Design archive for 2014-04-09

Curving concrete creates a tunnel through Tokyo house by Makiko Tsukada

(4 years ago)
A concrete tunnel slices through the base of this Tokyo house by Japanese architect Makiko Tsukada, creating a round hole in the facade that reveals the underside of a staircase (+ slideshow). (more...)

Hella Jongerius reveals "expression of yarn and colour" with rugs in Milan

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Dutch designer Hella Jongerius is launching her first range of rugs as the newly appointed design director for Dutch firm Danskina (+ movie). (more...)

ROOM Collection Furniture System by Erik Olovsson & Kyuhyung Cho

(4 years ago)
Compose your own: ROOM Collection Furniture System by Erik Olovsson & Kyuhyung Cho lets you compose your own furniture, with 25 stackable blocks, each with a cut-out volume inspired by a particular object, along with a low table and a mirror.

Don't surrender to "standardised products" says Indian architect Anupama Kundoo

(4 years ago)
Architect Anupama Kundoo discusses the power of craft and working with traditional stone masons, in the second of our series of movies from BE OPEN's Made In… India Samskara exhibition in New Delhi. (more...)

MOS: A Simple, Magnetic Cable Organizer

(4 years ago)
A simple design for the annoying problem of losing your charging cables behind your desk.

Competition: large house-shaped cushion by MVRDV to be won

(4 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with MVRDV to give readers the chance to win a pink Twin House cushion from the studio's Vertical Village furniture collection, which launched in Milan this week. (more...)

12 Modern Gardens With Water Features

(4 years ago)
In need of landscape inspiration? Try these 12 modern gardens on for size, complete with calming water features.

A Celebration of Authenticity: What I've Learned About Brand Minimalism

(4 years ago)
Find out why brand minimalism is a celebration, not a cleanse! In this fast-paced session, The Dieline’s Andrew Gibbs will be sharing his personal journey to authenticity. He will reference great brands that have gone minimal, some much more successfully than others. He will share the hidden details that make or break these brands, the lessons he learned when redesigning The Dieline’s identity with Pearlfisher, and in his redesign of HOW Design Live's own identity. 3 Main Take-Aways * Which brands have done minimalism well, which ones not so well  * The hidden details that make or break successful minimalist design  * The lessons Andrew has learned during the course of two high-profile redesigns LEARN MORE        Related Posts:Celebration of Authenticity: What I've Learned About Brand Minimalism at The Dieline ConferenceThe Dieline Conference & HOW Design Live Early Bird Ends Today: Last Chance to Save $250 

The Battery

(4 years ago)
Together with Tyler Moore and Peter Markatos with MM have meticulously crafted the brand strategy, tone of voice and all branded touch points for the much-talked-about private club, The Battery.  “We knew that the design for The Battery had to communicate at a high level but couldn’t be pretentious or stuffy; it had to represent the club and be uniquely San Francisco. We turned our skills to crafting a brand that speaks to being part of something decidedly bespoke and subtle, yet significant.”  - Moore, Co-Creative Director of MM        Related Posts:SpetariaCamellia Sinensis 

Coop Himmelb(l)au's House of Music invites orchestras to Aalborg

(4 years ago)
Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed a major new concert venue and music school in the Danish city of Aalborg, which claims to be "one of the quietest spaces for symphonic music in Europe" (+ slideshow). (more...)

Formafantasma and Martino Gamper among speakers announced for Milan FOMO talks

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: a series of talks will launch this afternoon in Nike's Aero-static dome at Palazzo Clerici, forming part of the FOMO algorithmic publishing project organised by Joseph Grima with Dezeen. (more...)

Concept: Plus Kitchen

(4 years ago)
Plus Kitchen is a concept for those who love to eat but pick what they eat carefully. The concept was conceived by Garaj, a team passionate about cooking, with the expertise in the food industry. Identity was designed and developed by London based agency Caulder & Moore. Plus Kitchen logo simply gets together the messages love and thought implying the love for food and healthy eating habits. Karbon has been involved in the project throughout the implementation of the concept in Istanbul, after many sessions of briefing and brain storming with Garaj team and C&M. Karbon designed and developed the packaging ideas, interior communication strategy, tools and graphics. Garaj got involved in almost every step of the design process in order to communicate the aim of this concept accurately, that it’s a way of living, natural, simple and inspiring. Packaging ideas were established on healthy and smart ideas, practical for white collar business people, who cannot spend too much time to prepare or have lunch, have healthy snacks or a refreshing eating experience.         Related Posts:SMA Infant NutritionTamrah 

KAMA Outdoor Food Trolley from EGO Paris

(4 years ago)
A minimalist outdoor trolley that will be your party's new best friend.

Jasmine Pearl Tea Co.

