LE KLINT’s pleating ladies

The Klint Trust Fund was established by Jan Klint in 1972 and still plays an important role in the company’s financial infrastructure. The foundation grants yearly scholarships to young, up and coming architects and designers.

Noah Klocek, a leading designer and art director in the animation industry

When Noah was young he imagined that he would spend his life in a small cottage in the English countryside painting and drawing alone. Yet he has found that collaborating with others has been the greatest joy and made him a far stronger artist than he could have ever been on his own.

Fabric collection inspired in Oaxaca’s context

Diario is a project that search for everyday objects from all around Mexico.
Mexico has a lot of tradition in making fabrics and that is why Moisés decide to travel to Oaxaca, there he met Felipe and José, they are two of four brothers that has the business of making fabrics since they were kids, he met them in their workshop in a lonely neighborhood.

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…

Heather Lawson, Stone Carver

A glimpse into the life of master stone carver, Heather Lawson.

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.

BENCHMARK, passionate about craftsmanship and design and totally committed to sustainability

Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran founded Benchmark in 1984 with a dream of creating a craft based workshop that produced furniture on a scale that would provide customers with high quality, beautifully designed furniture made in a responsible way and at a reasonable price.

Thisispaper is crowdfunding the renovation of their new studio and shop

Whatever amount of money you gather, it will definitely support their project. There is no pressure to fulfill the entire goal. They are thrilled to receive whatever you contribute. Every contribution counts!

Candy Guitar

Studio Joran Briand was approached by Ateliers SeeWhy to initiate their project ‘a designer, a guitar’ which proposes to associate design and lute-making.

Corkigami, a seat made entirely out of cork

Cork is sustainable, natural, lightweight, quite strong, flexible, warm… All these attributes make cork a unique material. Corkigami aims to take these properties to the limit, and also refers to the process of making 3D objects from 2D materials. They choose cork as sheet material to make this shell construction simply using this technique.

A collection of screens, televisions, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed for Samsung

Serif is a collection of screens, televisions, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed for Samsung during the past two years. A television that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens.

Human hair as an alternative to diminishing natural materials

What if you could use human hair as an alternative to diminishing natural materials? Studio Swine travel along the Hair Highway to explore the hair trade and its potential as a future resource.

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‘May day’ portable lamp, by Konstantin Grcic for FLOS

Konstantin designed the Mayday lamp to be a tool. It has a practical handle which incorportates the on/off switch and two spikes to wind up the 5 meter long cable. A big hook on the end of the handle comes in helpful to install the lamp wherever needed. The big white funnel is at the same time reflector and protector. Its smooth polypropylen plastic gives off a warmly diffused light and is strong enough to absorbe any bashing.

A lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs

Roof tiles is a lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs. The metal sheet is bend and covered with Burel felt worked in order to make reference to the roof tiles, recreating the comfort and protection roofs offers to buildings.

Stefan Diez’s Yard Furniture Collection for Emu

The ultra lightweight frame of Yard furniture is made from powder coated aluminium, whereas the seat and back is made from elastic straps guaranteeing an extraordinary comfort abandoning the need of additional cushions.

Coca-Cola “The Perfectionist”

There is no question that Coca-Cola is a successful & iconic beverage, one which many believe to be the “perfect” product. Their goal with this spot is tell a true & timeless story of substance in order to humanize the concept of “perfection.”

Randy Weflen and Wefi Surfboards

Wefi is a West-Coast board builder featuring custom hollow western red cedar boards. They fully-custom air-chambered boards are an entirely different type of ride. Constructed from natural elements found on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, their boards provide a melding medium that unite the rider with the energy of the wave.

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.

Generated flower vase. Combination of digital technique & craftsmanship

When wicker is produced, craftsman has wove one by one manually along the mold. Kunikazu Hamanishi thought if we can create different kinds of molds, craftsman would be able to weave various shaped wickers.

Petra side tables, sculpted/machined from solid marble

The reference to mooring bollards was natural for this company located in Saint Jean de Luz. Machined from solid marble, Petra is the perfect illustration of raw material design. These small and unusual tables, which can be used alone or in pairs, both indoors and outdoors, provide a focal point that blend into the most varied surroundings.

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Embroidery hoop becomes a wall clock

A wall clock which is originated from all the tools to cross stitch. Just a quartz machine was added. The process itself becomes the object of contemplation where the tool to fix the embroidering canvas, becomes the frame for the clock and the embroidered motifs becomes the reference numbers.

Salt sculptures carved and eroded by a cow

Small salt sculptures carved by bruna own cow, random position and observation time are the main factors that define the shape of the sculptures are exposed and subsequently eroded by the cow until they disappear.

“Design is a virus for me, so it sort of infects everything that you do, in a positive way.” Josh Owen

The work of designer and educator Josh Owen is at once simple, practical and quietly innovative. Although the typologies that Owen creates are commonly described as refined, iconic or minimalist, he defines function in humanistic terms.

IKEA connecting social entrepreneurs in rural India to the global market

What does a typical IKEA supplier look like? Maybe you imagine a large factory filled with people making thousands of products a day. But we also work with much smaller producers. Artisans of handmade crafts, producing limited numbers of unique items. Meet the social entrepreneurs whose businesses are changing the lives of people in their communities.

Maja Mesic, Boya Crayons

Crayons Boya present an innovative approach to drawing, their shape being direct result of research in drawing ergonomics and function. Unlike the restrictive form of pencil-shaped drawing tools, Boya’s tear-drop form has been devised to allow more natural and expressive hand movement. Furthermore, the shape possesses a tactile, sculptural quality which invites use and experimentation.

Ishinomaki Laboratory

Ishinomaki Lab is striving to push the DIY concept forward to broaden the horizons of DIY design, helping to energise people and the community as a local-running independent company. Ishinomaki Laboratory began as a workshop for the local community in a coastal area of Ishinomaki-city, Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.

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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.

NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) – Silo Studio

They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.

Boiacca table. Elegant and resistant

The Boiacca table stands out for its material, typically used for modern architecture, which has been taken to the limit and is also increasingly used in the design field: cement with a special formula and internal reinforcements in stainless steel, the cement legs are incredibly thin, elegant and resistant, allowing the Boiacca table to be used either indoors or outdoors.


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