“Nouvelle vague, the new French domestic landscape” is an exhibition with A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse, Studio Nocc and Pool at the Milan Design Furniture Fair ‘off’.
“Entitled Petite Friture, Moustache, Superette, Specimen and Goodbye Edison. Punchy and easy to remember names chosen to stand out from the plethora of new French furniture and objects producers. France has never known such an entrepreneurial frenzy in the design world. In barely three years, the French design market has seen more producers emerge, but also design galleries (YMER & MALTA, Next Level Galerie, Fat Galerie, Galerie BSL, Galerie Gosserez, etc…) than over the last ten years.
via design blog – DesignAddict: ‘Nouvelle vague’ in Milan.
Galerie BSL is exhibiting part of its outstanding collection of vintage Italian lights with a selection conceived around Gino Sarfatti.
via design blog – DesignAddict.
Dieter Rams is one of the most influential product designers of the twentieth century. Even if you don’t immediately recognize his name, you have almost certainly used one of the radios, clocks, lighters, juicers, shelves or hundreds of other products he designed.He is famous not only for this vast array of well-formed products, but for his remarkably prescient ideas about the correct function of design in the messy, out-of-control world we inhabit today.
via design blog – DesignAddict.
Materialise is promoting its involvement in the Melonia Shoe, intended by its designers to be a ‘closed loop’ product – at the end of its life, the shoe’s material is recycled into a new shoe.
The shoes, designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, were 3D printed in polyamide using laser sintering technology at Materialise’s headquarters in Belgium.
Josefi and Youssouf, of Sweden’s Beckmans and Konstfack design schools respectively, collaborated in the creation of the shoes. Five pairs were made by Materialise for use in Naim’s “Melonia” collection at last year’s Stockholm Fashion Show.
I love this thoughtful table design by Elda Bellone. Born as part of the designer’s “open object project,” tABLE consists of two overlapping tables that merge together seamlessly thanks to perfectly carved spaces in the lower table’s legs. Need an extra surface? Simply pull the upper table off to form two entirely separate and useful entities. Once apart they can be placed side by side, overlapping, or even separated into entirely different spaces as each individual table looks great with or without the other.
via tABLE by Elda Bellone » Yanko Design.
Plate Watches What You Eat
What if there was a way to make food intake more visual and track all of it? What if there was a way to embed data directly in food? Printable RFID tags will replace barcodes on food packaging, enabling this concept called Nutrismart. A plate reads out our food and works as an invisible diet management system. When placing a cupcake on the plate, it’s scanned by an RFID reader inside the plate. Feedback can be sent to a computer or mobile device where one can witness an infographic of sorts about their eating habits.
via Nutrismart Embedding Data into Food by Hannes Harms » Yanko Design.
Glass House on rough stone – a boat house in Canada by gh3 architects
22 June 2011
Photographer Larry Williams converted his boathouse in Lakefield, Ontario into a glass-covered studio and vacation home for use at the weekends. The architects at the Canadian company of gh3 transposed the idea of the archetypal glass house onto the rocky setting of a lakeshore location. The building appears to be both encircled and simultaneously protected by the numerous boulders and rugged rocks surrounding it.
You have a breathtaking panoramic view when looking out from the inside. Indeed, the fully-glazed edifice also maximizes daylight in the interior, an important criterion for the photography and film shooting. Ample daylight is ensured not least of all thanks to insulating composite glass panes constructed especially for this purpose. In addition, the interior of the separated photo studios is provided with constant and even lighting by using satin-finished glass panes, which considerably reduces the need for artificial light. The boathouse also offers lake access and there is space for both a garage and a motorboat.
via Glass House on rough stone – a boat house in Canada by gh3 architects | Architecture at Stylepark.
Romantic Magnetism in Light
GEO Magnetic is quite an awesome lamp as far as design thinking goes. The basic lamp is a halo of light that glides up and down a steel rail, using magnetic attraction. The base halo holds a ball shape switch that looks suspended but is held in place using a fine thread. There are three levels of illumination and the electric current flowing into each section varies in intensity, this allows the spherical switch to shift its position to on/off.
via GEO Magnetic – Design for Geometrical-Shaped Desk Lamp Using Magnetism by Hyungwoo Uhm » Yanko Design.