Bare Conductive

Bare is a conductive ink that is applied directly onto the skin allowing the creation of custom electronic circuitry. This innovative material allows users to interact with electronics through gesture, movement, and touch.



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100% Norway Review by Sarah Brownlee

Curated for the fourth year in a row by Henrietta Thompson, currently Senior Architecture Editor at Wallpaper magazine, it’s another showstopper for the Norwegian team in a subtle, Scandinavian kind of a way.
The stand has been masterminded by Norwegian design duo StokkeAustad (that’s Jonas Ravlo Stokke and Oystein Austad) and the inspiration is suitably authentic. It is in fact based on the design of a ‘hjeller’ – a scaffold structure found along the Norwegian coastline, most commonly used for drying fish on.



How materials can and do effect what you taste .

Zoe Laughlin from Materials Library at Kings College University was at the100% Materials feature on Friday to talk about taste and materials. Its not something that strikes most designers as being important when selecting materials for projects but Zoe demonstrated that the materials that come into contact with your food and drink can have an impact on what you taste. For example Zoe blindfolded me and asked me to taste six spoons made from different metals including: silver, stainless steel, copper, gold and chrome. With each of these materials I could taste the difference between something like gold that leaves no taste in your mouth at all, to copper which reacts wildly with all the taste buds and saliva to give you an intensely metallic aftertaste. She has been working with an Indian restaurant to help them use the right metals for their cutlery because in this area of culinary peaks and troughs the range of sensations can be enhanced or enriched by the accompanying material.

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World’s First Inflatable & Portable Digital Photo Booth

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Two commercial photographers from Melbourne, Australia have developed what is touted as “the world’s first fully portable, high-resolution, digital, architecturally designed, part inflatable photo booth”.

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Ivy table cream of the crop

We love the natural beauty of the Ivy table, designed by Sasha Sykes, who is exhibiting with the Cream of Irish Design contingent on Stand (N40). The table is part of her range of furniture which includes shelving, tables and screens. She explains how it was made, “The leaves are encapsulated in resin and then laminated in acrylic.” The end result is not only aesthetically pleasing, but environmentally sound too, being part of the Lisnaugh Timber Project in Ireland, which uses only fallen or dangerous trees with an active replanting policy in place to boot!

Eskimo launches Old Deer by Helen Parton

Taking a break from all things heated, Eskimo launch its rather fab Old Deer range on Stand (A15), a series of red deer antlers, available in various colour finishes mounted on shields of dark walnut, oak and Corian. Taking its cues from the idea of a traditional grand house interiors, but providing a very contemporary twist, co-founder Phil Ward adds, “The inspiration came from a deerstalking trip to Scotland and the antlers are generally a by-product, so it was nice to give a preciousnes to them.”

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Blueprint Awards 2009 by Sarah Brownlee

Frilly reflective garments, a radio that moves like a mouse and super-slick lighting in the form of laboratory vessels are among the winners of this year’s Blueprint Awards at 100% Design.
Now in its 14th year, the leading architecture title’s awards have become one of the show’s highlights and the standard of entries was as impressive as ever according to Blueprint editor Vicky Richardson, if a little different. “We found that the show was really strong on young talent this year – new graduates and even student work,” she confirmed. “There seems to be more of an entrepreneurial spirit.”
The format of the awards was slightly different this year too. In August Richardson got together with Gareth Williams, senior tutor in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, to award an unlimited number of ‘Blueprint Badges’ or plaques to the Best New Products, New Talent in 100% Futures, and the Best Use of Materials, among entries submitted in advance of the show. But the overall winners, with an additional category of Best Exhibition Design thrown into the mix, were chosen yesterday from all the show’s exhibitors, making for a more inclusive awards.
Richardson and Williams were joined by more industry experts for the final judging: Dr Mark Miodownik, head of materials research at King’s College and Materials Library, Kim Colin of Industrial Facility, Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse, Ruth Aram of Aram, Philipp Thonet from Thonet, Kwamina Monney, a director at Amanda Levete Architects, and Kara O’Reilly, associate editor at The Sunday Times Style magazine.
Best new product went to Labware by British designer Benjamin Hubert (G100) who incidentally won the best newcomer prize last year. Labware, consisting of table and pendant lights made from mouth-blown glass with Portuguese cork stoppers, was shown in prototype form in 2008 but has since gone into production through Authentics (UK). Hubert is showing eight different ranges of product at 100% Design this year, all of which are in production via leading manufacturers. “This year I wanted to show people how I have developed,’ Hubert explained. “I’m not a designer maker, I have a design studio and that’s really what I wanted to convey.” The Puzzle Shower by Korean company Cebien, part of the KIDP showcase, was highly commended in this category.
Most Promising New Talent at 100% Futures was awarded to Korean RCA graduate Il-Gu Cha (J104) who has only just completed his studies, having benefited from the experience of Sam Hecht, Durrell Bishop and Andre Klauser, no less. His designs include Trace of Time, a clock that you scribble reminders of events on, and a radio which you use just like a computer mouse. “It’s a beautifully simple object with no graphics, dials or buttons,” said Richardson. “It’s just operated by feel or touch.” However, the award came as somewhat of a surprise to the designer. “I didn’t expect it and I think I was very lucky,” he laughed. “My products are very different to most of those at 100% Design. I normally associate the exhibition with furniture but my work is industrial design and so it can be harder to understand and experience my design methodology.” Il-Gu Cha is currently on the look out for manufacturers, although he is already producing the clock himself, and will be showing at the forthcoming 100% Design Shanghai in October.
Best Use of Materials was awarded to Reflective Lace by Lost Values, an ethical design group that mixes craft techniques with technology, led by Elena Corchero. The lace, which can either be sewn into clothing or be worn simply as a high visibility accessory, looks normal by day but is illuminated at night hence its inclusion as part of The Bike Feature at 100% Design. It’s perfect for fashion-conscious cyclists ‘who want to be seen as well as noticed.’
Luminoso, a transparent wood composite by Litwork (C78) was highly commended in this category as were the softblock and softwall systems featuring LEDs by Molo (E20).
Best Exhibition Design went to Disruptive Thinking (Designers Block) by RCA Interactive Design. Put together by students from the RCA’s Interactive Design course, judges were impressed by their experimental ‘sci-fi’ approach, which has resulted in one of the show’s most engaging and inviting stands.

