Raindrops Carpet Collection
Fabrica Design Department for Tai Ping
“Poor tools” project by Studio Fludd
"Designers downsize objects to their fundamental functionalities and look into essential materials in a need to establish emotional connections between the consumer and the product."
A.G. Nauta Couture
A sentimental and utilitarian narrative underpins “Modesty Solutions”, exploring a Spartan time of mend & make do, the tension between intentionally imperfect craft, sustainability solutions and modular design. The “Raindrops” collection designed by Giorgia Zanellato is a storage solution made from carpets which rises from the ground like droplets.
London-based trend studio TREND ATELIER presents their latest forecast for A/W 2016/17 MODESTY SOLUTIONS
Jorge Penades “Structural Skin”
Each alcove has its own role – from soft to protect and rough to prevent items from slipping. In the “Poor tools” project, the Venetian based multi-disciplinary collective Studio Fludd created unexpected home ware from collected natural materials, relics and trash, expressing the clash between a chaotic environment and brand new constructions. Dutch label A.G. Nauta delves into 1920s and 1940s menswear looks with a collection using exclusively pre-washed fabrics woven with a very fine metal to secure a creased look.
Moscow-based architecture practice Archiproba
"Man & Nature must work in synergy as a new generation of design graduates leads the way in tackling waste and creating ingenious sustainability solutions."
Investigating the environmental impact of leather manufacturing, Jorge Penades has developed “Structural Skin”, a new production method that transforms leather offcuts and waste including any resin or chemical components into a new viable industry alternative.
“Potter, Painter, Poet” by Saskia Roberts
"Man-made and natural matter is re-contextualized through unconventional combinations, in a bold and honest brutalist aesthetic. Objects embrace binary tensions between the poetic and the raw."
AMMA Studio disturbs traditional form and function paradigms with furniture made from unconventional interiors materials such as rock salt, sand, coffee, silica, and pink himalayan salt, fusing them with cement or plaster in a unique casting process. Moscow-based architecture practice Archiproba has adapted the abandoned Stalinist building of the Central Telegraph, located for technology company Dream Industries, returning the space to its original 1927- bare and cleanser appearance. In her collection “Potter, Painter, Poet” newly graduated fashion designer Saskia Roberts creates tactile garments and accessories inspired by the ceramics workshop, with apron-like garments in crumpled starchy cottons and sparse fingerprints
Growduce by Biologist Aakriti Jain and industrial designer Guillian Graves
"Artists and designers partner up to invent sustainable products and redefine the consumer's conception of bacteria as a viable alternative to food packaging."
Seeking to revolutionise packaging,combat waste and throwaway culture, Growduce creates cellulose covering for everyday consumer products. Biologist Aakriti Jain and industrial designer Guillian Graves use symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast to produce layers of cellulose that are moulded into any shape. Natural dying solutions Berlin-based studio Blond and Beiber have created Algaemy, a portable textile printing factory that uses colored dyes derived from algae. A novel fungi food product is grown on plastic waste- invented by Livin Studio, the prototype grows the food and comes with the culinary tools to eat it.
Algaemy by Blond & Bieber
Livin Studio, Fungi Mutariuum Project
Items appear unstable in a new approach to functionality, with references to 1920s Japanese farming clothes as well as a rebellious vision of the contemporary “copy and paste” culture. Designers seek to create unique products and challenge a world over-saturated with Internet trends. Artist and jeweler Stas Kauska looks at ancient stories and structures of raw materials, uneven shapes which emerge from volcanic ash, lava, carbon and iron to create his one-of-a-kind rings. Vintage knitting patterns from USA servicemen’s dating back to 1942 reveal modular design and accessories, built for harsh and unpredictable conditions. In his collection titled “Because the Internet”, New York based designer Shaun Larose is inspired by the Internet and its addictive qualities affecting our emotions and wellbeing.
Vintage knitting patterns for USA servicemen, 1942
“Because the Internet” SS15 collection by Shaun Larose