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Products from left over material

Products from left over material

As an outcome from a workshop with the Swedish producer Swedese, the design group Front will show a couple of new pieces at the coming Stockholm Design Week. The workshop was swiveling around the excess of materials from the production at the factory. The mirror and the tables are made from the seating curve cut-offs...
CAKE KALK encourages outdoor exploration with responsibility and respect

CAKE KALK encourages outdoor exploration with responsibility and respect

CAKE, manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles has presented its first model, KALK. An all-electric high-performance off-road motorcycle designed for exploration and discovery. An evolution of light electric motorcycles previously customized by small builders, the KALK is engineered from scratch to give riders unprecedented reliability and durability, industry-leading performance and exceptional safety. With a...
Rug Parquet by Front Design

Rug Parquet by Front Design

The design group Front presents Parquet – a new line of rugs and poufs for GAN at the IMM Cologne fair. The three colorful handcrafted kilims Tetragon, Rhomb and Hexagon were inspired by patterns of classic parquet flooring. The geometrical shapes and the colours create an illusion of depth in the pattern. The irregular outlines...
The Nuage promenade in the Miami design district

The Nuage promenade in the Miami design district

Nuage promenade is a 100 metre-long urban design by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with Nathan Browning @ islandplanningcorporation. The modules and columns are made of stainless steel and tinted glass. The ground elements, ponds, planters and seating areas are made of raw concrete. It’s mainly characterized by an organic pergola, raised above some ponds and...
nendo transforms electronic paper to a rollable and adjustable flashlight

nendo transforms electronic paper to a rollable and adjustable flashlight

nendo is presenting a flashlight that have been designed using the technology of AgIC, that prints electronic circuit boards onto paper, films and cloth using silver particle ink. After testing various types of paper, we selected YUPO paper by Takeo that is used in ballot paper for elections. With YUPO paper, ink sits evenly and...
Soft stone massage pillows

Soft stone massage pillows

Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune and Mårten Claesson of the Swedish design and architecture group Claesson Koivisto Rune is launching a set of massage pillows for Dream, Japan. One of the main challenges of this commission was to encourage the brand to go against the Japanese medical device market sector norms of employing an attention-grabbing mixture...
Out with the clogs, in with the clock

Out with the clogs, in with the clock

It’s the latest edition of MAARTEN BAAS’ Real Times’ series: a gigantic clock (over three metres in height) in the Lounge 2 at one of the world’s most popular airports. Every year 15 million people travel through Lounge 2 at Schiphol, hosting passengers from all around the world. This was one of the many reasons...
First retrospective exhibition by nendo called The Space in Between

First retrospective exhibition by nendo called The Space in Between

The first museum retrospective exhibition by nendo, will hold over a five month period at the Design Museum Holon, Israel. nendo’s designs begin by exploring and layering existing preconceptions, and then locating the gaps or “spaces” in between these layers to tie together new ideas. The idea behind this method is to gradually broaden the...
The Loopless and Buckleless Band for Apple watches

The Loopless and Buckleless Band for Apple watches

Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has designed LABB, an innovative injection moulded selfgripping strap for the new generation of Apple Watches. LABB – short for The Loopless and Buckleless Band – utilises a robust and easy-to-use fastening system in which the two halves of the strap simply grip along their entire surface for maximum...
A collection of lights and screens based on a bell shaped module

A collection of lights and screens based on a bell shaped module

Chaînes by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is a collection of lights and screens based on a bell shaped module. The luminous chains exist in white plaster or anodized aluminium (in blue, green or blond gold metal). The non-luminous screen is made in red glazed ceramic. Now the Chaînes collections is presented in a exhibition at...
German edition of the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson

German edition of the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson

We are happy to report that the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson, editor in chief of David Report, now is available in a German edition as well. The title is Design oder nicht Sein with sub title Das kleine rote Buch des guten Designs and it is published by Midas Verlag AG in...