Posts from June 2013

CODA: Winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1

‘Party Wall’ by CODA: Winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 in New York City have announced that CODA, Caroline O’Donnell in Ithaca, NY, is the winner of the annual Young Architects Program. Now in its 14th edition, the Young Architects Program (YAP) at MoMA and MoMA PS1 is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water.

 

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Fri 28.6.

Bakery in Oporto by Paulo Merlini (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.06.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Bakery in Oporto by Paulo Merlini

Bakery in Oporto by Paulo Merlini, photo: João Morgado

A bakery design in Oporto, Portugal by Paulo Merlini features an undulating ceiling and three different environments so that customers can select a space that suits their mood, all part of a strategy of “brain response to exterior stimuli”.

 

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Thu 27.6.

DuPont announces Corian solid surfaces with embedded charging

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2013 - Tagged as:

A rendering of the new PMA compatible Duracell Powermat wireless charger for the iPhone 5 being charged on a DuPont™ Corian® kitchen countertop. Photo DuPont™ Corian® / PMA

A rendering of the new PMA compatible Duracell Powermat wireless charger for the iPhone 5 being charged on a DuPont™ Corian® kitchen countertop, photo: DuPont™ Corian® / PMA

DuPont Building Innovations has joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) to help bring to market embedded wireless charging solutions for smartphones and tablets in DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces. “We have been exploring the right technologies and partners for integrating wireless power into specific applications of DuPont™ Corian®, and we have found both in the PMA.” says Ruslan Yusupov, global marketing director of DuPont Building Innovations. “We recognize that wireless power is fundamental for the further development of our mobile society, and we look forward to combining it with the design versatility and beauty of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.”

 

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‘Wooden Panton’ chair by Matthias Brandmaier (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Wooden Panton' chair by Matthias Brandmaier

‘Wooden Panton’ chair by Matthias Brandmaier

Danish designer Verner Panton spent many years thinking about how to produce a plastic chair, moulded in one piece, that could be mass-produced and was stackable. Designer Matthias Brandmaier has created a one-of-a-kind homage to the now classic Panton chair, in wood, cut from a single beech trunk – with a chainsaw.

 

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Wed 26.6.

Axor Waterdream by Nendo (Oki Sato)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.06.2013 - Tagged as: , , ,

Axor Waterdream by Nendo (Oki Sato)

Axor Waterdream by Nendo (Oki Sato)

Designer Oki Sato of Nendo has created a Waterdream, a concept series of lamp-shaped shower heads that can be used just like a pendant lamp or floor lamp for Axor, the premium brand of international mixers and showers maker Hansgrohe. Each lampshade-shaped shower head incorporates an actual light source with water streaming from the edge of the shade/ shower head.

 

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Axor Waterdream by Front

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Axor Waterdream by Front

Axor Waterdream by Front

Common copper pipe and elbow fittings wind their way up and down puzzle-like in an installation by Swedish design collective Front for Axor, the premium brand of international mixers and showers maker Hansgrohe. Called Waterdream, the room sized installation culminates in three fully functioning copper shower heads.

 

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'Copper Mirror Series' by Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud

‘Copper Mirror Series’ by Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud

A series of large-scale standing mirrors by Norwegian-born, London-based designers Amy Hunting and Oscar Narud will get their own exhibition after being featured prominently at the recent Fashion Scandinavia show during London Fashion Week.

 

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‘Kunk’ stool and side table by Gotwob (TR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.06.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Kunk' stool and side table by Gotwob

‘Kunk’ stool and side table by Gotwob

Begum Celik’s ‘Kunk’ is a massive wood stool that also doubles as a small side table, with a fine brass metal band that delineates the wood finished top from the painted bottom.

 

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