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Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.01.2015 - Tagged as: atrium, Nimbus
Polarising design: “Squeeze” by Karim Rashid
“I do not seek. I find.” This saying adorns the canteen wall at Nimbus and is a perfect description of the company spirit. “Searching means wanting to find something that’s already known in something new. Whereas finding – that’s something totally new,” says Dietrich Brennenstuhl in explanation of his corporate philosophy. The firm’s founder and managing director is no fan of going with the flow. Instead, for the last 25 years, he has been practising the strategy of “doing things differently” – with great success. A perfect example: ten years ago, Nimbus was the first firm in the lighting sector to commit to LED. In the meantime, LED technology plays a crucial role – and the wealth of experience the small lighting manufacturer has been able to acquire puts it at an advantage – even as compared to major corporations. When it comes to LED-based interior lighting, Nimbus continues to be regarded as an innovation leader even today. (by Atrium)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.09.2013 - Tagged as: MA/U Studio, storage system
‘C.O.P. (Creative Office Project)’ storage system by MA/U Studio
MA/U Studio’s clever ‘Creative Office Project’ storage system, with its novel built-in-wall rail mounting system, now comes with adjustable magnetic shelf supports.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2013 - Tagged as: chair, Etienne Reijnders
‘The Day After’ chair by Etienne Reijnders
Etienne Reijnders’ ‘The Day After’ is an upcycled chair that began life as a shopping cart. Reijnders transforms run-down shopping carts into comfortable chairs. “Upcycling means adjusting an existing product into a durable product on a higher functional level” says Reijnders.
‘Glass Elephant’ Stockholm Design Week installation by TAF Arkitekter
An unusual pairing will likely be one of the main attractions at the 2013 edition of Stockholm Design Week. An installation composed of fragile glass and heavy industrial robots entitled ‘Glass Elephant’, set in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities’ Skeppsholmen Caverns, will explore the properties of glass as material and muse combined with the advanced tactile technology of robots furnished by Sweden’s ABB.
‘And A And Be And Not’ paravent by Camilla Richter
Camilla Richter’s ‘And A And Be And Not’ is a foldable room divider composed of several coloured dichroic glass segments. Light sources and the position of the glass segments makes And A And Be And Not a “mood-of-the-light-machine” says Richter. “Light and shadow, reflection, transparency, distortion, revision and colours play in the object. This colourful impression is subtle to dynamic, always depending on time and motion.”
Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: BAU, imm cologne
Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013
Two key shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 14; international furnishing show imm in Cologne, and the world’s leading building & construction show, BAU in Munich. For both, Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors.
download the 2013 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)
download the 2013 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)
‘Layered me’ mirror by mischer’traxler
Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who form Studio mischer‘traxler were inspired by the idea that faces and personalities are not flat but multilayered.
For ‘Layered me’ mirror, several sheets of mirrors are introduced into one object. Due to the distance and scale of the single mirroring layers the reflections become disfigured and form an assemblage of various images.
‘Layered -me’ consists of four two-way mirrors and one sandblasted or coloured sheet of glass placed in an oak base. Since the two-way mirrors always let some light through, the reflections are lighter and seem to fade out, where less layers are on top of each other.
BIO 12, 1988
The Biennial of Design (known also by its Slovene acronym BIO) is one of the few major international design exhibitions that has a tradition of more than forty-eight years of presenting contemporary trends in international design. From the first biennial in 1964 to today, BIO has presented twenty-two exhibitions surveying the state of international design. The organiser of the biennial is Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).