Home Is Where The Haptic Is
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Home Is Where The Haptic Is

One of our favourite exhibitions at this year’s Milan Design Week brings together a collection of furniture and homewares designed by students from the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. Titled ‘Delirious Home’ the objects feature haptic and other integrated technologies to bring us witty interpretations on the concept of the ‘smart home’. “ With … Continue reading

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Design P*rn_ ‘GIO’ By Stefano & Francesco Borella
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Design P*rn_ ‘GIO’ By Stefano & Francesco Borella

Concrete drawers? It sounds like a term the Mafia might use, but these drawers by GIQ and Sai Industries at the House of Detention during Clerkenwell Design Week are anything but sinister. A 3mm concrete veneer never before seen in furniture applications, creates functional, elegant pieces with the cool, smooth touch and the solid look of concrete, contrasted with timber … Continue reading

The Walls Have Ears…
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The Walls Have Ears…

Created using raspberry pi and openframeworks, ‘murmur’ is an architectural prosthesis that enables the communication between passers-by and the wall upon which it is connected by simulating the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual world. Based on a collaborative and open approach, participating studios Chevalvert, 2Roqs, Polygraphik and … Continue reading

Design P*rn_ ‘MONDRIAN’ By Boca Do Lobo
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Design P*rn_ ‘MONDRIAN’ By Boca Do Lobo

Goodness! What would the Victorians have said about this piece from Boca Do Lobo, bringing sexy back (front and sides!)… what with their fetish for covering up furniture so as to save immodest thoughts about a ‘well turned’ table leg?!! Who cares! All we know is that we love the come hither looks of the Mondrian range, with their contra-drawer … Continue reading

Let The Show Commence
Design / So This Just Happened

Let The Show Commence

Over 250 showrooms, studios, galleries, workshops and exhibition venues open their doors tomorrow as Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) launches its fourth successful edition. A one-stop destination to see the latest industry trends, innovations and product launches, the festival promises a packed schedule of exhibitions, debates, seminars and networking events, bringing together the leading figures from the world of design and … Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam
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Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam

A long-time admirer of their transcendent mindset, UXUS the multidisciplinary design company first caught my eye across a crowded London high street whilst on a retail recce, happening upon their store design for House of Kipling the label which designs chic, feminine and fashionable bags for women.  A girl whose head is easily turned by quirky detailing and razor-sharp visual merchandising, I was hooked by the fun … Continue reading

Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge
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Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge

Earlier this year, the City of New York hosted the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge to redesign its network of over 11,000 payphones when vendor contracts expire in 2014. The contest received 125 submissions and out of six finalists, NYFi by Sage and Coombe Architects won the public vote. The double-sided, smartphone-like touchscreens would act as … Continue reading