The Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York will promote Insidenorway at the ICFF (May 18-21) in Booth 922. One of the most exciting features is the return of a special prototype exhibit featuring the work of 21 emerging designers. Curated by Paul Makovsky, who traveled around the country to make the final selection, The Essence of Things: New Designs from Norway will present prototypes of home furnishings that reflect the vibrant design scene in Oslo and beyond. One of the prototypes from last year – blankets designed by Snøhetta – is now being produced by Røros Tweed and will officially launch at the show this year. After the ICFF, the exhibit will travel to LA for Dwell on Design.
‘Enjoy everyday design’ would stir things up during the 52nd Milan Design Week to insiders was no surprise. Yet the ease with which the international press and visitors embraced Bronwassers design exhibition in Milan exceeded all expectations. Bronwasser: ’It is really inspiring that my vision connects with so many people. Doing more with less, consciously seeking for a sustainable balance between functionality and aesthetics. There is definately a need for such an approach towards product design.’
The crowd favourite turned out to be Homedia, a distinctive new concept for television.This eye-catcher represents the true essence of his overall vision on design: making the ordinary extraordinary. Already some leading manufacturers are showing interest in collaborating with Bronwasser. Also the Q electric scooter concept for Qwic was met with great enthusiasm. The furniture and interior products Bronwasser recently designed for Cascando, Geesa, Gispen, Goods and Palau earned a similar acclaim. All inspiring expressions, in a universal design language that everyone understands.
Personalize your television
Watching TV is a social phenomenon. We love it. But while the number of channels in the past twenty years has quadrupled, the industrial design of the TV exterior did not evolve. The average telly is a technical black shrine constructed of hard plastic. And the worst part is: its uninspiring form is dominating our interior.
The Homedia concept by Bronwasser redefines the definition of ‘television’, crossing its technical functions with its future role in the home decor. The machine is dressed in fabric in order to give it a natural position within the larger interior design. Television becomes personal, earning the role of a high quality shape shifter adding intimacy and identity to any room.
Pop-Up Basket created by Jaime Salm & Brian Kelly for Mio is a flat-packed steel basket that can be stretched into a final shape. This characteristic makes the basket height variable and makes it unique. Stretch it a little and use it as a decorative container, stretch it all the way and use it as a recycling bin, umbrella stand or bin for toys or logs.
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The hyper-realistic plush soft sculptured pancakes not only look but feel just like the real thing. The non-subtle scale and luxury fabric trims accent a taste for fashion and drama. The result is a sensory and magic experience where they serve up the good design of an ordinary object and flip it to a level of contemporary functional art. Each unique work can be purchased alone or order up a stack.
Kartell and Swiss bathroom specialist LAUFEN have collaborated together to create a new bathroom collection. The collection will be on display at the ISH 2013 trade fair (in Frankfurt, 12-16 March) and then unveiled for the general public at the next Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (9-14 April). The Kartell by Laufen Bathroom Collection will be completely new bathroom collections developed through the combined synergies of these two internationally brands.
Wallter Squares Wall Application to make your wall graphic and attractive. They come with their own peel away sticky back that can be mounted to almost any interior wall or door. They are adjusted to be painted to the color of your choice. You can either paint them a contrasting color before installation, or to play off the three dimensional aspect.
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Designed by Vanessa mitrani, this tank is an exploration of NATURE and a subtle communion of materials with glass and metal. A world of poetry and surprises where elements always seem to be where you don’t expect them to be…
A subtle harmony of grey,white , transparency and translucence. Air, water and glass converse successfully.
Quantum by Jason Philips is a dining table that interprets what the movement or path of subatomic particles might look like. Heavy gauge steel wire is hand-formed, then powder-coated black. This forms a pedestal base for a lacquered orange corian top.
Ripol Yang Design Studio reinvents everyday objects like for our traditional toilet paper roll holder. A simple rope and a fixture on the wall, and here is the ‘Diabolo,’and original and yet simple design.
Joe Jin Design Company Ltd, a young creative studio from Toronto has created this interactive grass rug that conceals a YKK® fastening system that allow each artificial flower, equipped with a snap button center, to be added/removed/arranged/rearranged in 84 different locations.
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At Design Miami / Art Basel, the international design fair held in Miami, 5-9 December, FABRICA, Benetton Group’s communication research centre, presents Tutti Frutti, a new glass collection that celebrates Miami’s designer look, cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant lifestyle.
The collection, conceived by Fabrica’s international team of designers, will make its world debut in United Colors of Benetton’s remodeled Miami store (670 Collins Avenue at 7th street) and at New York gallery owner Cristina Grajales’s booth inside the fair (booth n°24).
Designer Xu YAn Xiang reinvented the toaster by redesigning this item that has the same shape for decades. One of the toaster is shaped as a tree and’s got transparent leaves that hold your bread, till they are done. The second one, has transparent design that allows you to see when the bread is toasted to your liking.
Famous brand designer Tom Dixon has launched a new collection called the ‘Eclectic Line,’made of everyday home accessories, giftware and design objects formed from honest, resilient and heavyweight materials including copper, marble, cast iron and wood.
Elevating commonplace heritage items from UK life to pop art status, Eclectic by Tom Dixon collects and amplifies familiar (or once familiar) things – home accessories, giftware, design objects – by recasting them in substantial and lasting materials like copper, cast iron, marble, and wood.
20th september the first batch of brand new second hand furniture was presented in a pop-up shop during a festive launch party. For this occasion, i29 interior architects designed an installation to present the new AsGoodAsNew furniture label.
Four years ago Gummo, i29 interior architects and Krimpex joined forces to create the recycled office. Furnished entirely with recycled and reclaimed furniture. It was a sensation on- and offline, so a lot of praise and a few awards later, we’ve now decided to make a range of brand new second hand furniture available to the public. It’s made in exactly the same way as everything in the award-winning office – We find old stuff we like. We fix it. We cover it with our special blend of solvent-free grey matter. Then it’s As Good As New. Now, another shared collaboration resulted in the online AsGoodAsNew shop and a pop-up shop.
“Everything in SPRMRKT’s recycled home is covered in a mat, dark grey nuance, which gives the little shop a highly conceptual look with arty vintage furniture mixing in perfectly in SPRMRKT’s high-fashion universe. ” – Nelleke Strijkers, owner of SPRMRKT.
‘Objet Coloré’ is a system of store display fittings to showcase United Colors of Benetton apparel and accessories. Mdular and flexible they offer a variety of personal solutions, mixing forms, surfaces and multicoloured geometries. It will be presented at park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London as part as color your life exhibition at IDEA 2012.
London based designer AndyMartin will present an ambitious new project during the London Design Festival within Super Design Gallery in Super Brands London. Launched with a solo exhibition in Milan during the Salone del Mobile 2012, Gridspace is the exploration of the rigour of geometry and the transparency of plastic.
I have always had a keen interest with this material produced by PPP in Italy and have. With the inherent restrictions with the grid form of the product I looked to find the emotion through the raw liquid material of the ABS and acrylic plastic through its transparency and colour. Here the form of the table plays a secondary role in delivering vision. I was also interested in the temporary nature and fragility of the product and material, its lightness, its structure and its low In partnership with PPP Materials ABS Plastic, Acrylic Dimensions 2500 x 1000 x 730mm Colours.
This staircase was designed by Italian studio Ego VitaminaCreativa for a duplex in northern Italy.the staircase is covered with a laser cut painted metal panel that lets light go through and project shimmers on the walls. Read More…