– For the renovation of Maruhiro flagship store in Nagasaki, Japan, Yusuke Seki used 25,000 locally sourced imperfect, white, tableware to create new levels in the space.
– The search by upcoming designers for a modus operandi that goes beyond industry makes us reflect on the point reached by our highly civilised society, introducing a touch of contentious nostalgia into the desire to begin all over again, i.e. from contemporary primitivism.
– A father and his son, combining craftsmanship and knowledge, old materials and new fibers, give shape to a lightweight and durable bike made of carbon fiber and wood.
– Nendo presented during Milan Design Week the new door collection Seven doors, developed for the Japanese wooden door manufacturer Abe Kogyo.
– For his final year project at RCA, Chinese product designer Chao Chen took inspiration for the pinecone to develop a water-reacting material that can be used for a lot of applications.
– Hugues Weill developed for Drugeot Labo a collection of bookshelves made out of natural oak with a rigorous orthogonal structure, disturbed by an oblique frame.
– Hungarian industrial designer Ollé Gellért developed a collection of 3D printed small joints able to connect bigger parts from different materials.
– Koichi Futatsumata designed, for the “Showcase” exhibition in Tokyo, the prototype of a stool made out of Japanese cypress and copper.
– Presented during the London Design Festival, Jasper Morrison-designed mobile phone for Punkt. performs the core mobile phone functions: calling and text messaging.
– Riva, the iconic Italian shipbuilding company, has presented a family of wooden building toy boats designed by Madeindreams, handmade in Italy without glue.
– Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison and Konstantin Grcic: three designers for three micro-homes, commissioned by Muji to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
– Employing traditional-artisan techniques, Israeli designer Alon Dodo created a cabinet whic plays with the tension between gentle and rough, wild and tamed, combining wood and steel.
– Recovering Siberian traditional manufacturing techniques, with her new collection Anastasiya Koshcheeva represents some unique and outstanding qualities of birchbark.
– Eighteen students and two designers propose a series of variations on the theme of pencil, re-thinking an everyday object and giving it new functions and meanings.
– Nendo designed for Tod’s a new leather bag based on real architects needs that changes its shape in accordance to what it holds inside.