Design archive for 2014-04-02

Haworth Tompkins' Liverpool Everyman Theatre built with old and new bricks

(4 years ago)
Behind the brickwork exterior of the new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, England, architecture studio Haworth Tompkins designed a curved auditorium built from 25,000 reclaimed bricks (+ slideshow). (more...)

Johnny Kelly's short film demonstrates the role of design in everyday life

(4 years ago)
Irish designer Johnny Kelly has debuted a short movie that attempts to show how design impacts on everyday life using basic shapes and without words (+ movie). (more...)

Dog Milk: Best of February + March 2014

(4 years ago)
Dog-themed product by Philippe Starck and more doggie design from February + March.

designjunction and Visa launch Milan 2014 map powered by Dezeen Guide

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Dezeen has teamed up with designjunction to create a free map of showrooms, boutiques, pop-up shops and department stores offering discounts to Visa Premium cardholders during the Milan furniture fair. (more...)

Limited Edition Couleur Nouveau

(4 years ago)
Wine in a paint can! Constantly reinventing themselves and creating a new and fresh perspective McCann creates a one-of-a-kind limited edition wine for Beaujoiais Noveau. This year the concept was to bring out the color purple of wine to your lips and teeth! "Every year for beaujolais nouveau first tasting McCann Vilnius creates limited edition wine packaging. It’s the agencies way to tell their clients and market at large that we are constantly reinventing ourselves and looking for a fresh perspective."        Related Posts:TORRESaint Muerte Wine 

Crochet Wine

(4 years ago)
Crochet is a home-made wine by Susana Esteban and Sandra Tavaras. The two wine makers who share a passion for the Douro Valley wine have appointed Rita Rivotti to design a delicate package showcasing the intricate technique of crocheting.  "Crochet is a wine made at four hands that shows the wilderness and monumentality of the Douro valley. Made by Susana Esteban and Sandra Tavares, two old friends and fellow winemakers that share the same passion and vision of the Douro valley wines. A wine made by two winemakers that gathered their Douro experience of several harvests to make this unique wine."         Related Posts:Saint Muerte WineMack Breweries 

Hand-blown glass bubbles suspended in wooden frames showcase precious objects

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: these hand-blown glass bubbles by Dutch duo Studio Thier&VanDaalen that delicately spill out of their wooden frames have been created to house precious objects (+ slideshow). (more...)

Areal Architecten's Mayerhof retirement home wraps around two courtyards

(4 years ago)
This retirement home near Antwerp was designed by Belgian studio Areal Architecten around a pair of courtyards to avoid creating identical rooms along endless rows of corridors. (more...)

The Secret Keepers

(4 years ago)
More stunning packaging coming out of Greece: The Secret Keepers, one of the finest harvesters or exquisite farm products from all over the world. The packaging features minimal design, with references to mysticism symbols and forms.        Related Posts:Produce CandlesTORRE 

Bundle Side Table by Ampersand

(4 years ago)
With sleek Corian tops and a bundle of interwoven wood rods, this table proves contrasting elements work well together.

The Honest Company Gift Sets Packaging

(4 years ago)
Process worked with The Honest Company to produce custom and modern packaging for their new Baby Arrival, Housewarming and Bath Time Gift Sets. "The client requested a unique design to present their new collections that would “convey both friendly trustworthiness as well as environmental sensitivity.” Process provided a thorough packaging analysis and presented multiple concepts that met the client’s brand guidelines while considering relevance, reusability, materials, presentation and cost. A custom-manufactured wood tray fits the eco-friendly and modern aesthetic appeal of The Honest Company and allows the consumer to repurpose the package. Features include sustainable paulownia wood materials, glued finger joints at the corners, and burned logo applications."         Related Posts:Blum Hand SoapConcept: Califia SkinCare 

Franciscan Well - Irish Craft Beer

(4 years ago)
When the Franciscan Well brewery was purchased by Molson Coors in 2013, Dublin based Acorn was tasked with redesigning the brand to bring it to a wider audience. "The Franciscan Well brewery stands on the site of a 11th century Franciscan monastery within Cork city. The brewery was purchased by Molson Coors in 2013 who were keen to develop the existing brand and bring Franciscan Well to a wider audience – Ireland and the UK initially with the US to follow. The brewery has combined modern technology with old age tradition. The design execution unifies the previous 4-element logo into a single definitive expression of the brand. The full integration of the friar character into the logo delivers a singular “read” of the brand-title."        Related Posts:Mack BreweriesWotton Brewery 

Transamac: A Soft, Relaxing Bed for the Outdoors

(4 years ago)
Outdoor beds that give you the feeling of weightlessness for ultimate relaxation? Yes, please!

