Design archive for 2014-06-18

Primary school by C+S Architects features a colourful facade with contrasting window details

(3 years ago)
Colourful painted patterns frame windows scattered across the bright red facade of this primary school in the Italian town of Chiarano by Treviso office C+S Architects (+ slideshow). (more...)

A Lamp Inspired by M.C. Escher

(3 years ago)
A lamp that was inspired by the optical illusions and mathematical illustrations of M.C. Escher.

Hanging sticks create illusions of chairs at Issey Miyake boutique in Tokyo

(3 years ago)
Japanese architect Yoichi Yamamoto has suspended colourful strips of wood from the ceiling of an Issey Miyake boutique in Tokyo, which from certain angles look like five solid chairs (+ slideshow). (more...)

The Body by Kirsi Enkovaara can be twisted and folded to create endless seating shapes

(3 years ago)
This flexible seating structure by Finnish designer Kirsi Enkovaara can be rolled and folded into a plethora of configurations to support the body in comfortable or strange positions (+ movie). (more...)

Online furniture retailer Fab buys design-led manufacturer One Nordic

(3 years ago)
News: furniture e-commerce company Fab has bought Finnish design brand One Nordic in a move to expand its catalogue of original designs and European business. (more...)

Mestres Coupage Blue Fin

(3 years ago)
Designed by Clase BCN | Country: Spain “The blue fin is a kind of tuna. Mestres Coupage Blue Fin is a cava that has been specially created to go with this superb fish and also to raise a toast to all the fishermen, chefs and salespeople whose work is based around it. The commission came [...]

Arodama

(3 years ago)
Designed by Bob Studio | Country: Greece “Branding, packaging design and naming for the Arodama family, a new series of traditional Cretan products, aimed mostly to foreign markets. Both the given name (Arodamos is the tender shoot in the Cretan dialect) and the design of the whole series using vivid colors and illustrations, give a [...]

Millions Of Pieces: The Sculptures of Tara Donovan

(3 years ago)
Artist Tara Donovan transforms “ordinary” objects by the thousands into impossible and awe-inspiring formations.

Woodspot Light by Alessandro Zambelli

(3 years ago)
Surrealist artist René Magritte was the starting point for Alessandro Zambelli's Woodspot table lamp, featuring an unconventional light diffuser with the "unexpected look of a three-dimensional frame".

Bathroom in classical, modern, ethnic and country design styles

(3 years ago)
If you decide to decorate your bathroom by the rules of a particular interior design style, in this respect, bathroom is the room where any style will be appropriate, even the most unique one. Let’s examine classical, modern, ethnic and country design styles and learn the fundamental guidelines for creating each of it. Creating bathroom [...]

oon: A Modern & Logical Update to the Power Strip

(3 years ago)
Say goodbye to those unsightly power strips and hello to a new type of multi-outlet power cord that merges function with a smart design.

Nendo adds to its expanding design portfolio with flexible reading glasses

(3 years ago)
Nendo is rapidly establishing itself as one of the world's most prolific design studios, adding flexible polycarbonate reading glasses to a long list of diverse projects from the last 12 months. (more...)

SOM unveils latest skyscraper proposal – a 230-metre tower for Gothenburg

(3 years ago)
News: American firm SOM and Danish studio Entasis have triumphed in a competition to design a skyscraper for Gothenburg that will be more than twice as high as the Swedish city's current tallest building. (more...)

Tom Lloyd and Cassion Castle build garden studio embracing "timber and craftsmanship"

(3 years ago)
British designer Tom Lloyd enlisted the help of London architect Cassion Castle to help him design and build a garden workshop in the grounds of his farmhouse cottage in Hampshire, England (+ slideshow). (more...)

A Shelf of Tables is three desks in one shelving unit

(3 years ago)
Design graduate Matej Chabera presented a shelving system that comprises three interchangeable desktops at the Royal College of Art (RCA) show, which opened in London on Monday. (more...)

‘Hurricane’, ‘Skirt’ tables and ‘Miao’ cabinet by Reinier Bosch (NL)

(3 years ago)
Dutch designer Reinier Bosch aims to pay homage to the traditional hand-woven fabrics, pleated skirts, and tribal culture of the Miao people, a minority group in southern China, with a series of furnishings for the Pearl Lam Gallery.     “He began to conceive these works before graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007.” […]

Architonic Newsletter 06.2014

(3 years ago)
Hot enough for you? The rising temperatures of the last week or so (in Europe, at least) throw a spotlight on a perennial architectural problem – how to square our love of glazed facades in high-rise architecture with the huge amount of energy required to keep interiors cool and bearable.   We’ve taken this opportunity […]

Lumps of charcoal suspended in mid air create outlines of classical architecture and furniture

(3 years ago)
Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk has created a series of installations using pieces of charcoal suspended by nylon threads in an exhibition which aims to examine the relationship between natural materials and man made objects (+ slideshow). (more...)


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