(4 years ago)
Jasmine Pearl Tea Co. was undergoing a transformation, so the company contacted the bright minds at Relevant Studios to help. The redesigned packaging positions them as a premium, yet approachable tea company. To do this, Relevant Studios used recyclable canisters, lids and even bags that can be composted. The text; however, retains that premium quality, with the font being reminiscent of 1950s household products such as sugar and flour. For coloring, earthy tones were used, emphasizing the recyclable nature of Jasmine Pearl Tea Co. and the fact that the brand is as gentle on the environment as possible. The redesign by Relevant Studios was a success, as the packaging exudes a high-class and premium quality look, but the eco touch makes it more accessible and consumer-friendly.        Related Posts:Jasmie Pearl Tea Co.Sinning Hand Whiskey 

Maria Rigol Ordi Cava

(4 years ago)
The identity and packaging redesign for Maria Rigol Ordi, a familiar wine and cava cellar based in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, is full of color. The redesign was created by Atipus. "In order to stand out among their rivals, we decided to use blue as an atypical color for their mid-range Reserva and one of their most singular products. White was the chosen color for the low end Brut Nature and black & gold for the Gran Reserva, their most expensive product. Finally, purple was chosen for the Rosat Reserva as an easy way for customers to identify the kind of product (rosé)."        Related Posts:HoptCamellia Sinensis 

Concept: Polpo Restaurant

(4 years ago)
Polpo combines historical images with a modern twist. Designed by Richard Marazzi, this concept comes to life with impactful imagery that combines modern style and flair.        Related Posts:SMA Infant NutritionTamrah 

Ancho Reyes

(4 years ago)
Designed by Sociedad Anónima, Ancho Reyes is a brand inspired by the early 20th Century liqueurs culture from the Mexican city of Puebla. They created a traditional label with typography that reflects the brand's culture. "This strong and unique heritage provided us with a rich background to design the identity, language and bottle for this pepper liquor."        Related Posts:Les Sorts WineCale Brewery 

Artist for Revival

(4 years ago)
In celebration of the Schiesser Revival 10th anniversary, the prestigious German heritage brand asked ten well-known artists for a new take on the classic white rip shirt. Hatch Berlin was asked to give this special edition its visual identity. They created an elegant box with traditional typography that graces the brand's heritage.         Related Posts:VOYA skincarePapillon Blu 

Simoniz Packaging

(4 years ago)
Holt Lloyd International approached The Market Creative to revitalise, simplify and refocus the Simoniz brand and packaging.  "Established in 1910, Simoniz is in fact a verb; ‘to simoniz’ is to shine. We drew on the brand’s heritage and the unique, distinctive look of its original wax packaging; a round gold tin and applied it across the entire range of almost 100 SKU’s."The medallion-like gold emblem sitting on the solid black background drives premium cues and produces a unified look that gives a block-branding effect - helping Simoniz to stand out in a cluttered and chaotic automative care sector. Innovations also included a simple category colour-coding system to sign-post shoppers through product types.          

Hopt

(4 years ago)
Hopt is a delicious clean soda designed by Lion. Crafted for adults, Hopt blends hop extracts with unique fusions of natural flavors and less than half the sugar of leading regular soft drinks.  "Following the application of 'lean start-up' methodologies (such as rapid prototyping) and extensive quantitative research, Hopt's multifaceted user-centered design unfolded. Over 15 features are built into each bottle of Hopt, all offering a specific benefit to the user and considering their functional, social and emotional needs while socialising. Hopt is ultimately designed to be drunk together with friends, and the word 'hopt' is an ancient skaldic word thought to mean ‘connected’."        Related Posts:Cornish Crown Small Batch Craft BeersCamellia Sinensis 

Kvadrat's Divina fabric interpreted by 22 contemporary designers

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Werner Aisslinger, Martino Gampa and Robert Stadler are among 22 contemporary designers that have interpreted Danish textile brand Kvadrat's Divina fabric for a show in Milan this week (+ slideshow). (more...)

David Chipperfield triumphs in Nobel Center competition

(4 years ago)
News: "An architecture challenge doesn't come much better than this," says David Chipperfield, whose has been named winner in the competition to design a new home for the Nobel Prize in Stockholm (+ slideshow). (more...)

Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, Part 9, 10 & 11

(4 years ago)
  Architonic was in Frankfurt all week to see the latest innovations and trends in lighting and building. The vast show that is Light + Building has yielded several Facebook photo galleries, here are three more from our fourth day at Messe Frankfurt, enjoy!   > to Architonic Live in Frankfurt: Light + Building 2014, Part […]

Community library in China turns a roof into a playground

(4 years ago)
Children can clamber onto the curved roof of this community library in China, which architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere designed for an earthquake-damaged village in Yunnan Province (+ slideshow) (more...)

‘Bamboo Forest’ furnishings by Poetic Lab (UK)

(4 years ago)
London-based Poetic Lab’s latest project is ‘Bamboo Forest’, a series of eight pieces of furniture and lighting that uses bamboo stalks to integrate with and support glass elements.   “Bamboo furniture is typically shaped from a very craft perspective where the beauty comes from the skill.” says Poetic Lab. “We perceive a particular kind of […]

‘Optimist’ lamp by Cosima Geyer (DE)

(4 years ago)
Cosima Geyer’s 2014 Design Plus award winning ‘Optimist’ is a table lamp with an integrated clamp made of surprisingly thin bent wood.     “Optimist is a delicate clamp luminaire made of bent maple wood, which can be clamped to any table with a thickness ranging from 10 to 40 mm.” says the designer. “The […]

Afteroom presents three-legged chair and stackable table for Menu

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Danish design brand Menu has launched its first chair, as part of a collection of furniture by Stockholm studio Afteroom that also includes a stackable table and a stone caddy. (more...)

Roundabath Bathroom System by Allegory Studio

(4 years ago)
Toiletry time revised: Roundabath Bathroom System by Allegory Studio rethinks bathroom space with a freestanding unit that combines modular metal rods, with sink, mirror and shower, set in a massive triangular concrete base.


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