Aalto vase, still crafted by its original mouth-blown process
Textile research for Bigun coffee table
“We have worked hard to get the very best of the premium materials used” Cecilie Manz
TMC design studio
Barber & Osgerby’s Lanterne Marine
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MAISON&OBJET, Paris

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…

Peugeot Fractal showcases unprecedented attention to acoustics

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.

“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

Design Academy Eindhoven

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.

Red Dot Design Award

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.

Admissions & Application for RCA 2017/18

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.

Chimney Lighting emits a warm and ambient light over Lycra

SWBK has designed The Chimney Lighting for Matter & Matter. The lighting emits a warm and ambient light over Lycra, a fabric with elasticity.

Onza, the sweetest ceramic tiles by MUT Design

Inspired by chocolate bars, in its texture, production process and how these melt down with heat, MUT Design’s Onza ceramic tiles collection for Harmony wants to be the most minimalist and conceptual design devised.

Aluminium stool designed and manufactured by PAUSMA

The aluminium stool’s seating pan inclines for comfort. Designed as an indoor-outdoor stool that suits many occasions, and can be flat packed for ease of shipping locally and internationally.

Jumpthegap. Roca International Design Contest

Jumpthegap is an International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Centre that is looking for new, innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space.

Mifuko baskets, work from the hands and hearts of Kenia

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.

Fina flatware by Thomas Feichtner

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.

Craft Combine creates the Patterned Pallet Chair

‘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.

Zieharsofika, a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat

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.

GANDIABLASCO 11th International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest

GANDIABLASCO announces its 11th International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest. The contest will consist on…

Corallo, formed by the weaving of stainless steel wire bent by hand

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, Brooklyn-based makers of artisanal drinking water

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.

“Designing a product is designing a relationship.”
― Steve Rogers

McCann Worldgroup with Studio Banana created a new activity-based environment and workplace culture

The result is a new home for 600 employees in a former jeans factory in Madrid where Studio Banana designed the architectural layout, detailed fitout and execution, furnishings, wayfinding and acted as strategic consultant to optimize facility management and organization and to provide a change-enabling environment.

What is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

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.

Recycling plastic and rubber waste to build houses in Colombia

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.

Knickerbocker. Away from speed, from mass and from thoughtless consumption

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.

Cilllia – 3D Printed Micro-Pillar Structures for Surface Texture, Actuation and Sensing

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.

“Design is more about the process than it is about the resulting prettiness.”
― Melissa Sisco

The Drip Printer by Ted Kinsman

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.


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