Design archive for 2014-04-16

Weathered steel sits alongside ageing brickwork at Kew House by Piercy & Company

(4 years ago)
Architecture studio Piercy & Company has slotted a family house behind a nineteenth-century stable facade in south-west London, creating a pair of rusted gable walls with a glazed stairwell in between (+ slideshow). (more...)

Delicate Lamps Made from Special Origami-Inspired Fabric

(4 years ago)
A collection of delicate lamps that are the result of a collaboration between Mika Barr and Producks design studio.

Is it a Toy, a Sculpture, or a Radiator?

(4 years ago)
It may look like a sculpture but this portable heater will keep you warm all winter long.

Table top by MIT designers ripples when people are nearby

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: designers from MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group have created a shape-shifting table that reacts to human presence with a series of 1,000 tiny motors built into the frame (+ movie). (more...)

Hatchery

(4 years ago)
Hatchery is bringing artisanal food to all foodie lovers! With a monthly subscription, you will receive a beautiful Hatchery red box designed by Friedman Creative every month, enclosed with a combination of ingredients that vary from month to month.         Related Posts:Pizza VinotecaEl Juego de la Campaña Loca 

SQUA(RED) Reader

(4 years ago)
Square partnered with AIDS organization (RED) to debut a special edition red credit card reader, which helps raise money for the fight to end AIDS. The (SQUA)RED packaging used a red-tinted plastic front cover to highlight the limited edition reader. Square opted for a durable matte plastic, which would keep its integrity during the shipping process and provide a great tactile experience. Square integrated the (RED) branding, in terms of color and typeface, to ensure the result was something new and fresh for both parties. "Our partnership with Square is truly special in that it’s the ultimate marriage of two key (RED) pillars: consumer activism and digital innovation. With the new SQUA(RED) Reader, the pioneering team at Square has created a beautiful (RED) product that allows small businesses everywhere to turn their transactions into an AIDS fighting machine. This is an exciting first step towards revolutionizing the way charities fundraise and raise awareness among consumers!” - Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED)        Related Posts:Student: Packaging The UTS Grad ShowCapsule Holiday Putty 

Weld Bag by Joris de Groot

(4 years ago)
Industrially inspired: Weld Bag by Joris de Groot adapts a fold normally used to make plastic shopping bags, and synthetic fabric welding, to create a line that includes a shopping tote, sports and beach bags, and a laptop briefcase.

Transforming Apartment Maximizes Small Space

(4 years ago)
An apartment with a faceted sculptural wall that reveals and conceals several of the house's functions.

Kengo Kuma adds lattice of glistening tiles to Shang Xia boutique in Paris

(4 years ago)
White ceramic tiles create a brickwork pattern across the walls and roof of this Paris boutique designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates for Chinese lifestyle brand Shang Xia (+ slideshow). (more...)

Seed and Bean

(4 years ago)
After their grand debut in Glastonbury Festival, Organic Seed and Bean's design reflects the magic, creativity and passionate personality of the brand and is by far eye catching for the retailer and consumers.  Family (and friends) were chosen to create this new look as specialist in revitalizing brands that need step-change to thrive. "It was a perfect brief for us – a product with such good qualities and brand owners with such passion, but with packaging that lacked the visual and verbal tools to be its best salesperson. Our job is to get people to really take notice of Seed and Bean; to get them to understand the brand’s special difference at point of purchase." - Alex Durbridge, Creative Director, Family (and friends)        Related Posts:Pizza VinotecaRecess Ice Cream 

Final issues of FOMO released as project prepares to visit Venice

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Joseph Grima's algorithmic publishing project will be travelling to Venice for the architecture biennale, with the final issues from Milan design week now available to download – including contributions from Formafantasma and Martino Gamper (+ slideshow + download). (more...)

The Rise of Interactive Packaging, Envisioning the Future: Meet Gerardo Herrera of Art Center

(4 years ago)
Gerardo Herrera, Director of Packaging for Art Center College of Design, will be presenting The Rise of Interactive Packaging: Envisioning the Future at The Dieline Conference on Thursday, May 15, 2014.As the Director of Packaging of Art Center College of Design, Gerardo 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.We asked Gerardo a few questions about his careers and inspirations.        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 

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 preview

(4 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: new products by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and a pavilion by Studio Weave will feature at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week in London from 20 to 22 May. (more...)

