Though not in the same league as other multi-purpose chairs listed here, The Stooler wins a place for sheer innovation. Rather than being a chair that can turns into other things, it is something that can turn anything into a chair.
Though The Stooler can literally transform anything, from a ball to a pile of papers to a bale of hay into a functional chair, it’s not guaranteed that it will actually be comfy. The Stooler is the type of thing you want packed away in your camping gear so you can knock up a canny little seat with whatever is lying around. Read More…
‘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.
Less Armchair by Attila Jónás pushes the boundaries of product design, It is a minimalist furniture that was born from several issues.
What is the design or art, what is beautiful and what is ugly, how far we can go, what do we call, a well-designed product? If something is simple , is it beautiful as well? Why? If less is more, a little is much? How does the simplest armchair look like?
This one’s for the hoarders; the adaptable design by Stephen Schulz allows for users to fill in the gaps with whatever they wish. Choose colourful fabrics and cushions, cuddly toys, or the entire contents of your desk draws. The idea behind the chair was to hand over design flexibility to the owner and to give them a chance to make their own mark on it by filling the gaps with whatever takes their fancy. The designers suggest using fully recycled and upcycled goods to retain the eco-friendly ethos.
The site of Villa Bloemendaal is situated close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes. A sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike, in a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein.
29 interior architects worked on the interior of a villa which was designed by Paul de Ruiter architects. A minimal approach to the materialisation and detailing of the building is a core value of both the interior and exterior design. The large expanses of glass and the patio result in maximum daylighting and give the inhabitants the feeling that the villa and the surrounding landscape are one. Read More…
Studio Boeri is now building the first vertical forest that willcontribute to purify the air in the cities, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect from radiation and acoustic pollution.
The Electronic Interactive Guitar T-Shirt is which allows you to play a guitar on the strings of your shirt. This t_shirt is a real instrument that allows you to play your favorite music so just turned on the mini amp, cranked the volume to 11 and started to rock.
Industrial designer Giulio Lacchetti has realized this Tropico Bell Pendant light which features a modular system allowing to build the lamp in different shape and size. Reminding the decorative language of crystal elements of traditional chandeliers, Tropico’s structure is obtained through the repetition of just one modular piece. The lampshade creates an original play of light and volumes.
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A contemporary twist on the Victorian Tete a Tete love seat, the Double View bench encourages you to change your perspective with a minimal effort. The double backrest pivots around an axis located below the seat and thus two people can sit side by side, or in opposing directions. You choose, then change.
Designer Chloe De La Chaise mixes design and craftsmanship in this wooden bench which is produced to her specifications by a French cabinet maker whose work is recognized by the “Ateliers d’Art de France” . Double View bench is as superbly crafted as it is designed. The small dimensions (a true 2 person bench) make it the pefect choice for limited spaces.
The 72-storey residence tower designed by renown architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro , comprises half rental and half condominium units, anchors the southeast corner of HUdson yards East at 30th street and 11th avenue. While the characteristic feature of many tall buildings is an iconic top. The corset is defined by its distinctive middle.
A network of criss-crossing straps cinches cinches the tower at his middle section squeezing rectilinear lower half of the building into a curvaceous upper half. The tower imerges from the city block and deviates into fluids contours as it rises to the sky taking advantage of 360 view that open around the periphery. Normally thought of as brittle and rigid material, glass here is expressed as organic and supple.The tower is design to LEED gold standards. Amenities includes a health club, indoor pool, dog spa,chef kitchen, business center, party and screening rooms and roof top terrace.
“Szklarnia” is the fifth and March (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.
Usually, restaurant owners care about not having their establishment demolished, but here someone has made quite a mess…
At first glance, the “Szklarnia” looks like a demolished establishment. A place where the customers are not too well-behaved and release their gangster inclinations… But this is no “Fight Club”, but another interior in which the author’s fantasy is a pretext for creating an unusual decoration.
Re-Imagine, is a unique collaboration between Nina Tolstrup and fashion brand Marc by Marc Jacobs 18th – 21st May 2013 Marc by Marc Jacobs, 403 Bleecker Street, New York
Re-Imagine is a project born out of understanding of the importance of resourcefulness. It builds upon Nina Tolstrup’s core interests in usefulness and re-using the existing and speaks of her ability to see the potential in the overlooked and forgotten.As with her previous design production, there is a message contained in the Re-Imagine series.
Soda drink company Sprite installed in Brazilian promotional beach shower that looks like the original soda dispenser. The company has spread these beach showers to the most popular beaches around the world. The advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather from Brasil won the gold award at the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the Sprite Shower.
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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David Trubridge always intellectualized his design, the symbolic behind this pendant light design is the heaviness a bag enlighten by the knowledge hence the name, Basket of Knowledge.
David Trubrige’s words about what inspired him;
They hold the knowledge of the natural world (Kete Arounui), the spiritual world (Kete Tuaatea), and our rational world (Kete Tuauri). The knowledge needs to be in balance for us to live harmoniously on Earth.
The iCA5 is a case cover that will convert your iPhone into an old-school style camera. It doesn’t just protect your phone but amplify its capacity for photography and add some functions, like a working shutter button that when the volume button is presses on, it can be used to trigger the shutter. It is also possible to add accessory lenses, which include a polarizing lens that removes reflections from glass and deepens detail in clouds, a fisheye that gives a wide angle view, and a kaleidoscopic lens.
Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent have been commissioned by Capitol Designer Studio to create one of the kind installation in their show room based in in London’s Primrose Hill.
The team places porcelain the tiles on a herringbone pattern using four different monochrome shades across every surface.
The team Says:
“We had the idea of a shop not being only a functional space for consumption, but more about architecture and adventure. The floor is sloped, and benches are built into the structure, so you’re never really sure what you’re looking at. People can sit and have a discussion, lie on the slope, or view the product. We hope this will be a place where commerce will not only be about selling but about exchanging information, and nine months is long enough that things can really happen here.”
David Wiseman has realized his vision of nature into the entrance hall of the New West Hollywood Library. A series of branches emerge from the walls and arch into the air space above the stairway, providing a link between the park that surrounds it and the library itself. Read More…