Electrolux Design Lab 2013, the annual design competition open to undergraduate and graduate design students worldwideOnce the talented finalists have been selected, the student whose concept receives the most public votes will be named the winner of the People’s Choice Award and will receive a prize of 1,000 Euros. First prize will be awarded to the student that the judging panel highlight as creating a ground-breaking design solution of the future. This student will receive 5,000 Euros and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre; second prize is 3,000 Euros; and third prize is 2,000 Euros.
The Philips transparent Lumiware LED Color-Changing is a vase that ca be use indoor or outdoor to add a modern touch your flower arrangement.
The vase features white and colored, energy-efficient LED lighting ights in the bottom. These LEDs can either cycle through a rainbow of colors or be set to a static color.
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TRATTORIA URBANA project were realized by Marco Verrando & Francesca Rossotti Architect from POINT studio. The idea behind this project was to convey the feel of a traditional, old fashioned eatery using contemporary design. The central focus of the space is a large cupboard placed opposite the entrance. Made of white lacquered and natural matte medium density wood, this object is both a functional element (it accommodates a wardrobe, shelves, seating and counter space) and the only decorative piece in the room.
It was designed around the idea of open and closed drawers and as such contextualizes the rest of the space including the large crossbeam that extends right up to the exterior. The purposefully oversize and plump sofa adds that cosy and welcoming touch for the guests.
London Riots and Fast Food Referenced in Exhibition of Seven Deadly Sins by Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries
David Gill Galleries announces new show of sculptures by Barnaby Barford entitled Seven Deadly Sins in February 2013. Known for his controversial re-modelling of traditional ceramic figurines, British artist, Barnaby Barford, has moved onto a new form of ceramic subversion with his latest project, The Seven Deadly Sins, which will be on show at David Gill Gallery in London from 27 February – 12 April 2013.
Each of the seven ‘sins’ takes the form of a mirror. Human in scale, there is nothing modest about these works which have been created to reflect the viewer in full length, challenging perception in terms of form and message.
The initial response is to marvel at their beauty and delight at the intricate detail which has gone into the construction of each piece. Each sculptural wall piece conveys Barford’s interpretation of sin: Pride, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath.
However, when seen close up, the visual message can be shocking. Each mirror features clusters of filigree flowers and foliage made of porcelain or ceramic, some bearing the patina of images loaded with emotional, sometimes distasteful, messages. For example, Gluttony carries images of fast food and takeaway menus, Envy uses photographs of the London riots in the summer of 2011 and Lust shows clusters of flowers bearing the faces of porn stars. Read More…
Co-Working Center design Ukrainian architect Igor Sirotov Architect is space that involves a shared working environment. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.
In the south of the Netherlands just outside of the village Berghem, Mulders vandenBerk Architects has realized the ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ commissioned by Champignonkwekerij van de Vorle. The ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ is an information centre where you can learn all about mushrooms. From here guided tours are organized to the mushroom plantation. The building is nicely located in the countryside and can be rented as location for meetings and culinary workshops. The building is designed around a multifunctional hall. Entrance, office, kitchen and meeting room are attached to the central hall.
The rectangular shape of the building fits well within the rhythm of agricultural buildings in the vicinity and takes away the sight toward the technical part of the mushroom plantation next to it.
Until the 21st of April you’ll find the ”Birdwatch Cabinet Girl” by Studio Makkink & Bey at the ”Isn’t it romantic?” exhibition, which takes place at MAKK in Köln. The cabinet was created in 2007 and represents a 7 year old girl’s sleep maisonette to enhance her birdwatching research capabilities. The exhibition at the MAKK sets out to explore ”Romanticism” by offsetting classical and today’s conceptual works. It also addresses the current understanding of romanticism and explores the new desire for romanticism.
14 January 2013 – 21 April 2013
MAKK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln, Germany
The international brand Chloe has achieved a partnership with Delightfull in order to feature ‘Botti suspension’ at its fashionable space in the very renown store Printemps. This unique golden plated lamp can now be reached at this parisian scenario.
‘Two Coves,’ a single-family house Residence, a realization from Bercy Chen Architect Studio is situated on a hilltop near Emma Long Metropolitan park in West Austin. The main house is defined by the large circular plinth that contains an infinity-edge reflecting pond . The central courtyard is formed by the pool and pond which, together offers a panoramic view of the town and the hills beyond.
The circular reflecting pond is a central and defining feature of the house and serves multiple purposes. The pond’s waterfall creates a constant white noise, canceling nearby traffic noise. Spiritually, the large body of water brings a sense of calm and psychological coolness while visually connecting the house with the surrounding landscape. The pond also captures the constantly changing ambient light and reflects it onto the interior ceiling, animating the entire house.
The Pinokio lamp, inspired by Pixar logo is a creation from team: Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett. The lamp incorporates a webcam, microphone, mechanical iris, 2 servos and halogen globe and interacts with its users and traces its movements. But it can do more than merely follow your movements, the video reveals that it recognizes sound and even situations where a person intentionally hides from its camera. Zhou, Ben-Dror, and Doggett set out to give the lamp a broad range of behavior, and that “personality” is clearly on display.
Wind Explorer, a lightweight carbon fiber car powered by Li batteries and a portable wind turbine, recently traveled a whopping 3,000 miles across Australia with the assistance of wind power. The car used a portable wind turbine, Li-ion batteries and a giant kite that pulled the car when the wind is strong enough. The Li-ion batteries charged at night produces enough energy to travel 175 to 225 miles. The carbon fiber body with batteries and portable turbine weighs around 470 Lbs. With two average sized people,the Wind Explorer weights around 1,000 Lbs.
Polish artist Marta Klonowska creates translucent animals in actual size made of shattered glass. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which she displays them.
To create each sculpture, Klonowska first makes an outline of the animal using metal frames and net mesh. She then meticulously places each shard of glass, one piece at a time. Read More…
‘These ‘logos of reality’ are created using traditional woodblock techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior floors, walls and recently an entire residential building in upstate New York. In these instances, Woods’s art expresses an extreme version of Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography. Logo Chair by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong is on display now at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam until March 17, 2013.’
This coffee table is just a graphical and light at the same time. The steel structure forms a volume with irregular lines direction that makes difficult to follow it with the eyes and makes it fascinating.
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Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a dual function chair designed for small area that features a series of slots that provide the perfect place to put your magazines.
I have produced a unique and innovative piece of furniture, which was inspired by the idea of combining a magazine rack and chair into one multi-functional, space saving design. The chair was made from stainless steel to give a more lively reflective quality to the chairs aesthetic appearance. The design’s most important feature is that your magazines can be stored away conveniently by hanging them open on the rails at the last page you read and thus yo do not lose your place.