During Milan Design Week 2010, we visited the Soft Architecture exhibition from Italian lighting manufacturer FLOS at Superstudio in Milan’s Zona Tortona district. Soft Architecture consists of a new collection characterized by the use of a special composite material (Under-Cover technology) of which Flos holds an exclusive license agreement in the lighting compartment for its production and com..
Visible concrete is part of the language of modern architecture and, with Aplomb, Foscarini presents a model that uses this material with completely new and innovative technology. The material is translated, from large-scale architecture to a small suspension light, for interiors making it an elegant product with a simple formality, inspired by a material that has always been linked to the world..
Finnish designer Tuukka Halonen has designed a range of pendant lights made of repeated interlocking parts for design brand Skandium. Called Pilke, the light shades are made of identical plywood cutouts, which interlock to form a three-dimensional shape. The shades slot together and don’t require any tools or adhesives to assemble. The collection includes two different designs that come in white..
Photographer Slimane turns his eye and camera lens towards Rolls Royce, while Beck records the car engine for a Dazed Digital Exclusive He might have been far too young to drive one, but Hedi Slimane's obsession with the affluent car make Rolls Royce started when the photographer was only six years old. Sketching the car over and over in his note pad, little did young Slimane know that the car e..
‘The Alphabet’ is the name of the first joint project between ewo, the manufacturer of superior-quality lighting systems, and the inter-disciplinary team at JDS ARCHITECTS. The project in the ewoLAB series will be revealed to the public for the first time at Frankfurt’s Light+Building from 11.04.2010 to 16.04.2010. The idea here was to develop a lighting system, which in terms of both form and t..
Tired of messy hair? Bored of always having the wrong look? Don't get stuck with a bad haircut. Longer or shorter, blonder or darker, let your hair go design with the special help of CuldeSac and Studio Marisol. But let’s take it from the beginning. In cooperation with Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, C.I.R.E.C.A. (Centre International de Recherche et d'Education Culturelle e..
Gloria, Arianna, Ilaria and Adele (GAIA) met at ISIA Firenze and it was immediate understanding and collaboration on projects of Product & Communication Design. They all reflect and work with inspiration and creativity on the issues of living, the spatial and conceptual barriers/boundaries, the expression of the self in the domestic and urban environment. Gloria Pizzilli is illustrator. With gre..
To coincide with Icelandic design festival DesignMarch, which began in Reykjavik yesterday, here are some parchment gas masks by Reykjavik designer Sruli Recht. Called Masked – In Flight, the masks are made of folded parchment and contain respirators with replaceable filters. They form part of the Non-Product series of objects from Recht’s fashion studio. More about Sruli Recht on Dezeen: R¿ng (..
Canadian designer Omer Arbel has created the 28 series of pendant lamps for BOCCI. 28 is a result of a glass blowing technique developed by Omer Arbel whereby air is intermittently blown in and then sucked out of an intermittently heated and then cooled glass matrix. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which houses a low voltage lamp. 28 p..
Gulp is three thousand translucent drinking straws interwoven to form a dense, spherical lampshade. Made from one continuous length of interconnected straws, you could – if you possessed Dyson-like suction – put one end in a drink and gulp it down through the other. Each piece takes seven days to make and is made to order. from contemporist
It was during the two World Wars when women limited by fabric rationing restrictions and yet not wanting to abandon their appearance came up with a solution of painting their legs with make up or asking a friend to draw a straight line down the bag of their legs so as to show that they were wearing stockings ? or even mostly in Middle Eastern countries women were and still decorate their legs or..
Stockholm 2010: in Stockholm this week Swedish lighting brand Wästberg will launch a task light made of brass and rubber, designed by architect David Chipperfield. Called Chipperfield w102, the design consists of a cylindrical lamp head and base joined by an L-shaped arm. The lamp features LEDs that can be dimmed, and rotates at the base and head joints. Wästberg and David Chipperfield in coll..