Heather and Myles of Stak Ceramics have designed a collection of multi-purpose phone and tablet holders that have containers, planters or vases as part of their design. Operating out of their studio in Homewood, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they create phone holders with a stoneware clay body that have space for pens behind the phone, and depending on the design, you can also char..
recipients of the liliane bettencourt prize david de gourcuff and creators aki & arnaud cooren have fashioned a unique low chair design using aluminum plates with the footprint of the fabric on both sides, finished with sewn edges. the combination of the rigidity of metal with the poetry of the fabric, ’tiss-tiss’ is an aesthetic vision realised by a feat in manufacturing. the tiss tiss chair is..
holon institute of technology graduate chen zalkind has created his own studio, ‘ZALKIND’, specializing in furniture and consumer products made using a wide range of materials and technologies. having grown up on a kibbutz, zalkind was surrounded by many industrial factories and small workshops teaching him about the various uses of materials. n his latest collection, ‘internal pressure’, zalkin..
the gulas ‘PI1S’ is a 38 horsepower electric motorcycle with integrated foot pedals that let riders glide past traffic at up to 115 km/h (71 mph). this distinct looking vehicle packs an enormous 38 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque. gulas’ ‘pI1S’ features two powerful battery options — a 6.5 kWh cell that can provide around 125 km (78 m) of mixed-use range and a 10 km option that gives up to 200 k..
Toronto-based Umbra Studio, the collaborative output of Umbra’s in-house designers, have created a minimalist magazine rack called ‘Hoop’ for Umbra Shift, a platform where the designers experiment with new materials, techniques and processes. from contemporist
dubbed the ‘G-code’, ringbrother’s chervolet ‘camaro’ is a bespoke, 1,000 horsepower iteration of the classic carfrom 1969. every part is customized including the bumpers and the grille, while the hood is crafted using hand-laid carbon fiber. to highlight its body work, it was painted in a custom hue named ‘blue print’. beneath ringbrother’s project ‘G-code’s’ hood sits a ‘LS3’ motor from chevro..
recent industrial design graduate and head designer of batit studio tal batit has always been fascinated with ceramic. he started working with clay three years ago during his second year of college and ever since, the majority of his projects circled around ceramics research. he explored the themes of colors and textures, as well as attempting to break down traditional processes and challenged t..
designer and director mikiya kobayashi has designed a walnut furniture collection for japanese manufacturing giant, masterwal. ‘yu’, meaning thoughtful in japanese, is thought to be masterwal’s brand concept. although the company has never had experience manufacturing chairs with complex structures, kobayashi led the team to create an elegant walnut-based armchair collection, as well as some ent..
Design firm Mili Mlodzi Ludzie have recently completed the interiors for this apartment in Poznan, Poland, and as part of the design of the living room and dining area, they created a wall of cabinets that have geometric cut-outs in the doors. Some of the cut-outs allow for direct access to whatever is stored within the cabinets, and other cut-outs have a mesh protecting the items. from contempo..
London designer Rio Kobayashi has reinterpreted the colourful markings found on Mikado pick-up sticks as a pattern for his new East West furniture collection. Kobayashi, a London-based Japanese-Austrian designer, presented his East West collection during this year's London Design Festival. Inspired by his experience of both far-eastern and western countries, the designer wanted to bring the both..