradictory states: the hard and the soft. A marble top is set on a moulded foam base covered with padded fabric.
It has quality, personality, elegance, the right point of romanticism and lots of versatility, just right for the home as well as contract. The structure is made of cast aluminium and laminates are of extruded aluminium. Painted in Axalta Anodic colour. Seat and back-rest are upholstered in BD’s different materials and leathers.
Design is Future is a meeting place for companies, organisations and professionals, which will share success stories and new design trends and methodologies that are shaping the future.
TMC is pleased to announce that we are going to be one of the Media Partners for the Barcelona Design Week, 2-12 of June 2016. BCN Design Week (BDW), organised by Barcelona Design Centre (BCD Barcelona Design Centre) is the annual meeting of design, innovation and business that from 2006 attracts professionals & creative businesses who are eager to learn new trends, to network and to share knowledge and projects about a wide range of topics.
A candle needs the candlestick, which requires a candle in return. The Tallow unites these two objects through melding them into an inseparable union. Bathe in its light for eight long hours or accessorize it for all eternity.
Let’s feed the future! More than a decade ago, OFFF was born as a festival. Today, OFFF is a way of understanding art. A way of life. Evolving and transforming.
A truly iconic object and symbol not only of Philippe Starck but of Alessi itself, this citrus squeezer – as revolutionary as it is surprisingly functional – was sketched in its essentials by Starck during a holiday by the sea in Italy, on a pizzeria napkin.
“Nakaniwa” original series products are designed by Osamu Saruyama, produced by Maruwakaya and handcrafted by Japanese artisans. These products explore the theme of “the relationship between French and Japanese everyday life” with tableware at its center.
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.
The 27th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at NYC’s Javits Center.
Jean Nouvel is seeking a highly experienced industrial product designer to work as soon as possible in Paris.
They’re on a mission to lift wallpaper out of the decoration ghetto. So FEATHR’s brief is simple – make wallpaper that’s art not decoration.
Gumtree approached Koto last September with the simplest of briefs, a compelling new logo. This new logo would need to match their future ambition to be a top ten site in the UK. The result is the first step in building a new brand, one that feels modern, simple and digital, in line with the evolution of their digital products.
TMC is one of the finalist for 2016 ADI Culture Awards! You can check all ADI Awards selected projects here.
The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. Architects and designers from around the United Kingdom are invited to enter their wood-based projects and have until 27 May to submit their entries.
Product designer Oscar Lhermitte with design studio Kudu are releasing the first topographically accurate lunar globe on Kickstarter. The project involves the use of the latest data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter combined with advanced electronic and mechanical engineering alongside careful craftsmanship in mold making.
Two great opportunities for researcher and case study writer and a user researcher to help support the work on Design for Europe. Apply by 12 May.
For the last Maison&Objet trade fair in Paris, the Iratzoki Lizaso Studio designed the stand for Alki along the lines of a meeting place, like a village square. The bar with its pintxos snacks and bar stools, the fronton ‘wall’ with its large central table … these places form the hub of a Basque village and are THE go-to places for friendly gatherings.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile was founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture.
Almond aim is to be the premier lifestyle brand of the Surfer-Craftsman. Hand-built surfboards are the foundation of what they do here; but whatever the pursuit may be, they’re a brand that believes in investing the time and committing to the process. Their aim is to make timeless, essential products for surfers and craftsmen of all varieties.
Pixo is a tablet mount that lets you attach your tablet to your computer and use it as a second display. It has been specifically designed to be compatible with many different brands of tablets and computers.
“Plaid sets a new standard for the divider and absorber category.The family consists of the standard application; freestanding, but then we have added hanging versions and the spectacular Plaid House!” says Form Us With Love.
The very beginning of the slow chair was the fascination for knitted textile. Ronan & Erwan were expecting a lot from this material, many performances in terms of stretching and maintain at the same time. They had this intuition that this precise textile would be able to carry a body while taking its shape with a certain subtlety. Here, form and material are very much interrelated.
Montebelluna (Italy), inside one of Nike’s workshops where innovation and modern craftsmanship come together in the design of Nike Football’s most advanced boots, Mercurial, Magista, Hypervenom and Tiempo.
THINKK Studio’s Lanna Factory machine produces customisable lampshades. Bangkok-based studio has constructed a low-tech machine that lets users customise the shape and colour of their own thread lamps.
Felix Hernandez Rodriguez is a conceptual and commercial photographer and graphic designer from Cancun, Mexico. Today he shares his Guide to Toy Photography & Focus Stacking technique.
Studio Make Believe is looking for highly motivated senior and mid-level freelance designers to collaborate on a variety of short and long term design projects.
The Making of Graffica’s first issue. A documentary magazine that on the number one talks about the future of the profession. The future is the focus. What will happen in the next 5, 10 or 20 years?
“Beauty is the harmony of function and form.” Alvar Aalto
It´s main feature is a complex skeletal structure that shows the personality of this stackable chair and defines it as an almost sculptural object.
Developed at ECAL, this project explore the traditional techniques usually used for crystal glass like cutting, engraving, gilding