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Design Miami Basel 2015
 

Design Miami Basel 2015

A point of reference for art and design lovers, this year Design Miami/Basel celebrated its 10th anniversary by commissioning the prestigious “Design At Large” project to André Balazs.

 

Reviews / Maria Cristina Didero

One by One
 

One by One

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir’s project encloses cleansing balls made primarily from Icelandic herbs into a porcelain container that dispenses one ball at the time.

 

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Michele De Lucchi: Pulcina

The espresso maker designed by De Lucchi is the result of a long-term joint venture to produce a “moka for the new millennium” able to exalt the organoleptic properties of coffee.

 

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JinSik Kim: Half Half
 

JinSik Kim: Half Half

Simple geometric shapes and contrasting materials: Korean designer JinSik Kim plays with these elements for his collection of side-tables and stools.

 

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Complexity vs confusion
 

Complexity vs confusion

A guest at the “Meet the Media Guru” conference in Milan, Don Norman painted a far-reaching picture of the future, when good designers must offer “solutions to complex problems, like those to do with education, health and the environment” and stop complexity turning into confusion.

 

Interviews / Stefania Garassini

Hurdle Family

Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch designed a family of chairs, stools and side-tables combining wood and tubular steel, defined profiles and curved shapes.

 

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Food for Thought
 

Food for Thought

Developed by Los Angeles-based graphic designer Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler, Food for Thought is a concept for a limited edition series of three books with edible names.

 

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Fairphone 2
 

Fairphone 2

Started as a campaign to increase awareness for the use of conflict minerals in consumer electronics, Fairphone released the first images of its new smartphone design.

 

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Loop & Flamingo

Constance Guisset comes out with two brand new projects: a round and dancing lamp, swirling in the air and a desk brimming with finesse and ingenuity.

 

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History of a tree
 

History of a tree

The tree planted by Le Corbusier in Villa Le Lac has been transformed in three small objects designed by Jaime Hayon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LC Collection.

 

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Vache à lait
 

Vache à lait

Through a milk dispenser and a cup 5.5 design studio wants to reconnect consumers with producers and return to the real taste of natural products.

 

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Lora Lamm: La vita è bella

An exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung presents the poster world of Swiss graphic designer Lora Lamm, characterized by poetry, humor and the restrained use of color.

 

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