Design archive for 2015-02-17

Telescopic contact lenses zoom in and out with right and left winks

(3 years ago)
Researchers from Swiss technical university Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have created a prototype for telescopic contact lenses, and have developed the technology to allow them to be controlled by winking. (more…)

London's first electric black cab approved for fare-paying passengers

(3 years ago)
News: a "zero-emission" electric black taxi design has been approved to operate on London's roads and could replace the city's famous diesel-fuelled cabs (+ slideshow).  (more…)

"Paying a lot of money to look poor is just silly"

(3 years ago)
Comments update: Kanye West's Yeezy collection for Adidas – described by the rapper himself as the world's "first solutions-based" clothing line – was the most commented story this week.  (more…)

LG targets luxury market with metal smartwatch

(3 years ago)
News: electronics company LG has unveiled an updated version of its G Watch R smartwatch that is designed to look like a luxury timepiece (+ slideshow). (more…)

Kengo Kuma designs Tokyo hospital wrapped around a garden

(3 years ago)
News: Japanese firm Kengo Kuma + Associates has unveiled plans to replace an ageing Tokyo medical centre with a louvre-clad hospital built around a landscaped garden. (more…)

Herzog & de Meuron unveils updated design for Hong Kong M+ museum

(3 years ago)
News: Herzog & de Meuron has revealed the latest images of its design for M+, the new museum of visual culture that recently broke ground in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District (+ slideshow). (more…)

Breaking Down Thos. Moser’s Cumberland Chair

(3 years ago)
We get a glimpse into the design and creation of the Cumberland Chair from Thos. Moser's Cumberland collection.

Muller Van Severen to present new furniture at Viaduct exhibition

(3 years ago)
Belgian studio Muller Van Severen will debut its latest pieces of furniture and lighting that "ooze a sort of fruitiness" at London gallery Viaduct next month (+ slideshow). (more…)

Galleries around the world are finally "starting to take digital art seriously"

(3 years ago)
Movie: in this film produced by Dezeen for the British Council, leading artists and curators discuss the increasing significance of digital art and the new opportunities open to artists working "in a digital age." (more…)

Holy Cross House by TBA hides a multi-level courtyard behind a "working-class facade"

(3 years ago)
Behind a shimmering aluminium facade, the rooms of this Montreal house are organised around a three-tiered courtyard that allows daylight to funnel through to every storey (+ slideshow). (more…)

Yuki Yoshikawa accentuates Grain Chair with painted patterns

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: Japanese designer Yuki Yoshikawa of Nanashiproducts used layers of acrylic gouache paint to highlight wood grains on the seat and back of these simple chairs. (more…)

Smoking Room by Gianni Botsford Architects is a translucent-concrete garden folly

(3 years ago)
Gianni Botsford Architects worked with translucent concrete to create this boxy garden pavilion in Zurich, dedicated to "the old fashioned art of smoking" (+ slideshow). (more…)

Five useful ideas from the World Cup of Drones

(3 years ago)
We've picked five of the best realised prototypes and proposed uses for unmanned aerial vehicles from Dubai's World Cup of Drones. (more…)

Aalto University students design chairs from bright blue plywood

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: furniture design students from Helsinki's Aalto University have used blue-coloured plywood and black tubular steel to form sculptural chair prototypes. (more…)


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