Design archive for 2014-04-15

Water treatment facility by Skylab Architecture features a roof of grass-covered fins

(4 years ago)
Seven concrete fins provide a green roof that collects rainwater at this new engineering facility for a wastewater treatment plant in Portland, Oregon, by local firm Skylab Architecture (+ slideshow). (more...)

Konstantin Grcic's first design for Artek is a circular birch swivel chair

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has created a birch chair with a circular seat and splayed legs, his first design for Finnish furniture company Artek. (more...)

Scholten & Baijings carve geometric patterns into marble table collection

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings has designed a series of marble tables decorated with engraved geometric patterns that contrast with the natural veined surface of the stone. (more...)

Run, Ray Run. - The Long-Run Case

(4 years ago)
Inspired by their very own Creative Director Raymond Teo, At Home Creative has developed an inspirational branding with the idea of strength, empowerment, creativity and love.         Related Posts:Student: Packaging The UTS Grad ShowIMG Models Show Package SS14 

Sculptural Chairs Inspired by Art by Benjamin Nordsmark

(4 years ago)
Benjamin Nordsmark challenged himself creatively and technically to create four fascinating sculptural chairs.

Recess Ice Cream

(4 years ago)
A concept designed by Farm Design solely based on the nostalgic feeling of being a kid and waiting for that ice-cream truck. The smile and feeling is translated by kid-inspired doodles, bright colors and a guerilla marketing approach.          Related Posts:Marou Chocolate Treasure Island BarBody Beanz 

3D-Printed Lamps with Color-Changing Bulbs

(4 years ago)
First there were interactive LED bulbs to enhance your life and now there are 3D printed light fixtures to pair with them.

Nostos Wines Collector's Edition

(4 years ago)
The Manousakis Winery presents a range of limited edition magnum wine bottles that represent its signature wines. Marios Karystios along with fellow creatives designed a bottle label that is minimal (using only black and white as the primary colors). Four scenes are created by playfully mixing typography with pencil drawings that, when in a row, illustrate elegantly the journey from vine to glass.        Related Posts:Ole Smoky CharredMad Brewers' Garden De Paradisi 

Milan Design Week 2014 Highlights [VIDEO]

(4 years ago)
Lots of happenings in Milan this year during Milan Design Week and we were there with CraneTV to capture it all.

A' Design Awards and Competition 2014 winners announced

(4 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: the A' Design Awards and Competition has revealed this year's winning architecture, interior and design projects. (more...)

Kilburn Nightingale remodels Hackney townhouse with sweet-chestnut joinery

(4 years ago)
London architect Ben Nightingale has renovated a Victorian property he owns in Hackney, transforming three separate flats into a large family home featuring a double-height library and an attic playroom. (more...)

Work with Indian craftsmen to keep handcrafting skills alive, says designer Prateek Jain

(4 years ago)
Working with skilled local craftspeople is both a duty and an opportunity for Indian designers, says Prateek Jain of lighting design company Klove, in the third and final movie from BE OPEN's Made In… India Samskara exhibition in New Delhi. (more...)

Ole Smoky Charred

(4 years ago)
Designed by Blackboard Co., Ole Smoky's premium moonshine is made from aging 105 proof mountain whiskey in charred oak barrels. The result is incredibly smooth, yet strong enough to take your breath away.  "Our goal was to make these jars stand out from the distillery's existent line of products, and to connect people to the unique aging process on a visual and tactile level. We designed the black label using a singed-bark texture taken directly from the inside of an oak barrel."        Related Posts:Mad Brewers' Garden De ParadisiOju Vinagre 

Forbidden Coffee

(4 years ago)
Pupila Estudio created a hand illustrated coffee bag for Forbidden.  "A couple of young entrepreneurs came to the office with a single request: 'we have great coffee, we want a new coffee brand and packaging aimed for a young coffee-loving audience'. We came up with Cafe Prohibido (Forbidden Coffee).  Hand lettered and hand illustrated, the package is silk-screened in black and red (craft version) and gold and red (black version)."          

Moving petals express "fragility of life" in Interconnection by Nao Tamura

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Japanese designer Nao Tamura created an installation featuring suspended mobiles made from transparent acrylic discs for car brand Lexus. (more...)

