Tag: design

snøhetta designs ‘peace bench’ as a symbol of diplomacy and dialogue at UN headquarters

to be unveiled in prime position outside the UN headquarters in new york during this years nelson mandela day (july 18th, 2019), snøhetta has created the ‘peace bench.’ officially entitled ‘the best weapon’, the installation has been designed in collaboration with hydro and vestre as a symbolic expression of diplomacy and dialogue. in homage to […]

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zhekai zhang uses discarded coffee grounds to color the ‘COFFIRE’ pendant light

for one of his latest creations entitled ‘COFFIRE’, zhekai zhang explores using discarded coffee grounds as a sustainable method of coloring porcelain lights. inspired by ancient pit firing techniques for pottery making, the project intends to create an ‘imperfect’ product that forms a relationship between industrial standardized production and craftsmanship. the result is a series […]

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ocean tea bags are sea life-shaped sachets that come alive in your cup

japanese brand ocean tea bag has tried a new approach to packaging its tealeaves with a series of animal-shaped sachets. the collection features sea creatures including giant squids, sea turtles, and an anglerfish, as well as other mammals like a panda, squirrel and a fox. images courtesy of ocean tea bags a combination of perforations […]

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sustainability runs through the grain of TAKT’s wooden furniture

with their sustainability-first, transparently priced furniture, danish design democrats TAKT are on a mission to make good design accessible to more of us. with more ecological certifications than you can shake a stick (or should that be chair?) at, danish brand TAKT considers the entire lifecycle of its high-quality, transparently priced, knock-down furniture things are […]

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The SIX, Next-gen Carry-on by G-RO

We published about G-RO when the company launched its first very successful crowdfunding campaign in 2015 ($3.3M), to support the development of their intelligent luggage G-RO, a well-designed carry-on equipped with strong wheels, a 20,000 mAh battery and a tablet stand among many other cool features. Advertising G-RO The SIX Carry-on Today, G-RO is back […]

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‘komoru’ blocks electromagnetic signals from your smartphone to help you switch off

cohda’s latest project, entitled ‘komoru’, is for anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by contemporary society and the constant lure of their smartphone. offering a tangible solution to our electronic addiction, the design studio’s most recent product starts from the principles of michael faraday’s cage by blocking electromagnetic signals using a sea of conductive microspheres. […]

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effe tailor-makes perfect spa systems inside salone del mobile 2019

from efficient turkish baths to luxury saunas, effegibi has revolutionized the personal spa industry with their union of high technology and versatile design excellence. in their pursuit of perfect wellness, effegibi has streamlined to effe. the name might mark a new chapter for the brand but is still rich with heritage. by harmonizing tradition with […]

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2020 A’ design award and competition early call for entries

the annual A’ design award and competition aims to recognize, reward and promote good design, creators and brands. crafted for architects, designers and entrepreneurs, the platform offers the opportunity to gain worldwide recognition and publication of their work. whether conceptual or fully realized, the competition only communicates the very best in the fields of architecture […]

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‘biopack’ by george bosnas is packaging made from seeds that grow when planted

even though there are many people who think recycling is enough of a contribution to the environment, greek designer george bosnas thinks the traditional waste management process uses high energy and is a costly operation. he argues it becomes expensive to process all the leftover materials and makes it a lengthy process. so in response […]

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how an indie band packed 20 instruments into one vintage piano to create a hybrid orchestra

strange instruments have a knack for going viral on youtube. whether it’s a video of 5 people plucking one crowded guitar, or a giant wooden dr. seuss looking thing filled with 2,000 marbles — there’s something marvelous about stripping away the effortlessness of music and revealing the complexity of it all. in january 2019, designboom […]

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studio BUZAO sculpts blurred, ethereal glass furniture collection for gallery ALL

gallery ALL presents ‘null,’ the latest collection by studio BUZAO exhibited for the first time at design miami/basel 2019. the glass series, which includes a table lamp, bench, shelf, and tables, expresses a geometric language of layering spheres and stacking rectangular volumes. sleek outlines and sharp corners recall the minimalism of modernist design, while their […]

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roger dubuis crafts watch with a full carbon structure

roger dubuis, serial innovator and renowned watchmaker, released the latest addition to the excalibur collection – the excalibur spider carbon3 – astoundingly made out of carbon. skillfully mastering the use of such a daring material, he drew inspiration from technology and art to create the novel timepiece. roger dubuis’ ultralight design features a full carbon […]

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boat-like trailer opens up to the world with oversized side entry

french startup carapate adventure has unveiled a yacht-inspired camper that rethinks the teardrop trailer. with a rolling trapezoid shape and rounded corners, the lightweight camper rounds out the traditional shape and is reminiscent of a boat with its wood, white, and navy detailing. the 10.5-foot trailer is built from marine-grade plywood and weighs in at […]

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nao tamura’s 1/6 watch for issey miyake moves the crown to the 6 o’clock position

usually, new york-based designer nao tamura doesn’t wear a watch. but when designing the 1/6 watch for issey miyake — here first one ever — she decided to use one even before the project started. ‘I used to have an impression that wearing a watch was being pressed by time, but now I noticed that […]

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kengo kuma unveils ‘furniture that blends into the surroundings’ at time & style amsterdam

to mark their long-standing collaborative relationship, time & style and kengo kuma will present the ‘furniture that blends into the surroundings’ exhibition in the manufacturer’s showroom in amsterdam, the netherlands. from june 22nd to august 18th, 2019, visitors will be able to explore all the products designed by the architect and produced by the company over […]

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Homage or Theft? Carolina Herrera Called Out by Mexican Minister

ImageThe Carolina Herrera resort collection 2020 drew the ire of the government of Mexico.CreditCarolina Herrera, via Associated Press The stakes in the current debate around fashion, cultural appropriation and racism, in which a variety of brands from Gucci to H & M have been called out and publicly flayed for making products that display striking […]

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