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THE HAAS BROTHERS: “FERNGULLY”

THE HAAS BROTHERS: "FERNGULLY"Image courtesy of Zachary Balber, The Bass, Miami Beach

THE HAAS BROTHERS: “FERNGULLY”
THE BASS
December 05, 2018 – April 21, 2019

The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon Haas, are artists/designers/creative producers based in Los Angeles. Their works of art and objects are situated between the contexts of art and design, frequently departing from the functional, and moving towards the exclusively sculptural. Playful and sometimes irreverent, they create furniture and sculptural objects in the form of anthropomorphic hairy chaises, fantastical beaded chairs and fungi, and hand-layered liquid clay accretion vases that explore themes of mathematics, science and nature, sexuality, nostalgia and social equity.

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Nicole Hone – Hydrophytes

Hydrophytes - Nicole HoneImage courtesy of Nicole Hone

Nicole Hone – Hydrophytes 

Hydrophytes is a series of futuristic aquatic plants created with multi-material 3D printing.  The project explores the design and choreography of movement to bring objects to life through 4D printing.  The film is true to life with no effects added in post-processing. The designs utilise Stratasys PolyJet technology that allows blends of rigid and flexible resins known as digital materials.  Sealed chambers allow the 4D prints to activate independently through pneumatic inflation. The Hydrophytes illustrate a range of multifaceted, variable movements whose life-like qualities are unique to the behaviour of digital materials.    

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Home Futures

Home Futures
Image courtesy of Gufram

Home Futures
Design Museum – London
Until March 24, 2019

Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change? The “Home of the future” has long intrigued designers and popular culture alike. Immerse yourself in a series of dreamlike passages and rooms designed by New York-based architects SO-IL and explore yesterday’s visions of the future – as avant-garde speculations are displayed alongside contemporary objects and new commissions.

                                                          

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COSMOS

COSMOSImage courtesy of COSMOS

COSMOS
SWEDEN BECOMING ANIMAL FRIENDLY
With the latest launch of The Minimal Wallet Cosmos Sweden is ditching animal leather. Based in Stockholm, brand started with a dentist and an artist sharing the same obsession for space and minimalist functional design. “With modern technology available the need for animal materials becomes obsolete. We are thrilled to continue our product lines only with vegan materials and reducing plastic waste as much as possible” says the founder of the company – a dentist – Bryar.

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Hide & Seek – Maarten Baas

Hide & Seek - Maarten BaasImage courtesy of Design Museum Holon

Hide & Seek – Maarten Baas
Design Museum Holon
November 27 – April 27, 2019

Maarten Baas (b. 1978, Holland) is one of the most outstanding designers of his generation. His diverse body of works consists of furniture, objects, installations, videos and performances. The series Smoke (2002), Baas’ graduation project at the Eindhoven Design Academy, involved burning furniture and subsequently restoring it by means of epoxy resin. This series earned international praise in the media, and established his name as a designer. Reflections on time, transience, memories and future expectations are woven throughout Baas’ work. His series Real Time (2009-2010), for instance, consists of video projections in which different people (the artist included) constantly wipe out the time. Design, for him, is more closely aligned with giving artistic expression to his imagination than with a quest for the best functional design.

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Design in the Age of Big Data

Design in the Age of Big DataImage courtesy of Red Dot Design Museum

Design in the Age of Big Data
December 6, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Red Dot Design Museum, Essen

With “Design in the Age of Big Data“, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen will feature an exhibition with innovative products that highlight the impact of digitisation on the products we use and the lives we lead. The exhibits include sensors, scanners, fitness trackers and medical devices for monitoring and visualising the human body, but also robots and drones. The products are classified into different topics, helping visitors to the exhibition to understand the complex interplay between humans, technology and data flows in the era of big data, how they affect each other mutually and what the consequences are for the design of intelligent products. The exhibition will be on show in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen from 6 December 2018 to 3 March 2019.

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Printed Leather by Bill Amberg

Printed Leather by Bill AmbergImages courtesy of Bill Amberg Print, Photography by David Cleveland, Print by Tom Dixon

Printed Leather
by Bill Amberg

Leather is an extraordinary material. Durable, versatile and with a unique beauty and handle, its natural form has been decorated through gilding, painting and embossing for millennia. Bill Amberg Print is a modern take on leather decoration that employs specialist digital printing technology, whilst retaining the natural character and grain. Working with the finest European hides printed with graphics specially developed by some of the world’s most renowned creatives, the resulting product has utility that stretches beyond its traditional upholstery functions, to bespoke furniture and a wide range of interior architectural uses.

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