Brisbane designer Alexander Lotersztain has created X-System, a shelving system for Australian brand Planex. The modular system features X-shaped pillars that slot into rails on the shelves, and only requires an Allen key for assembly. The following is from Planex: – X = the universal answer to shelving X-System, the latest release from Australian design-manufacturer Planex in collaboration with..
Venus chair by Tokujin Yoshioka Second Nature – Born of Memory: Thinking About the Future of Design Nature shows us a beauty that exceeds our imagination. On the other hand, it contains a strength that is sometimes frightening. The forms of nature are unique and cannot be reproduced. This endows them with mysterious beauty and makes them fascinating to us. I believe that a design is not somethin..
Belgium-based designers Draw Me a Sheep presented chairs and stools upholstered in real tree bark at 100% Design London, which ended yesterday. The pieces, which feature ash bark formed over timber and resin, are based on the notion that if trees had square trunks, less wood would be wasted. Above: Square Tree Trunk/ stool_I Above: Square Tree Trunk/ bench_I Above: Square Tree Trunk/ bench_II ..
British furniture designer Matthew Hilton will launch his new collection at 100% Design London later this month. New pieces include Fracture table (above), Tapas chair (top image), Manta chair (below) and Hepburn sofa, which has been shortlisted for a 100% Design/Blueprint Design Award. Hilton launched his own brand at 100% Design last year. See our previous story. The solid wood furniture is pr..
StairCASE This is one of my favourite projects, which realised in 8 weeks, from assigned theme to an almost finished and working prototype. The initial keywords: space, storage, future. In the future space becomes more desireable because big apartment buildings are taking over normal 1, 2 or 3 level houses. Building vertically is more efficient because less ground square meters are needed to hou..
Architects always seem to be dreaming of the world’s tallest buildings, even though most people who’ve ever lived or worked in one will likely tell you they hate it. So it would not come as much of a surprise to learn that it is an architectural firm, UNStudio, behind the world’s longest table for all cultures. What is surprising however is that they managed to make it look quite down to earth c..
design miami란?! : 올해로 3회째인 행사이지만, 수십 년을 진행해온 디자인 행사와 비교해도 손색이 없을 정도로 이 디자인계에 몰고 온 파급력은 대단하다. 은 기술적 혁신, 새로운 오브제 유형의 창출, 디자인 프로세스에 대한 창조적인 접근, 새로운 디자인 철학 등 디자인에 대한 이해의 폭을 한층 넓히는 데 기여한 디자이너들에 주목해 왔으며 바젤과 연합하여 전시함으로써 두 개의 도시를 거점으로 디자인시장을 주도해 온 영향력 있는 행사이다. ‘올해의 디자이너(Designer of the Year 2007)’로 선정된 토쿠진 오시오카(Tokujin Yoshioka)의 특별전과 ‘미래의 디자이너 상(Designer of the Future Award)’을 수상한 프론트(Front)의 작품을 비롯해 디..