Posts Tagged ‘Product Design’

Looking Into The Abyss

Looking Into The Abyss

The Abyss Table (limited to 25 editions, roughly $9950) is handmade by local artisans and craftspeople using high-grade, ethically-sourced wood from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and glass, this piece of furniture functions as both a conversation starter and an actual table–the design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as …

Can You Design The Future?

Can You Design The Future?

History is full of visionaries who have imagined the impossible, turned it into a reality and disrupted the world around them in the process. By embracing radical new visions, ideas and concepts, these disruptors have been the originators of a new way of thinking, doing and being. They are the revolutionaries of disruptive technology and …


Visionary Synthesis Of Material, Light And Shade

Visionary Synthesis Of Material, Light And Shade

“The Empire of Light” is all about light and its power. Shadows and reflections, darkness and sudden flashes stretch the imagination to its most surreal limit. Magritte’s visionary genius also offers the starting point for the latest design story. Alessandro Zambelli has conceived Woodspot (Price upon request) for Mantua-based furnisher Seletti. The product designer’s work …

The Simplest Server In The World

The Simplest Server In The World

Almost 2 years ago the German-based company Protonet started an incredible adventure. Thanks to crowdfunding they were able to launch the Protonet server, the world simplest server. Now it’s time for the next product generation. Maya – beautiful, powerful, and most important: affordable for everyone. Protonet (Maya starts at roughly $1600) offers a simple solution …

Lift Shelving Units

Lift Shelving Units

Product designer Staffan Holm was born in Lidköping, Sweden 1977 and worked as a furniture carpenter before studying interior and industrial design at the School of Design and Crafts (HDK) in Gothenburg. Since graduating 2008 and starting his own studio, Staffan collaborates with some of Scandinavia’s most renown companies, such as Swedese, Hay and Muuto …


The Interpolate Lamp

The Interpolate Lamp

iLoveHandles began when two friends who met in architecture grad school — one with a background in graphic design and business, and the other with a background in product design — started collaborating on projects that were clever, fun, and useful. "We never meant to be another iPhone accessories company. Sorry about that. We know there …

AlterEgo Modular Seating

AlterEgo Modular Seating

The AlterEgo seating is one of the latest projects by REdesign that has been realized for a new design brand named RadicediK during Fuorisalone hosted at Spazio Kryptos Materia in Milan–an art gallery which promotes design objects characterized by handcraft production. The designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti designed AlterEgo as a square based seating, …

The Spirit Of Craftsmanship

The Spirit Of Craftsmanship

The manually machined solid Brass Corkscrew I ($140) with handmade leather sheath for custom fit–also available without sheath–is limited to 72 only. The Corkscrew handle is 3.75" x .75" diameter and the wire is made from stainless steel. Anthony Lawson keeps up the spirit of craftsmanship in each piece he puts out, making it a perfect …


Sorri Lounge Chair

Sorri Lounge Chair

Sorri is a friendly chair, ingenious, wide and inviting. This chair was designed by Gonçalo Campos for Wewood and perfectly marries a simple and pleasant shape, with an efficient and optimized production. It's wide curves and generous dimensions make for a comfortable product to see and to use. Portuguese-born Gonçalo Campos, prides in finding surprising …

Wallmonds Shelves Frame

Wallmonds Shelves Frame

Wallmonds is a project Gonçalo Campos started developing in the Studio, in order to experiment and play with product typologies, communication methods, production and delivery to the final user, "in a way that our work designing for other brands doesn't allow," Campos adds. This freedom and direct link to the final consumer is part of the …

Essentials Of Ceramic Design: Form And Materiality

Essentials Of Ceramic Design: Form And Materiality

The ceramic artist Matthias Kaiser marries simple geometric shapes with the irregularities resulting from the hand-made manufacture process to create unique ceramics that span a web of suspenseful contradictions. Hailing from Austria, Kaiser perfected his trade at a number of international institutions, from Parsons School of Design in New York, to the Academy of Fine …


