‘Wien Spielkarten’ playing cards by Studio Formafantasma
In 2012 six product designers from six different European nations were invited by the Vienna Tourist Board to submit proposals for a three-dimensional souvenir for the city. The winning proposal, ‘Wien Spielkarten’, “Vienna playing cards”, by Studio Formafantasma, has now been produced and is available in the Mak Museum Shop in Vienna.
Green Turtle/Turtle with tan leather
Cory Grosser launches a brand new minimalist toy, children’s seat and decorative interior object. It was originally designed as a one-off prototype for Humanscale’s Faces in the Wild auction with proceeds benefiting the World Wildlife Fund. Inspired by a sea turtle, it’s a great gift to give a child when they are young that they can keep for life.
'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.
'Hanno' inspired by Kay Bojesen’s iconic teak Monkey, by David Weeks Studio
Who doesn’t know the iconic teak monkey by Kay Bojesen from 1951. ‘Hanno’ by David Weeks Studio connects this famous classic toy with the contemporary market of graffiti-culture action figures. Hanno’s 31 cm tall, powerful hardwood frame pops and locks into a myriad of poses. And, he’s a friend of the environment, made from sustainably harvested, new-growth beech wood.
'Hanno' by David Weeks Studio
Named after Hanno the Navigator – the Greek voyager who explored Africa 2,500 years ago and discovered gorillas – Hanno’s elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him almost impervious to breakage.
Dimensions: 10 D x 18 W x 30 cm H
Material: Sustainably harvested, new-growth beech wood
'Hanno' by David Weeks Studio
The classic by Kay Bojesen
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The LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO Architecture sets. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the ‘Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY’ and ‘Fallingwater’.
With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture works to inspire future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world with the LEGO brick as a medium. Builders of all ages can now collect and construct their favorite worldwide architectural sites through these artistic replicas.
Both exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Architecture sets contain booklets that feature traditional building instructions along with exclusive archival historical material and photographs of each iconic building.
The Original Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY
“By organic architecture, I mean an architecture that develops from within outward in harmony with the conditions of its being, as distinguished from one that is applied from without.” – Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings Volume 1, p.127
The LEGO Fallingwater
Doug Volker of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
According to Director of Licensing and Product Development, Doug Volker, “The LEGO product was one that the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation had considered pursuing for several years. It was the vision, passion and creative desire of Adam Reed Tucker to capture the essence of Mr. Wright’s most famous buildings using the medium of the LEGO brick that brought this partnership into being. The LEGO Group is known for its creative approach to brick models and now, with its Architecture Series, it will reach even further, to individuals of all ages.”
The original Fallingwater
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