Fisher-Price’s toy record player from the 1970s has gotten an update thanks to the fascinating world of 3D printing and the folks over at Instructables. Now, thanks to 3D printing, you can custom records to play on the iconic toy.
The desk with its sculptural form and beautifully refined proportions is perfect for modern vibrant contract and domestic environments.
The founder of Dare Studio, Sean Dare said:
“We are incredibly excited about this new design. The desk fits into modern, vibrant contract and domestic environments perfectly. I’m looking forward to showcasing the design at this year’s 100% Design.”
Congratulations to former Despoke guest editor Bethan Gray and her G&T collection which has been nominated for the Elle Decoration British Design Awards, 2012.
Bethan has been lucky enough to have won this prestigious award in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
Voting this year will be by public ballot so please vote for her before Sep 24th!
Bethan will also be talking at 100% Seminars at 100% Design this September.
100% Design: Emerald Street’s Anna Fielding chairs “Designer Minds: Unlocking Creativity in the Everyday” – Saturday 22nd September 1.45pm
An accessible look at how successful designers find original and inspiring ideas from objects in the world around them and how their creative processes can be adapted to work for everyone.
Fancy buying your kids some designer furniture? How about a Knoll and Colette collaboration?
Known for their fine textile work and sneaker collaborations in the past, Knoll presents a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation.
Partnering with famed Parisian retailer COLETTE, the preliminary preview sees the two working with the “Diamond” chair by famed designer Harry Bertoia. Available online at just over a £1,000
Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki ‘london underground circuit maps’ project for the
2012 London Design Festival. Responding to ‘thrift’ as a theme, he explores communication systems in consumer electronics. A printed circuit board (PCB) is produced based upon Harry Beck’s iconic
London Underground Map . More Images and Info over at designboom.com.
The Future Needs Fixing.
Our starting point for this project was the excitement amongst inventors like ourselves about amazing new technology that can help us fix and make things in entirely new and advanced ways. What’s really the future of fixing though? We suspect it’s simpler than it seems – and it’s in our hands.
If the video has made you excited you can find out how to make one here: www.instructables.com/
You can see Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh the inventor of Sugru at 100% Seminars at the Seminar :CONNECTING COMMERCE – A NEW NEGOTIATION BETWEEN MAKERS AND MARKETS 15:00 – 15.45 Friday 21st September
What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
I started out studying art, I found myself feeling a bit isolated doing that so I
changed direction a bit and started to study Architecture and Design.
Where did you study design?
I started out in Gothenburg, then I was a guest student at the RCA, and after that I was a guest student at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen.
What was the first thing you designed?
Orb Light Large
Ahead of their London Design Festival re-design Tom Dixon Shop are running a one off 3 day Flash Sale at their shop and for the first time ever, their online store.
Recieve up to 80% off selected lighting, furniture and accessories from Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th September.
‘Collider’ is a new artwork created specifically for 100% Design by Neil Musson and Jono Retallick. The installation references the positive effects of artistic collaboration and networks of ideas leading to unexpected conclusions. In their first joint project, Musson and Retallick have been inspired by neural systems responding to electrical signals and by mycelia (an intricate fungal network spreading nutrients across vast areas). Sculptural shapes refer to the silent communication between birds in flight.
The wireless M Lamp is part of a collection of lighting and furniture designed for Juniper by David Irwin. Inspired by the archetypal miner’s lamps of 19th century England, Irwin set out to create a contemporary play on the aesthetics and function of these historical icons. Powered by a superior Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, these simple yet beautiful lamps can be wirelessly transported anywhere within the home and office. The lamp, which stands at 22cm, projects 1200 lux of warm light in its standard setting for more than 8 hours on a single charge.
David Irwin will be showing the M Lamp and many other products at 100% Design this September .
La Castellamonte produces charming and technologically advanced ceramic stoves and ceramic furnishing elements for indoor and outdoor. Adriano Design is a multi awarded design studio based in Torino. Together they have produced the Stack Stove.
You’ll be able to see many variations of the stove at 100% Torino at 100% Design this September .
Wall sculpture designed by Ora-Ïto + Contemporary Décor Kitchen made entirely in HI-MACS® to be exhibited at 100% Design
100% DESIGN will give LG Hausys the perfect opportunity to introduce its amazing “Contemporary Décor” kitchen made entirely out of HI-MACS®, as well as a wall sculpture that was created for Reebok by famous designer Ora-Ïto.
“Contemporary Décor” is a new, minimalist kitchen design that is both functional and futuristic, and is made entirely out of new-generation acrylic stone. The idea behind this kitchen is to re-explore the use of organic materials in decorative objects, in order to create a look reminiscent of a polar landscape; the LG Hausys stand will therefore be distinguishable by its use of rounded, laminated surfaces made out of white HI-MACS®. This material will not only be used to dress the display area itself, but also to create the surfaces into which the kitchen appliances are built.
The voluptuous curves undulate upwards to meet the highly functional worktops, creating a striking emotional impact. In addition, the entire kitchen benefits, among other things, from the thermoformable, hard-wearing, easy-to-maintain and hygienic properties of HI-MACS®.
As well as this there will be a sculpture designed by Ora-ïto for Reebok, which premiered at the Wallpaper/Reebok exhibition in London and was fabricated by Cándido Hermida in Spain. Ora-ïto’s contribution was an interpretation of the Reebok RealFlex shoe in the form of a wall-mounted installation made entirely from HI-MACS®.
See the HI-MACS® Kitchen and Ora-Ïto Wall at 100% Design this September 2012
miso- miso used the traditional art of “sense,” The Japanese folding fan to create this paper table. miso-miso have created these light and very strong paper tables for an old cafe in Osaka which also combines the traditional with the modern.
Description from Marc Fish:
Nautilus was born in an environment of artist freedom: an experimental piece that has embraced modern computer aided technology and combined it with innovative constructional techniques. The layering of over 4000 individual pieces of walnut and sycamore veneer has created the logarithmic spiral found within the Nautilus shell. The proportions of the Nautilus shell never change, no matter how large their growth: these proportions follow the classical order of the Golden Ratio. A more perfect form might not be found. This perfection commonly found in nature is often the source of Marc’s inspiration. The table has a texture which replicates the outside of the shell, created by hand carving the fluted growth patterns. Inside a satin sheen has been created which runs smoothly round into the chambered area replicated in Japanese lace paper.
You can see products from David Irwin and Deadgood at 100% Design and even some like this Working Girl table by both.
A series of practical tables with removable legs offering easier transport and flexibility. Apertures within the table’s top allow for cabling and plugs while also providing hand holes for carrying. The product’s simple aesthetic follows that of the original ‘Working Girl Stool’ which itself takes reference from the utility styling of a traditional workshop stool. A solid Oak surface and powder coated steel frame combine to add an understated quality and elegance to this Collection. Available from Deadgood in two sizes.