Minimalist Spoon Design By Yesign

Minimalist Spoon Design By Yesign

Spoon is a minimalist product design created by Germany-based designer Yesign. Once folded, the spoon allows the user to pick up coffee with ease by using a geometric design. The design dips into the coffee flat, and then the user bends the sides to collect the desired amount. The sides of the spoon are bent …

Fyne Ales 48 Miles Later Label Design

Fyne Ales 48 Miles Later Label Design

Freytag Anderson designed this wonderful 48 Miles Later label, which is a collaboration brew between Fyne Ales and Brewdog. The result is a unique Smoked Chilli Black Ale named ’48 Miles Later’, relating to the distance between the Brewdog bar and the Fyne Ales brewery. "We were engaged by Fyne Ales to develop a label …


TÎAN Makes A Clear Design Statement

TÎAN Makes A Clear Design Statement

TÎAN (roughly $475)  is the perfect combination of function and design. Whether single speed, retro race bike, or custom made – this fine bicycle furniture shows off your bike to its best advantage and provides plenty of storage space. Made from MDF (lacquered in white) and drawer made of oak (solid wood), it can be …

Extraordinary Inflatable Emergency Bench

Extraordinary Inflatable Emergency Bench

Jamie Wolfond is a Brooklyn-based designer originally from Toronto. Wolfond’s work is born from experimentation; with ideas, materials, patterns, colours and functionality – a emergency bench made from inflatable raft elements and tables from hand-molded plastics for example. He believes that the relationship between a designer, manufacturer and consumer needs to be evolving constantly. Jamie …

Field Chair By Shape

Field Chair By Shape

Nature is your sanctuary? Life is simpler when you’re spending your days in the great outdoors. You should spend that precious time comfortably and with objects you’re proud to own and use. Most outdoor folding chairs are built on the cheap and without elegance. Your most loved outdoor gear is the stuff our parents and …


Product Design With A Strong Graphic Aspect

Product Design With A Strong Graphic Aspect

The objects designed by Studiocharlie–Gabriele Rigamonti, Carla Scorda and Vittorio Turla–have a strong graphic aspect: they are drawings in matter and form volumes. Just as drawings on paper use lines and colours, so drawings on a sheet of steel might use laser rays and folds, or on fabric, threads and woven patterns. Take for example …

A Good Way To Welcome The "Year Of The Horse"

A Good Way To Welcome The “Year Of The Horse”

My Wooden Horse was born in that corner of the mind where nostalgia and creativity coalesce. The brothers Netta and Avner Shalgi set out to create a simple, handmade, durable wooden toy. "We wanted to create a product that wouldn’t end up on a table at a garage sale, a product that will be passed through …

The Invisible Table

The Invisible Table

The shape of a table can dominate a room; it is therefore important to adapt it to its environment. The Invisible Table by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell has received the Red Dot Best Practice award. It is an innovative piece of furniture that will suit and enhance every interior. "The Invisible Table represents …


Table With A Built-In Ice Bucket

Table With A Built-In Ice Bucket

Can you remember the My Desk? A design concept by Miguel Mestre working with the term freedom. Freedom from the boundaries of your notebook pages and post-its. The entire desk itself is a gigantic notebook – 100x70cm blank paper that literally serves as the base for your work. Now Mestre has come up with another minimalist …

Tired Of Holding Up Your iPad With Your Hand?

Tired Of Holding Up Your iPad With Your Hand?

The iRest Lap Stand ($49.90) created by Rain Design makes reading and watching with the iPad more comfortable on the sofa or bed. The iPad accessory helps you keep your hands free wherever you use your iPad—without needing to worry that it might fall off. With extra refinements like soft foam cushions and torque hinge …

The Living Cube

The Living Cube

If you believe that useful furniture must be adapted to the needs of the user, then you might be interested in this minimalistic cube design with a shelf with lots of space for your vinyl collection, TV, clothes and shoes. Invented by Switzerland-based Till Könneker as he moved into a apartment studio without storage room. …