Design archive for 2014-06-26

University of Stuttgart unveils carbon-fibre pavilion based on beetle shells

(4 years ago)
A robotically woven carbon-fibre pavilion based on the lightweight shell encasing the wings and abdomen of a beetle is the second structure revealed this week from the team of architects and engineers at the University of Stuttgart (+ movie). (more...)

Fresh From The Dairy: Cactus

(4 years ago)
They're prickly, green and a desert staple: we're talking about the standoffish, aloof yet lovable cactus!

ScanLAB and Vivienne Westwood collaborate on first laser-scanned photoshoot

(4 years ago)
News: London studio ScanLAB has worked with Vivienne Westwood to produce the first fashion shoot created with 3D laser scanners instead of cameras (+ movie + interview). (more...)

Vessel Kitchen by Studio Backs

(4 years ago)
With clean, minimal lines like in high-end European kitchen designs, the Vessel Kitchen streamlines everything into single units.

Stanton Williams converts Olympic training venue into hockey and tennis centre

(4 years ago)
London firm Stanton Williams has transformed the training facility it designed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games into a major sporting venue for the UK's hockey and tennis organisations (+ slideshow). (more...)

Shoes Made From Plastic Waste Found on UK Shores

(4 years ago)
These friends came up with a way of linking waste and consumerism by making a pair of shoes out of found plastic waste.

Dezeen Mail #208

(4 years ago)
Smiljan Radic's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and an interview with the millionaire businesswoman who transformed Fogo Island with cutting-edge architecture lead this week's Dezeen Mail issue 208. Read on for the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 208 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

The Ultimate Desk + Office Essentials Giveaway

(4 years ago)
We teamed up with a trifecta of awesome—MOO, Environment furniture, and Kaufmann Mercantile—on a fantastic office giveaway.

Bulbbox: A Lamp Made with a Box of Bulbs

(4 years ago)
Put your old, burned out and broken bulbs to good use by using them to make a really cool box lamp.

Torei by Luca Nichetto for Cassina

(4 years ago)
The name Torei is a phonetic transposition of the Japanese word for “tray”. The small modern tables by Italian designer Luca Nichetto of the Torei collection grew out of the idea of a serving tray’s small dimensions and flexible use. Available in four main forms and two different heights, the collection offer a variety of solutions [...]

Red mesh shades the interior of a farm visitor centre by Vector Architects

(4 years ago)
Beijing office Vector Architects installed a louvred wall of weathered steel mesh along one facade of this visitor centre on a farm near Kunshan, China, to protect the building from the harsh western sun (+ slideshow). (more...)

Room shelving system functions like a huge shape-sorter toy

(4 years ago)
Stockholm designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho added different shaped holes to the stackable wooden blocks that make up this flexible shelving unit, creating spaces suited to displaying various items. (more...)

Ciguë designs woven bamboo-screens for Isabel Marant's Bangkok store

(4 years ago)
Handcrafted woven bamboo screens are suspended in sections to cover the ceiling and walls of this Isabel Marant boutique in Bangkok by Parisian studio Ciguë. (more...)

‘Locale Office’ system by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller (US)

(4 years ago)
Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of UK-based Industrial Facility have created ‘Locale Office’, an intelligent office furniture system for Herman Miller. Locale helps organizations better utilize and manage open offices with a system that enables transitions between work done together and alone, and in seated or standing postures.     During the design process […]

Kengo Kuma's Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music boasts pleated aluminium walls

(4 years ago)
Folded aluminium panels create vertical and horizontal pleats across the walls of this music conservatory and concert hall completed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in the south of France (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Eikon Basic/Shell/Bubble’ lamps by Schneid (DE)

(4 years ago)
Using hidden magnets, the lampshades on the ‘Eikon Basic, Shell and Bubble’ lamps by Schneid can be quickly and easily replaced or combined.     High variability and a minimalist design are the hallmarks of the Eikon as is a mix of materials; textile cables, ash, oak or bamboo wood combined with metal or silicone. […]

Peng You's Fugu bag inflates to protect your gadgets

(4 years ago)
This inflatable bag by Royal College of Art graduate Peng You is designed to keep electronic devices safe from knocks and bumps. (more...)


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