Body Beanz

(4 years ago)
Body Beanz wanted to differentiate their packaging for Superfood supplement product, in order to do so they hired Business on Market Street. Playing off the name, Business on Market Street decided to use a printed coffee bag as a unique packaging solution that would stand out in a crowded vitamin aisle.  "The unique packaging compliments our unique product which is a pure superfood daily supplement solution without chemical fillers and synthetic man made vitamins found in almost all other vitamin & supplement solutions...That's why we say it makes your body happy."        Related Posts:Pur Wellness ShopMad Brewers' Garden De Paradisi 

Mad Brewers' Garden De Paradisi

(4 years ago)
Malt Shovel Brewers hired Energi Design to design Mad Energi, Garden De Paradisi with a different and unique look. "The Malt Shovel Brewers stay long into the night experimenting and concocting never before conceived brews in their relentless pursuit to expand the possibilities of brewing. This latest addition to the portfolio is a Witbier, made from Grains of Paradise combined with mandarin peel and lime."        Related Posts:Belleville Brewing Co.Cobra Wit 

Scott & Scott Architects build their own timber-lined studio in Vancouver

(4 years ago)
A year after establishing their architectural practice, Canadian architects David and Susan Scott have created a timber-lined studio for themselves in a converted butcher and grocery shop in Vancouver (+ movie). (more...)

Architonic in Milan: Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Part 8 & 9

(4 years ago)
  Milan Design Week may be over, but Architonic’s coverage continues… and the centrepiece, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is a big show – the 2014 edition had 357,212 visitors! Here are two more photo galleries with 400+ images of the best brands from the show floor.   > to Architonic Live in Milan: Salone Internazionale del […]

ECAL students design interactive products that address "lack of humanness" in electronics

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: a teaspoon that follows a cup around a table and a clock that mimics the actions of the person in front of it were among projects presented by students from Swiss university ECAL in Milan last week. (more...)

Flexible living: LEMA’s latest upholstered seating systems

(4 years ago)
Having introduced its first upholstered collection at last year’s Salone del Mobile, Brianza-based furniture brand LEMA returned this year with three new sofas that evoke classic designs but bring them up-to-date with contemporary details and flexible functionality. (by Alyn Griffiths)   read this article in full on Architonic

Thread patterns cover blown-glass tableware by Jun Murakoshi

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Japanese designer Jun Murakoshi's tableware features patterned thread tops that create a geometric lattice for supporting flowers. (more...)

The Rise of Interactive Packaging: Envisioning the Future

(4 years ago)
Gerardo Herrera is the Director of Packaging for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He leads his departments faculty in the continued development of the curriculum, while teaching and working with Art Center’s Educational Partnerships for Corporate Sponsored Projects & DesignStorms®. These all are vehicles to explore industry challenges and envision the future through a team of multi-disciplinary design students and, faculty. Gerardo honed his distinctive insight, passion, and global experience over two decades while leading the Global Brand Experience team at Nokia and other brands. He is also an associate at Design Studio Nuovo, with founder Frank Nuovo, former chief of design for Nokia and founder/creator of Vertu. Design Studio Nuovo is an incubator for developing compelling ideas, design solutions and innovative technology systems for commercially viable products and services with global brands and new ventures.        Related Posts:A Celebration of Authenticity: What I've Learned About Brand MinimalismCelebration of Authenticity: What I've Learned About Brand Minimalism at The Dieline Conference 

Opinion Series: Imagining Future Solutions

(4 years ago)
Imagine packaging within the retail environment communicating to customers in ways that builds trust, provides information and aids them with purchases, instructions, safety, home organization or personal goals. What if this intelligent interactive packaging can direct the customer to other similar products or recommended pairings? What if the food packaging in their smart home can inform them of the products freshness? What if packaging can provide safety alerts or reminders to pick up something from the store on their device?“What if” is the question we pose to the Art Center College of Design students in our packaging studio and with Industry collaborations. Since the founding year in 1930, Art Center’s engagement with industries has been a critical element of the student experience. Industry collaborations take on a variety of forms, but the intention and promise is always the same: high-quality and professional experiences that bring current industry challenges and opportunities into the classroom and provide students the context for imagining future solutions.Imagining future solutions is no easy task when we ask our students to envision the future 5 to 15 years out and inspire Industry partners to create change. In the area of packaging the understanding of manufacturing, distribution, sustainability, brand engagement, and retail constraints are all commonplace challenges that are defined by today’s known parameters. However, what will tomorrow’s[..]

Static Coffee Espresso Republic

(4 years ago)
Farm Design partnered with Espresso Republic for the launch of the new Static coffee and espresso bags. Espresso Republic wanted to create premium bags that exuded the high quality of the coffee held inside. A cohesive look was established that was then applied to both the coffee and espresso bags. The final result features custom stitched tags, multiple layers of inks and varnishes on the foiled bags, and fine detailed illustrations, patterns, and type treatments throughout.        Related Posts:Ethical Bean CoffeeNuvino 

Static Coffee Expresso Republic

(4 years ago)
Farm Design partnered with Espresso Republic for the launch of the new Static coffee and espresso bags. Espresso Republic wanted to create premium bags that exuded the high quality of the coffee held inside. A cohesive look was established that was then applied to both the coffee and espresso bags. The final result features custom stitched tags, multiple layers of inks and varnishes on the foiled bags, and fine detailed illustrations, patterns, and type treatments throughout.        Related Posts:Ethical Bean CoffeeNuvino 


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