Island Bakery

(4 years ago)
There are pressures involved in responding to any creative brief, but when Dan Kimmins, Design Director at Ziggurat Brands, was far from home on the Isle of Mull, standing face-to-face with his client’s brother – an imposing man at the best of times but even more so whilst holding a chainsaw – that was when Kimmins began to realise just how much was resting on his work for Island Bakery.          

A Parasol that Inflates When the Sun is Shining

(4 years ago)
A cloud-like parasol that inflates when the sun comes out and deflates when it sets.

White Whale Cocktail Mixer

(4 years ago)
In the heart of South, Dave Staples and Corey Mason embarked on a mission:  to create a unique line of cocktail mixers using only exotic juices and garden-fresh herbs. Thus White Whale Cocktail Mixers were born. These mixers would make strong, spirit-forward cocktails that would delight both casual drinkers and cocktail connoisseurs. It was only natural that they design these mixer with a strong package design using contemporary typography and color.        Related Posts:Ole Smoky CharredMaria Rigol Ordi Cava 

Grimshaw unveils "world's largest airport terminal under one roof" for Istanbul

(4 years ago)
News: a design team led by London firm Grimshaw has revealed plans for a new six-runway airport in Istanbul capable of accommodating up to 150 million passengers a year. (more...)

Pizza Vinoteca

(4 years ago)
The founder of Pizza Vinoteca had a vision to create a fast-casual restaurant and take-out destination that would redefine casual dining in New York City. He hired Memo NY to create that vision. Memo NY's goal was to create a highly designed dining destination where the best of fine dining (high quality ingredients, 4-star preparations, and top notch service) was available at a great price in a technology-enhanced environment.        Related Posts:Recess Ice CreamEl Juego de la Campaña Loca 

Cantilevered granite forms developed by Zaha Hadid for CITCO shelving

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: architect Zaha Hadid has cantilevered a series of elongated strips of black granite to create a fluid storage unit for Italian brand CITCO. (more...)

Tesco Revisionist

(4 years ago)
R Design has created a package design for Revisionist bottled beers exclusively to Tesco. With the entire concept being inspired by travel each beer is unique and bold in style.  Building on the ever growing trend for craft beers, Tesco have joined forces with Marstonʼs Brewers to launch their ʻRevisionistʼ range exclusively in Tesco stores. Revisionist craft beers are the result of master brewerʼs having free reign to ʻreviseʼ their favorite brewing recipes using contemporary techniques and ingredients to create truly unique and distinctive beers.The packaging design was inspired by travel and the idea of visiting the places from which each unique style of beer originates.         Related Posts:Mad Brewers' Garden De ParadisiBelleville Brewing Co. 

Man-made marble by Max Lamb used to create camouflaged furniture installation

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: British designer Max Lamb developed a multicoloured engineered marble for Dzek, which was used to build furniture that appears to merge with walls of the same material for an installation in Milan. (more...)

El Juego de la Campaña Loca

(4 years ago)
El Juego de la Campana is a game all about the obstacles that happen in the world of advertising. Bionmi: Creatividad has developed a game to showcase to their customers the hurdles and setbacks that occur with the world of advertising, such as budgets and revisions, but overall keeping the game educational and fun.        Related Posts:Run, Ray Run. - The Long-Run CaseBody Beanz 

New exhibition showcases the work of Swiss architect Gion A Caminada

(4 years ago)
The timber and stone buildings of Gion A Caminada, a cult figure in Swiss architecture, will feature in an exhibition opening next month at the House of Art in the Czech city of České Budějovice (+ slideshow). (more...)

Nika Zupanc bases furniture collection for Sé on "an imaginary private sports club"

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc has created a collection of furniture and products for London design label Sé, influenced by Modernism and sporting motifs (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Protrude’ tray by YOY (JP)

(4 years ago)
YOY, Tokyo based designers Naoki Ono, a spatial designer, and Yuki Yamamoto, a product designer, have created the ‘Protrude’ tray that, as its name suggests, extends beyond and above a surface.     “A tray that doesn’t fall though it looks about to fall.” says YOY design studio. “It is fixed to a tabletop with […]

MC Escher illustrations inform stands for glass lamps by Note Design Studio

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Swedish collective Note Design Studio has designed glass lamps mounted on wooden frames that resemble mind-bending illustrations (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Cala’ lamp by Phil Procter (NL)

(4 years ago)
Rotterdam-based designer Phil Procter’s ‘Cala’ lamp draws inspiration from the natural world by observing sculptural forms that appear to have been shaped from a flat surface.     “It is made from a single plane of steel which is seamlessly fixed under tension to create a truly organic form.” says Procter. “The emitted light gently […]


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