Lanzavecchia + Wai got a lot of attention at the new Ventura Lambrate show during Milan Design Week. Lanzavecchia + Wai is a creative collaboration between Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai. To them, being designers means being researchers, engineers, craftsmen and story-tellers all at the same time.
So pretty but Oh so expensive ! The Bolle Bottles designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1968 for Venini, are just pieces of art ! This series of five bottles employs the “Incalmo” technique wherein two different types of glass, worked separately, are fused together to obtain, within a single object, separate areas differentiated by colors.
Yii was started by the Taiwan Craft Research Institute to stimulate a more creative conversation between Taiwanese designers and traditional craftsmen. The collection revolves around 3 main themes, Inspired by Nature, Cultivation and Sustainability. It’s the result of 15 designers working together with 20 master craftsmen and went on show at the salone di mobile [...]
Thelermont Hupton’s products and furniture have become recognizable through their willingness to reflect social conventions and peculiarities, and their strong visual identity and sometimes surprising functionality. The products are ingrained with the mark of well considered, bold and inevitably lively design.
Jurgen Bey is a Dutch design master. He takes simple objects and transform them into furniture/art pieces with his very own vision. Bey is famous for his Tree-trunk bench with classical chair backs ($16,000 at Droog), his Light Shade Shade (Moooi) and his Earchair with giant ears, which allow peoples to have private conversation in [...]
Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen created this DIY kit that allows users to assemble their favorite pencils into a large icosahedron. With this kit, plus 30 standard-sized hexagonal pencils, you can build an icosahedron-shaped object of about 38 cm or 15 inch in diameter. Use it as a lampshade, or just have it around as a [...]
Atelier Takagi is a multi-disciplinary design studio and workshop of Jonah Takagi – Takagi’s produce objects that require closer examination, that inspire and inform and re-contextualize our surroundings. I like his Leaf Stool and his Spun Table Lamp a lot.
What could be the easiest way to upholster a piece of furniture? Swedish designer Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias Ståhlbom ( TAF ) took a piece of foam and wrapped it with fabric in the same way you make a parcel. The fabric looks like paper and the product becomes a gift. Simple, easy and cheap, [...]
Via DesignBoom – Dutch designer Maarten Baas presented a specially-commissioned cabinet at design miami 09, where he received the ‘designer of the year’ award… in celebration of baas’ nomination, the french ‘tools’ galerie in paris hosts an extensive exhibition of his works, on show until 23 january 2010.