Using 288 clocks as a screen sounds as a visually exciting idea. Stockholm based studio Humans since 1982 did just that. They present their kinetic work “A million times” at Design Days Dubai. You may reckognize this way of using clocks. Humans since 1982 has made a smaller version of this installation which was posted on Defringe two years ago.
Plugg is a prototype DAB radio, investigating physical and metaphorical interaction with electronic devices. A cork fits nicely into the hole where the radio’s speaker sits beneath. By pushing the cork into this hole, the radio turns off… and by removing it, the radio turns itself on again.
With this project The Federal wanted to explore an alternative emotion to the standard kitchen knives you see every day. The focus is drawn to the high polished blade, while the rest of the knife’s Maple wood body sits warmly in the hand and blends in to its surroundings. The wood is sealed and food safe to allow for easy cleanup. The knife gives the appearance of being lightweight; however their weight is balanced to ensure that they can be used by any level of chef.
What seems to be folded paper, is made out of slewed concrete. The property of concrete, to precisely display the surface of the utilized formwork, is taken to advantage. As well as wood shapes the facade of bare concrete buildings, in this case paper empathizes with this part. Although the manufacturing follows certain paper paterns, the completed shades develop individuality through own edges, kinks and creases. Each unique item is produced manual in Germany.
Buddy van der Heijden made this bike rack as a tribute to his father. He refurbished his dad’s old frame which brought extra value to it. That’s why he didn’t want to leave it outside. The rack enables him to store it inside, as a functional decoration.
123 is a led lamp, it is composed by three parts made by two metal bented legs and an oak main body. The project aims to be as simple as possible, there is nothing superfluous in it. Based on this purpose the legs wrap around the oak body using the only elasticity of the metal and the main wood shape can be orientated in any direction, pointing the beam to the user liking. 123 is a desk light which uses led technology and structure abstraction to explore new aesthetics and leave behind the classic bulb lamps shape.
For UCON’s latest collaboration they teamed up with Rainer Spehl, a furniture, interior and exhibition designer from Berlin. Besides great work for Nike and Stone Island, his portfolio also includes partners like Dior and Gucci. His design bears witness to his strong interest in craftsmanship and its proper execution. The choice of material and the detailing are characteristics of his work which is quite obviously always striving to be of the highest standard.
Nendo is a Japanese design agency. Their vision states that they want people to recognize the small moments in everyday life. They make the details count. This furniture collection was designed for Conde House, a manufacturer based in Japan’s famous Asahikawa wooden furniture region.
Lapka is a tiny, beautifully designed personal environment monitor that connects to your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings. Lapka’s precise sensors respond to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves. But Lapka doesn’t just quantify what it measures. You get results that are specific to where you are. On the street, at the office, inside a child’s bedroom, or on an airplane: the Lapka app compares its readings to average guidelines for each individual environment. You can collect snapshots of your comfort throughout the day to create a diary or share with the world around you.
Bodo Sperlein, a London based product design agency, layed their touch on a dishes collection from Nikko. Nikko is an artisanal Japanese fine ceramics manufacturer with a great history. The soft colors are complemented by the round shapes of the collection.
One is a table calendar composed with three differently-sized rings. These rings are held together with magnets, and the intersect points of the three rings indicates today’s date. South Korean designer Jeong Yong came up with this very smart and unique approach for a calendar. The different configurations make date notation customisable. Therefore, this calendar will fit households all over the world.
Based on the metaphor of a window curtain, tangible action has been implemented into RIMA’s design. Depending on how far and where the user draws that curtain, the illumination of the room will change. Thus, the user can actively decide the amount and the position of the light incidence.