Design archive for 2014-07-16

The Crystalline Series by Niche Modern

(4 years ago)
These angular glass pendants are like colorful gemstones handing from the ceiling.

Pigeon Toe Ceramic Jewelry

(4 years ago)
A gorgeous collection of ceramic jewelry paired with fiber art create sculptural pieces that feel like wearable art.

12 Rooms with Creative Tile Floors

(4 years ago)
Floor tiles have come a long way and neutral is no longer the norm. Take a look at these 12 rooms with some seriously creative tile floors.

Akin Collection by Anny Wang

(4 years ago)
A furniture collection that focuses on the importance of contrasts and how they can complement and highlight various features.

LuciteLux® Puts the Spotlight on Lighting Design

(4 years ago)
While often associated with clear acrylic for furniture and fashion, LuciteLux® offers product lines designed exclusively for lighting.

Dowse for The Design Museum

(4 years ago)
Inspired by American architect Louis Kahn, Dowse created a new line of jewelry and art prints for The Design Museum.

Airbus files patent for folding airplane seats

(4 years ago)
News: plane manufacturer Airbus has applied for a patent on folding chairs for commercial aircraft with saddles instead of seat cushions. (more...)

Airbnb rebrand by DesignStudio aims for visual consistency

(4 years ago)
News: Airbnb has launched a new look by London-based DesignStudio, which has created a logo for the home-rental website "that can be drawn by anyone". (more...)

Bamboo "will replace other materials" in architecture says Vo Trong Nghia

(4 years ago)
Bamboo is the "green steel of the 21st century," according to Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, one of the leading exponents of bamboo architecture (+ interview + slideshow).  (more...)

Tobias Rehberger covers HMS President in "dazzle camouflage"

(4 years ago)
German artist Tobias Rehberger has patterned a British warship with distorting black and white graphics to mark the centenary of the First World War (+ slideshow). (more...)

Foster + Partners adds First World War galleries to London's Imperial War Museum

(4 years ago)
Foster + Partners has overhauled the interior of the Imperial War Museum in London, creating new First World War galleries and a grand atrium that suspends planes over the heads of visitors. (more...)

Hollow by Brave Space Design

(4 years ago)
The  Hollow end table by Brave Space Design reveals a potential interiors. Clean lines and contrasting tones of dark and light Bamboo are used to show volume and accentuate negative space. The small end table is comprised of a number of additional folds that create pockets for storage. With a side magazine/book cubby and a thru-surface this piece [...]

Angular windows create glass shards across Plasma Studio's Schäfer Roofscape

(4 years ago)
Shards of glazing frame views of the distant mountains from the apartments inside this angular attic extension in northern Italy, designed by Plasma Studio (+ slideshow). (more...)

Lengths of bamboo create the giant petals of Penda's Blossom Gate

(4 years ago)
This sculptural bamboo entrance designed for a Chinese flower garden was the first-ever project by architecture studio Penda, who this week unveiled a concept for a modular bamboo hotel (+ slideshow). (more...)

New York's Museum of Modern Art names new head of architecture and design

(4 years ago)
News: modern architecture professor Martino Stierli has been announced as MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design, the latest in a spate of appointments at New York institutions. (more...)

Daniel Buren installs mirrors and coloured glass on Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop

(4 years ago)
A year after opening as an art space, the rooftop of Modernist architect Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse building in Marseille is hosting an installation of mirrors and coloured glass by French artist Daniel Buren (+ slideshow). (more...)

Steven Holl awarded Praemium Imperiale arts prize

(4 years ago)
News: American architect Steven Holl has been named as the architecture laureate for the 2014 Praemium Imperiale arts prize from the Japan Art Association. (more...)

Sinuous ESO headquarters by Auer Weber curves around courtyards and over gardens

(4 years ago)
German architecture office Auer Weber has extended an astronomic research facility near Munich by adding interconnected cylinders with hollow centres and curvy corridors raised up on stilts (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa’ by Matthew Strong (US)

(4 years ago)
Matthew Strong’s Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa is the result of extensive research at the archives at The Henry Ford Museum, Cranbrook, and MoMA.     The sofa’s form is based on a series of prototypes at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan of an extruded fiberglass shell armchair that was being developed sometime in […]

‘Landsdowne House’ by Affleck de la Riva architects (CA)

(4 years ago)
‘Landsdowne House’, a semi-detached house on a hill side in Westmount, a privileged inner-city suburb of Montreal, Quebec, is “an essay in asymmetry”.     “Westmount’s past as an Anglo-Saxon enclave within French Canada saw the local flowering of such historic styles as Arts and Crafts and Neo-Gothic.” say the architects.   “Both these styles […]


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