Furniture&Object 2008. 9. 27. 00:21
Mark Sanders, designer of the Strida Bike, has given Dezeen access to his archive of drawings, models and photographs (including his very first sketch of the bike, above). Here he tells us how the project came about: Dezeen: Why did you first decide to design a folding bike? MS: I am a designer and an engineer and I love to work on mechanical stuff that also has a big aesthetic side. I love the ..
Furniture&Object 2008. 9. 27. 00:09
Another product from Normann Copenhagen: Danish architect Britt Kornum has designed a steel version of her Norm 03 Lamp for the Danish brand. The lamp will come pre-constructed, unlike the original version which required the user to assemble the lamp themselves. Norm 03 Steel will be available from September. Below: Britt Kornum See our earlier stories on new Normann Copenhagen products: Cogna..
Furniture&Object 2008. 9. 26. 16:59
Swedish automotive design graduate Jon Rådbrink presented a concept for a catamaran-shaped car at the Royal College of Art graduation show in London last month. Called the Lexus Nuaero, it features motors in the wheels and a touch-screen dashboard where the information and controls can be moved around. The driving system is controlled solely by hand without the use of foot pedals; to break, the ..
Furniture&Object 2008. 9. 26. 16:56
Car brand Chrysler have re-designed the GEM Peapod, a battery-powered electric car. The Peapod has a top speed of 25 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles per charge. Battery charge is extended by regenerative braking and recharge time is approximately six to eight hours. “GEM vehicles are used in settings such as city centers, planned communities, military bases, college campuses, corp..
Furniture&Object 2008. 7. 20. 14:39
Icono The Icono has created a new experience for the telephone, which is a very traditional product. I have based my design on the iconic hand gesture people use to represent the telephone. The handset is divided into two parts, earphone and microphone. This invites the user to use the iconic gesture when using the phone. When the user dials the numbers, an animated path is shown on the touch sc..
Furniture&Object 2008. 7. 15. 14:14
An exhibition of work by fashion designers Viktor & Rolf is on show at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. The show includes a six-metre high dolls’ house designed by Siebe Tettero, filled with 54 porcelain dolls wearing miniature versions of all the outfits on display in the gallery. Throughout the exhibition outfits are displayed on life-size porcelain dolls. The retrospective exhibition spans..
Furniture&Object 2008. 7. 9. 09:09
Patternity describes a research process investigating the topological properties of epithelia. In living organisms, these membranes constitute reactive borders between two environments and have specific functions: movement, exchange, selective permeability, mechanical and chemical protection. By considering the ability of these membranes to generate types of multifunctional and relational patter..
Furniture&Object 2008. 6. 27. 00:38
The project started of as quite an introspective one and was born when I realised that I had a very well-organised collection of brochures and material from design festivals, I had massive collection of photographs of pure furniture and I faithfully attended design lectures as well as I could. I started to wonder if maybe I was a little weird, obsessive and if other people like me existed. The p..