‘Plate U’ coffee table, made from second hand plates and stainless steel, by Veli-Matti Tolppi.
Archive for January, 2008
The same designers who brought us the popular ‘NEKKO’ vase, &design, deliver the ‘Frame Hanger’, an oversized picture which also doubles as a handy coat rack. I like the concept, but I’m not sure I would use up valuable wall space to put one in my house…
Rafael Morgan is a Brazilian based designer whose work includes the thought provoking ‘Light Drop’ LED lamps and ‘Hope Table’ (based on a bottle bobbing out at sea). I’ve always enjoyed his work, but I also really like his website for the honest and straightforward descriptions he provides about his designs.
Demakersvan plans to have their ‘Light Wind’ design go into full production this year. Inspired by the windmills of the Dutch countryside, this freestanding outdoor light harnesses the power of the wind with its 6 foot wide propellers.
Hella Jongerius’s ‘Props’ for Vitra are,”hybrids between a functional product and a character from the fantasy world of animal fables.”
Sylvain Willenz’s ‘Torch’ lamps combine the form of a flashlight with the diffused face of a headlight.