Design archive for 2014-04-11

This week on Dezeen

(4 years ago)
We've been reporting from Milan all this week, where highlights included Lasvit's sculptural glass lamps and Studio Job's illustrated wallpaper. Philippe Starck named this year's "only acceptable" trend as "choice" and Marcel Wanders complained about how computer-rendered concepts are making products "look extremely boring". Read on for more news, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track. (more...)

Sou Fujimoto suspends trees above Cassina's Milan display space

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: trees appear to float within this forest-like installation by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, at Cassina's stand at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this week (+ slideshow). (more...)

Shatterproof Fulton & Roark Square Solid Cologne

(4 years ago)
Concentrated, travel-friendly men's cologne following the philosophy of "form shall follow function".

Student: The Design Deck

(4 years ago)
Designed by Ben Barrett-Forrest, The Design Deck is a set of playing cards that double as a practical guide to graphic design. "Each of the 52 faces has a piece of useful design information, complete with a visual example, covering the topics of typography, design principals, terminology, history, quotes about design, important designers, and design movements."        Related Posts:Signature Series WineStudent: Packaging The UTS Grad Show 

Zigzags dominate in Zeller & Moye's Berlin boutique for ODEEH

(4 years ago)
This Berlin clothing store by Mexican design studio Zeller & Moye is filled with concertina-shaped display stands made from raw cement boards (+ slideshow). (more...)

The Tea Cup SlingsHOT Means No More Wet Tea Bags

(4 years ago)
A cup that squeezes every last drop from your used tea bag and stores it, preventing messy drips.

Pur Wellness Shop

(4 years ago)
Pur is a wellness shop in Finland that promotes healthy living. Designed and concepted by Bond, the entire approach was to design and communicate holistic wellbeing in a fun and informative way.        Related Posts:Ziesche Modern ApothecarySpetaria 

BU - Digital Personal Hydration System

(4 years ago)
When two giants in their respective industries collaborate, life-changing things happen. For project BU - Alto design & Will.i.am have joined forces to create and combine an innovative relationship between the physical and digital world. A year in the making BU is a "personal hydration system that helps people stay better hydrated throughout the day." A useful way for any generation to track the much needed consumption of water to stay healthy. The first phase of this project is the product itself, a beautiful glass that looks both sleek and minimal while incorporating innovative technology. The second phase will be the outer packaging that is still under development.        Related Posts:Student: VelebitskoCamperchi Merlot 

Lasvit's new lighting collections "combine craftsmanship with advanced technology"

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: designers including Maarten Baas, Arik Levy and Maxim Velčovský introduce their new pieces for Lasvit in this movie filmed at the Czech lighting company's Emotions show in Milan earlier this week. (more...)

Signature Series Wine

(4 years ago)
All Tomorrow's has designed Signature Series Wines, a honest and simple boxed wine. Their approach is to showcase the personality on the outer box by introducing different writing instruments, shirt sleeves and details that portray the personal touch taken when creating this wine.        Related Posts:Camellia SinensisCamperchi Merlot 

Friday Five with Jon Clements

(4 years ago)
Want to see what Australian modern architect Jon Clements finds inspirational? Check out his five picks in this Friday Five.

Kicking Horse Residence provides a holiday home at a Canadian ski resort

(4 years ago)
American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed this wooden lodge as the holiday home for a family at the Kicking Horse Mountain ski resort in Canada (+ slideshow). (more...)

Job of the week: urban designer at UNStudio

(4 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for an urban designer at Dutch firm UNStudio, whose concept design for a new business district at Tongzhou in Beijing is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Homenatge a la Cinta Meravella

(4 years ago)
Designed by Anna Pigem created a CD album cover for Homenatge a la Cinta Meravella. The album is a collection of traditional songs of Catalunya and Ieisure Banyoles. Using wonder tape, Anna Pigem created a elegant yet rustic handmade look.        Related Posts:Student: Packaging The UTS Grad ShowThe Battery 

2014 Annual Calendar

(4 years ago)
Pop&Zebra created a limited edition calendar to sent out to their clients, they named it 2014 Annual Calendar. The calendar was designed as a tribute to the african elephants being mindlessly killed for their ivory.          

Ignore the critics – Beethoven was "a failure" in their eyes too, says Daniel Libeskind

(4 years ago)
News: architect Daniel Libeskind has hit back at his critics, comparing his own work to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and saying that he doesn't try to be liked, at the launch of an exhibition in Milan this week. (more...)

Student: Velebitsko

(4 years ago)
"Velebitsko pivo is surely among the best beers to be found on the Croatian market. It boasts a rich and unique flavor, a benefit of the natural brewing process and pure spring water from the wellspring Ričina, located at the base of the Velebit mountain. The brand’s only shortcoming, as we see it, is the design of its current label and the way it communicates the basic idea."  So two friends, who called themselves TRISPET 3S5, decided to take this brand and redesign it for their student project.        Related Posts:Upland Brewing Co.Cale Brewery 

Camperchi Merlot

(4 years ago)
Camperchi Merlot is the most important wine of Camperchi Winery in Tuscany, Italy. The label design shows the spirit of the wine with the usage of elegant typography. The result was a complex and detailed designed label for the winery, all led by Miguel Quiroga at MP&A.        Related Posts:Les Sorts WineUpland Brewing Co. 

Radar chairs by Claesson Koivisto Rune channel conversation

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has launched a range of chairs with winged backrests designed to create a "room within a room" in Milan this week. (more...)

Le Naturiste

(4 years ago)
Paprika rebrands Le Naturiste, a Canadian network of 65 boutiques focusing on vitamins and health supplements. The goal was to create a dynamic design across its logo, stationary, and packaging.        Related Posts:Kissed by MiiArtist for Revival 

Sunken house by De Matos Ryan nestles in a secret garden

(4 years ago)
This house in London by local studio De Matos Ryan sits within a sunken courtyard and is surrounded by a secret flower garden (+ slideshow). (more...)

Architonic Live in Milan: Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Part 3 & 4

(4 years ago)
  More than 2,000 exhibitors are exhibiting at the 53rd annual edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, and Architonic is there to document the show for you. Here are two more photo galleries with the best brands from iSalone, enjoy!   > to Architonic Live in Milan: Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Part 3   […]

Download the first FOMO experiment in algorithmic publishing direct from Milan

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Dezeen readers can download the first in a series of experimental publications created by Jospeh Grima's algorithmic journalism machine in Milan, including content from talks by Clemens Weisshaar and Atelier Bow Wow. (more...)

Carrera marble work furniture for Marsotto Edizioni presented in Milan

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison are among the six designers who have created objects from Carrera marble for design brand Marsotto Edizioni, showing in Milan this week (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Vortex’ washbasin mixer by Philippe Starck for Axor (DE)

(4 years ago)
French designer Philippe Starck has created ‘Vortex’, design brand Axor’s first transparent mixer.       “Axor Starck V allows us to experience the vitality of water.” says Axor. “With a powerful vortex, the mixer brings about an emotional connection with water.”   Says Philippe Starck, Vortex is “a minimal enclosure for this miracle”, “just […]

Marien Debris Typeface by Dion Star

(4 years ago)
Eco-eclectic: Marien Debris Typeface by Dion Star, exploring product and waste, assembles an alphabet, each letter a carefully selected bit of marine debris, collected at Wherrytown Beach in Cornwall, England, presented exactly as found.

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: David Derksen is showing his Moiré Jewellery with the 010 – 020 Collective at Ventura Lambrate in Milan this week (+ movie). (more...)
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