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Posts tagged as 'paper'

With the 'Cabbage Chair' the designer takes advantage of the Pleats Please Issey Miyake manufacturing process

With the 'Cabbage Chair' the designer takes advantage of the Pleats Please Issey Miyake manufacturing process

During this year’s Copenhagen Design Week from 27 August to 6 Septmeber the exhibition ‘SHOWHOW’ will showcase solutions which demonstrate that it is possible to produce design solutions that create positive social, environmental and economic change while continuing to delight the senses.

“A number of themes will be explored such as architecture, transportation and energy, thus displaying products and services that will come to play an important role in our lives. In this way the COPENHAGEN SHOWHOW will present a positive message and demonstrate that engaging with social and environmental issues is a creative and life-changing experience for us all. Both Danish and international design solutions will be presented.”

Unfolding the 'Cabbage Chair'

Unfolding the 'Cabbage Chair'

One of the showcased products will be the ‘Cabbage Chair’ by Nendo / Oki Sato. It consists of the waste paper byproduct from the ‘Pleats Please Issey Miyake’ manufacturing process. ‘Pleats Please’ is a technique in which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated.

The 'Cabbage Chair' unfolded

The 'Cabbage Chair' unfolded

Talent Show:

SHOWHOW presents also 10 projects of young designers that caught the attention of the international jury at a special ”Talent Show” exhibition and recognize their fresh thinking with a prize giving ceremony. The jury consists of Ross Lovegrove, Bjarke Ingels, Jens artin Skibsted and Henrik Hovgaard.

to the Copenhagen Design Week website

more Nendo products @ Architonic

'Duetto 2' by Hanna Korvela

'Duetto 2' by Hanna Korvela

The Finnish textile company Hann Korvala Design was founded in 1994, when the young textile designer Hanna Korvela realised her first ‘Duetto’ rug. Since then, she received several international awards and works in close cooperation with architects and interior designers and realises comprehensive, tailor-made interior design and art works for both private homes and public premises.

Recently Hanna presented new editions of her classics ‘Duetto’ and ‘Encore’.

'Duetto 2' by Hanna Korvela

'Duetto 2' by Hanna Korvela

Duetto’s base is the geometrical rhythmic of two natural materials, paper yarn and cotton. In ‘Duetto 2′ the natural tone of the paper yarn has been replaced by pure white.

‘Duetto 2′ as well as ‘Encore 2′ is dust-free, durable and recyclable. As a cooperation product of Finnish Allergy and Asthma association, both carpets are perfect choices for allergic homes.

'Encore 2' by Hanna Korvela

'Encore 2' by Hanna Korvela

more Hanna Korvela Design products @ Architonic

Tue 16.6.

Lighting collection by 7Gods

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 16.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Table lamp by 7Gods

Table lamp by 7Gods

7Gods is a London based interior architectural company that has been working in the field of commercial office design, retail design, residential interior and branding design.
Over the years 7Gods have created lighting solutions for most of the projects they have worked on. These objects now became a small collection.

The same table lamp from the front

The same table lamp from the front

7Gods recently moved to a new studio and they marked the occasion by putting their collection with a few new designs on display for the opening night. The event was a huge success, with a great demand for the lamps. 7Gods are now looking for manufacturers to develop these and many more designs.

more info at Yatzer.com

'Plié' by Olivier Sottas

'Plié' by Olivier Sottas

The Swiss designer Olivier Sottas presented at this year´s DMY Festival in Berlin ‘Plié’, a series of floor lamps. The lamps are composed of a paper lampshade, which gets its structure and stability from the artful folding, and a base made of thin plywood pieces. Unassembled it can be sent flat-packed. For its lightness and its biodegradable materials ‘Plié’ is impressive in terms of sustainability.

'Plié' available in three sizes

'Plié' available in three sizes

to the Olivier Sottas website

'Softblock' by molo

'softblock' by molo

molo is a Canadian manufacturer and design studio dedicated to materials research and an exploration of space making. The paper room devider ‘Softblock’ designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen exemplifies molo´s ideas of intimate, temporal space making and the original thinking behind all their products.

With LED application

With LED application

The elements of the soft collection have been designed to be used and reused in variable and dynamic ways; replacing the need for more costly, inflexible alternatives of partitioning and arranging space. Despite being made from the light weight materials of paper and non-woven textiles, the honeycomb geometry lends these structures high strength and flexible resilience with an economy of material resource.

‘softwall’ and ‘softblock’ modular system consists of building blocks and free standing partition walls in a variety of sizes, two materials and three colours. All elements in the ‘softwall’ and ‘softblock’ modular system connect together with concealed magnets in an almost seamless way with the vertical joints blending with the rhythm of the vertically pleated structures.

'Softwall' and 'Softblock' by molo

'softwall' and 'Softblock' by molo

‘softwall’ and ‘softblock’ further provides a medium for shaping acoustics and light within a space. The cellular structure and vertical pleats that run the course of an expanded wall serve to dampen sound while translucent or opaque versions of softwall can sculpt the light of a space.

Recognized for its poetic and pragmatic beauty and innovation, ‘softwall’ and ‘softseating’ have been acquired by several museums, including the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

more molo products @ Architonic

'Veil' by the Finnish manufacturer Woodnotes

'Veil' by the Finnish manufacturer Woodnotes

The Finnish manufacturer Woodnotes was founded by Mikko and Ritva Puotila. The latter is a notable Finnish textile artist, who has become famous both in Finland and abroad, receiving numerous awards and grants for her work as designer and textile artist. The original idea behind Woodnotes products is to combine an artistic creativity inspired by the rigours of Finnish nature with advanced technological solutions to utilizing the basic Finnish raw materials, wood and paper.

In Milan this year Woodnotes presented ‘Veil’, a hand knitted interior textile made of paper,which is special for its irregual structure and transparency.

Detail of 'Veil'

Detail of 'Veil'

more Woodnotes products @ Architonic

Tue 2.6.

‘Pyrus’ by Mark Braun

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 02.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

The shade of 'Pyrus' is completely made of paper

The shade of 'Pyrus' is completely made of paper

The Berlin based designer Mark Braun will present two new lamp series at this year´s DMY festival in the German capital. ‘Pyrus’ is a mono material pendant light, made of grey and white paper – therefore the shade is completely biodegradable. You can find Mark´s work at the DMY Allstars exhibition at the ÏMA Design Village.

'Pyrus' is available in two sizes

'Pyrus' is available in two sizes

to the Mark Braun website

Wed 13.5.

‘In Apnoesie’: Exhibition of Simon Schubert

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 13.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Paperfolding by Simon Schubert

Paperfolding by Simon Schubert

On May 1 the Berlin-based Upstairs Berlin gallery opened an exhibition of the filigree objects of the German artist Simon Schubert. With his elaborate paper reliefs Schubert displays spaces plastically and with the repetitive positive-negative folding the deepness of the image changes according to the viewing angle.
‘In Apnoesie’ can be seen until June 27, Upstairs Berlin, Zimmerstrasse 90/91 10117 Berlin
'In Apnoesie' by Simon Schubert

'In Apnoesie' by Simon Schubert

'In Apnoesie' by Simon Schubert

'In Apnoesie' by Simon Schubert

to the Upsairs Berlin website

to the Simon Schubert website

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