Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Industrial designer William Lee and architects et al. collaborative have collaborated to create a sculptural multi-functional chair/ table for the "universally under-utilized" corner.
Says et al. collaborative, "The versatile piece stands alone as a sculptural element, but also has dual functionality as furniture. When upright in a corner, LEAN is a chair that gains structural support from its adjacent walls."
"Set on its side, it becomes a coffee table with negative spaces for books and magazines.
Fabricated in plywood, LEAN comes in a two-tone color which reinforces its geometric shape. In metal, the thin sheets combine durability with elegance."
Video Mapping on the tennins ground of the French Masters series in Paris Bercy / 2010.
This is our third consecutive mapping on the tennis ground. Running realtime, activated with a PS3 controller.
Mapping powered by MadMapper software.
The Contour chair designed by Ethan Creasman seems to resemble sea coral architecture considering how it is built using Designtex Fusion, a co-polyester resin panel that lets you go wild when it comes to colors and textures. The resulting surface is cut and bent and thus the Countour chair is born. Despite looking preety frail in the images below, the Contour chair should be quite solid, and besides impressing your guests with the coral design, it will also support their weight, because they’ll surely want to sit on this indoor coral. Of course you should purchase a set so everyone ends up having his or her own coral at their disposal.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
'Poly' light by Scene; photo courtesy of Scene
The London-based design studio Scene has created this new sculptural ‘Poly’ light which was presented as part of the A.S.A.P collective’s exhibition during this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. Inspired by the geodesic sphere, the white high-gloss aluminium lamp is constructed from multiple triangular segments which enclose the lightbulb within a metallic golden-coloured interior and the design can be either displayed on a flat surface or suspended as a pendant.
The TRIS chair is made from plastic roller blinds that, according to the designers, in Israel have no economical profitability in its recycling processes, as they’re now being replaced with aluminum roller blinds. To preserve and reuse the materials, they’ve designed a closed wooden structure in which the blinds are held. One side — where you sit — is flexible while the other side is locked.
OpenSimSim is an open source architecture network based in Berlin. At the moment they are initiating a 72hr worldwide workSprint in order to create a sustainable project for Japan. This project will be developed by people in various cities around the world (Tokyo, Chennai, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, Pisa, Torino, Lisbon, New York, Kansas).
The event will start at 10am (1am GMT) on June 10th with a six hour work session in Kyoto, Japan, out of which will come the basis of our ideas and possible real projects collected beforehand and discussed within the advisory board of OpenJapan. The results from this first brain storming session will be passed over to the next city by order of timezone. After 24h the status of the work will be handed back to one node in Japan. This principle of a relay race will be repeated over 72h.
For more information, please go to the event’s official website.