Torafu Architects suspend bubbly balloons of light for Tokyo installation

(4 years ago)
Illuminated glass droplets full of bubbles appear to fall from the ceiling in this installation by Japanese studio Torafu Architects (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ricky's Lucky Nuts

(4 years ago)
Denver based LRXD got lucky. They recently completed a successful redesign for Ricky's Lucky Nuts. After the new packaging rolled out, the company immediately saw an increase in orders.         Related Posts:Before & After: Gold Seal Indus ValleyBefore & After: Bulumu Granola 

Before & After: Gold Seal Indus Valley

(4 years ago)
India based The Neon Project has undertaken a redesign for a successful premium Indian rice brand Gold Seal Indus Valley. "Gold Seal Indus Valley (GSIV), a successful premium basmati rice brand from the house of Hindustan Unilever Limited, was first launched in the GCC countries in 1986. The brand stood strong as a premium offering, rooted in its Indian origin and superior taste, and had a long-term vision of expanding into other international markets."        Related Posts:Before & After: Bulumu GranolaBefore & After: Terra Chips 

Produce Candles

(4 years ago)
Stitch Design Co has created new packaging for Produce Candles, designed bring the best of the farm stand into the home: "We’re excited to share this new packaging for Produce Candles. Sweet, earthy, spicy, crisp… each element is seasonally represented in these hand-cultivated candles made with natural soy wax and premium cotton wicks."        Related Posts:TORRECrochet Wine 

TORRE

(4 years ago)
Designed by Minale Tattersfield, TORRE wine was created specifically for Hotel, Restaurant, and Cafe channels: ”TORRE portrays San Martino’s vision of producing the most elegant and subtly sophisticated of all Romagna wines – the zenith of quality and a highly visible point of reference for well-informed customers worldwide.”         Related Posts:Crochet WineSaint Muerte Wine 

April Fools: Entice Exotic H2O Spheres

(4 years ago)
London based The Cabinet agency has designed the branding and packaging for Entice: The World’s finest drinks deserve to be served perfectly. ‘Entice' is frozen H2O spheres of the rarest water sourced from some of the most exotic, inaccessible locations on the planet. Cryogenic experts use a revolutionary and exacting purification and freezing technique  to create the purest form of ice crystal. Each ice sphere is hand  carved, packaged and distributed to exacting standards so that when Entice is added to your drink, you can be certain it will be served to perfection right through until the very last drop.          

April Fools: Marm’lade: Marmite Limited Edition

(4 years ago)
London based global design and branding agency, Identica has today revealed its latest innovation project, a new Marmite limited edition combining the iconic yeast extract with thick cut orange marmalade to create Marm’lade. Marmite lovers enjoy challenging their taste buds and Identica’s research has discovered  a growing group of fans that are experimenting with Marmite. These fans are spreading their much-loved yeast extract with other ingredients such as honey, crushed banana, jam or marmalade. This ties in with the trends identified in Identica’s recent Food Futures insights report, where it was revealed the lengths consumers and brands go to, to challenge conventional flavour combinations.         Related Posts:Mack's Premium MüsliNarvesen Convenience Store 

Xylo Eyewear

(4 years ago)
Greece based Five Eight Design Studio, was asked by their client to not only create a brand for them, but a go-to-market and funding plan as well. They created Xylo, a Mediterranean inspired brand with authenticity and locality, and funded globally on Kickstarter.        Related Posts:IMG Models Show Package SS14Tealer 

Studio Glithero patterns fabric using organ music

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: London design duo Studio Glithero will present a range of textiles that have been woven using organ punch cards in Milan next week (+ slideshow). (more...)

Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, Part 5 & 6

(4 years ago)
  More images from the biennial Light + Building show in Frankfurt. Architonic’s third day roaming the aisles has yielded two more Facebook photo galleries of the best brands on the show floor.   > to Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, Part 5   > to Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, […]

Milan 2014 Preview: ellenbergerdesign (DE)

(4 years ago)
Austrian studio March Gut and German designer Jannis Ellenberger have joined forces for their first common exhibition, titled ‘functional white’, to be shown during Milan Design Week 2014 at Ventura Lambrate.     “It is a kind of retrospective, presenting highlights of their past works as well as newly introduced products.” say the designers. “Some […]

Jaime Hayon designs Analog table for use in home, office or restaurant

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has created a table for furniture company Republic of Fritz Hansen that can be used at home or at work (+ slideshow). (more...)

Plumb Lighting by Christian Lo

(4 years ago)
Variations on a theme: Plumb Lighting by Christian Lo, a series of three pendant lamps, explores a singular form - dark and heavy unlit, transformed by switching on - with different connections.

House I

(4 years ago)
House I is a 92sqm single family house located in Tochigi, Japan, completed in October 2013. "Each...
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