Design archive for 2014-06-16

Reusable Fragile packaging forms a protective skin around delicate objects

(4 years ago)
Design graduate Mireia Gordi i Vila presents a flexible and reusable packaging system for valuable goods at the Royal College of Art (RCA) show in London, which opened today (+ slideshow). (more...)

The Empanada Kitchen

(4 years ago)
Designed by BARDO | Country: Australia “The Empanada Kitchen is a young gastronomic company dedicated to make empanadas in New Zealand. It recipes combine unique flavors created especially by his owner with a spirit that characterizes it: “Simple things done well”. The identity design reflects the traditional combined with the contemporary, giving the brand values [...]

Blue Bottle Coffee

(4 years ago)
Designed by Pearlfisher | Country: United States “Task: To create a new expression for Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee, extending the intimate Blue Bottle experience from carefully curated cafes to a carton, reaching a larger audience and standing out on shelves in mass retailers. Scope: Brand strategy, identity, and packaging design. Solution: The new design for Blue [...]

A NYC Townhouse Designed for Art Collectors

(4 years ago)
A once 4-story, multi-unit townhouse becomes a single family residence with 5 floors that was designed with art collectors in mind.

Ninetynine creates chipboard interior for Amsterdam's Mash bar

(4 years ago)
Dutch design studio Ninetynine has lined the entire interior of one of Amsterdam's smallest bars with boards made from compressed strips of wood (+ slideshow). (more...)

Friction Intended by Daphne Zuilhof

(4 years ago)
With her project Friction Intended, Daphne Zuilhof explores the potential of "design for effort", proposing three examples that represent areas of potential.

Torafu Architects uses Japanese cedar columns for fifth Aesop shop interior

(4 years ago)
Japanese design and architecture firm Torafu Architects has collaborated with Australian skincare brand Aesop to design the interior of its Osaka shop, with cedarwood blocks used to create multiple display areas at varying heights (+ slideshow). (more...)

An Iridescent Kite Made From 3M™ Dichroic Glass Finishes

(4 years ago)
A glass kite kite that uses an ethereal film for glass surfaces that plays with light by reflecting and creating color shifts.

Geometry is God by Material Lust

(4 years ago)
Material Lust expands their collection of sculptural objects that pay homage to Pagan and Alchemical symbols.

Chetwoods creates "blatantly iconic" kilometre-tall tower to act as environmental filter for Wuhan

(4 years ago)
News: British studio Chetwoods has unveiled a proposal to create two landmark towers in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with a host of environmental functions that will attempt to purify the city's polluted air and lakes.  (more...)

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

(4 years ago)
Scroll on for all the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Clive Wilkinson Architects, AMT Coffee and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, whose design for a skyscraper in Jakarta (pictured) will harvest wind energy through an opening at its peak. This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Duggan Morris Architects, Aesop, Powerhouse Company and more... (more...)

Architects and designers "don't have a clue about fashion" says Marc Newson

(4 years ago)
News: most collaborations between fashion houses and industrial designers fail because of the "terrible snobbery" between the two industries, according to Marc Newson (+ interview). (more...)

Jimenez Lai explores domestic cultures of Taiwan with colourful "houses" installation

(4 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: architect Jimenez Lai has filled a Venetian palazzo with nine colourful structures representing different domestic functions, including a House for Pleasure and a House of Shit (+ interview + slideshow). (more...)

Cave-like apertures frame climbing walls at NL Architects' Spordtgebouw sports centre

(4 years ago)
Amsterdam office NL Architects added angular windows to the facade of this sports centre in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, to frame views of three climbing walls inside (+ slideshow). (more...)

2014 Swiss Design Awards: Products & Objects

(4 years ago)
The Swiss Federal Office of Culture will be presenting 20 contemporary design awards at this year’s Swiss Design Awards in the fields of photography (3), graphic design (9), fashion and textile design (4) and products and objects (4).     The ceremony, as well as an exhibition of the winning works, will take place in […]

Audemars Piguet chooses BIG to expand its headquarters

(4 years ago)
Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has chosen Danish architects BIG to expand its historic headquarters in the Vallée de Joux, Vaud, Switzerland with a spiral shaped design rooted in the origins of the company.     “The 2.400m2/25,800 ft pavilion will be a striking landmark to precision seamlessly integrated into the local landscape.” says BIG. […]

Coop Himmelb(l)au's Jammer Coat hides the wearer from Google

(4 years ago)
Austrian architecture studio Coop Himmelb(l)au has created a quilted spotty cloak designed to conceal the wearer from unwanted data collection. (more...)


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