Archive for January, 2008

Plate U

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

‘Plate U’ coffee table, made from second hand plates and stainless steel, by Veli-Matti Tolppi.

&design

Wednesday, January 30th, 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

Monday, January 28th, 2008

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.

Janne Kyttänen

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Dutch designer Janne Kyttänen created these beautiful lights through rapid prototyping. Inspired by a coneflower, the pieces are based on the the Fibonacci sequence. (images via yatzer)

Blowin’ in the Wind: Demakersvan

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

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.

Jason Iftakhar

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Designer Jason Iftakhar uses the same compression machines found in recycling centers to create a series of cardboard benches called ‘Raw’. (bottom image via designboom)

Hella Jongerius Props

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Hella Jongerius’s ‘Props’ for Vitra are,”hybrids between a functional product and a character from the fantasy world of animal fables.”

Sylvain Willenz

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Sylvain Willenz’s ‘Torch’ lamps combine the form of a flashlight with the diffused face of a headlight.

BLESS

Friday, January 11th, 2008

BLESS is the dynamic design duo of Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag. I first saw their work (USB cable jewelry) at the Future Perfect in Brooklyn and have been impressed their designs ever since. Recently, the pair released their new ‘Telescopic Chair’. (chair image via today and tomorrow)

Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen

Friday, January 11th, 2008

A beautiful rug made from recycled blankets by Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen.

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