Archive for January, 2010

Ilot Ilov: Lucille

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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One of the best displays at the Designer’s Fair in Cologne was the work of Berlin-based llot llov.  Their ‘Lucille’ hanging flower holder is hand-made using traditional macarame techniques.  These attractive nylon nets also have a ceiling mounted hoist to adjust their height.  Thanks to Jacob for all your help!

Florian Kallus

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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‘This is Not a Lamp’ is a wooden stool/side table created by German designer Florian Kallus.

(via Neo2)

Drift Design: Fly Light

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Drift Design is a studio based in Amsterdam (and where my good friend Arden works).  They recently created an amazing light installation based on animal group behavior.  The lights have built-in sensors which detect the movements around them, triggering a chain reaction through the swarm.  Beautiful.

IMM Cologne

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I am off to IMM Cologne to cover events for MoCo Loco.  I’ll be back next week – for news from Cologne check in at MoCo Loco.  Also live Tweets from the fair here.

Rémi Bouhaniche

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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The ‘Etirement’ lamp by French designer Rémi Bouhaniche turns on/off and dims by pulling the the base of the shade.

Lauren Barjhoux

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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Lauren Barjhoux, a student at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design – Reims, recently showcased her ‘Stretchy Console’ table at Designhuis during DDW.  The piece, which was inspired by a carpenter’s ruler, can contract and expand to create a table of any length.  What’s more impressive is that it is made out of solid wood with no screws. (Image on left © DR)

Aldo Bakker

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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One of my favorite products of last year came from Aldo Bakker, the Dutch designer who created this beautiful collection of porcelain tableware.  What makes these pieces so fascinating is that when you first see them, you might not know what they are used for – the function only becomes evident when you hold the object in your hands.  As Bakker describes it’s, “a new language of form in a field where everything has been done and shown many times over.”

Demakersvan: Lace Fence

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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The Dutch design studio Demakersvan recently launched a new website for ‘Lace Fence’.  The product, “combines the ancient craft of lace making with the industrial chainlink fence.”  Beautiful new patterns and examples of their custom work here.

Daniel Rozin

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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Artist Daniel Rozin created ‘Trash Mirror’ from 500 pieces of rubbish he found on the streets of New York.  Through the miracle and magic of science, he configured each scrap to tilt down when someone passes in front of it, casting a shadow in the trash.  You can see a man with a cowboy hat on the left and a person with their arm up on the right. If that all sounds a little confusing check out a youtube video here.

Piurra

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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On a recent trip to Porto, Portugal I met Rui Viana, designer for Piurra furniture.  Piurra just launched several new sideboards including Antoinette and Louis, above.  A nice feature is the removable textile covering which is available on all pieces.  The covers come in standard colors or in limited edition patterns, inspired by traditional Portugeuse motifs (above left).

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