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The VIP centre at Amsterdam…

Design | October 18, 2020

Amsterdam, January 30, 2020. Celebrating Dutch history with the world, the VIP centre at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers travellers a journey through time to experience the iconic, historic and contemporary pieces of Dutch art and design. Read more


Aircraft Design for High Speed…

Design | October 12, 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M. 3 August 2020 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) ("Virgin Galactic"), a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, which includes its manufacturer of advanced air and space vehicles, The Spaceship Company ("TSC"), announced today the first stage design scope for the build of its high-speed aircraft design, and the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in designing and developing engine propulsion technology for high-speed commercial aircraft. Read more


Micrashell, socialize safely

Design | October 8, 2020

An airborne virus has extended across the globe creating a pandemic, changing the way people perform their everyday tasks across the world. Social distancing measures have been introduced by the authorities as a way of slowing down the spread of the disease. However - beyond the obvious benefits of this action - there are certain drawbacks that make it only viable for a limited period of time, like its toll on mental health or its impact on the economy Read more


Flyte

Design | October 7, 2020

Merging the words fly, light and the Swedish word for float, FLYTE creates luminous spectacles that combine the wonders of magnetic levitation with wireless power. Founded in 2015, after it exceeded the funding goal for its first levitating light bulb on Kickstarter, FLYTE has now become the leading levitation design company. Read more


Feautured Designer: Marcel Wanders Studio

Design | September 30, 2020

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in the creative capital of Amsterdam, with over 1,900 + iconic product and interior design experiences all around the globe for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation/ Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, LH&E Group, Louis Vuitton, Miramar Group, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma among scores of others. Read more


Orbitkey

Design | September 20, 2020

Inspired by intentional living and contemporary industrial design, Orbitkey is an organisation brand helping people live better lives through clever and innovative organisation solutions. Orbitkey was founded in 2013 with a simple idea to solve the frustration of noisy pockets, cluttered bags and messy keys – and with the support of the crowdfunding community, the first Orbitkey Key Organiser was brought to life. Proudly designed in Melbourne, Australia, the Orbitkey product range has since continued to grow – helping people organise more than just their keys. Read more


Senz

Design | September 3, 2020

Senz creates a smooth commute with its premium weatherproof products. Did you know that 1.100.000.000 traditional umbrellas are thrown away each year? Simply because they are not designed to withstand even the smallest wind gust. "I like to struggle with my umbrella", said no one ever. Now, the era of inconvenient disposable products is over. Born in the storm, this Dutch team designed the innovative high-quality Senz umbrella, which embodies storm proof excellence. The patented aerodynamic shape of this storm umbrella acts similar to a wing, allowing the umbrella to withstand stormy winds. Read more


A journey through time

Design | August 30, 2020

Studio Spass designed and co-curated the free public exhibition ‘A journey trough time’ (de Tijdreis) for the MAS museum in Antwerp. The MAS collection consists of some 500,000 objects that, altogether, tell the story of Antwerp and its relation with the world. For this exhibition escalators in the museum’s public promenade will not only take visitors up to the panoramic roof, they will also allow them to travel through time, discover and reflect on this history. Read more


Design Tokyo 2020

Design | August 25, 2020

Japan is known for its high quality, high design products. The wide range of "Made-in-Japan" products will most definitely be the center of attention amongst both Japanese and international buyers. Traditional Japanese goods such as handmade potteries, cutlery and crafts, as well as Japan's eco-friendly/sustainable items will be showcased. Every year, buyers from all over the world gather in search of new and unique products that are not available in their home countries. With more and more Japanese exhibitors expanding their business overseas, the show is their best chance to meet new international business partners. Read more


Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

Design | August 22, 2020

Materiality is back in the spotlight. The exhibition Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich presents examples of the range of issues that designers and materials researchers are currently engaging with. Materials research has become a key discipline in the 21st century. Material abundance and the search for alternative materials represent a challenge for society. At the same time, materials must meet ever greater technological requirements, while also becoming lighter and smaller. Read more


FORNASETTI Theatrum Mundi

Design | August 16, 2020

June 03, 2020 sees the inauguration of "Fornasetti Theatrum Mundi", an exhibition housed in the Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta in Parma. The exhibition will be open to the public until February 14, 2021, and is part of "Revitalisations of the Contemporary," an initiative conceived to mark Parma 2020+21, Italian Capital of Culture. Read more


Mondo Mendini

Design | August 14, 2020

The Groninger Museum presents Mondo Mendini - The World of Alessandro Mendini: the large-scale exhibition the renowned Italian designer, who 25 years ago served as the chief architect of the still remarkable Groninger Museum building, put together shortly before he passed away. Read more


Clutch Charger

Design | August 8, 2020

What if someone were to tell you that you would never have to worry about a loved one’s phone dying again, even in emergencies. Well, that’s what has happened with the launch of ‘Clutch Charger’, which is “The World’s Thinnest Portable Charger”. It is so thin and small that it fits easily into your wallet or purse. Your search for the perfect power bank has come to an end. Imagine with just one gift you will simultaneously relieve your loved ones from the hassles of carrying bulky power banks, which are heavier than the mobile-phones they are supposed to charge and the worries of having their phone die. Read more


MEMOBOTTLE

Design | August 5, 2020

MEMOBOTTLE Memobottle was born from two major societal frustrations that founders Jesse Leeworthy and Jonathan Byrt decided they had to do something about. Firstly, the single-use water bottle epidemic: 525 billion single-use bottles were purchased and consumed last year (1 million every single minute), despite 91% of the global population having access to clean drinking […] Read more


