Skin of Spaces 02

June 16th, 2009

“Skin of Spaces 02″ is an installation by Daisuke Hiraiwa. He used 1400 disposable plastic knives, all perforated by hand. It was presented at the IMM Cologne 2009.

Skin of Spaces 02 by Daisuke Hiraiwa

Skin of Spaces 02 by Daisuke Hiraiwa

Skin of Spaces 02 by Daisuke Hiraiwa

found at sojamo

Dispatchwork Berlin by Jan Vormann

May 19th, 2009

Dispatchwork is project by Jan Vormann where he fills up holes in walls with Lego bricks. He did this before in Bocchignano, a village close to Rome, and Tel Aviv. This time he did in Berlin, where he and many spontaneous helpers filled World War II bullet holes at a building of Humbold University. You can find some other patched walls around town too.
He also has a exhibition at the Jarmuschek + Partner gallery in Berlin till June 13th.

Photos by Kathleen Waak.

Dispatchwork Berlin by Jan Vormann

Dispatchwork Berlin by Jan Vormann

Dispatchwork Berlin by Jan Vormann

Dispatchwork Berlin by Jan Vormann

found at yatzer

Vegetal Chair

April 6th, 2009

This video of the Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, shows you the different design iterations they went through to get to the final result. The different drawings illustrate the whole “growing” process. The chair is available from Vitra.

Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Saving Space Vase

March 27th, 2009

“Saving Space Vase” by Joe Velluto. After molding the initial form, pressure is applied to it to obtain this dented look. The vase is inspired by how we compact empty plastic bottles.

Saving Space Vase by Joe Velluto

Mirror Chairs

March 16th, 2009

Mirror Chairs by Kai Linke.

Mirror Chairs by Kai Linke

Mirror Chairs by Kai Linke

Mirror Chairs by Kai Linke

Mirror Chairs by Kai Linke

found at yatzer

Rotational Moulded Shoe

March 12th, 2009

Rotational Moulding is an industrial production technique, used for creating many hollow plastic objects. Marloes ter Bhömer is a Dutch designer based in London, who took this technique to produce this shoe. I guess this is more some sort of conceptual exercise than a real product idea.
You can go and see this project, among many others, at the exhibition Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009 at the Design Museum in London till the 14th of June.

Rotational Moulded Shoe by Marloes ter Bhömer

Rotational Moulded Shoe by Marloes ter Bhömer

Rotational Moulded Shoe by Marloes ter Bhömer

Rotational Moulded Shoe by Marloes ter Bhömer

Rotational Moulded Shoe by Marloes ter Bhömer

Rotational Moulded Shoe by Marloes ter Bhömer

This video shows you how the Rotational Moulded Machine tumbles (without a mould though).

Benauwd

November 13th, 2008

Here is an other video by Jasper van Es: ‘Benauwd’. Can it get any stranger?

Cups

October 1st, 2008

‘Sinking Cups’ and ‘Cups In Circles’ by Kristin Nordhøy.

Sinking Cups by Kristin Nordhøy

Cups in Circles by Kristin Nordhøy

Fleece Chairs

September 24th, 2008

I saw Tom Price his PP Blue Rope Meltdown Chair for the first time over a year ago when he presented it during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Apparently he made more variations of the initial chair with different materials. The production technique is quite simple. You take a pile of some sort of plastic, then you press a very hot metal seat in it and you’re done. These ones are made with fleece clothing. Excellent!

Fleece Chairs by Tom Price

Fleece Chairs by Tom Price

Fleece Chairs by Tom Price

found at designboom weblog

Recycled Toy Furniture

September 15th, 2008

Last weekend, Greg Lynn Form won the Golden Lion for the Best Installation Project in the International Exhibition at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, for his Recycled Toy Furniture designs. I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like this in the Ikea children’s department.

Recycled Toy Furniture by Greg Lynn

Recycled Toy Furniture by Greg Lynn

Recycled Toy Furniture by Greg Lynn

found at dezeen


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