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.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Imagination is the driving force for a good designer, since it is important to make their creation stand out from the rest of the clique. The design duo of Bonetti/Kozerski have successfully managed to create buzz around their LL2 lounger which seeks design inspiration from the interiors of the 1966 Lamborghini Miura. This luxurious lounger is truly rocking and is one the most visually dramatic pieces I have come across. Upholstered in the finest of leather, the chaise also comes equipped with a Bluetooth-operated sound system that has been discreetly integrated in the headrest of the lounger.