Heatherwick studio collaborated with the Italian furniture manufacturer, Magis, to develop a version made with a different kind of rotational process, rotation-moulded plastic.
Konstantin Grcic introduces the background and design process of “all round”. For the second installment of the project, JINS collaborates with German industrial designer.
The impact of a product starts way before the extraction of raw materials. It is during the design process that their designers choose materials to use, their quantity, their quality and their performance.
The designer of Cocktail, Francesc Vilaró, explains that this product “puts light at the heart of the design.” The conical shape of its diffuser enables the light to spread out horizontally on the table, preventing shadows from being formed and the light from being dazzling.
The table designed by Philippe Starck represents yet another innovative twist in the use of polycarbonate. The central base is produced using a mould of elevated technological innovation: the moulded plastic material ensures excellent performance and stability to support a glass top.
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.
Carry Stool, designed by Tomoko Azumi and produced by Ishinomaki Lab, is a set of stacking stools, which can be upturned and used as a carrying container or tray.
Design concept a small container created using a 3D printer that cuts, stacks and pastes sheets of paper one by one.
A strong industrial furniture design with compelling visual and narrative properties. Kitt ships in a tiny box and is assembled almost without the use of tools.
Taiwanese designer chia-en lu’s handmade baskets are unique; the 280-years-technique transforms into the modern home accessory for everyday use.
Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.
A segment of the body has been removed, as if cut away, the physical controls have been nested into this cavity. This protects the controls but allows the user easy access. The camera exhibits a nostalgic aesthetic, interpreted in a contemporary manner. The robust yet soft form is wrapped in leather for a quality, tactile feel.
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.
Iratzoki Lizaso designed Klik chair for the office chair manufacturer, Sokoa, and intended for use in all the company’s spaces.
In collaboration with Skylar Tibbits’ Self Assembly Lab at MIT, Steelcase has unveiled a new method of 3D printing called “rapid liquid printing”.
Exploring the essential of Siya juice brand, Backbone Branding gave it this simple solution for SIS Natural – the natural fruit is right on your glass.
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 HAY’s double hook design.
Radar chair, was a renewed and unforeseen ergonomy office plywood chair, 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.
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” fruti 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 objetc Zumitz collection.
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 Puppy dog 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 (Jotaká Illustration), a freelance illustrator from Valencia and his personal project about hugs, the importance and the ideal time to receive them.
Penne chair is the world’s first chair made of laminated wooden tubes. The chair has its hallmark both in material innovation and in aesthetics. Craftsmanship and technology meet in a unique concept.
InstruMMents is the world’s first dimensioning instrument. Elegantly capture dimensions and 3D curves of any object. An innovation company rethinking essential tools.
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 for the Aplomb concrete lamp.
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.