To drum up Philadelphia’s reputation for the arts and design, C.H. Briggs Company challenged a “who’s who” of architects and designers from the Philadelphia area to design inventive benches made entirely of DuPont™ Corian®. Briggs then commissioned local fabricators to bring the avant-garde “Corian® Bench Inventions” to life. The contemporary benches are being exhibited during the month of October throughout Center City.
Japanese Design Team Nendo Unveils Four New Designs and Prototypes at Museum of Arts and Design.
The newest projects and prototypes from the renowned Tokyo-based design studio Nendo will be seen for the first time at the Museum of Arts and Design this October.
From October 27 through January 10, 2010, Ghost Stories, New Designs from Nendo will transform the MADProjects Gallery on the Museum’s second floor into a magical landscape of new designs that imbue chairs, vases, and lamps with whimsy and optical illusion. Founded and led by Oki Sato, Nendo has garnered international attention and more than 45 design awards for its beautifully simple yet surprisingly humorous work in interiors, furniture, product design, graphics and architecture.
andy martin workshop have just completed the new design for the ‘plug’ bucket, a champagne and wine cooler.
The piece was recently exhibited at Tom Dixon’s ‘The Dock’ during London Design Festival 09. The design of the ‘plug’ bucket is a play on the form of a bottle, the base is hand spun in pewter and polished off to a mirror finish.
The bucket itself is crafted from mould blown glass or can be produced in pewter to match the base. It’s statuesque presence creates a sculptural quality to the bucket. This elegantly designed piece is available directly from amw from £975
Finnish city top in seventh contest to recognize application of light in urban well-being
The city of Jyväskylä in Finland has been awarded the first prize in the 2009 city.people.light awards, the annual competition organized by Philips and the Lighting Urban Community International Association (LUCI) to reward projects which demonstrate the contribution lighting can make to the well-being of those who live, work or visit a city or town.
At a ceremony today in Gwangju, South Korea, Mr. Kari Stroem and Mr. Pauly Partanen, representing Jyväskylä were presented with the 2009 city.people.light first prize, in recognition of the city’s ‘City of Light’ project. This initiative set out to position the city as a forerunner in outdoor lighting, investing in the latest lighting technology to enhance its architecture.
Dupont has released a new iPhone and iPod Touch application called mySurface, so you can check out their line of Corian® and Zodiaq® countertops right from the palm of your hand.
TEN XYZ perspectives on the complex issues of sustainability within design using digital manufacturing technologies
At this years 100% Design the TEN design collective presented TEN XYZ — an exploration of their varied perspectives on the complex issues of sustainability within design using digital manufacturing technologies.
TEN XYZ references the axis utilised within software and digital manufacturing technologies to produce three-dimensional objects. For this years project TEN have explored a plethora of digital technologies including; Laser Cutters, Water Jet Profilers, 3D scanning, 2-Axis plotter-cutters, rapid prototyping as well as 3 and 5-Axis CNC routing.
The furnishing shop “designfunktion” shows Michael Young’s latest products for the first time outside of Asia, at Vienna Design Week, October 1-11, 2009.
Michael Young’s exhibition, called “Works in China,” shows products that were developed during his time in Hong Kong and include the Zipte Link Installation, which premiered during the Hong Kong International Art Fair 2009.
Architects Foster + Partners have designed a dining table for Italian design brand Molteni&C.
Called Arc, the base is made of cement and organic fibres.
It comes in white and two tones of grey, with glass tops in two sizes.
The Scott Chair utilizes an interesting method of self-upholstery to decorate itself over time. The back and seat are covered in lightly adhesive material that collects bits of fiber from the clothing of everyone who sits on it. Over time, the chair evolves to reflect a story of all who have interacted with it. The Scott is a project of The Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano
rAndom International was commissioned by Royal Philips Electronics’ Lumiblade division to create an interactive installation that unlocks the creative potential of their next generation OLED technology.
With the opportunity to work with thousands of OLEDs straight from their lab, we started this project by creating “You fade to light”, the worlds first OLED media wall. Fascinated by the beautiful mirror finish quality of the individual OLED modules we developed an installation that allows the viewer in front of it to engage with the light in a physical way. The wall is reflecting the person in front of it and then subtly fades their mirror image into light. Software by Chris O’Shea.
Desperate to experience the thrill of a trip into space? If you can’t afford Space Adventures’s multi-million ticket to fly into space and if you don’t want to wait till 2011 to hop on one of Richard Branson’s upcoming Virgin Galactic flights, then the Soyuz Chair, designed by Design Interactions graduate Nelly Ben Hayoun is the best you can hope for right now. The comfortable living room chair won’t fly you into space but it will replicate the experience of a liftoff.
CONCEPT AND VISION
The formal concept for the design is a prism that mediates between interior and exterior influences. The form is based on the cutting away at the massing with wedges respecting the sunlight, daylight and rights of light requirements of the neighbouring properties and wedges generated by views between the interior of the building and exterior of the building. The shape of the building as well as the openings are defi ned by the relationship of the building to its neighbours and the relationship of the interior rooms to exterior sources of views and light. More Info:Rove
The design also reintroduces the lower front area on Hoxton Square. This is an element already existing at the adjacent Grade II listed buildings and at the Vicarage. It is therefore resurrecting a historical element that had become largely absent from the Square.
Iglo light café offers light therapy as a cure to sun deprived Stockholmers throughout the dark months of October to March. Using the same technology as hospitals, Iglo provides an informal atmosphere and a place for friends to meet. The coffee shop dresses the visitors in white and is lit by UV-free lighting in the strength of 3000 lux. People relax in the warm environment, sipping on smoothies and other healthy options while soaking up the artificial light. via (PSFK)
Iglo Light Cafe