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Il Gu Cha with his R1 mouse radio (best new talent)

Frilly reflective garments, a radio that moves like a mouse and super-slick lighting in the form of laboratory vessels are among the winners of this year’s Blueprint Awards at 100% Design.

Now in its 14th year, the leading architecture title’s awards have become one of the show’s highlights and the standard of entries was as impressive as ever according to Blueprint editor Vicky Richardson, if a little different. “We found that the show was really strong on young talent this year – new graduates and even student work,” she confirmed. “There seems to be more of an entrepreneurial spirit.”

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delux strikes a pose’ exhibition

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‘delux strikes a pose’ reveals the seductive interactin between jewellery and the body.
the exhibition highlights the interplay and cooperation between two disciplines the, jewellery designer and the photographer stand together strong to produce a striking image, the jewel itself is taken out of the showcase and shown on the body.

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New Procts from Espace Loggia

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This year Espace Loggia has  some really interesting products at the  100% Design Show.You can discover new designs  of their classic space saving design, the mobile bed ‘Champ Libre’in , new colours, new shapes .

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Don’t miss a top range of seminars at 100% Design by Helen Parton

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As well the latest production innovations, in addition 100% Design is hosting a series of inspirational seminars, this year in association with Mix magazine, published by Global Colour Research.

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Sugru Hack Things Better by Chris Lefteri

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We are always looking for new materials for the 100% Materials feature and this year we were especially pleased to find one in our own backyard. In a nice historical twist, Jane ní Dhulchaointigh (pronounced Delehanty) has just set up production of her exciting new material sugru in a Victorian former factory building in the East End of London.

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Hush Chair from Naughtone

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The new Hush Chair from Naughtone is launching at this year’s 100% Design.

As you settle down into the Hush chair its flared sides offer a sanctuary from the everyday hubbub. Hush is like a modern day wing chair. Hush was designed by Kieron Bakewell and features Naughtone’s distinctive, award winning style and high quality finish.

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Furniture Design from the Languedoc-Roussillon through to Sunday September 27th

SUD DE FRANCE DESIGN 2009
Furniture Design from the Languedoc-Roussillon
First time exhibition at the region?s headquarters in London
19 – 27 September 2009
La Maison de la Région Languedoc–Roussillon is to host the first exhibition of contemporary
regional French design at their showroom in London during the London Design Festival.
With over ten designers on show this exhibition sets out to demonstrate the qualities of the
region?s furniture from design innovation to individuality and accessibility.
At the heart of the exhibition will be designs by the late Pierre Paulin, a Languedoc designer,
who has had a profound influence on the global design scene. From his use of colour to
shape and texture, Paulin?s work exemplifies the very best craftsmanship and creativity from
the Languedoc-Roussillon and is a true reflection of what he once claimed “I design with
intent”.
In the UK, the region of Languedoc-Roussillon is famed for its wine and food, culture and
beauty, but one of its best-kept secrets is the burgeoning design community that is the home
to many successful small artisanal companies who design and produce their work in this
great area.
From natural resources to hi-tech manufacturing processes, designers have the full
complement of tools and materials on their doorstep. Whether they are working in solid
wood, wrought iron or rotational moulded polypropylene, these designers demonstrate the
full spectrum of skills and creativity.
La Maison de la Région Languedoc–Roussillon is only one of a small group of centres that
promote the region to select country partners around the world. It is a hub for everything
Languedocienne and is a source for products and business contacts for UK companies and
individuals alike who need to know more about the region.

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SUD DE FRANCE DESIGN 2009 La Maison de la Région Languedoc–Roussillon is to host the first exhibition of contemporary regional French design at their showroom in London during the London Design Festival.

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Collective Paper Aesthetics in Designersblock London 2009 at 100% Design

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Designersblock London 2009 takes place alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One. 24 – 27 Sep 2009

…On the contrary to a Blanc reference point Collective Paper Aesthetics is starting with a print error or print test. Simply take a tour around the room in your mind, fold and un-fold it, puzzle it and frame your special moments. The known and the unknown are visualized from one same yet different pre-cycled building block. Everyone can play.

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