Archive for May, 2011

Propaganda Hair Salon by Dick Clark Architecture

May 31st, 2011

Propaganda Hair Group rethinks salon in terms of functionality and aesthetic. To compliment his brand, the client envisioned a loft-like environment with an open plan, minimal furnishings, and wood and concrete textures. The overall design, using the warmth of wood and the industrial feel of concrete, focuses on ways to differentiate program within a single space while still offering an open atmosphere. Careful attention was given to day-to-day operations of the salon so that design details could complement function and eliminate the supplemental furnishings that tend to clutter salons.

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

May 31st, 2011

The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened the first posthumous exhibition in honour of the late British designer. Entitled ‘Savage Beauty’ the exhibition examines 19 years of McQueen’s astonishing creative career.

Typologie by Christian Benini

May 31st, 2011

Wall&Decò rises its creative inspiration in constant balance between design and planning, photographical realism and graphics, material research and formal immediateness. It is a fresh revolution that overwhelms and renews the old wallpaper concept coming to the creation of solutions for the interior decoration with a unique style and a strong visual impact.

Iluminata Yogurt Bottles Lamp

May 31st, 2011

Iluminata is a modern lamp made with yogurt bottles from a school dining hall. Designed by Basurata Chan, it’s made with simple tools: a stapler and a cutter. The resulting light fixture is so refined that it’s hard to believe it’s made from garbage!

Lee Never Wasted

May 31st, 2011

This may just be the coolest shopping bag EVER. A shopping bag that can be 100% reused one way or the other, designed by Happy Creative Services of India.

Nest Chair by Nina Bruun

May 31st, 2011

Influenced by the spring and of nature, this chair is inspired by a bird’s nest. My idea was to create a graphical chaos which still felt like a unified whole. The chair’s supporting structure consists of a bottom, seat and four stabilizing legs. To create a “nest feeling” I played with birch strips in different thicknesses and hurled them around the supporting structure.

Growing Shelves by Maarten De Ceulaer

May 31st, 2011

The amount of stuff one has to store grows slowly but steadily in time, but our current storage systems aren’t able to grow with it. With this project I wanted to design a storage system that you can expand and transform in any way you like.

Design bookshop by Mendo, Amsterdam

May 30th, 2011

When you are in Amsterdam and you love design, MENDO has to be on your list! This design bookshop is one of the most inspiring shops in town with books about architecture, fashion, photography, interior- and graphic design. They also have an amazing collection of XL books, e.g. of David LaChapelle, Muhammad Ali (GOAT), Peter Beard, Michael Polizi, The F1 Opus, Valentino en Vivienne Westwood.

Scale Mesh by Alphamesh

May 30th, 2011

Alphamesh scale mesh defines a new quality of material for metal meshes utilised in architecture and design. The flexible mesh resolved the heaviness and coldness of conventional metallic surfaces. Light forms and exclusive structures in elegant radiance suggest the association with sequins of ornate clothing. And many fashion designers have already discovered alphamesh scale mesh for their collections.

Clamp Lamp by DZstudio

May 30th, 2011

Clamp, the work of italian designers Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di Filippo, is now on the market. The first concept was presented during the summer and the prototyping took two months to reach the final product. The inspiration comes from the pattern of Chesterfield sofas (Capitonné) applied to the exterior surface of the lamp. It was hard to define the right size of every rhomb and find the quality of leather that could fit the radius of the emispheric surface.

Lacoste ECO / Techno polo packaging by Tom Dixon

May 30th, 2011

“In collaboration with Tom Dixon we worked on the branding and packaging for two very different types of polo shirts commissioned by Lacoste. The most eco-friendly way to package a shirt was not to print on the packaging at all but use embossing instead. For the techno polo we designed a speaking label that plays Tom’s voice at the push of a button – very techno.”

Nike Limited 001 Project

May 30th, 2011

An innovative package design from Hydro74. Jason Murphy of the Nike Football did a special project of a pair of shoes in a custom box for LaDainian Tomlinson, who is one of the top Running Backs in the NFL and a key player for the San Diego Chargers. This show, box & book were presented to LT at the Nike Campus & was well recieved. What amazing crafted package.

Linger Bench by Alvin Tjitrowirjo

May 30th, 2011

Indonesian designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo has created the Linger Bench.
From the designer: “In this time where people seek for individualism and exclusivity, Linger is designed to bring people together; it’s nature is to attract and to be experienced. A media for people to gather and socialize, Linger is made only by human hands as opposed to machines. Using material that comes from nature instead of a man-made. An escapade of nature’s beauty harnessed by modernity.”

Riddled table by Steven Holl

May 30th, 2011

This visually spectacular, ultra-modern furniture is from Horm, and designed by Steven Holl. The Riddled table and cupboard cast a beautiful pattern upon the floor and surfaces around it – an unexpected and inspiring feature. Light streams through the cut-outs in the walnut veneered legs of the table, emerging from within.

Litracon transparent concrete

May 27th, 2011

World’s first commercially available transparent concrete Litracon® is a combination of optical fibres and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. Due to the small size of the fibres, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. In this manner, the result is not only two materials – glass in concrete – mixed, but a third, new material, which is homogeneous in its inner structure and on its main surfaces as well. Litracon® is a fully handmade product which results an exceptional and individual pattern of light in each piece.

Richard Chai store by Snarkitecture

May 27th, 2011

The Richard Chai store is a temporary retail installation created by Snarkitecture in collaboration with designer Richard Chai as part of the Building Fashion series at HL23. Carved from the confines of an existing structure beneath the High Line, the installation envelops visitors within a glacial cavern excavated from a single material.

POP Pendant Light by Mauricio Affonso

May 27th, 2011

Intricate sphere made from hundreds of discarded aluminum pull-tabs. POP creates a stunning visual effect and is constructed with exceptional craftsmanship. POP Pendant Light is inspired by the idea of turning a disposable material with short lifespan into a precious and delicate object. Designer: Mauricio Affonso

Cellular chair by Mathias Bengtsson

May 27th, 2011

Composed of light-weight epoxy, ‘Cellular chair’ by danish-born, london-based designer Mathias Bengtsson not only adopts the appearance of an organic form but is actually designed based on the growth principles of human bones.

L5 Series Benches by Marie Khouri and Collaboration

May 27th, 2011

The assortment of individual elements showed the beautiful striations, the lovely grains, the tactile temptations of smoothly polished veneer. This time around, she’ll be showing a more modern take on L5.

Dekka by Fredericia Furniture

May 27th, 2011

Investing in Fredericia Furniture ’s new daybed, Dekka, is almost like buying a work of contemporary art. The seat features a beautiful hexagonal pattern that gives Dekka an artistic style that is entirely its own. Thanks to its unique appearance, Dekka will add character to any room – while also providing soft and comfortable seating.