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Stitch-Up Your Chair

Posted in design, furniture design, product design, sustainable design with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by anonimiss

Liked this concept for ‘stitch your own furniture’ by designer Oscar Nunez. Apart from being a low-cost option, this could also be developed into an eco-friendly product. A really potent idea…..

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The Clock Clock

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by anonimiss

I love this clock made from 24 analogue clocks to act as a single digital display by making use of the clock hands to read the time. Its designed by Swedish designers Humans Since 1982 and is called – ‘The Clock Clock’.

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Want to ‘Switch’ you Furniture??

Posted in design, furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , on November 17, 2008 by anonimiss

SwiTCh is a new concept by designer Ellen Ectors. It is a chair and a table, a relaxing seat and a small working place in one. It switches instantly and effortlessly. swiTCh is the designer’s graduation work and was selected by theyoungdesignersfair interior 08, Kortrijk. The chair/table is completely handmade and multifunctional and easily adapts from a comfortable chair to a small working place. It is a 100% Belgian design, made out of massive oak and fine leather with a filled ball. Encompassing the timeless geometries of both a cube and a sphere it is formal and relaxed, soft and structured, ready for work and play. Ergonomic aspects of the ball improve the posture, provide energy and help stay alert. I love it for its adaptability and the simple, elegant design and detail of execution. Thumbs Up!

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A Tensed Piece of Furniture…..

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , on September 8, 2008 by anonimiss

Like this stool designed by Max Frommeld, based on the principle of rigidness through tension. The designer was inspired by a traditional bow saw for the structure, which is an exploitation of the material’s natural attributes. The stool is held rigid by tension in the twisted rope. No tools are required for assembly but an object of the owner’s choice is required to maintain the tension, allowing a degree of personalization and fun. Tough I’m not totally convinced about the overall aesthetic (maybe its a bit kitschy and could be used in specific thematic settings), I do like the concept, which offers lots of possibilities…..Nice.

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Bring On the Good Spirits!

Posted in graphic design, product design with tags , , , on September 7, 2008 by anonimiss

The packaging design by  Transfer Studio for the ‘Tapio’, is a spirit mixed drink made from all-natural ingredients, really caught my eye…..for the simple and clean design that allows the color of the drink to contribute substantially to the overall appeal.

100 Chairs in 100 Days

Posted in furniture design with tags , , on September 7, 2008 by anonimiss

Maybe one should believe Martino Gamper when he says ‘There is no perfect chair’.  The designer has been making a chair a day in a bid to make 100 chairs in 100 days. Using a stock pile of discarded and donated chairs the designer creates new chairs from elements of existing ones. By deconstructing the chair he gains a new insight into its construction and use of materials which informs the creation of the new design. The process is immediate, spontaneous like sketching in three dimensions. I wouldn’t really critique any of the pieces, only because the task is certainly not an easy undertaking…..speaks a lot about the designer’s creative strengths.

When a Fan Keeps Time for You…..

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , on September 6, 2008 by anonimiss

Well, for those of you who like the plain old wall clock rather than a screensaver, here’s an interesting one. Latvian designer Stanislav Katz has come up with this amazing minimalist concept. Check it out.

For a Designer Nomad…..or a Nomad Designer?

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , on September 5, 2008 by anonimiss

The Mehrzeller (multicell) caravan concept is the creation of C Freissling and Theresa Kalteis, two designers from Graz University of Technology in Austria. One can personalize their travel trailer according to his/her requirements, with the help of an online configurator within preset parameters, and send the design straight to manufacturing – allowing each of these vehicles to be truly and absolutely unique. Makes me want to pack my bags!

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Un-Design….

Posted in design with tags , , on September 3, 2008 by anonimiss

Found this work of Anneke Jakobs very interesting where she talks about ‘undesigning’. The concept of working backwards from a finished product to trace ‘what it all began with’ is an exercise worth takin once in a while….it would make one appreciate the ideating process of the designer and what he/she has in hand to start off with.

An ‘Idea(l)’ Combination

Posted in design with tags , on September 1, 2008 by anonimiss

Came across this excerpt from James Webb-Young’s book- A Technique for Producing Ideas.

He says, ‘Ideas are new combinations…..Design is the practice of combining things, ideally in ways that haven’t been seen before. So the more stuff you know (about everything), the greater is your chance to find a relevant, distinctive and therefore effective (original) combination’.

Well, it is his point of view, but quite an interesting one, something I can relate to as a designer…..maybe that’s what the team at A-Asterix tried to do with their Signterior Project (refer to my previos post) – I only wish the result had been more stimulating…..

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