Posts tagged as 'cork'

Vaulted Cork Pavillion by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo, photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Vaulted Cork Pavillion by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo, photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

To demonstrate cork building materials made by Amorim Isolamento, Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo created a vaulted cork pavilion for Concreta 2013 (a biennial building fair held at Exponor, Porto) while studying in the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course at CEAAD.

 

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Mon 3.12.

‘Sidekick Stool’ by Timothy John for Thanks (NZ)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Sidekick Stool’ by Timothy John for Thanks

A Kiwi furniture designer Timothy John has created this linear cork-and-metal stool for a New Zealand-based fashion brand Thanks. Composed of a round cork seat supported by a delicate, steel wire base which is available in either black or white colour versions, ‘Sidekick’ was inspired by “the silhouette of a glass science beaker.”

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Mon 26.11.

‘Kurk’ desk lamp by Craig Foster (UK)

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‘Kurk’ desk lamp by Craig Foster

Craig Foster, a young UK-based designer has recently realised this small, easy-to-assemble desk lamp called ‘Kurk’. Made of cork, the light was designed with sustainability with mind and it was awarded the second place at this year’s edition of the Lighting Association’s Student Lighting Design Awards. (more…)

‘Boet’ stools by Note for Mitab; photo by Mathias Nero

The Stockholm-based design studio Note have recently collaborated with the renowned Swedish furniture manufacturer Mitab on this series of organically-shaped, metal-and-cork stools called ‘Boet’. Inspired by ‘the bird’s nest among the trees’ (‘boet’ meaning ‘nest’ in Swedish), the design is available in two heights and various colourways, and it will be presented at the upcoming London Design Festival 2012 (19 – 23 September) at Design Junction. (more…)

Tue 7.8.

‘Stir it’ carafe by Anna Blattert for Postfossil (CH)

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‘Stir it’ carafe by Anna Blattert for Postfossil

Composed of a hand-blown glass body, steel strainer and a cork cap, this novel carafe has been created by a Zurich-based designer Anna Blattert for a young Swiss brand Postfossil. Part of their new ‘Home Made’ collection, ‘Stir it’ is made in Switzerland and the carafe is available in three summery hues; mint green, lemon yellow and candy floss pink. (more…)

Wed 11.7.

‘Poly’ bowl by Martin Žampach (CZ)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 11.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘Poly’ bowls by Martin Žampach

Young, Prague-based designer and founder of the Designeast.eu webzine Martin Žampach has created this series of hexagonal bowls made of innovative, lightweight-yet-resistant material composed of veneer and cork. Developed in various sizes and proportions, the bowls were recently showcased as part of Colabseries project during this year’s edition of DMY Berlin. (more…)

Close-up of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei; photo © Iwan Baan

Following their iconic National Stadium conceived for Beijing’s Summer Olympics 2008, the acclaimed Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron and the ubiquitous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have joined their creative forces once again, this time designing the recently-opened Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. Featuring a sky-reflecting floating roof suspended 1.4 metres above ground, the cork-clad Pavilion features eleven columns representative of all previous Pavilions commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to date. Watch the Pavilion captured on film in the video below. (more…)

'Bote' by BIG-GAME for Materia

The Swiss-French-Belgian desiger trio BIG-GAME is going to be at this year’s Milan Design week at several locations. One new product they will showcase for the first time is this new series of small floating boats, made from cork and plastic for the Portoguese manufacturer Materia. ‘Bote’ will be launched at Spazio San Marco 38.

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