DIGITAL EXHIBITION BY THE MINDCRAFT…

Design | August 4, 2020

Digital Exhibition by The Mindcraft ProjectOnline exhibitionFrom June 16th After 11 years in Milan, The Mindcraft Project will this year be presented in a new digital format as a consequence of the Covid-19. The digital exhibition is designed by Copenhagen-based studio Wang & Söderström and will launch online on mindcraftproject.com on the 16th of June […] Read more


CARL FRIEDRIK

Design | July 28, 2020

Carl Friedrik is a modern luxury brand creating high-end leather goods inspired by Scandinavian minimalism with a nod to traditional craftsmanship. The result is a collection of contemporary, functional products tailored to the lifestyle of today's travelling professional. Read more


VISIONNAIRE: BEAUTY 2020

Design | July 16, 2020

Beauty is a word with an intense and multifaceted meaning. In addition to defining a horizon of positivity and aspiration, the contemporary beauty that Visionnaire tells is its own aptitude for realizing projects and objects of extraordinary singularity. Read more


The iSphere by Plastique Fantastique

Design | July 14, 2020

The Coronavirus is changing our relation to each other and affecting our perception of reality. This virus is very democratic: it spreads over the borders, has no preference for gender, social, cultural, or economic status. In this time of lockdown, we wonder about the mutation of our social life and the effects of the deprivation of physical touch. Read more


GIO PONTI. Loving architecture

Design | July 9, 2020

Architect, designer, art director, writer, poet and critic, Gio Ponti was an allround artist who traversed much of the 20th century, profoundly influencing the taste of his time, responding to its most significant demands and anticipating many of the themes of contemporary architecture. 40 years on from his passing, MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is devoting a major retrospective to this exceptional figure. The exhibition examines and presents his multi-faceted career, starting with an account of his architecture, a unique and original synthesis of tradition and modernity, history and progress, elite culture and quotidian existence. Read more


Sieger by FÜRSTENBERG

Design | July 8, 2020

After and alongside successful projects for partners of their agency, in 2005, Christian and Michael Sieger decided to launch their own premium brand SIEGER, which includes the SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG porcelain collections. Then as now, they were driven by a desire to create icons and modern classics for tableware and home decor and to enrich people’s lives with beautiful and yet highly functional porcelain. In the Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG studios, SIEGER designs are transformed by hand into products of exceptional quality. Every single tumbler, plate and accessory is one of a kind. Individually crafting these unique objects involves many different stages – requiring up to 100 hands and six weeks of work. Read more


LAUT

Design | July 5, 2020

We design solutions for your devices without compromising your style. LAUT redesigned the future by combining tech with lifestyle and fashion. We represent unique individuals who seek more than just a cover for their favourite devices. Read more


Butterfly Seats for Single-Aisle

Design | June 28, 2020

Butterfly is a flexible seating solution that allows instant transformation between premium economy/regional business class, and long-haul flatbed suites. It gives airlines the flexibility to adjust cabin configuration based on real time demand for each flight, allowing them to make the most efficient use of precious cabin space while maximizing passenger appeal. This innovative concept has won the prestigious Crystal Cabin Award, IATA's Passenger Innovation Award, and was selected into the first season of Airbus Bizlab accelerator. Read more


ROK Coffee

Design | June 21, 2020

ROK is all about helping good, decent coffee folk on their journey to Java nirvana. ROK believes that with the right tools anyone (who’s keen) can learn how to make an excellent cup of coffee. And that’s where ROK comes in. The tool people. Read more


HORTUS BIONICA by Studio Samira…

Design | June 20, 2020

More than ever, we demand our indoor spaces to dynamically separate or unify their users. How can we cultivate such a healthy living environment that adapts to our needs, ideally like a living ecosystem? Read more


NIKIN

Design | June 16, 2020

NIKIN is a sustainable fashion label from Switzerland and plants a tree for every product sold. A single tree doesn't change the world overnight, that's why NIKINs mission is: "Tree by Tree" - one tree after the other. With that mission in mind, NIKIN invests in tree planting programs to counteract the gobal deforestation. With every single product sold, the brand donates a certain amount to their partner organisation "One Tree Planted", to whom NIKIN maintains a close relationship. The American non-profit organisation plants and conducts tree planting campaigns around the world. Read more


Kleureyck

Design | June 15, 2020

What is the origin of colour? How do you create colour? What is the impact of colour? In honour of the Year of Van Eyck in Ghent, the museum is hosting a large exhibition on the innovative and diverse use of colour. Read more


Q.workntine: Pod system for offices

Design | June 3, 2020

Winner of DNA Paris 2020 Design Award, in the Responsible Design category, and featured in Yanko Design magazine, and Designboom; Q.workntine, is an air tight pod system, than can provide safety and protection within the physical work place, while maintaining the same number of employees per square meter as a traditional office system. Read more


TIBALDI

Design | June 2, 2020

TIBALDI makes easy couture writing accessories that style your day. Pens to be lived differently and felt personally. Adornment frills made highly addictive. Authentically Italian, this brand is heart-beating since 1916. Originated in Florence by Giuseppe Tibaldi – a man with a singular passion for making pens, the company proved an industrial dream come true up until 1965. After several decades of management turnovers in the past, it is nowadays presided by the Aquila family – an Italian life-long virtuoso in the pen industry, and a major proprietor of both Montegrappa and Tibaldi trademarks. The TIBALDI company headquarters moved from Florence to Bassano del Grappa in 2004, giving this notorious label a new and irreverent rebranded impetus. Read more