Design archive for 2014-05-16

Virtual reality for chickens creates "pastoral" illusion for battery-farmed birds

(3 years ago)
Battery-farmed chickens could be tricked into thinking they are roaming free if dressed in virtual reality headsets designed as a tongue-in-cheek proposal by US company Second Livestock (+ interview). (more...)

Triangulation Collection by Nova Obiecta

(3 years ago)
Nova Obiecta launched and their first collection is made up of furniture and art objects featuring minimalist lines and sleek forms.

This week on Dezeen

(3 years ago)
This week world famous architects including Sou Fujimoto and Wang Shu designed bus stops for a tiny Austrian village and Snøhetta's September 11 Memorial Museum structure was inaugurated by US president Barack Obama. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)

Airbnb "will change our idea of what design is" says Ilse Crawford

(3 years ago)
News: home-rental website Airbnb is causing a sea-change in attitudes towards design by allowing people to experience stylish interiors first hand rather than via magazines and websites, according to designer Ilse Crawford. (more...)

Emeco's eco-friendly stool by Nendo is "a system rather than a single piece of furniture"

(3 years ago)
Movie: Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind his SU stool for American furniture company Emeco, which features interchangeable seats made from recycled and reclaimed materials.  (more...)

"Protest has been marginalised"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: the Turkish government's attempt to move protestors from Taksim Square to a new public space – nicknamed the "third testicle" – on a piece of reclaimed land at the edge of Istanbul was a failure from day one, says Justin McGuirk. (more...)

Libeskind and Meier attack UK architects over Israel boycott

(3 years ago)
News: Richard Meier and Daniel Libeskind are among those condemning a proposed boycott on the Israeli Association of United Architects, in a row over architects building in the West Bank. (more...)

Job of the week: Part III architect at Adjaye Associates

(3 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for a Part III architect at Adjaye Associates, whose Dirty House – a black-painted art studio and apartment building in Shoreditch – is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

A Cubicle for Deep Concentration and Sleep

(3 years ago)
Matali Crasset joins two things we spend the most time doing - sleeping and working - into one delightful design.

Friday Five with Leonhard Pfeifer

(3 years ago)
Designer and frequent traveler Leonhard Pfeifer shares five things he doesn't leave home without.

Bus stops by Sou Fujimoto and Wang Shu shake up an Austrian village

(3 years ago)
Sou Fujimoto, Smiljan Radic and Wang Shu are among seven international architects invited to design bus stops for a tiny Austrian village in exchange for a holiday there (+ slideshow). (more...)

Brain scanning could be used to design "scientifically perfect" products

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Dutch designer Merel Bekking explains how she scanned people's brains to find out what types of objects they liked most – and used the data to produce "perfect" products for them. (more...)

Pre-order Dezeen Book of Interviews today!

(3 years ago)
Our new book Dezeen Book of Interviews, which features conversations with some of the most talented and inspiring people from the global design scene, is available to pre-order now for just £12. (more...)

Fritz Hansen reintroduces Arne Jacobson chair with new wooden legs

(3 years ago)
Danish furniture design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen has reintroduced Modernist architect Arne Jacobsen’s Grand Prix chair with new wooden legs. (more...)

Adam Dettrick's Narrabundah House angles towards view of an old eucalyptus tree

(3 years ago)
Angular roof canopies frame terraces at the front and rear of this family house in Australia by Adam Dettrick Architects, allowing residents to enjoy both morning and evening sunshine (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Bronzit Series B’ glassware by Josef Hoffmann for Lobmeyr (AT)

(3 years ago)
One hundred years ago, in 1914, Austrian glassware company J. & L. Lobmeyr began a collaboration with architect and designer Josef Hoffmann, which led to the creation of series of iconic pieces which can now be found in museums collections all over the world.     The collection was J. & L. Lobmeyr’s debut in […]

Bettina Madita Böhm creates Apiarium hive for urban beekeepers

(3 years ago)
Design graduate Bettina Madita Böhm has created a cylindrical concrete beehive for urban beekeepers to use on the roofs of city buildings. (more...)

‘Animal Farm No. 1′ wall light by Tom Strala (CH)

(3 years ago)
For his 10th anniversary Zurich-based object designer Tom Strala presents ‘Animal Farm No. 1′, a wall light that explores the “technical and aesthetic possibilities of brass”.     “In an analytic game with metal we conceive the breaking points of bending, breaking, or liquefaction.” says Strala. “Exactly these breaking points are interesting to me. The […]

Modern Furniture : Aks by Mete Erdem

(3 years ago)
I love these tables by Turkish product designer Mete Erdem. Aks tables have plywood base that is formed 3 or 4 units repetition. Simple and very pretty!  

Reclaim 3: Maypole light installation by UM Project

(3 years ago)
For Reclaim 3, the grassroots design organization formed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York design studio UM Project has created an interactive LED light installation called Maypole, directly inspired by age-old folk traditions but executed with futuristic materials and engineering.


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