May 21st, 2013 — Design
Swiss design firm BERNHARD | BURKARD recently launched a super fun floor lamp that was inspired by the tallest living animal there is – the giraffe. The GIRAFFE | floor lamp adapts to whatever lighting situation you might have by extending its neck out to create a reading lamp or a spot light.
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GIRAFFE Floor Lamp by BERNHARD BURKARD
May 18th, 2013 — Design
Pietro Russo is an Italian designer who recently exhibited a large body of work in Milan during Milan Design Week. We couldn’t pick favorites, so we decided to just share all of it! Piuma Table (also pictured in top photo) Yps Lamp Scintilla Lamps Otto Lamp Voliera Shelving I also had to share this 2012 design: Romboidale Bookshelf divider – love it!
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Modern Furnishings by Pietro Russo
May 14th, 2013 — Design
Kobe Design University’s design collective Design Soil presented a collection of new works in Milan called “Lagrangian Point”. The overarching theme of the collection comes from a 1772 essay by Joseph Louis Lagrange called “Essay on the Three-Body Problem.” From the designers: In 1772, in the “Essay on the Three-Body Problem,” Joseph Louis Lagrange indicated the Lagrangian Point, a point exists in the space between the revolving two bodies that gravity and centrifugal force are balanced. A material put on this point keeps balancing and revolving without changing a relative position. A calm stability is found in throughout the various forces crossing.
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Lagrangian Point by Design Soil
May 13th, 2013 — Design
First presented in Milan , these six works by Paris-based American designer Phillip Euell will make their way to Clerkenwell at the end of May. The end result of a process of abstraction, rule-making, re-combination, and re-edification, banal objects of domestic life are reconstituted by way of an evolutionary framework, arriving new and whole on the design landscape.
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Phillip Euell Furniture
May 7th, 2013 — Design
We collaborated with MSN to profile four artists and designers we love who we think embody the same design, content and functional philosophies as the new MSN.com: design with fierce reductionism, sharing real-time trends, and being perfect for touch. We think you’ll love learning more about these four creatives. Experience their work below, and check out the all-new MSN here . I could not be more excited to talk to Aurelie Tu. Not only do I admire what she’s doing with Craftedsystems , but I can’t get enough of the gorgeous texture of her designs, patterns and wall panels. Her soft, textured vessels beg to be touched and played with rather than just looked at
From Tech to Texture: Aurelie Tu of Craftedsystems
April 27th, 2013 — Design
Fusion is a minimalist design created by Italy-born designer Andrea Ponti . Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in everyday electronics, who has developed hundreds of products currently on the market. Born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1985, he has lived in Japan since 2006. Ponti is currently the Art Director and Chief Designer at Pineway Asia Ltd and Innopocket. He collaborates with several Italian and international design companies and fashion houses. Fusion is a design that collaborates design characteristics from all around the globe
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Wooden Knives: Fusion by Ponti Design Studio
April 18th, 2013 — Design
Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the trade show around which Milan Design Week has grown, and SaloneSatellite is the section dedicated to new designers under the age of 35. Here are my top picks… I loved the strong geometric lines in this chair by Taewoo Kim - and the shadows it cast. The over-table UMV lamp by Lauri Hiilinen and Thomas Tallqvist has a dimmer switch integrated into the side – it’s reminiscent of the wind-up mechanism on a old-fashioned toy, lending the lights a subtle playfulness. Adobe by ilaria.i is a a collection of desk accessories, made using an ancient brick-making technique, custom-made molds and clay from different regions in Italy to produce three different colors.
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Milan 2013: Favorites from SaloneSatellite
April 4th, 2013 — Design
Workspaces have been going through a huge shift in recent years with more people collaborating and working in open concept offices, making it necessary for multifunctional and adaptive furnishings. Knoll partnered with Antenna Design to create a new product line called Activity Spaces that let’s you customize your own flexible work environment. I love the Toboggan Chairs (image above) where the raised surface can be used as a desk, armrest, or backrest. Refuge They believe that there are five “go to” spaces that are places, “for temporary group and individual work” that include Refuge, Enclave, Team Meeting, Assembly, and Community. Refuge In addition to Knoll’s already iconic line of office staples, they’ve added some additional products to the repertoire that work in conjunction with the old favorites.
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Activity Spaces by Knoll and Antenna Design
April 2nd, 2013 — Design
Ross Lovegrove has designed a new collection for VONDOM called Biophilia. The collection channels the pioneering organic design of Sagrada Famila by Antonio Gaudi and is created using VONDOM’s expertise in advanced roto-moulded technology. The design seems to have sprouted from nature, and appears to open up like a flat-packed party decoration. Its beautiful fluid movement, which is a consistent trait present in Lovegrove’s contemporary designs, is unwavered
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Biophilia Chair by Ross Lovegrove for VONDOM
March 31st, 2013 — Design
Signe Hytte just graduated from the Danish design school TEKO and is pursuing furniture design. Recently exhibited at Greenhouse in Stockholm, the Little Giant chair is a simple design with Japanese inspiration. Made of ash wood with a simple wool cushion, the chair does not try to hide its construction. According to the designer, the design itself is based on a tight and conceptual principle that stems from the Japanese Tatami patterns. I like how you can put the cushion over different areas, depending on how you’re using the chair
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Little Giant Chair by Signe Hytte