Posts from March 2013

'One Good Emperor' by Ben Alun-Jones

‘One Good Emperor’ by Ben Alun-Jones

Using 3D scanning and remixing tools, Royal College of Art graduate Ben Alun-Jones has scanned the busts of five Roman emperors from the British Museum in London. The goal, blend the scans to create different mixes of One Good Emperor. “This project questions the notions of value and uniqueness in a world where any object can be scanned, sampled and reproduced, simply by recording the object on video.” says Alun-Jones. “Many of these classical busts were also reproductions and so the idea of the original can often be distorted.”

 

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'Well Proven Chair' by Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw

‘Well Proven Chair’ by Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw

While looking at ways of incorporating waste wood shavings into design, Royal College of Art graduates Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw noticed a curious chemical reaction when bio-resin was mixed with shavings, it expands into foam. By adding colour dye and varied-sized shavings from different workshop machines, a colourful, lightweight and mouldable material was created as was the beginnings of their ‘Well Proven Chair’.

 

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'DISCUS Evolution' LED lighting system by EOOS Design for Zumtobel embraces minimal form for maximum effect, picking up a iF gold award in the lighting category

‘DISCUS Evolution’ LED lighting system by EOOS Design for Zumtobel embraces minimal form for maximum effect, picking up a iF gold award in the lighting category

Three score old and in rude health: the iF design gold awards, handed out to a painstakingly selected, international cohort of companies at the recent Munich Creative Business Week for their outstanding products, is looking to the future. Lean, lithe and limber, iF, one of longest-established design awards schemes internationally, is showing little sign of slowing down. Indeed, with operations – beyond its HQ in Germany’s expo city of Hanover – in Taipei, Seoul, Istanbul, Curitiba and Zittau, this annual gong-laden showcase of the best in product design, packaging and communication design has long exceeded its original, post-war ‘Industrie Forum Design’ remit to become a truly ‘International Forum’ for design excellence. Architonic’s Simon Keane-Cowell presents some of the winners of this year’s iF International Forum Design Award and interviews Ralph Wiegmann, Managing Director, iF International Forum Design GmbH.

 

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Fri 15.3.

‘Trez’ chair by Zanini de Zanine for Cappellini (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.03.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Trez' chair by Zanini de Zanine for Cappellini

‘Trez’ chair by Zanini de Zanine for Cappellini

For Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan, Italian design brand Cappellini will be showing three new chairs, “three different stories that each represent the brand’s soul: a new product by a famous designer, the evolution of a Cappellini long-seller to meet the tastes of an attentive market and a scouting project to enhance the contribution of different worlds.” says Cappellini. The ‘Trez’ chair by Zanini de Zanine above, a strong graphic design inspired by Brazilian culture, is the fruit of “Cappellini NEXT 2012″, a talent scouting project which traveled to five continents for a project to be completed and included in the 2013 Cappellini collection.

 

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Thu 14.3.

‘Mirage’ mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for LEMA (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.03.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Mirage' mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for LEMA

‘Mirage’ mirror by Tokujin Yoshioka for LEMA

Long, thin mirror plates placed side by side produce a dynamic collage of surrounding scenery in Tokujin Yoshioka’s ‘Mirage’ mirror for Italian design brand LEMA.

 

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ISH Frankfurt 2013 photo tour, Part 3 & 4

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ISH Frankfurt 2013 photo tour, Part 3 & 4

ISH Frankfurt 2013 photo tour, Part 3 & 4

We’ve added two more Facebook galleries of our photo tour through the exhibition halls of this year’s edition of ISH Frankfurt (in addition to Part 1 here and Part 2 here). Direct from the show floor of world’s biggest exhibition for the combination of water and energy – ISH in Frankfurt, Germany from March 12 to 16. The following two Facebook albums include 186 images featuring some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented at this year’s edition of ISH. Enjoy!

 

> to Architonic’s tour of ISH Frankfurt 2013, Part 3

 

> to Architonic’s tour of ISH Frankfurt 2013, Part 4

'CLICrocker Glass' rocking chair by Alexander Pelikan

‘CLICrocker Glass’ rocking chair by Alexander Pelikan

Alexander Pelikan has combined clear glass and bamboo in a limited edition rocking chair illustrating what he calls the power of “digital craftsmanship”, part of a series titled CLICFURNITURE.

 

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ISH Frankfurt 2013 photo tour, Part 1 & 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.03.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

ISH Frankfurt 2013 photo tour

ISH Frankfurt 2013 photo tour

Join us on our photographic journey through the exhibition halls of this year’s edition of ISH Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies – the world’s biggest exhibition for the combination of water and energy – in Frankfurt, Germany from March 12 to 16. In the following two Facebook albums we have published no less than 216 images featuring some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented at this year’s edition of ISH. Enjoy!

 

> to Architonic’s tour of ISH Frankfurt 2013, Part 1

 

> to Architonic’s tour of ISH Frankfurt 2013, Part 2

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