A calyx shaped metal shell is inhabited by carefully organized holes made by the technique of punching metal sheets. This allows to create delicate shapes that recall textile sensations and are robust enough to stand the test of time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Monocle sconce’s solid aluminum body bears a sturdy heft, while its swivel and dimming capacity cast a precise light. Its pleasantly round demeanor makes it an ideal reading lamp to be wall-mounted next to the headboard.
Recently Alain, who manages the business with his wife, Geneviève, wanted to create a new brand. This carries the symbolic name of BOSC and is based on the experience and know-how in cabinet-making and upholstery for household chairs.
Sinverb is the new platform where Creatives can build a professional portfolio free of charge and connect to Companies looking for competent professionals, ideas and products able to revolutionize the market in which they operate.
Designit is a global strategic design firm. They design product-service experiences, making business transformation happen. With their clients, they create experiences for humans, enabled by technology. Together, they design a smarter future for everyone.
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.
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.
A set of alabaster areas within a stream for 5 years erode differently depending on the situation and the force of water.
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.
Artist and illustrator Ugo Gattoni presents his first drypoint etching, made in the Urdla print facility in Villeurbanne (France). Edited in December 2015 by Sold Art online art gallery, this dreamlike composition featuring some references to his girlfriend Sybille’s anatomy, as well as Escher’s perspective work.
Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase is one of the most famous vases in history. Designed in 1936 for a competition at the Paris World’s Fair, Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto anonymously entered and won the competition for his vase under the pseudonym “Eskimo woman’s leather breeches”.
In fact, the eelgras Zostera Marina is a real disturbing factor: Every year thousand tones of the dowdy biomass are washed up on the beaches on the german coast and blemish it with an unsightly brown carpet.
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 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.
The design of the L242 makes a clear visual statement, is reduced and focused on material and finish. Inspired by the “Folle”, an archaic sound object which has been used in the Swiss alps for centuries to call the “Alpsegen”, the basic cone shape is iconic and self explanatory.
While the paper industry across Japan has changed dramatically over the years from Japanese paper to western paper, hand-made processes to automated processes, Kurotani Washi has remained true to its hand-made heritage, preserving a craft from the Japan of old.