Design archive for 2014-09-17

Brutalist buildings: Pilgrimage Church, Neviges by Gottfried Böhm

(3 years ago)
One of the most revered religious buildings of the Brutalist period is Gottfried Böhm's Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges, the crystalline structure that abandoned traditional Catholic architecture in favour of sharp angles and rough concrete (+ slideshow). (more...)

Sputnik Lamps by Julie Lansom

(3 years ago)
Julie Lansom makes lamps with her hands.

Nike revamps the basketball shoe for LeBron James

(3 years ago)
Sports brand Nike has unveiled the Lebron 12, a basketball shoe with five hexagonal air bags built into the sole to provide "accelerated explosiveness" (+ slideshow). (more...)

The World’s First Floating Outdoor Living Room

(3 years ago)
DEDON launches two swinging seating options for the outdoors creating the world's first floating outdoor living room.

Galerie Kreo exhibits work by Grcic, Hayon, Bouroullecs and more

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: Galerie Kreo in Mayfair is showing new furniture editions by designers including the Bouroullec brothers, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Jaime Hayon for its inaugural exhibition. (more...)

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez to present "personalised avatars for your vehicle"

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the penultimate preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez shows us how he will generate personalised 3D-printable driving companions for visitors at the show. (more...)

Meanwhile Curiosities: A Conceptual Representation of Time

(3 years ago)
A playful project of functional objects with distorted details that are meant to act as conceptual representations of time.

Will.i.am launches eyewear range with designer George Gorrow

(3 years ago)
Music producer Will.i.am has taken his much-vaunted interest in design a step further by teaming up with George Gorrow, co-founder of fashion brand Ksubi, to create his own eyewear range (+ slideshow). (more...)

A Better Way to Spray: Method Disrupts Air Care Industry

(3 years ago)
If you missed our Method giveaway last week, don’t worry, you will still be a winner after reading this. Go into any Target store and walk down the air freshener aisle, and you will notice a few things: opaque bottles, flowery pastel colors, goofy scent names… But then, all of a sudden you spot them: five vibrant... Read more »

Interactive dancing traffic lights make waiting "more entertaining"

(3 years ago)
An interactive installation in Lisbon aims to encourage pedestrians to wait until it's safe to cross the road by making the traffic lights "dance" using motion capture technology (+ movie). (more...)

9 by Novogratz: Fall 2014 Bedding & Bath Collection

(3 years ago)
Everyone's favorite design family, the Novogratz, continue conquering design with their latest line of bedding and bath products.

Controversial Helsinki Guggenheim competition attracts record number of entrants

(3 years ago)
News: a competition to design a new Guggenheim Museum building in the Finnish capital has attracted more than 1,700 entries – more than any competition of its kind – but opponents to the scheme have launched a rival ideas contest. (more...)

Competition: win a bundle of five photobooks on Brutalist buildings

(3 years ago)
Competition: to coincide with the Brutalism series on Dezeen, we've teamed up with UK publisher Café Royal Books to give away a bundle of photography books featuring buildings including Trellick Tower and Preston Bus Station. (more...)

Manuel Aires Mateus revives a Portuguese farmhouse to create Casa no Tempo

(3 years ago)
A minimal arch frames the entrance to this former farmhouse that architect Manuel Aires Mateus has transformed into a modern retreat in the rural landscape of Portugal's Alentejo region (+ slideshow). (more...)

OpenKnit is an open source 3D-knitting machine that creates garments in just one hour

(3 years ago)
Designer Gerard Rubio has created an open source robotic loom that is able to knit entire seamless garments in less than one hour (+ movie). (more...)

RIBA Regent Street Windows Project 2014 returns with 15 new installations

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: architecture studios have collaborated with retailers to create 15 bespoke shop window installations on London's Regent Street (+ movie). (more...)

Allies and Morrison references Brutalism with concrete-clad studio for Rambert Dance Company

(3 years ago)
Allies and Morrison Architects pays tribute to the Brutalist architecture of London's South Bank with this new home for the Rambert Dance Company, which conceals double-height studios behind a precast concrete facade (+ slideshow). (more...)

Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri present furniture made from old jeans, paper and cotton

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: London designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri have designed a range of furniture and tableware that looks like stone, but is in fact made from composite materials comprising recycled denim, cotton and paper (+ slideshow). (more...)


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