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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


NJUSTUDIO

Design | May 23, 2020

Njustudio from Coburg, Bavaria develops unique and human-friendly objects for residential and commercial use, following the claim "New needs - Nju products / Ideas for the New Normal!". Read more


Featured Designer: Karim Rashid

Design | May 21, 2020

Visionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim's ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Karim's designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi, Veuve Clicquot, and Riva 1920; democratic products for Umbra, Paul Mitchell, and 3M; timeless furniture for Bonaldo, Tonelli, BoConcept, and Vondom; exquisite lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte; high-tech products for Asus and SirinLabs; surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati; Read more


CHAIR TIMES BY VITRA

Design | May 20, 2020

The film Chair Times leads on a path through a ‘sea of chairs’: 125 objects dating from 1807 to the latest 3D printed designs are arranged in the order of their production years, forming a timeline of modern seating design in the Vitra Schaudepot. Which objects would professionals in the design field want to talk about? Read more


The isolate screen divider kit

Design | May 17, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly established behavioural changes with the public as they are much more conscious when they share communal spaces. Future aircraft passengers will place even greater value on their personal space than ever before - Not simply from a comfort perspective, but from a health and safety standpoint. Airlines will need to adapt their cabins in order to tempt customers back and reassure them that their health is protected whilst on board. Reduced passenger loads will free-up opportunities to adapt existing cabins to address this new normal in the short to medium term. Read more


MAGAZINE WALL HANGER

Design | May 13, 2020

The MAGAZINE WALL HANGER offers the ease of revisiting beautiful images from magazines and books, articles, poems, art zines, comics, recipes, music notes, quotes, or whatever gem deserves the attention. When users find a nice magazine spread, they clip this to the wall hanger, then hang it like they would a painting. MAGAZINE WALL HANGER began in Switzerland as part of a Master of Design Studies project. Two years and many prototypes later, the product as it is today was created. Read more


GASTRO SAFE ZONE by HUA…

Design | May 12, 2020

The COVID19 restrictions closed thousands gastro businesses around the world. External safe zones with immobile three-seat tables enable countries to open restaurants, coffee houses, and bars. Even if only in the restricted mode. The safe zone offers a possibility for external eating while obey current restrictions. The goal is to support local businesses. Read more


Featured Designer: Martin Høgh Olsen

Design | May 10, 2020

My name is Martin Høgh. I am a Norwegian/Dane, and I got my education as a product designer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. After many years in the retail/project-end of the design industry, and really liking it, while balancing a freelance existence in the other end, I decided to combine the best of everything I knew and start a company. HØGH came to life in 2015, as a small scale manufacturer of contemporary design based in Norway. Read more


NUOC

Design | April 8, 2020

NUOC (WATER in Vietnamese). We come from the water, we need it and we are water. Without it nothing of what we know so far exist. "There are already many trips and countries traveled in which unfortunately we have seen that a habit as natural as drinking water creates large amounts of plastic waste that, in large part, end up flooding our oceans. Read more


Padmate

Design | March 29, 2020

In the past 2019, Pamu is definitely one of the most discussed brands in the Bluetooth headset industry. After the previous two generations of products (Pamu1.0&Pamu Scroll) have achieved more than 4 million US dollars in crowdfunding results, Padmate's new generation Pamu slide has achieved 6.26 million US dollars in Indiegogo's crowdfunding campaign. Read more


Projectkin

Design | March 25, 2020

PROJECTKIN creates iconic travel products with a purpose by using our philosophy of Nordic design to address the urgent need to reduce the environmental impact of travelling. We are a group of founders that experienced a disconnect between design/quality and sustainability. We felt the need for creating a better alternative for the mindful traveller Read more


Nordgreen

Design | March 4, 2020

Nordgreen is a Scandinavian Design Watch Company based in Copenhagen. Together with award-winning, Bang & Olufsen Designer Jakob Wagner, we have created a minimalist collection of classic and sustainable timepieces. Every purchase counts towards supporting one of three charity projects: Clean drinking water, education for children, or protection of rainforests. Read more


CINK

Design | March 3, 2020

A sunny autumn day in the south of so with this in mind we started to design Sweden on the open plains of Österlen, on a dinnerware set for our smallest with inspiration from the shapes and humans, with the idea that we could colors of the landscape, Cink was hopefully grow to develop more created! products in the future. Read more


Workplace3.0

Design | March 1, 2020

Workplace3.0 is conceived as an irreplaceable think tank for finding out about and understanding upcoming necessary changes to workspaces. More than just an exhibition, it is a starting point for stimulating forward-looking ideas capable of catering to a changing market and changing needs. Read more


Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The…

Design | February 28, 2020

The Design Museum in London launches new exhibition exploring the hypnotic world of electronic music, from its origins to its futuristic dreams. Read more


Field Notes

Design | February 28, 2020

Inspired by the vanishing sub-genre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Company of Portland and Coudal Partners, a Chicago creative firm, have created FIELD NOTES BRAND, a collection of smartly-designed, vintage-styled pocket notebooks, calendars, and various office accoutrements. Read more


PLANT FEVER. Towards a phyto-centred…

Design | February 26, 2020

For centuries, our inherent alienation from nature has prevented us from truly understanding the potential of plants as more than simple materials or decorative objects. In recent years, however, new scientific discoveries and philosophical approaches have reframed our relationship with them, questioning the dualism human/nature so much rooted in Western thinking. Echoing the belief of American ecologist Ian Baldwin that "we should try to think like plants", designers, scientists and engineers, started to look into plants' structures and behaviours adopting them as allies to develop solutions for current and upcoming environmental and social issues. Read more


NYCxDESIGN

Design | February 25, 2020

Bringing together multidisciplinary designers, design fairs, cultural institutions, brands, universities, and collectives, NYCxDESIGN provides a unique platform to share, celebrate, and collaborate across the field and with the general public. Forming one of the most important international design weeks, the festival shines a light on established practices, mid-career designers, and emerging talent from across the city and America, presenting the best in the field today. NYCxDESIGN is open to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 12, and affiliated projects and events will be on view and taking place at several hundred venues across the city through Wednesday, May 20. Read more