I came across the work of Switzerland-based Julia Richoz and was immediately taken with her simplistic and charming design aesthetic. Taking inspiration from everyday objects and systems that fascinate her, she re-appropriates their essence in order to create objects which exhibit a playful and ingenious simplicity. Her work was featured at this years Hyeres Festival [...]
Sander Wassink is an artist and designer who begs us to reconsider what is important and what is desirable, what do we toss and what do we keep. This applies to memory and preservation of the past in relation to new construction and new production needs and resources. Through his work, Wassink attempts to reimagine [...]
Studiopepe designed a series of Kora vases for Spotti Edizioni. Saturated in ten colors with a hint of shadow and graphic-marks, these vases express the spirit of a time when “colors became material to depict the new trends detected by Studiopepe.” Studiopepe drew their inspiration for this collection from quadricromia (four-color process) based on elaboration.
Joseph Guerra is a recent RISD graduate whose design ambition is useful, mass market objects that express simplicity and beauty. The briefcase, a subject of his senior thesis, has been re-imagined here, referencing generic shopping baskets in the pattern and polypropylene material. As an archetype with connotations of luxury and gentrification, we see a new [...]
Simple and clean are the two words that come through my mind when I discovered the furniture collection of Dutch photographer Fien Muller and artist Hannes Van Severen. The two creatives created Mueller Van Severen and their furniture collections are build from need and function – Simple tubes become light sculptures, minimal lines become tables [...]
Italian furniture brand Kristalia is well-known for its challenges in the materials field. The Boiacca table, produced as a result of the company’s partnership with the creative couple LucidiPevere, stands out for its material, typically used for modern architecture, which has been taken to the limit and is also increasingly used in the design field: [...]
Stacking Vessels is a series of functional sculptures for the home by German industrial designer Pia Wustenberg. Each Vessel consists of three individual containers made of wood, studio glass, and ceramic. Each material uses a different craft processes. The hot glass is the connecting part between the ceramic and wood.
Chinese industrial designer Leo Yui designed a multi-purpose stackable vase meant to have a life after the flowers have wilted. This is a beautiful object that can be used in many different ways. I would love to also see a version with some color.
Israeli product designer Shmuel Linski has a passion for working with raw, rough materials. This love brought him to using concrete as the main material in unexpected consumer products. Here are two products of his latest design: speakers and coffee machine.
A beautifully crafted and designed collection of furniture by Swedish industrial designer David Ericsson, called “Carl Malmsten Made Me Do It”. Carl Malmsten was the university Ericsson attended and this was his thesis project. “The aim with this work is to try to create processes and products deriving from humanist values. I have developed a [...]
This strikingly beautiful furniture designed by french industrial designer Elise Gabriel uses a material called zelfo that creates the unique and distinctive look throughout her “Embrace” collection, shown here. Zelfo is a resistant material. 100% cellulose fibres when solid and 95% water when liquid. I love the contrasts in these pieces of furniture, they shapes [...]
Recent design school graduate Marte Haverkamp has some fascinating obsession with shadows. For her thesis project Marte decided to look deeper into her obsession with this abstract idea and realized what made them so special. “I found out that shadows do something no other product, human or animal can. It easily follows floors, corners, products. [...]