Chair or bench in 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard. Functional, economic and serialised production based on one single die. Made of 5 mm thick sheets. Standard model measures 50x63x72 cm, weighs 15 kg and has an estimated resistance of one thousand kg in compression tests.
It’s all about speed speed these days but why not slow things down a notch or two? How does a 37 hour flight to New York sound? Not particularly appealing right? – but that was before the Aircruise concept.
Photography Amber Rowlands
Tidal Ossuary by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann Jacqueline Rabun Gallery 5 February – 4 March 2010 32 Grosvenor Crescent Mews. London SW1X 7EX
Ashley Linnenbank has designed a refreshing new package design for milk.
Milk packaging, for the most part, has been dictated by the size of refrigerators. England for instance, as a culture has adapted to a medium sized kitchen in most urban and rural homes, leaving little room for anything bigger than a small refrigerator, which is the reason why most milk varieties can fit nicely on the door between the HP Sauce or a few cans of Lilt. In the U.S., however, refrigerators and luxury have become somewhat infused where double doors are now commonplace, and the milk comes by the gallons.
The achingly cool and impressively talented French design duo of Gautier Pelegrin and Vincent Taïani have just announced their 2010 Noon Studio collection. The pair are known for producing inspired pieces of work that include architecture, product design, graphics and photography. Despoke loves the sharp lines of the beautiful ‘Iceberg Sofa’ pictured above.
For anyone who needs a bit of background noise when they drift off at night, be it the echoing musings of conversational whales or the dulcet tones or Celine Dion perhaps, this is one piece of design news you’re going to want to listen to.
British shopping emporium – Liberty – is giving designers the opportunity to pitch their designs to a panel of the store’s buyers and industry experts. The best designs will get the chance to have their products sold there. Register online prior to the event on 6th February.
The B1K is a concept race bike is constructed of carbon fiber and is powered with a chainless drive. Those are probably the only two features remotely comparable to bikes of today. The rear rim is hubless, gaining an areodynamic advantage. Both wheels forgo the traditional tire and tube in place of a rubber sleeve stretched over the rim.
The bike also incorporates some clever lights in the handle bars and one that drops down from the rear rim support. Via:[PSFK]
Kuntzel & Deygas have established themselves with a strong concept of innovation and many mediums of design. The duo have compiled an impressive show which features wide dimension of design with many mediums from speakers, chairs, carpets to work on canvas. Joyce Gallery in Paris is the location and will remain open until February 25th, 2010 making for a must see if in the area. Via:[SLAMXHYPE]
Joyce Gallery 168 Galerie Valois 5001 Paris France
(Image: Takuzo Aida and Nature)
Could a mixture of water and clay replace plastics? The desire to wean the world off oil has sparked all manner of research into novel transportation fuels, but manufacturing plastics uses large amounts of oil too. Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, think their material could be up to the task.
Takuzo Aida and his team mixed a few grams of clay with 100 grams of water in the presence of tiny quantities of a thickening agent called sodium polyacrylate and an organic “molecular glue”. The thickening agent teases apart the clay into thin sheets, increasing its surface area and allowing the glue to get a better hold on it.
This means that, while the mixture is almost 98 per cent water, it forms a transparent and elastic hydrogel with sufficient mechanical strength to make a 3.5-centimetre-wide self-standing bridge.
makedo is an Australian-based company that allows users to create forms and spaces using found objects and their modular connector clips. Available online, their kits contain clips, pins, hinges and a tool, which can turn everyday trash into works of art.