Vinyl Umbrella by Muji
The exhibition of Japanese design departmentstore Muji ‘Product fitness 80’ in the London Design Museum is inspired by Japanese moderation, which Mujis thinks of as the basic principle of the minimalism that characterises their products.
The exhibition is examining what would happen if 20% less materials and energy were used to make everyday products.
Instamatic 33 Series for Kodak Ltd, 1968
A retrospective of the work of industrial-design master Kenneth Grange at London’s Design Museum celebrates the prolific designer’s contribution to shaping British material culture, while encouraging us to think about the purpose and responsibilities of product design today. (by Simon Cowell)
read Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic
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Maserati Museum by Future Systems, Jan Kaplický 2009
Jan Kaplický, who died earlier this year, was the Czech architect responsible for some of the most remarkable buildings that Britain has ever seen. Lord’s cricket ground holds the press box he built with his former partner, Amanda Levete – it was their first major project and won the Stirling Prize.
Maserati Automotive Museum, Modena, Italy
Kaplický also designed the Selfridges department store in Birmingham, 2003 and yet even more remarkable are the buildings that Kaplický designed, which the world will never see – to say nothing of his stream of ideas for solar powered vehicles, electric cars, jewellery, bikinis and double-decker buses.
Media Center at Lord's
Now the Design Museum London pays tribute to this astonishing architect showing a wide range of his architectural archetypes of buildings never to be established.
read article @ Architonic